"Independent" Williams open to inter-team "collaboration"
Williams team principal Simon Roberts has confirmed the team wishes to remain independent but is open to a "collaboration" to speed up future developments.
Under the leadership of former deputy-team principal Claire WIlliams, the family-run team placed huge amounts of pride on its status as a 'true independent'.
The team has run with a Mercedes engine in recent years but, unlike Racing Point, Williams manufactures its own gearbox and transmission instead of purchasing the parts from the German manufacturer.
Roberts, who was confirmed as the team principal for 2021 after holding the role in an acting capacity since September, has now suggested this philosophy could change and that Williams should focus on its strengths.
"We are independent, we’re going to remain independent but there is scope for collaboration," said Roberts.
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