Williams starts a new era with a breakdown
Williams today unveiled the first Formula 1 racing car of the new era after the Williams family left.
It should be the first step into a new future for the traditional team, which Williams symbolizes with a completely new paint job: only the nose and parts of the front wing are still white, the rest is blue. “We wanted to do something completely different, but borrowing the colors of earlier, successful Williams racing cars. We want to move forward again, and we are currently laying the foundations for this, ”says Managing Director Jost Capito.
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New Williams owners, new team structure
This is what the new Williams FW43B will look like for the 2021 Formula 1 season.
In addition, there were financial bottlenecks that have not been reduced by the corona pandemic. For the Williams family it was therefore clear in the summer: The ripcord had to be pulled. Team founder Frank Williams and the vice-team boss, his daughter Claire Williams, have resigned and sold the racing team to Dorilton Capital – a US investment conglomerate with ties to the British royal family.
Button about his new challenge: “It’s very nice to be back at Williams. This team has changed my life, it feels a little like coming home. I’m looking forward to doing my part to make Williams more competitive again. “
Race pace has to get better
Williams’ goal must be to get away from the bottom of the table. The chances of this are not bad. The Haas team in particular could be within reach.
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For this, however, the Williams-Mercedes FW43B must eradicate the weaknesses of 2020. In general, the qualifying performance of Williams was strong, the race pace less.