Williams 2012

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In short, I firmly believe that Frank Williams should retire from the managerial aspects of the team, and/or any role that will directly affect the racing business.

There is a point in time when the founder should let go of his business, and this is the that moment IMO.

This is something that I've been thinking about lately since we covered a similar topic in one of my classes.

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My suspicion, is that he wouldn't want to leave the team when it's on a downer – he would want to feel that he was handing over something successful, and somewhere that could be built from, rather than something in the doldrums.

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My outsider impression last year was that Frank was already stepping aside and letting Adam Parr & Sam Michael run the team.

I guess now it's Adam Parr & Mark Gillan?

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That was my take on it as well. I thought he was stepping away from things. Is he a partial owner?
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Williams pairing Bruno Senna and Pastor Maldonado have welcomed new driver mentor Alex Wurz's arrival at the team.

Wurz, a veteran of 69 grands prix for Benetton, McLaren and Williams, attended last week's Barcelona test in his new capacity and both drivers believe that he will help to improve their performance.

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Williams is still the active team principal, which to me is nothing short of ludicrous.
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@dren: Yes he's part owner. Toto Wolff has a share, and Patrick Head still keeps some of his share.

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Himself and Sauber are the last of a breed. People that founded the teams, still owning and controlling them.

I am pretty sure that Frank wanted to hang his hat up a couple years ago, but does not want to leave with his team at such a low point. He, in my mind, wants to leave it in capable hands, and his new people have just arrived.

If Williams reverses fortune this year, he will not look nearly past his expiration date as he does now.

I've never been rooting for anyone with any great amount, but Williams is the one team I wish to succeed every year.
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"I've never been rooting for anyone with any great amount, but Williams is the one team I wish to succeed every year." Giblet

+1

Me too ...

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Williams owns 51% stake IIRC. He's very reluctant to let go of control. Sadly, getting too attached to one's business can be dangerous as it can be beneficial...
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Giblet wrote:Himself and Sauber are the last of a breed. People that founded the teams, still owning and controlling them.
What about Tony Fernandes :wtf:
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AUDI R18 to use the flywheel developed by Williams Hybrid Power, which also produced the unit in sister marque Porsche's 911 GT3-R Hybrid.

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http://www.williamsf1.com/news/view/2068

Sir Frank stepping back slightlly, his daughter Claire stepping up. Dominic Reily stepping down as well.

This is all the grand plan to make Williams move up the grid agaoin i think.
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