Claire Williams: ‘Will Fade Up’ with Williams F1 and ‘All the People in It’

When one talks about the history of Formula 1, it is difficult not to mention the contribution from Williams F1. For a long time now, he has been called a ‘sleeping veteran’ due to his previous successes in the 80s and 90s.

The 2020 season saw the Williams family depart after running the team operations for several years. Dorilton Capital, a US-based investment company, then took ownership of the team.

Former deputy team principal Claire Williams spoke briefly at Dorilton Capital and her ambitions. She talks about ‘sensing’ a genuine passion from the end of the American firm towards the team’s prime objective.

Claire Williams says new owners Dorilton Capital have ‘deep pockets’

Speaking in an interview, Williams Having said, “They have got deep pockets. I was fed up with the team, and all the people in it, scattered around because of not doing my job properly because we didn’t have the money to allow them to do it. “

In the last few seasons of Williams F1 nothing has been written about the house, with the team often starting as a backmark in the race. But as the new owners entered the fray, and 2022 rules rounded the corner, there is hope and optimism for the Grove-based organization to be strong again.

Formula One F1 – Sakhir Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – Williams REUTERS / Brian Lennon in action during the Jack Atkerken Race

“For many years, I have always found myself deeply frustrated and upset. I knew that Dorilton was willing to put money into the team to take the team to the front of the grid. I could feel a real passion for doing this, which is similar to our family’s passion, ” Concludes Williams.

The team had a terrible campaign of 2020, which failed to take a single championship point

While finishing last in the constructors standings, Williams had very few positives to celebrate in 2020. Drivers George Russell and Nicholas Latifi joined Q2 shortly after, but eventually returned empty-handed from the race.

Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Williams Nicholas Latifi REUTERS / Brian Lennon via pool before race

Even his closest rivals Haas and Alfa Romeo picked up championship points. But due to the lack of firepower in their cars, the results did not come just for Williams.

After a period of constant disappointment, Williams could invest concerted efforts to fight back over the next few years. But for this, they have to rise against the odds to do so.

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