Claire Williams praises Williams team spirit after tough 2019
Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams has thanked the team for 'the fighting spirit they have shown in what’s been a challenging time for us'.
The 2019 season was the worst season in the history of the Formula One world championship. Scoring just a single-point across the year, Robert Kubica finishing tenth in the German Grand Prix, Williams has thanked the team for not downing tools despite the difficult situation.
“The entire team at Grove have worked tirelessly over the winter to get the FW43 ready for when the lights went green in Barcelona today," said Williams. "We have spent a significant amount of time and resource analysing our weaknesses over the past 12 months so that we can make progress in 2020 and beyond and I know everyone in the team will have been delighted to see their car out on track today.
"I thank everyone enormously for their hard work, dedication and the fighting spirit they have shown in what’s been a challenging time for us.”
Williams retained the services of Mercedes junior driver George Russell, but replaced Kubica with rookie driver Nicholas Latifi.
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