Without a doubt, the Williams racing team are one of the most iconic and successful teams in F1. They have won a whopping nine Constructors’ and seven Drivers’ titles in their 44-year history.
But since the past five years, the Williams have earned the reputation of being the ‘back-markers’ in F1. However, George Russell is optimistic for the team’s future and feels that the team will not be backmarkers in 2022.
2021 sees new ownership in the form of the deliberately low-profile US venture capital firm Dorilton and a new CEO in the shape of seasoned automotive and motorsport figure Jost Capito.
You learn through your mistakes: George Russell
In an interview, George Russell spoke about how impressed he has been with the new management of Williams and how he hopes for a better future.
He said: “Behind the scenes, it’s very promising. I’m very confident the team won’t be at the back of the grid from 2022 onwards. The new owners have brought stability, money, a good management structure. The focus in the past few years shifted from optimizing performance towards saving the business.”
“The stability is going to be there for years to come. The financial backing, and new brands and partners will come on board. These are all core values for any business to expand, push forward and succeed.”
The next scheduled race at Imola over the course in 2 weeks. Russell alongwith Williams will hope for a solid performance in the second grand prix of the season.