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

Position Driver Team Points
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 223
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 184
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 136
4 Max Verstappen Red Bull 123
5 Charles Leclerc Red Bull 120
6 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 55
7 Carlos Sainz McLaren 38
8 Kimi Raikkonen Alfa Romeo 25
9 Lando Norris McLaren 22
10 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 22
11 Nico Hulkenberg Renault 17
12 Kevin Magnussen Haas 14
13 Sergio Perez Racing Point 13
14 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 12
15 Alexander Albon Toro Rosso 7
16 Lance Stroll Racing Point 6
17 Romain Grosjean Haas 2
18 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1
19 George Russell Williams 0
20 Robert Kubica Williams 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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