Claire Williams seeing the "green shoots of progress" at Williams

22-07-2019 11:16
by Louis Shaw
Claire Williams seeing the green shoots of progress at Williams

Claire Williams believes that she is starting to see some "green shoots of progress" at Williams after a difficult start to the season. Williams are the only team yet to score a championship point but George Russell finished in 14th at the British Grand Prix and will hope that the upgrades will improve performance in the second half of the season. 

“We knew pretty quickly where the performance deltas were and where we were weak. I think we’ve talked about those and we wouldn’t talk about them in huge detail anyway," Claire Williams said to RaceFans

“We went through a huge change in aero last year, bringing in a new chief aerodynamicist in Doug McKiernan who brought in a new philosophy to how we go about bringing aero performance to the car.

“When you do that inevitably it’s going to take some time to bed in. You almost go back to basic principles which is what, in effect, the whole of aero did last year and they needed some more time.

“We are now seeing our aero performance curve go on an upward trajectory which is really good to see. That will come out over the next few races.

“Everyone is working hard at Williams and I finally feel that we are starting to see some green shoots of progress. And we really are seeing that.”

Williams have had a tricky start to the year but will gain confidence from achieving small goals. They will hope that their upgrades lead to an increase in results.

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