Williams is not ready to sacrifice his 2022 car to try to go further this season, according to CEO Josta Capita.
The British constructor is a well-known name in Formula 1 due to their success since coming on the scene in 1977.
Since the turn of the century, however, things haven’t gone so well for them, especially in recent years, finishing the bottom of the constructors ’championship every season since 2018.
So they’re not surprisingly eager to make something of a resurrection in the sport, especially given Dorilton Capital’s new investment, but it looks like that possibility will happen a lot more than this year, given the introduction of new regulations.
As quoted by Motorsport, Capito said: “We really need a significant step in ’22. Years with new regulations and a new car, so that’s where we aim.
“It means that we will still fight for ’21 and we want to use all the best from that. But we don’t measure success in points or positions. We [will] try to understand the car more.
“Of course we make some minor moves when we know something is wrong or we can improve. Of course, we will do that, but we will not sacrifice the car from the 22nd. ”
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While they have argued that this year’s success is not measured by points, Capito and everyone else at Williams will undoubtedly hope to achieve this season, as 2020 did not escape them.
Their closest rivals are expected to be Haas, although early signs suggest Williams may be a step ahead of the Americans, and Alfa Romeo is also in that fight after pushing points hard in the opening race in Bahrain.
With the same lineup as George Russell and Nicholas Latifi last year, Williams will hope they can push their competitors to the end, but Capito has admitted he will limit his work on the car during the season.
“It’s the transition season of ’21. And we’re really focusing on the car of ’22,” he added. “We will not compromise on the ’22 car because of the ’21 car.
“We can’t do that much more in ’21. We will fight through the season and we will push. We know where the car is and of course we will work on further development, but what can be done without endangering the car from the 22nd. “
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