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Williams 'not likely' to test until Wednesday

  • Published on 18 Feb 2019 13:16
  • comments 8
  • By: Fergal Walsh

Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams says that the team is unlikely to hit the track in Barcelona until Wednesday.

The Grove squad was forced to sit out the opening day on Monday, as it was behind schedule to complete the FW42. It cancelled a filming day on Saturday, that was supposed to be the initial shakedown of the car.

“It is looking more likely than not that we will now not be in a position to run on track until Wednesday at the earliest," read a statement from Williams.

“This is obviously extremely disappointing, but it is unfortunately the situation we are in. We will be getting the FW42 on-track as soon as we are able.”

Williams was seen in the Barcelona pit lane with a car under wraps, however it was an old challenger with an updated livery for promotional purposes. 

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  • xoya

    Posts: 583

    Very sad news for a great team.
    I hope they pull out of this slump and become stable once again.
    Some of the greatest champions ever have won their driver's championships with Williams and it would be a massive shame to see them fold.

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    • Feb 18 2019 - 14:04
    • kngrthr

      Posts: 203

      i have a feeling they might fold.
      this testing is what they need most because they are not starting from a strong base like most other teams.
      last years car was a write off . need to see where to go with this one as soon as possibe.
      another bad year might mean no sponsors

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      • Feb 18 2019 - 15:05
  • Mansell

    Posts: 104

    Something needs to change....

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    • Feb 18 2019 - 20:39
    • siggy74

      Posts: 194

      Adios P.addy Lowe ;p for a start

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      • Feb 18 2019 - 22:04
    • xoya

      Posts: 583

      Man basically came from the richest to the poorest team and is expected to work wonders.

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      • Feb 18 2019 - 22:23
    • Claire needs to be replaced. I'd say fired, but nepotism doesn't allow for that, but they could still replace her and preserve nepotism

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      • Feb 19 2019 - 05:05
    • Niids

      Posts: 43

      There are rumors from Williams factory, that new car is probably even slower than last one and due to that Lowe gave himself at Williams management disposal.

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      • Feb 19 2019 - 12:09
  • Sadtomato

    Posts: 48

    We keep hearing from thhe Deputy team Principal. In my experience Deouties do not make a lot of decisions. This may be at the root of their problems.

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    • Feb 18 2019 - 22:44

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