Cape Town – Williams are not willing to write off this year’s
championship with Paddy Lowe saying they will “just keep going” with
their underperforming FW41.
Williams have had a wretched start to this year’s campaign,
scoring just four points in 10 races thanks to Lance Stroll’s P8 in Baku.
That, however, was a race that last year they finished on
Their 2018 car, the FW41, has come in criticism from all
quarters with reserve driver Robert Kubica calling it “embarrassing.”
Williams, though, will perserve with developing the car with
an eye on 2019.
“You move more and more of your effort to things that
are relevant year in year out,” Williams chief technical officer Lowe said.
“Even on the current car you just work more and more on
things that are relevant to next year.
“It doesn’t mean you stop doing anything because you
can work on things with the current car that are just as relevant this year as
“I think we’ll just keep doing the best we can with
this car – we’ll keep making steps and we’ll migrate those steps to be more and
more purely relevant to next year, rather than things that are only relevant to