F1 » Coughlan out, Symonds in as Williams rings the changes

Williams makes a personnel change at the very top of its engineering tree, with Pat Symonds replacing Mike Coughlan over the course of the next few weeks.

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Buck Bundy

July 16, 2013 2:29 PM

Its easy to joke about "Spy out, Cheat in" or suchlike, but the guy obviously has a telent, and whatever his role in crashgate, he's served his time so good luck to him getting Williams back fighting fit.

I guess he's learnt his lesson - if all he did was let it happen with his knowledge, then he'll not let it happen again. But if he was the instigator then maybe the lesson he learnt was how to shift the blame to others! I suspect the former.


July 16, 2013 3:41 PM

Of what use exactly is this Mike Coughlan? Was he not the one that accepted the Ferrari manual from Stepney? And now he's being shunted aside at Williams of all people? Won't be looking good on his F1 CV, will it?


July 16, 2013 4:35 PM

At Williams (they having been in F1 for such a long time) there were many a good move (I remember a lot of these so called good moves) they nearly all had something in common and that's called the ending.
Some of these so called good moves brought successes to Williams but when they did there was always that denominator called money flow.
Unless that denominator returns to Williams they can hire one hundred Pat Symonds but still will not bother the top teams at the front.
And a warning to those that will jump head first on all the above, do not make the mistake and compare Williams situation with the 2013 mclaren one off situation.

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