Williams is against the apportioning of any blame for the delays which led to the British F1 team missing the first couple of pre-season testing days.
The Grove-based team missed out on the two opeing pre-season testing days in Barcelona after being hampered by delays of it’s 2019 challenger, the FW42.
The latest Williams F1 car eventually arrived in Barcelona early hours on Wednesday. morning, and George Russell was the first one to take it round the circuit.
The problems have fuelled speculation with regard to Williams tehnical chief, Paddy Lowe’s future, with the team having produced by far the slowest car on the grid in 2018 and faced one of their worst-ever F1 seasons.
Asked about media rumours with regard to Paddy Lowe’s future, Claire Williams said:
“I haven’t paid much attention to it [the media reports] to be honest.
“There’s always a lot of speculation in these circumstances isn’t there but we don’t apportion any blame at Williams, that’s not the aim of the game or what we need to be focusing our energy on.
“It’s about us all clubbing together and making sure that we understand why we didn’t manage to get deliver the car then do that after-action review and learn from the mistakes.
“When you fail in this sense it’s normally an amalgamation of things that conspire against you unfortunately,” Williams explained.
“We need to do our analysis and the most important thing is that we’ve got the car here and we can now spend a bit of time as to what went wrong.
“Clearly we know the the main culprits – not the main culprits – but why we are delayed… But we don’t want to discuss that.
“We’re not going to be airing our dirty laundry in public, it’s not appropriate. We’ve got to go through our full analysis back at the factory and then make sure that this never happens again.”
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