F1 » Ferrari battle not personal – Smedley

Williams head of vehicle performance Rob Smedley tells Crash.net he takes no added satisfaction from fighting with Ferrari for third place in the constructors' championship

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August 30, 2014 10:24 AM

williams this year remind me a little of BAR Honda in 2004, BAR spent the whole year as the dominant Ferrari's closest competition, they managed though to go missing on the three occasions the Ferrari's ran into difficulties. Ferrari though werent giving up much more though, I'd be suprised if Mercedes didng give the opposition at least one more shot, Williams just need to be ready.


August 30, 2014 11:12 AM

I believe that it was his decision, and besides Massa saying “I left at the right time” and sounding relieved at leaving, I am one hundred and one percent sure that if he was given the chance to stay both him and his ex-engineer are still there.


August 30, 2014 3:38 PM

Smedley is talking much in recent months. Ok, he is making a very good job at Williams but I thought that the man who is most responsible for Williams current form was Pat Symonds, which rarely speaks to the media. Maybe I'm wrong, does anyone of you guys knows something about the contribution of Smedley and Symonds in the Williams team? Having the Mercedes engine did help Williams this year but also the chassis and other stuff is quite good in the FW36. Someone has to take credit about that(also every employee gives his contribution), as usually happen with Newey's incredible designs at Red Bull or in the cases when someone is pointed as responsible for the failure and is fired. Who's the main man behind the succes of the FW36 (aside Bottas :) ) ?

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