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Claire Williams: F1 needs to address team alliances
The Williams F1 team has had a long history of been an independent team with the majority of the teams design and manufacturing been done in-house. But in the last few years there has been a move by several other teams to enter into collaborations with other teams such as the relationship that has developed between Ferrari and Haas and Alfa Romeo. Williams Deputy Team Principal, Claire Williams, has spoken of her dissatisfaction with these relationships saying that she is “not particularly happy” with what has become in her view a two-tier system. She believes that this is having an impact on the level of competition that exists in Formula One.
ROKiT Williams' Nicholas Latifi set to join online racing
With the 2020 Formula One season coming to a halt with first the cancellation of the Chinese GP followed by a series of cancellations and postponements as a result of the worldwide outbreak of the Coronavirus Formula One drivers have been looking for alternatives to not been able to actually race. One such alternative has been the world of online racing and for ROKiT Williams driver Nichola Latifi there has been an area where he has joined in F1's Virtual Racing Series.
Australian GP: ROKiT Williams Grand Prix Preview
After completing an extensive winter test programme the ROKiT Williams Team now moves to the Albert Park circuit for the 2020 Australian GP. The team has taken the opportunity to address some issues found during testing prior to their arrival in Melbourne. But now it is time for the team to work towards producing a good showing come Sunday's race. For team drivers George Russell and Nicholas Latifi this race will see George make his second appearance at the track while for Nicholas in his rookie year it will be his first. But this race will be the first opportunity for the team to see what progress has been made.
ROKiT Williams Barcelona Test 28:02:2020 Day Three
The ROKiT Williams Team would complete their pre-season testing with George Russell in the car for the final day. It would follow a similar pattern to the of Nicholas Latifi the previous day with performance runs in the morning and race simulations in the afternoon. The team would pleased with their six days of testing despite losing time with some engine issues. Now the team will continue to work in the time leading up to the first race in Melbourne.
ROKiT Williams Barcelona Test 27:02:2020 Day Two
In what was a productive day for the ROKiT Williams Team Nicholas Latifi would complete his pre-season testing with the team. Despite having to cope with a wet track early on the conditions improved such that Nicholas could complete some soft tyre runs and as well as other compounds in preparation for his first race in Melbourne. For Nicholas he would come out of the day positive with the results after been allowed to complete performance runs followed by race simulations.
ROKiT Williams Barcelona Test 26:02:2020 Day One
The ROKiT Williasm team would complete their first day of testing in week two of the pre-season testing. Both George Russell and Nicholas Latifi would share the driving but it was a day that again oiuld see the team affected by an engine issue that would limit their track time. Despite this the team would come away pleased that they were still able to complete useful work as they continue to understand the FW43.
ROKiT Williams Barcelona Test 21:02:2020 Day Three
In the first week of testing the final day would see the ROKiT Williams Team rookie driver Nicholas Latifi carry out the driving duties. But it was a day that did not entirely go to plan with Nicholas suffering an issue with his power unit that would see the team forced to carry out an engine change thus only seeing Nicholas return late in the day limiting his track time over the day. Despite this the team would allow Nicholas to complete a series of practice pit stops in preparation for the first race in Melbourne. The team will return to Barcelona next week for a further three days of testing.
ROKiT Williams Barcelona Test 20:02:2020 Day Two
The ROKiT Williams Team would complete the second day of their 2020 pre-season testing at the Barcelona circuit. This day would see George Russell carry out the driving duties with the morning focusing on aero assessments with the FW43 running with rakes for quite a large part of the morning session. The afternoon session would see George complete several runs evaluating new tyres. The team tried a range of things during the day some of which according to George were not that positive but he added that this is what winter testing is all about.
ROKiT Williams Barcelona Test 19:02:2020 Day One
The ROKiT Williams Team would complete the first day of their 2020 pre-season testing with George Russell and Nicholas Latifi sharing the driving duties. In what was a packed testing programme for the Williams Team they would come away pleased with the promising start that had been made in comparison to the dramas of 2019. It was very much a case of all the hard work that had gone into the preparations for testing producing some promising results. Both George and Nicholas would come away from the day satisfied that the FW43 was a step forward over last years car.
ROKiT Williams unveils 2020 challenger FW43.
The ROKiT Williams team unveiled their 2020 challenger the FW43. The FW43 is an evolution of the FW42, with much of the development work carried out throughout 2019 feeding in to the design of this year’s car. Speaking ahead of the 2020 season, Claire Williams, Deputy Team Principal, said: “This year marks a fresh start for the team. We have spent time addressing our areas of weakness and have ensured that we have the right people, structures, procedures and resource in place to deliver competitive race cars. We are all committed to re-building Williams and returning the team to competitiveness."
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