ONLY JUST MAKING THE PODIUM
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 definitely 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 financial, 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.