F1: Williams Doesn’t Want To Be A B-teamDecember 24, 2020
According to Simon Roberts, Williams ought to be unbiased however not at the price of being not aggressive.
Williams is the third most profitable workforce within the sport however hasn’t received a title in 23 years
Williams F1 workforce has reiterated that it has no need to grow to be a B-team of a producer like Mercedes, Ferrari or Renault. Teams like Haas, AlphaTauri, Alfa Romeo, and Racing Point have loved nice success thanks to shut ties with Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes. But Williams which is a Mercedes buyer has reiterated that it sees extra worth in retaining its independence. “We can see advantages but we don’t want to become a B-team,” Williams workforce principal Simon Roberts defined.
“We want to retain our independence, but we want to be more competitive. So for us, looking forward, we’re open to extending a relationship but the specification of that would depend on what we think we’re strong at, internally, and where we think we need help and support,” he added.
With the price cap in F1 kicking in subsequent season, the sphere can be nearer than ever as huge producers would not have the ability to spend the big-bucks they spend on the event of their automobiles. In truth, the price cap has pressured groups like Ferrari to switch a few of their personnel to Haas and even arrange a facility for them of their Maranello base.
According to Roberts, Williams ought to be unbiased however not at the price of being uncompetitive. He defined that if Williams could not do one thing by itself, then it ought to be ready to purchase it from the most effective. The engine is a living proof the place it sources it from Mercedes.
“Under the cost cap, you can’t afford to be inefficient and that’s what we’re focusing on,” he mentioned.
“We need to make sure that if we’re making chassis, we’re really good at making our chassis and we apply that to everything in the car. But we are independent, we’re going to remain independent but there is scope for collaboration,” Roberts added.
Roberts additionally added issues on the workforce hadn’t modified ever because the Williams household offered the workforce to Dorilton Capital. He said the philosophy of Claire Williams continued.
“From the cultural fit with the team, there’s a lot of synergy between the road map that Claire [Williams] had laid out and we’re staying very true to that,” he added. “We want to be a great place to work,” he said.
“We want to make sure we’re caring and kind to all the people who work for us and we want to just do all the right things. In terms of the technology though, we now have the opportunity to invest and that’s what we’re doing. That’s started already. There’s not much impact of that on the car we’re racing on now, but we will start to see that next year,” he added.