Williams CEO Jost Capito has expressed his happiness in seeing Williams behave competitively after George Russell narrowly missed out on points in Austria, finishing P11 behind Fernando Alonso. The team had attempted to end a points drought dating back to 2019.
Despite their recent showing, Capito is still cautious regarding the team’s performance as they move to Silverstone for racing. In the past, it was evident that the Williams car is susceptible to wind due to its aero-sensitive nature.
“I think if it’s very windy, we might struggle. If it’s not that windy then we might have a chance to be somewhere close to where we were in Austria,” Capito admitted. “I think everybody knows by now that our car is very tricky in windy conditions, and Silverstone is known that it can be very windy.”
Capito is pleased with how the team has been improving and has said that they’ve achieved crazy feats, which no one would have believed if claimed before the triple-header that just elapsed.
“I think if we would have gone and said before the triple-header what we would achieve in these three races, everybody would have said you are completely crazy, it’s never ever [going to happen]. And now we are even disappointed with this result! So I think that shows the way we are taking with the team.”
He is also highly encouraged by the results and believes it isn’t a one-off due to the constant improvement witnessed every weekend. Russell and Williams have been on the verge of points several times during the triple header.
“Let’s say the 12th place in France was fantastic and now, with being disappointed with 11th, it shows the fire of the team and the enthusiasm the team has now,” Capito added.
“It shows that they want more, and they are not happy with the result that doesn’t deliver points. I think that’s very important for the team to push on and to even try harder.”