Williams are hoping to introduce “rapid solutions” to resolve some of the issues on their cars ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix.
The Grove-based team once again found themselves at the back of the pack in the Styrian Grand Prix, despite an incredible qualifying result for George Russell, that placed him 12th on the grid.
After a disastrous 2019 season, it is clear that Williams has made improvements for this year’s FW43, with both cars able to fight Haas and Alfa Romeo in the opening race.
But, after last weekend’s race, where both cars finished last, Russell declared that the car is still weak over the course of the race and that work needs to be done in order to make the necessary improvements to match their qualifying speed.
Speaking in Williams’ Hungarian Grand Prix preview, Russell said: “We have got a bit of work to do off the back of the race in Austria, as our race pace wasn’t as strong as our qualifying pace, so we need to understand why.
“Nevertheless, Hungary is a great track, it is one of my favourites and it will be fun to drive around that circuit again.”
But, although there is still a lot of work to do, Williams’ Head of Vehicle Performance, Dave Robson believes that the unique start to the season – having the first two races at the Red Bull Ring – has allowed the team to learn quickly about the car, and that they should have some quick fixes for this weekend’s race in Hungary.
“Back to back races in Austria has allowed us to learn quite quickly about the FW43 and to develop rapid solutions to some of the minor issues we uncovered a fortnight ago.” commented Robson.
“Our job this weekend is to apply that knowledge to a new venue and to continue to push every aspect of the car’s performance.”