M8 AND 8 SERIES
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BIMMERPOST Universal Forums Professional Motorsport Racing Discussion (IMSA, DTM, Formula 1, Grand-AM, Le Mans, IRL, WRC, etc..) Williams F1 team not ready to throw Paddy Lowe under the bus over Barcelona mess

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-21-2019, 07:49 AM   #1
TSM330i
2006 330i, TSM, Black, manual, sport
TSM330i's Avatar
United_States
521
Rep
3,639
Posts

Drives: 2015 GTI, E86 Z4 3.0si Racecar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chester Springs, PA

iTrader: (2)

Williams F1 team not ready to throw Paddy Lowe under the bus over Barcelona mess

From Autoweek:
ROKiT Williams Racing deputy team principal Claire Williams is calling the team's delay in getting to Formula 1 preseason testing in Barcelona "embarrassing" but refuses to publicly blame anyone.

On Monday, nine of the 10 Formula 1 teams hit the track for the first day of preseason testing, but Williams F1 was nowhere to be seen. On Tuesday, it was the same story.

Finally, on Wednesday afternoon, with more than a quarter of the eight days of preseason testing in the books, Williams finally hit the track with rookie George Russell at the wheel.

At least a few reports in the media are pointing fingers at chief technical officer Paddy Lowe. Some are questioning the former Mercedes executive's future at the team, but Williams officials refused to go into detail on the matter.

“It became apparent quite late on that we weren’t going to first make the shakedown and then subsequent to that, not make the first day,” said Williams. “We thought we could get everything that we needed to together in order to make Tuesday, and then parts just weren’t coming through as we hoped they would, and in the time that we hoped that they would.

“So, it transpires that we didn’t make it until today. But I am not going to go into any detail as to why that happened. I don’t think that it’s appropriate to discuss the ins and outs of what went wrong. Completing that inquest anyway has not happened at Grove yet. We’re clearly aware of some of the issues, but it’s too early in the day to start discussing them in any detail and probably something that we wouldn’t do anyway. We need to resolve what went wrong or analyse what went wrong, and then to resolve it so that this doesn’t happen again at Williams.”

When Lowe joined the team in 2017, the team had a car capable of topping the midfield. Since his arrival, the team has slid rapidly down the order until they hit rock bottom, finishing last overall in the F1 Constructors' Championship standings last year.

Read more: https://autoweek.com/article/formula...#ixzz5gAnYTY6S
__________________
2015 GTI S, 6M, LP, Volk TE37SL 17x8.5, Michelin PSS 245/40, JRZ Coil-Overs, Peloquin LSD, Sachs SRE, SuperPro Control Arms, Remus Catback, IS38 Turbo, APR Stage 2+ Tune, APR DP/IC, CAI, Forge Turbo Blanket, Aero Force Gauge Pod, APR Boost Gauge, Kersher Front Lip, Short Shifter, Tyrolsport Deadset, Stoptech BBK, HPA Dogbone
2008 BMW Z4 3.0si Coupe - because racecar
Appreciate 0
      02-22-2019, 04:08 AM   #2
mk1-fan
First Lieutenant
mk1-fan's Avatar
South Africa
254
Rep
352
Posts

Drives: 2018 G30 540i
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Gauteng, South Africa

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
I am very disappointed in Williams.

They went from a front runner team, when Massa was driving, to a mobile chicane last year.

I don't know what / where the problem is, but they have serious issues back at the factory. When you have the experience they have, you should be the first one out the garage.

I won't be surprised if they are bought out in a few years, or just simply disappear from F1 altogether.
Appreciate 0
      02-22-2019, 05:14 AM   #3
EdM5
Lieutenant Colonel
EdM5's Avatar
Netherlands
435
Rep
1,690
Posts

Drives: F82 M4 CP & E70 X5 Xdrive35d
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Amsterdam

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mk1-fan View Post

They went from a front runner team, when Massa was driving,
That's an understatement. Williams used to rule F1. They've build some of the best F1 cars ever.
Attached Images
 
__________________
2004 e87 118d (ret.), 2007 e92 330d (ret.), 2007 e87 130i M-sport (ret.), 2009 e92 M3 (ret.), 2010 f10 535d M-sport (ret.), 2015 f10 M5 CP (ret.)
2017 f82 M4 CP & 2009 e70 X5 35d
Appreciate 0
      02-22-2019, 06:28 AM   #4
Chihuahua
Colonel
Chihuahua's Avatar
1265
Rep
2,056
Posts

Drives: BMW
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Tampa Bay, FL

iTrader: (0)

Sad.
Appreciate 0
      02-22-2019, 09:45 AM   #5
Timujin
Captain
Timujin's Avatar
235
Rep
827
Posts

Drives: 2010 E90 M3 DCT
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: California

iTrader: (9)

Garage List
2010 BMW M3  [0.00]
damn.
__________________
We grow food to feed the animals so we can eat the animals
Appreciate 0
      02-22-2019, 11:14 AM   #6
NickyC
Brigadier General
NickyC's Avatar
3954
Rep
4,936
Posts

Drives: YMB M4, has a roof though. :(
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Somewhere I don't want to be

iTrader: (16)

Terrible, I hope they turn it around! BMW Williams F1 fan forever here.

Just because it never gets old. (need to click watch on youtube)

Appreciate 0
      02-22-2019, 12:25 PM   #7
Chihuahua
Colonel
Chihuahua's Avatar
1265
Rep
2,056
Posts

Drives: BMW
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Tampa Bay, FL

iTrader: (0)

^^^Great post. His pass on Schumi through the bus stop is one of my favorite videos too. I still have my Montoya and Ralf hats from back in the day; I wear them out every now and then.
Appreciate 1
NickyC3953.50

      03-08-2019, 07:45 AM   #8
MKSixer
Major General
MKSixer's Avatar
12523
Rep
6,474
Posts

Drives: 2015 BMW i8, E63 M6, 328d
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Southeast United States

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2016 M4 GTS (Allotted)  [0.00]
2013 BMW 328d  [0.00]
2007 BMW M6  [5.00]
2015 BMW i8  [5.00]
He's been put on gardening leave.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by jtodd_fl View Post
Hell, I get random sausage attacks when I go anywhere.

@[Nyet. Not Russian Hacker](contact:368080)
Ask me hacker question. Hacker question I get answer.
Appreciate 0
      03-19-2019, 01:39 PM   #9
yco
ignorance is bliss..
yco's Avatar
360
Rep
669
Posts

Drives: E71 X6M '10
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Istanbul & Kyiv

iTrader: (0)

things ll get worse after Frank Williams passes which wont be that long i guess..
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:50 PM.




m8
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST