2024 Williams Racing F1 Team

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Re: 2024 Williams Racing F1 Team

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McMika98 wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2024 9:50 pm
James Vowles is getting such a pass by everyone, helps that he is a sweet talking enchanter. He should be sacked by now, pathetic that last year's car was almost as fast as this years. He got all the credit for a car built by his predecessors who got on the job, no excuses and chipped at it but were sacked. Yet Vowles has a car that is now the weakest in the field.

Last year they stopped development early after Canada to focus on this year's car and it is a dog shite. How you build a 12 kg lighter chassis only to make a car at least 10 kg over the weight limit. Why isn't anyone asking the question. Surely just use last year's parts and they should be well under the weight limit.

Albon low-key has said in couple of races that he wanted to try to run last year's car aero package to see if might be quicker. Now they are already focusing on next year like they did last year, don't be surprised if they cancel that and say 2026 is the goal. Fool me once.
After how the year started with all those accidents, I would not be surprised that they're running out of manufacturing budget.

I think, @ Williams, track performance is secondary to team building. They're content finishing 2nd to last. They didn't jump at the chance to invest in infrastructure prior to the CAP.
, which is gonna be a challenge.

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AMuS say Williams' weight-saving programme has brought the excess weight is down to 2.5 kg (from 11 kg). Proper car upgrades will follow, minor before the summer break and major after. They had stopped bringing significant aero upgrades for months while getting the weight down and the part stocks up.