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Posted by: clifftribe
Date: 06/11/2019 22:28
Newey's impact is exaggerated.He's a genius, ok but not always performed in last 22 yrs.

The problem about Williams imo is mostly about how they never invested in car manufacturing line like Mclaren.We had the chance to do so when we were winning titles but it never happened and thus we were left behind in budget by our rivals who are now mostly a car manufacture or being run by a billionaire.

Here's a list of Williams position in budget for a season (first column) and where they finished in the standings (2nd).

1999 : 5th - 5th
2000 : 5th - 3rd
2001 : 4th - 3rd
2002 : 6th - 2nd
2003 : 5th - 2nd
2004 : ?? - ??
2005 : 5th - 5th
2006 : 8th - 8th
2007 : 8th - 5th
2008 : 8th - 8th
2009 : 7th - 7th
2010 : 6th - 6th
2011 : 6th - 8th
2012 : 7th - 7th
2013 : 8th - 9th
2014 : 6th - 3rd
2015 : 5th - 3rd
2016 : 6th - 5th
2017 : 6th - 5th
2018 : 7th - 10th

From this list I think we can take a few results.
1st, we were left behind in budget side.
2nd, the team has done a better job than the available budget (Avg 5.5 in position with 6.3 for budget)

I don't see how a Newey's presence could change the results of a big missed opportunity in mid 90s.

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