Williams: "New management is very passionate about the team"

20-09-2020 11:45 | Updated: 20-09-2020 16:01
by GPblog.com
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Williams: New management is very passionate about the team

Prior to the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, Williams announced that the family was going to distance themselves from the team, making room for the new owner of the team. This made the Monza race the last Grand Prix for Claire Williams. In an interview with Formula1.com she states that it is a pity, but that it was also the right step for the future.

“We have always put our team first. We’ve always done that through the four decades we’ve been racing in this sport. This team has always been in our heart, the very centre of our family. We have always put it first, so making that decision was relatively easy in that sense simply because we wanted to make sure the team had a strong future, that it was going to survive, that it was going to go on to great success," explained Williams.

Come up with a dream in F1

From the Tuscan Grand Prix onwards, Williams' leadership consists of investors from Dorilton Capital. “They are certainly passionate about the team. They certainly have the financial fire power that this team needs in order to take it back to the front of the grid, and as a family, that’s all we want for our team. I feel we have protected our people, protected our name in F1, and this is the right decision for us.”

Williams admitted she was delighted with what Williams have achieved when the team was still led by the family. “The legacy this family leaves behind in this sport is extraordinary. My dad came from nothing in F1. He had nothing except a dream and he managed to create this extraordinary team that so many people around the world love, not least the people within it," Claire Williams concluded.

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