Williams Week – 6th September 2021 – The Week in Review

The Williams Week 2021

The Williams Week 2021

A round-up of interesting Williams related stories found on the web this week:

“Yes. If it would have been an easy decision we would have made it earlier as we know what we have with Valtteri and we know what we have with George, and both of them deserve being looked after in the best possible way as both of them are part of the family and we hold them up high.” – Toto Wolff

Russell or Bottas? Wolff says Mercedes have decided who will partner Hamilton in 2022

“It worked out very well. He obviously had pretty good track position. So it all just came together nicely.” – Dave Robson

Williams explains “risky but clever” Spa qualifying strategy

“We’ve got such a good spirit now and atmosphere, I think it comes at the right time.” – Jost Capito

‘A podium is a podium’ – Capito thrilled with Williams’ first top 3 result since 2017, despite bizarre circumstances

“In our position we’ve got to take it how it comes. We’re not often rewarded for a good qualifying and today, I guess, we were. And it would have been incredibly hard to keep hold of that P2.” – George Russell

Maiden F1 podium was reward for qualifying performance, says Russell after red-flagged Belgian GP

“As long as contracts are not signed, it makes no sense to announce it” – Toto Wolff

Mercedes wants Bottas, Russell F1 futures secured before announcement

“I am convinced he will come back in a couple of years and win the Championship with us.” – Jost Capito

Russell will ‘come back’ to win title with Williams

A report from the Italian edition of Motorsport.com has claimed information gathered from the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend indicated that Albon is currently Williams’ first choice for a 2022 race seat, should Russell need replacing next season.

‘Albon is Williams’ first choice’ for 2022 – report

“That was one of the best laps I have ever seen in my life” – Jenson Button

‘He knows what he’s talking about’ – Capito reveals what Jenson Button messaged him moments after Russell’s Q3 lap

George on pole at Spa in a Williams? Give me a break.

After Russell stole the show at Spa, can there be any doubt he’s ready for next step?

“I believe it probably takes even more pressure off now, to go out, really put everything on the line, maybe try some more extreme things, see if we can learn anything more.” – George Russell

Spa F1 points haul could let Williams try ‘extreme’ experiments

“The truth is: there’s nothing to announce, but, as I said, I’m aware of the situation of where I’ll be racing next year and I was informed prior to Spa, just prior to Spa.”

Russell knows where he’ll drive in F1 2022, was informed before Spa

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