WIL­LIAMS

F1 Racing - - SEASON PREVIEW 2016 -

Win­ning is in the DNA of Wil­liams. I un­der­stand that they have cer­tain com­mer­cial pres­sures to run a suc­cess­ful busi­ness, how­ever, they should have won a race in the last two years. They denitely should have won in Aus­tria 2014, yet came up short for rea­sons I sus­pect they must have an­a­lysed re­peat­edly.

Wil­liams win­ning would bring a lot of plea­sure to many peo­ple in the pad­dock, but I can’t see how they can jump from their bronze medal po­si­tion in the con­struc­tors’ cham­pi­onship with the re­sources they have. I re­mem­ber ask­ing Pa­trick Head a few years ago whether it was brain power or money that was re­strict­ing Wil­liams’ per­for­mance, and while some­one in mar­ket­ing said to me that it was nan­cial, Pa­trick looked me straight in the eye and boomed: “Brain power!” That’s be­cause Pa­trick is old-school and he knows that money alone won’t buy you suc­cess, it’s about clever ideas and a well-oiled ma­chine.

ONLY JUST MAK­ING THE PODIUM

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