The Grove-based outfit is hoping to maneuver up from the underside of the F1 constructors’ championship desk this season, with its important rivals set to be Haas and Alfa Romeo.
However though desirous to do effectively with its present automobile, it’s effectively conscious of the alternatives that may come from the all-new 2022 guidelines.
Williams CEO Jost Capito insists that the precedence is to be sure that its 2022 challenger is pretty much as good as could be, even when meaning it can’t give every thing it desires to its present automobile.
“It’s a transitional season ’21 and we’re actually specializing in the ’22 automobile,” stated Capito. “We’re not going to take compromises on the ’22 automobile due to the ’21 automobile.
“There may be not a lot extra we are able to do on the ’21 automobile. We are going to combat by the season, and we’ll push. We all know the place the automobile is and we’ll in fact do additional improvement however what could be achieved with out compromising the ’22 automobile.”
Whereas Williams has discovered itself battling to simply end within the factors over the previous few seasons, it believes that the change of rules for subsequent yr do provide an enormous alternative to shake up the aggressive image.
With new house owners Dorilton Capital injecting cash in to the operation, Capito expects a dramatic transformation in Williams’ fortunes.
And that long run ambition is why he thinks it not possible to guage this yr how good a job the group has achieved.
“We actually want a major step in ’22 with the brand new regulation and with a brand new automobile,” he defined. “So that’s the place we’re aiming at.
“Which means for ’21 we’ll nonetheless combat, and wish to make one of the best out of it. However we’re not measuring the success in factors or in positions. We attempt to perceive the automobile extra.
“After all we do some smaller developments after we know one thing is unsuitable, or we are able to enhance. After all, we’ll try this, however we is not going to be sacrificing on the ’22 automobile.”