Williams: New promise or false dawn?

Williams: New promise or false dawn?

After a dismal season in 2011, Williams bounced back with the FW34 and took a grand prix win this year. Sam Tremayne caught up with executive director Toto Wolff on how he plans to keep pushing the team forward

When Williams won for the first time in 132 grands prix this year it hinted at a genuine resurgence, but over the remaining 15 races it scored just one top five finish. Next year, it will entrust Pastor Maldonado and rookie Valtteri Bottas with ensuring Barcelona was no false dawn.

By promoting the Finn – long admired but nonetheless lacking grand prix experience – Williams has made a bold statement of intent. While he brings money to the table, it will not fully match the $14 million Bruno Senna's presence was reckoned to be worth. There will be other areas, then, in which he will be expected to trump the Brazilian...

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