F1 » Williams: A few new people and a shuffle turned things around

Sir Frank Williams: Nothing significant has changed, there wasn't a major re-organisation...

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David Winstanley - Unregistered

May 25, 2012 6:45 PM

If if I remember correctly, when Juan Pablo Montaya was retiring from F1, he was specifically asked if the fact that Williams were making Sam Michaels the team manager would make it any better and he said 'no it will make it worse' and it certainly looks to me as if he was right because Williams without him are certainly better than Williams with him, and Mclaren with him are falling apart at the seams.

F1 watcher - Unregistered

May 25, 2012 7:53 PM

Sorry David but Sam Michael is not responsible in any way for the design of the Mclaren he looks after the drivers and makes sure the correct parts are at the circuit and a bit of pr with the drivers. He had a much bigger role in design and the technicalities at Williams.....Mclaren just seem to be tripping over themselves.

Rob01 - Unregistered

May 25, 2012 8:56 PM

As Vettel said yesterday..that the teams that deserved to be on the top will be there at the end. Williams recent success is more to do with regs and tires. But that is what the FIA wants. The entire grid covered by a second.

herowassenna - Unregistered

May 26, 2012 8:25 AM

"His switch from being in overall control of all things technical at Williams to Sporting Director at McLaren will also take in responsibility for operational matters at the race track. So it is a return, in many ways, to the role in which he was most effective with Williams and Jordan, playing to his strengths essentially.

He will no longer have responsibility for overseeing the design and build of the cars, but only of making them as effective as possible at the race tracks." james allen

This quote above would scare me if I was a Mclaren fan, playing to his strengths? Making them more effective at race tracks?
Montoya may have been a gorilla but he was right about 2 things
1) Sam Michael
2) When he heard about Hamilton being signed as Alonso's team-mate, he knew Alonso would be done over by Ron.


May 26, 2012 8:40 AM

I wouldn't be too surprised to see another good weekend for Maldonado. Did you know he was banned from Monaco for life after an accident in 2005 in a Renault World Series race? but since then he won at Monaco in 2006 in Formula Renault and podiumed 4 times in 4 years in GP2, winning it twice. It seems to suit him.

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