Williams F1 team principal James Vowles has once again reiterated his disinterest in whether his team can finish seventh or eighth in the constructors' championship, instead suggesting his goal is "to bring the team back to first place."
However, Vowles isn't too bothered by the cash prize. The Brit wants to focus on getting Williams back to where they belong, having not won a world championship since 1997.
“Our goal is not to finish 7th or 8th in 2023, but to know how to bring this team back to first place,” explained Vowles in a video on Williams' official website.
"What you're trying to balance in tandem are the developments behind the scenes, the systems and structures, the car of next year and the car of 2026.
"You just can't put all of these elements in the same sphere and hope to succeed in each of them.
"We want to take a step forward in 2024, then in 2025 and in 2026. We have to go through this transformation and I much prefer to invest everything necessary in this area at the cost of this year's developments."
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