Williams Week – 8th March 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:

All of their rivals bar Williams are also scheduled to run mule cars to assist F1’s official tyre supplier in developing its new rubber for next year.

Pirelli confirms all teams bar Williams will participate in 18-inch tyre tests

“Jamie’s determination and drive to do more, as well as push the boundaries, is something we admire at Williams.” – Simon Roberts

Jamie Chadwick: Williams retains Briton as development driver in 2021

“He is a very open guy and a demanding driver for the team. He’s a true professional, which is rarely seen at his age. I am sure he will become champion one day.” – Jost Capito

CEO admits Williams could lose Russell

Augmented reality technology allows fans to view virtual content in a real space. So those waiting eagerly to see Williams’ new livery will be able to do so in the comfort of their own home, using an app launched by the team to project the car on their own kitchen table – or wherever they like.

Williams to park 2021 FW43B in your living room with augmented reality launch

“After providing me with one of the most special moments of my career to date last year, I am absolutely delighted to continue with Williams in the position of reserve driver” – Jack Aitken

Williams retains Aitken as reserve driver for 2021 F1 season

This is thought to be the only surviving display model of the FW14, as shown by Williams in period and coming for sale now from Williams itself.

Buy a Williams F1 car for £20k

“I’m not even thinking about it and no promises have been made at all.” – George Russell

No promises made by Mercedes over 2022 F1 seat

“We want to be in the same position as last year [of racing Haas and Alfa Romeo] as a bare minimum,” – George Russell

Russell wary of Ferrari engine taking ‘big step’ but sets Williams target of beating Haas and Alfa Romeo

“Williams Racing planned to reveal its 2021 challenger, the FW43B, via an augmented reality app later today (5th March). However, sadly, because the app was hacked prior to launch, this will no longer be possible. We have subsequently removed the app from both the Apple App Store and Android Google Play store.”

Williams forced to abandon virtual unveiling after being targeted by hackers

“It would also have to be more of a partner team than a customer team. It could bring some added value and help us achieve the sporting goal or the business goal.”

Alpine ‘not looking’ for customer team

As Williams restructures itself under its new ownership the technical focus is longer term and while full effort will have been made into maximising what is an old concept to make FW43B as competitive as possible, the new regime will be judged on its ’22 car more than this one.

What tech changes have Williams made under the FW43B’s new livery?

“I think it’s very important to have someone of this calibre in the team. It lets you know the foundations are being laid for building a future.” – George Russell

Capito ‘most important’ difference at Williams

“We’ve got a dedicated team looking at the 43B, so we do plan on bringing upgrades to the track in the early part of the season.” – Simon Roberts

Williams planning early upgrades for FW43B

“It’s good for Roy [Nissany] to get that experience in the car. We can use the day with Roy to do stuff that then leaves the [race] drivers to focus on other parts of the programme.” – Simon Roberts

Williams explain Nissany’s equal share of testing

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