Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams admits that repayment for damages suffered at Baku will not come about quickly.
During the opening practice session of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix weekend, George Russell ran over a loose drain cover which destroyed the FW42 chassis, forcing Williams to make unscheduled changes.
Williams stated the crash cost it "hundreds of thousands" in damages, and said it would seek compensation for the incident.
The Baku City Circuit said that it would repay what was owed, however Williams concedes that coming to an agreement and receiving the money will take some time.
“I met with the promoter in Baku to have the conversation and obviously explain to have the money expedited was important to the team," Williams said in Barcelona.
“They were very accommodating and they're moving things pretty quickly forward. So we’re pleased. We got some lovely flowers too, but I would rather have had a new floor," Williams laughed.
Williams added that settling the cost of the damages was the reason behind the long process of sorting the compensation: "That’s why it has taken a long time.
“We are still going through that process at the moment and our priority was to get the repair work done to then go through the analysis to understand exactly how much of a cost there is.”
Haas F1 had to wait almost a year to receive money from the Sepang International Circuit after a loose drain cover sent Romain Grosjean spinning into the barriers in 2017.