Sam Michael on Williams's prospects

Sam Michael on Williams's prospects

It's been a winter of change for Williams, with two new drivers and a new engine partner. Adam Cooper heard the inside line from the team's technical director Sam Michael

It's all change at Williams this year with two new drivers (albeit one promoted from the test role) and a switch of engine supplier marking something of a new era for the team. There's also fresh investment from the first outside shareholder to join Sir Frank Williams and Patrick Head, which can only be a positive.

In contrast to several of its rivals, there's been no underlying uncertainty surrounding the team, no doubts about the future. After a satisfactory but perhaps ultimately disappointing 2009 season, everyone has simply got on with the job of producing the FW32, and making it a little quicker than its predecessor.

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