George Russell says Williams’ big reorganization process, that started following the 2018 season and continued into the current season, has been a good thing for the struggling team.
After a catastrophic 2018 season, where Williams finished last in the Constructors’ Championship, the team announced it has started a big reorganization process. Unfortunately the troubles only got worse in 2019 with the team far away at the back of the grid.
It’s a big drop from Williams’ resurgent seasons in 2014, 2015 and to some extent 2016. The team finished the 2014 and 2015 seasons in third place, but then the slow descent started. George Russell says the team’s success at the beginning of the V6 hybrid era has masked some of the team’s weaknesses that are now finally being tackled.
“I think having this big reset has been beneficial for things back at the factory to get things right that perhaps weren’t correct,” the Briton said.
“The team definitely had a very fast car back in ’14, ’15, ’16. But there were definitely some issues then that were probably under the radar because the car was so quick and the engine was very strong.
“So it sort of all comes at once and you start looking at the details more now, when you have a situation like this.”