JordanMugen wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:23 pm
the EDGE wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:22 pm
It’s all very well having the right people, but even the right people need the right resources. Williams infrastructure is very dated and that will require huge investment
Why not just use the Mercedes wind tunnel like Aston Martin, or like HAAS with Ferrari?
By this model, costs can be reduced dramatically
compared to a full constructor.
Williams could also consider pairing with Alpine F1, and taking an Alpine customer package -- using the Alpine wind tunnel, and taking the Renault power unit, Alpine gearbox and Alpine suspension.
HAAS is a really a great blueprint on how you can run an F1 team without spending a fortune on facilites.
But were not just talking wind-tunnel, there's CFD, simulation & Production to consider too & none of those come cheap, and that's just Aero, what about the mechanical side of things too?
Williams have already stated they don't want to be a customer team however that's always a possibility, but when has a B-team ever been successful?
Haas is not a good example of anything. finished 9th 2 years on the trot... in fact the only time they ever really did better was because their competition did so badly and that's not going to happen again because the likes of RP, McLaren, Renault & AT have upped the bar of the midfield significantly
Its obviously yet to be seen how the NEW Ferrari 'customer' unit based at Maranello will work, but 1 difference of being a customer team to Ferrari and a customer team to Renault would differ is that you can count on Ferrari being around for ever, how many times have Renault quit the sport?
I wish Williams very well indeed, I'd love to see them fighting at the front again, & perhaps the '22 reg's will allow that all their own. Its great they have good people on-board & I'm sure this well help them attract other new names too BUT success will not come cheaply, not when their competition is all so strong like it is at the moment