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Williams still working on FW41

By Andrew Hooper
June 19 2018

 
 Williams still working on FW41
 

After a very difficult opening series of races with only four points scored the Williams Martini team has had to cope with immense pressure to reverse this situation. The main focus has been the issues with the performance of the FW41 and questions have been raised as to whether the team can fix these before the greater part of the 2018 season has been completed.

But technical chief Paddy Lowe in an interview with Autosport.com spoke of how the Williams team is still pushing ahead with addressing the issues with the 2018 car while still moving forward on the 2019m car.

In this interview Lowe spoke of how the team is pushing ahead with various updates for the FW41. He also made it clear that many of these are yet to appear simply as it takes time for the parts to be designed, tested and then fitted onto the car.

Lowe said: "We're already working on next year in parallel, but we absolutely haven't given up on this year.

"We are doing a lot of work back at base, some very significant work, it's just not yet appeared on the car.

"The season is still early, and we're absolutely not giving up on it.

"Some things we've been chipping away at and there are other things that are more major, that take a long time.

"We're not naming dates, but we hope to make some good progress before the shutdown."

As for the recent departures of some key Williams staff Lowe added that the team has coped with these having moved responsibilities among the existing staff.

Lowe added: "We're really in good shape, we've got a good team together at the moment."

"We've got the main ingredients that we need to work on this year's car, and design next year's car.

"We will continue to build and reinforce, but we're not lacking in the right effort in the right areas at the moment."

 

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19/06/2018 06:56
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Re: Williams still working on FW41
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19/06/2018 07:53
Good! Paddy you are our only hope!

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