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Who will you blame if FW43 is a competent dud?
Discussion started by George Orwell , 13 February, 2020 15:22
Who will you blame if FW43 is a competent dud?
George Orwell 13 February, 2020 15:22
Kind of boring times on the forum so :

Who will you blame if FW43 is a competent dud?

Waiting for your opinion!

G.

Re: Who will you blame if FW43 is a competent dud?
Rear Wing 1 13 February, 2020 15:29
I would have to put some of the blame on Claire Williams.

Re: Who will you blame if FW43 is a competent dud?
Mikef1 13 February, 2020 15:50
Bernie Ecclestone for making it impossible for small teams to survive and whichever retard signed off the 2017 regulations

Re: Who will you blame if FW43 is a competent dud?
dot_com 13 February, 2020 15:54
I’ll blame Kevin Magnussen. Just because I don’t like him.

Re: Who will you blame if FW43 is a competent dud?
CLOVERLEAF 888 13 February, 2020 15:57
yeah I would blame the F1 rule makers too for allowing costs to spiral and allowing the top 3 to buy success.

Then Claire for bringing in Lowe and then the rest of the management for not moving with the times and thinking we could do it with what we had... We obviously did not delve deep enough in bringing in new engineers over the years as the F1 world moved on. We believed we already had the talent when clearly we did not. And im not just talking about high up heads of department. Im talking about the workforce as a whole.

Re: Who will you blame if FW43 is a competent dud?
IanSmithISA 13 February, 2020 16:20
Good afternoon,

Quote:
George Orwell
Kind of boring times on the forum so :
Who will you blame if FW43 is a competent dud?

Waiting for your opinion!

G.

What The expletive deleted is acompetent dud?

More generally, nobody, I am an F1 and Williams fan but I have no skin in the game so I have no right to blame anybody.

Bye

Ian

Re: Who will you blame if FW43 is a competent dud?
williams4284 13 February, 2020 17:12
Its either competent or a dud

Re: Who will you blame if FW43 is a competent dud?
Albi-Quin 13 February, 2020 17:14
(Sm156)

Have a feeling it’s one of those type of topics.

Ignore the competent dud!

Re: Who will you blame if FW43 is a competent dud?
Anderis 13 February, 2020 17:24
I will blame George Orwell.

Re: Who will you blame if FW43 is a competent dud?
Mehryar 13 February, 2020 20:38
No one as I expect another weak design.

You can't expect a team with 1-sec gap to the next car, with limited budget and having a big chance with 2021 to come out with a competitive car in 4months.

Infact I will look for the one I should cheer for if the car is not last on the grid.



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Re: Who will you blame if FW43 is a competent dud?
rpaloschi 13 February, 2020 21:36
Same here, as much as i want to be optimistic, no way a team so far behind can make that difference just like that. Well be dead last, maybe less embarrassing than last year, but...

Re: Who will you blame if FW43 is a competent dud?
GPL 13 February, 2020 22:02
I hope we have all the correlation problems sorted now.
if so then we can finish in the top 7

Re: Who will you blame if FW43 is a competent dud?
Rear Wing 1 14 February, 2020 00:33
A competent dud haha I like that....So you mean a dud but a really good dud lol.

Re: Who will you blame if FW43 is a competent dud?
Rear Wing 1 14 February, 2020 00:39
Quote:
IanSmithISA
Good afternoon,
Quote:
George Orwell
Kind of boring times on the forum so :
Who will you blame if FW43 is a competent dud?

Waiting for your opinion!

G.

What The expletive deleted is acompetent dud?

More generally, nobody, I am an F1 and Williams fan but I have no skin in the game so I have no right to blame anybody.

Bye

Ian

A competent dud is a very good dud , very competent at being a dud it does dud well.

A competent dud comes dead last in the WCC....(Sm105)

Re: Who will you blame if FW43 is a competent dud?
Andrew Hooper 14 February, 2020 07:29
What is the point of even trying to come up with an answer.

I would like to rephrase it by asking who do we congratulate if the car is a vast improvement.

Re: Who will you blame if FW43 is a competent dud?
ihme 14 February, 2020 09:36
Normally it would be TD fault, but I don't have a slightest idea who really is responsible for that role now cause officially we don't have one grinning smiley

Re: Who will you blame if FW43 is a competent dud?
GroveF1 16 February, 2020 15:31
You have to look at the top.

Clare should have and STILL should bring in a Team Principal like Otmar Szafnauer and allow her to stay at base focusing on longer term issues for the team.

She also should have acted sooner on bringing in technical appointments after Lowe's departure- I don't think an attempt was made to go for top technical engineers. This was valuable time lost.for the new car.

Re: Who will you blame if FW43 is a competent dud?
fw14boy 16 February, 2020 22:42
The team is rebuilding at present, look at McLaren no where for a good number of years now they have restructured and are now a force to be reckoned with, Williams fell behind due to not moving with the times in terms of design, over complicated solutions to problems which where masked by engine performance for a good number of years.
Times are changing in the team from top to bottom and new blood coming in on the design side of the operation has to be good.

Time will tell but the core of the team is still strong it just needs good direction.

Re: Who will you blame if FW43 is a competent dud?
peterl 17 February, 2020 09:38
I have always felt that the workforce was divided in some way, mainly communication by word of mouth.
Hopefully resolved...

Regards

Peter



Peterl

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Re: Who will you blame if FW43 is a competent dud?
M79 17 February, 2020 09:52
Marcus Ericsson


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