Once perernnial F1 contender searching for initial Constructors’; Championship in 2 decades
By: GMM on March 6, 2014
LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC – Williams F1 unveiled its new Martini livery earlier this week.
If the Williams Formula 1 staff is a force in 2014, several in the paddock will celebrate the return of an F1 fantastic.
The Mercedes-powered staff is one particular of the traditional powers in the sport with 9 Constructors’; Championships in between 1980 and 1997. The crew hopes to return to the part of contender and has been rapidly in the preseason as teams put together for the F1 opener at Melbourne on March sixteen.
Former Ferrari driver Felipe Massa, who wears the iconic Martini stripes of Williams’; new title sponsor, set the quickest time throughout the 8 test days in Bahrain.
“No one has a undesirable word to say about Felipe or Williams,” former team driver and recent F1 analyst for BBC Sport David Coulthard advised the Every day Mail. “It really is great for Formula A single. Massa is a really well-known driver across the world, and [crew founder and principal] Frank Williams has formed a popular staff.”
The newly F1-retired Mark Webber raced for Williams in 2005 and 2006. The Australian said he would be delighted if Williams’; preseason type translated into racing good results this season.
“It would be brilliant for them to be reputable and powerful,” Webber told the Telegraph. “It would be very good, truly excellent, for Frank and everyone, they’;ve been via a hard time but they are a good staff.”
Some of F1’;s huge hitters, notably Red Bull, are not content that the laws have altered so tremendously.
Williams, nonetheless, is thrilled.
“Regulation adjustments of this magnitude typically disrupt the purchase and create options for teams to make a leap forward,” Sir Frank Williams explained on Thursday as the new Martini-livery was unveiled in London, according to La Presse.
But his daughter Claire Williams, the deputy team boss, is not expecting world champions Red Bull to be down for prolonged.
“I would be gobsmacked if Red Bull did not [catch up],” she is quoted by the BBC. “We go to Australia in a very good position, but we genuinely have to get benefit of the very first couple of races.”
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