Williams tight-lipped on Lowe exit after FW42 delay
Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams refused to blame technical director Paddy Lowe for the "embarrassing" delay in getting the team's 2019 car on-track in time for the start of pre-season testing. Williams sat out two and a half days of action in Barcelona due to a failure to get the FW42 built in time.
George Russell finally took the car to the track on Wednesday afternoon, after it had only arrived at the Circuit de Catalunya earlier that morning.
According to reports, a fundamental design flaw was to blame for the delay, piling pressure on Williams and Lowe, who has failed to make a positive impact on the team's fortunes since joining from champions Mercedes in 2017.
Lowe cancelled media commitments on Wednesday, doing little to quell speculation that his job may be on the line, but Williams said the engineer is not solely to blame.
"I haven't paid too much attention to it [speculation surrounding Lowe], to be honest with you," Williams told Sky Sports.
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