After yet another disappointing campaign, Williams seem as determined as ever to turn their fortunes around. After making two technical signings before Christmas, the team have added three more engineers to their ever growing technical team. They seem to be conducting a Mercedes-esque overhaul and with Pat Symonds at the helm, Williams are a remarkably stronger outfit than they were just 12 months ago.
The Williams Project
Williams will always attract the most talented technical brains. It is a prestigious team, full of history and success. While recent times have not been so fruitful, many paddock dwellers will dream of a return to glory for the team. A return to the magnificent 1990’s, where the team claimed four titles in just six seasons. Pat Symonds has expressed his desire to be an influential part of the project – In reality, most personnel would be attracted by the proposition, including Red Bull team members.
Symonds stated, “Williams is determined to make strong improvements in our competitiveness over the coming seasons and these new appointments continue our aggressive approach in recruiting some of the sport’s best talent.” He concluded; “Our engineering team for the coming season is looking strong and I’m excited about what we can achieve moving forwards.” Undoubtedly, Pat’s presence at the team would also attract designers, given his career in Formula One, which has seen him guide Micheal Schumacher and Fernando Alonso to World Championship Titles.
Williams are rebuilding at Grove. After years of obscurity, the signings of Felipe Massa, Pat Symonds and a handful of key technical personnel is a sign that they can see some light at the end of the tunnel.