2022 Williams Racing F1 Team

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Morteza wrote:
Wed Aug 03, 2022 6:01 pm
Piastri's reply :lol: :lol: :lol:
https://twitter.com/OscarPiastri/status ... 1887792133
Good for Albon to have a seat in F1, he already has showed good stuff this year. Hopefully the car and the pace will next year be much better so they'll fight for points on a regular basis.

With Piastri probably not at Williams next year (that would be an option when he was still under the Renault/Alpine wings), would this increase the chances for DeVries? Or are they for next year sticking to LAT because of his money?

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Logan Sargent would probably be at the top of the list at this point as he has been performing pretty well in F2 and he is a Williams academy driver.

I kind of would like to see if Jamie Chadwick can get a few FP1 seasons at some point. Get her closer to the F1 grid
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Mr Brooksy wrote:
Thu Aug 04, 2022 12:26 am
Logan Sargent would probably be at the top of the list at this point as he has been performing pretty well in F2 and he is a Williams academy driver.

I kind of would like to see if Jamie Chadwick can get a few FP1 seasons at some point. Get her closer to the F1 grid
Has she done a FP session in a car? Would be interesting to see .
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Williams is going to end up like Alfa last year; they've already got their lead driver locked in, so are going to have time to look for the second seat, even if the options remaining aren't necessarily the greatest. I don't think Latifi will return; he's provided a nice cash boost but little else. Plus, he is pretty much the only remaining element from the previous ownership/management; it would make sense that he would be phased out anyways.

It makes sense for Williams to promote Sargeant if he gives a good account of himself in FP1 and finishes F2 well. Ideally he should probably stay in F2 for another year, but there's always the risk of a Schwarzman repeat, where the first year looks much more impressive and then your career fizzles out. The announcement will probably wait until he has the 40 superlicense points (must be top 5 in F2 this year I think) before confirmation, in case things go sour. So it might not be until the end of the season.

The team isn't on financial life support anymore, it would be good for them to promote their own driver to their own team rather than de Vries IMO, unless Toto cuts a sweet engine deal, which I don't see happening.

Capito/Dorilton seem to be focusing on stability before making any huge investments or risks, which is fair. Team morale seems to be good, and even though they haven't scored any points since the Silverstone update, I do think it has put them a lot closer to the rest of the field. Hopefully that bodes well for the FW45.
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Sargeant will drive the Williams in Austin FP1. He’s been genuinely impressive in F2 this year, along with having some bad luck.

Piastri has taken the plaudits for his 2020 FIA F3 victory as he carried the momentum to F2 but Sargeant and Pourchaire ran him very close in FIA F3.