Williams Week – 6th March 2023 – The Week in Review

The Williams looked to be a good, solid platform for the season to come. But it’s no surprise to see a car produced by a team that recently shed its technical director and head of aero being a little deficient in terms of downforce and therefore pace.

Ranking the 10 F1 teams after 2023 pre-season testing

“I am quite surprised that they haven’t found a technical director yet, not least because I think there must be some good internal candidates that they could promote quite quickly” – Ted Kravitz

Ted Kravitz ‘quite surprised’ Williams are yet to recruit new technical director

“I believe the F1 Academy can represent something beyond racing” – Susie Wolff

Susie Wolff to run new all-female F1 Academy

“Number one is let’s put in place a proper set of structures, in terms of Technical Director, head of aero. Clearly an organisation needs those to move forward.” – James Vowles

Appointing Technical Director is priority No.1 says new Williams boss Vowles

“I’m possibly a little bit more pessimistic than optimistic, so I do think, at least from the initial looks at testing, we are the 10th quickest team” – Alex Albon

Williams F1 looks like slowest team in Bahrain

“We are in a multiple-year commercial plan of how we rebuild the team. I think there’s a perception about loss of revenue from recent changes, the reality is slightly different.” – James Bower

How Gulf deal has boosted Williams’s F1 commercial strategy

“I’ve pre-ordered a GT3 RS. So I’m a proper rudeboy.” – Alex Albon

Alex Albon on his GT3 RS, F1 redemption and leading Williams back up the grid

“Either someone that’s been in the role that perhaps wants a change of scenery, or someone that has been really up against the glass ceiling and ready and waiting and has all the ability to do so but hasn’t had the opportunity.” – James Vowles

Vowles sets out criteria in Williams F1 tech chief search

“We had some front wing damage in qualifying, and we lost one of the flaps, so we didn’t complete a lap in Q2,” – Alex Albon

Albon reckons damage cost Williams Q3 shot
Williams Racing FW45. Formula One World Championship, Rd 1, Bahrain Grand Prix, Sunday 5th March 2023. Sakhir, Bahrain.

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