What Williams is learning from its worst car

What Williams is learning from its worst car

Williams has proved in recent races that, far from writing off 2019, it has made tangible progress with its Formula 1 car. That's important for laying the foundations to hit the ground running when the rules change in '21

You might expect a Formula 1 team struggling as badly as Williams to want the season to end right now. With the most uncompetitive car in the team's history, a single fortuitous point and little hope of adding significantly to that in the second half of the year, the rest of 2019 surely seems futile.

But the notion a team in this situation can write off the campaign and turn its attention to a clean sheet of paper for next year is a foolish one. The Williams FW42 is now effectively an experimental car that is inextricably linked not only to the evolutionary 2020 machine, but also the prospects for F1's rules revolution of the following year.

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