Only one point in the last three seasons, with the entry into the top-10 that seems to have become a real curse. There Williams, historic British team capable in its history of conquering nine constructors’ titles and seven drivers, is experiencing its most difficult era in recent years. After spending three years sadly in last place in the constructors’ ranking, now finally the Grove team seems to be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Currently the team of George Russell and Nicholas Latifi – in the first year of life without a family member to manage it – is in fact ahead of the Haas in the championship, thanks to the best placings.
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Points are still missing, as mentioned, but these could come later in the year, especially if Russell continues to maintain his splendid current performance. In the last year the ‘practical’ control of the team has passed into the hands of Jost Got it, former Volkswagen executive. The feeling is that he may be the right person to lead this crucial phase of rebirth. To be convinced is also a former Williams driver, Jenson Button. The 2009 world champion made his F1 debut at the beginning of the millennium with the single-seater from Grove. Ore has ‘returned home’ with the role of Senior advisor.
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Speaking at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Button had his say on the moment the team is experiencing in its early days: “They are a bit more competitive in qualifying than in the race at the moment, but they will come. I think the important thing is that they can see a future. This is what is always crucial within a team. If you see a little light, you work a little more and it’s good to see progress. The atmosphere in the team is good. I think Jost Capito is doing a good job of driving it. But it takes time – Button warned – it won’t happen overnight. They will not win races next year. But in a few years they may be leading again, which is what we all love to see. It’s a special team for many of us “he concluded.