F1 » Williams 'have to make some tough decisions'

Adam Parr has confirmed that there will be changes at Williams before the end of the season as it attempts to turn its 2011 form around.

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April 17, 2011 11:52 AM

Sam Michael has to be toast, he has been like the invisible man both last season and this. If the Tech Director isnt responsible for the cars poor technical performance, then who is?...

Hairpin - Unregistered

April 17, 2011 1:32 PM

It's all very well making changes to change your fortunes and if its to be Sam Michael who's seen as the problem then so be it, but he cannot be the sole person to make decisions about the direction the team takes, Parr himself must shoulder his share of blame.
Making personnel changes is not an easy thing to do mid season as it disrupts everyone, and you have to make sure the replacements are an improvement or you could be going backwards even faster than now.
When this type of removal of personnel occurs they call it restructuring as it sounds better, but its costly and the right people have to be obtained or its a waste of time, effort and money, doesn't always work and the people carrying out the procedure are then questionable.


April 17, 2011 3:23 PM

i had high hopes for williams this year, but was concerned about their drive shaft angles. this seems to hae stood up ok, but the problem is certainly the drivers, and possibly the engine. cossie seem to have dropped the ball a bit. barro had a good result in the brawn, but there, the car flattered him, as it had the ddd advantage. maldonado was just a plain mistake, but money mattered. they need to find a young gun, who will wring the cars neck, and yes, the hulk would have been ideal.

kranalif - Unregistered

April 17, 2011 3:41 PM

Looking at the numbers, since Patrick Head left the technical director position to SM back in 2004, the team has performed poorly. The best the got was a 4th in constructors champ.

Hulk was massively outperformedd by Rubens, so if Rubens is a crap, then Hulk is "the crap". I don't blame them for sacking him......btw, to claim that they have poor drivers is irreponsible, since (until now) it has been the car which cant finish a race, the car is a crap! Period

Arrows - Unregistered

April 17, 2011 4:24 PM

Rubens showed in 2009 that he can still win races given the right car and as for Maldonado, he may be there primarily for his money but he has only done 3 races, so lets give the guy a chance. I don't think its a driver problem at all, its more that all the top teams are either owned by a major car company or a healthy amount of sponsorship. Williams are a private team and have neither, they just don't have the money or resources to break out of the midfield. They have been slipping into decline since 2004 and its nobody's fault, better drivers or staff wont save them in the long run.

TC - Unregistered

April 17, 2011 5:02 PM

Seems to me they are to ambitious with their revolutionary designs and have not got the resources or skills to develop them properly and should stick to a more straight forward car. A case of their ambition exceeding their talent as was heard recently.

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