Williams just like 2021 is struggling at the bottom of the Constructors Championship, and its Head of Performance Dave Robson has urged the team to keep improving during the second leg, although without taking on excessive developments.
The new regulations that kicked in at the start of the 2022 season brought a new ray of hope to the British team but things haven’t panned out the way the team was hoping.
Last year, Williams showed a lot of promise with good performances, and George Russell’s podium brought the extra motivation to do better this year, however, things have been tough for the Wantage-based Williams team, and after 13 rounds, they are plumb last in the Championship with only three points to its name.
Moreover, things have been further complicated this year with limits imposed on technical and aerodynamic development, which have become an issue because of the budget cap.
In order to close the gap to the teams ahead, Williams has the option of adopting a more aggressive development strategy on the aerodynamics side but this option does not sit well with their Head of Performance, Dave Robson.
Williams is not going to take any unnecessary risks in 2022
Dave Robson is not a huge fan of going on the aggressive as he believes it would be too risky for the FW44 and could potentially backfire.
While talking about the dilemma, Robson said, “When you are behind, you can’t take risks, you can’t gamble, because this rarely pays – he explained – usually, when you play like this, the dealer wins.”
“Of course, we must continue to push: by doing so, we are getting closer to reaching the expected goals, but it is also a very important aspect for the future. Furthermore, this can help to realize the common will to recover from a slow start.”
It would be nice to get more points in the second half of the season, and I think there is a chance to do it. It is important to show our progress for team morale. All this would have a concrete effect. We have to behave like a real team and then, behind the scenes, we will learn all the lessons for next year ”.
Robson has indicated that Williams is going to push hard during the second leg of the season for building up team morale as he ardently feels that all the lessons of this year will come in extremely handy when developing the car for next year.
Williams has made its intention clear of going for points in the final 9 races, and considering how the team has fared so far, how many points do you think the Wantage-based F1 team will be able to amass by the end of the 2022 season?
Will they be able to get into double digits?