Williams won’t sacrifice 2022 to catch up

For Williams like the nine other teams that make up the starting grid for the Formula 1 World Championship, 2021 is a year of transition. Until 2022 and the arrival of the new Technical Regulations supposed to redistribute the cards and promote overtaking on the track, Grove is playing its first full season under its new banner, that of Dorilton Capital.

On the other hand, if the mission of Jost Capito, the new president of the team, is to bring Williams back to the forefront, this will not happen as early as 2021. A single development token was used on the Williams FW43B, against two for most of the stables. We should not expect a rebirth of Williams this season: according to Capito, no compromise will be made on the car entered in 2022 and which is already in the development phase.

“As I mentioned before, 2021 is a transition season and we are really focused on 2022”, insists the German CEO. “We are not going to compromise on the 2022 car [pour améliorer la Williams FW43B]. There’s not a lot more we can do on the 2021 car. We’re going to be fighting throughout the season, we’re going to attack, we know where the car is and, of course, we’re going to continue. development, which can be done without compromising our 2022 season. “

At the Bahrain Grand Prix, first round of the 2021 season, the Williams of George Russell and Nicholas latifi performed well. As was also the case last year on the same track, Russell advanced to Q2. On Sunday, the Briton climbed up to tenth place before his pit stop and reached the finish in 14th position. Eliminated in Q1, Latifi was much further behind throughout the race. The Canadian went into a spin at the exit of turn 4 and had to retire due to a mechanical problem.

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