Fresh in is am­ply funded 18-year-old rookie Lance Stroll, who’ll part­ner the ex­pe­ri­enced and re­cently ‘un­re­tired’ Felipe Massa

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WHAT’S NEW ? Williams have a rookie, Lance Stroll, to in­doc­tri­nate and the ar­rival of Paddy Lowe to as­sim­i­late. Lowe’s re­turn to the team where he cut his teeth, as tech chief and as a board mem­ber with a share­hold­ing, should not be un­der­es­ti­mated. He brings in­ti­mate knowl­edge of how Mercedes op­er­ate and is ex­pected to lead an up­turn in team for­tunes.

F1 RA CING’S VER­DICT Don’t ex­pect mir­a­cles from Lowe in year one. This is a tran­si­tion year and Williams need time and more cash to be­come front-run­ners.

TEAM DE­TAILS Name Williams Mar­tini Rac­ing Ad­dress Sta­tion Road, Grove, Ox­ford­shire, OX12 0DQ, UK Chas­sis FW40 En­gine Mercedes-Benz M08 EQ Power+ Web­site williamsf1.com Twit­ter @Wil­liamsRac­ing

KEY PER­SON­NEL Team prin­ci­pal Sir Frank Williams Deputy team prin­ci­pal Claire Williams Group CEO Mike O’Driscoll Tech­ni­cal di­rec­tor Paddy Lowe Head of per­for­mance en­gi­neer­ing Rob Smed­ley

TEAM HIS­TORY Founded 1977 First GP Ar­gentina 1978 Races started 653 Wins 114 Poles 128 Fastest laps 133 Points 3,464 Driv­ers’ ti­tles 7 Con­struc­tors’ ti­tles 9

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