F1 » Barrichello: Williams needs 'focus' – and a leader

Only days after warning Williams that he will not be hanging around should changes and improvements not be made, Rubens Barrichello has vowed to help his troubled and beleaguered team find 'a leader'

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May 14, 2011 9:02 PM

barro seems to want to take over at williams, with his claims that he is able to recruit a eader for the team! frank wont like that, and i wouldnt blame him. frank can be a bit autocratic, but it is HIS team. he built it , so he makes the decisions.
cant see barro at williams next year!


May 14, 2011 9:25 PM

RB is right in they need a Technical director like Newey. Someone who understands areo very well. Ask anyone in the paddock who runs Williams and 100% will say Frank. No question. I wonder thought how present is Frank's presence is. He hasn't been seen at any of the face I don't think this year. I wonder if he's turning into an Enzo toward the end of his career, making calls from a phone in the office back at Grove.

over2u - Unregistered

May 14, 2011 9:26 PM

@Richard - Totally agree with you and I would not be surprised if Barrichello is out before the end of the season - such a shame it has come to this @ Williams, really cant understand why !

Jose - Unregistered

May 14, 2011 9:40 PM

Sounds to me that Rubins is saying what need to be
put on the table. Six seasons and no wins.
You can bet your ass old man Frank is listening
very closely. That gamble with a rookie driver and
hapless engineering is starting to reveal the short-
coming of the team. When things get this bad its
time to listen the old dogs. Webber and Rubins
along with Alonzo know the score and can pin point
the problems and effect change. Nico could see the
handwriting and jumped ship. A car that not
competitive (slow) is a worrisome burden.
Sure old Frank will what necessary. To loose Rubins would be a monstrous mistake...

Badman, Jose

Tealeaf - Unregistered

May 14, 2011 9:50 PM

Rubens has a history of attacking his team when things gets tough, I'm not at all surprised by this, it's not Frank that he wants out, it's Adam Parr and I think quite rightly so that man has made the team worse and worse and now even Patrick Head is having massives rows with the new 'boss'. Williams budget and facility is as good as if not better than Redbull so if they had Newey they would still be race winners.


May 14, 2011 9:58 PM

jose. there are other teams that dont seem to be able to get a wn either, but that is no reason to discount williams. they took a gamble with an innovative gearbox this year and it didnt work. however if they copied red bull and put a lot of rake into the car, the low gearbox could be an asset. and next year, they are rumoured to be going for a renault engine. i wouldnt write them off yet. wouldnt it do them some good to see webber back there, if he leaves rbr, plus the hulk!

Kiko - Unregistered

May 14, 2011 10:49 PM

Richard, stop sniffing the bath salts - Webber and Hulk back at Williams? No chance!

Williams are on their way out, and the worst thing about it is that there isn't a manufacturer lining up to take over and give the team the funding they need.

Also, Re: Rubens "will not hang around" ... who is the guy kidding, he doesn't have a future beyond Williams.


May 14, 2011 11:11 PM

It is rear for a driver to have a go at his own team these days as RB has done this week.
The comments about lacking a leader is surely aimed at Chairman Adam Parr with whom RB does not enjoy the most cordial of relations.

Observer - Unregistered

May 15, 2011 12:50 AM

Surely RB can bring people to Williams no question about it. At the moment the team needs some guy to lead the way, like Ferrari in 1996, and I guess that is what RB is trying. Not taking over the team...

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