George Russell believes Williams will be back fighting for wins in the next couple of years, despite a recent lack of form in the championship, as Formula One undergoes huge regulation changes next season.
Founded in 1977 by Sir Frank Williams and Sir Patrick Head, Williams went on to win nine Constructors’ titles and seven Drivers’ Championships, with the most recent coming from the Canadian Jacques Villeneuve in 1997.
However, in recent years, the family-based team have been relegated to the back of the grid, struggling financially off the grid too.
They were eventually taken over by US-based investment firm Dorilton Capital, with the Williams family effectively stepping aside after 43 years.
Yet, Russell, who started his Formula One career with Williams in 2019, reckons the team will be back to winning ways soon.
“I really believe that Williams will make up positions. They don’t mess around, they really tackle it, invest where they have to,” he explained to Auto Motor und Sport.
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