Williams Week – 9th August 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:

“I literally shed a tear, which I was not expecting” – George Russell

George Russell surprised by tears over first F1 points for Williams
Nicholas Latifi (CDN) Williams Racing and George Russell (GBR) Williams Racing celebrate eighth position with the team. Hungarian Grand Prix, Sunday 1st August 2021. Budapest, Hungary.

“George realised his error and the team came across immediately and said ‘we’ve made a mistake, we’re going to drop back behind Fernando’. It was actually at the team’s initiation.” – Michael Masi

How Williams saved George Russell from a penalty for illegal F1 pit lane passes

Williams confirmed to F1.com that Ticktum was released from his role – and their driver academy – last week, with half the F1 campaign still to go. The reasons for his departure remain unclear.

Williams release development driver Dan Ticktum

“For a while, they were directionless, and I don’t think there was any optimism they could get themselves out of where they were.” – Ross Brawn

Williams went from ‘directionless’ to double points

“Now, in Formula 1, driving against a guy like George… Yeah, I would definitely say he’s probably one of the strongest, if not the strongest, especially over qualifying. Specifically, in qualifying, George is by far the best.” – Nicholas Latifi

Latifi rates Russell higher than Ocon and Albon

“I only read what you have to say and what the media picks up. Of course it is nice for me to read that there is talk about me and that they link me to Williams” – Nick de Vries

De Vries on F1 rumours: ‘I don’t know more than that’

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