Fans of Williams F1 might want to look away now because here’s the latest Formula 1 championship table after the opening two rounds of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship.

Position Driver Team Points
1 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 44
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 43
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull 27
4 Charles Leclerc Red Bull 26
5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 22
6 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 10
7 Lando Norris McLaren 8
8 Kevin Magnussen Haas 8
9 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 6
10 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 4
11 Lance Stroll Racing Point 2
12 Alexander Albon Toro Rosso 2
13 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1
14 Sergio Perez Racing Point 1
15 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 0
16 George Russell Williams 0
17 Robert Kubica Williams 0
18 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 0
19 Romain Grosjean Haas 0
20 Carlos Sainz McLaren 0

 

As you can see, and as you’re no doubt aware, Williams are languishing towards the foot of the table, a place the team has become accustomed to, having occupied bottom place in both drivers and constructors championships since the outset of the 2018 F1 season.

Working hard to change that behind the scenes are Claire Williams and now Sir Patrick Head who recently returned to the Grove team after postponing his retirement from the sport, having remained a shareholder since he handed over his role as technical director to Sam Michael in 2004.

Responsibility for on-track performance falls to Williams’ two drivers, veteran of five season in F1 Robert Kubica who returns to the sport after a forced hiatus of around eight years as a result of injuries sustained in a rally crash in Andorra in 2011, and rookie George Russell, part of Mercedes F1’s young driver programme.

Having missed the first couple of days of pre-season testing in Barcelona in February 2019, Williams hit the track in Melbourne knowing that their preparation was far from complete and so were forced into turning that, and the following Grand Prix in Bahrain as test sessions in an effort to progress the car as quickly as possible.

 


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