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Mike O’Driscoll

By Michaelmad, ago

Classic car enthusiast and graduate of the University of Warwick (where he gained an MBA), Mike O’Driscoll began his career in the automotive industry in the 1970s with Jaguar Rover Triumph, where he remained until 1995 (through the company’s many different guises). At Jaguar he progressed from student, through the Read more…

After an underwhelming qualifying on Saturday afternoon that would see Williams’ two drivers George Russell and Nicholas Latifi line up 18th and 19th respectively for Sunday’s Tuscan Grand Prix, mayhem in the race left Williams and George Russell tantalisingly close to their first points of the season. Shortly after the Read more…

Following Claire Williams decision to resign her position of Deputy Team Principal after last weekend’s Italian Grand Prix at Monza, it has today been announced that Williams’ Managing Director Simon Roberts will step in to the role on a (currently) acting basis. In doing so, Simon Roberts becomes Williams first Read more…

Simon Roberts

By Michaelmad, ago

Simon Roberts joined Williams in the aftermath of Paddy Lowe‘s departure, when a structural review suggested the team might benefit from a more holistic leadership role of Managing Director rather than appointing another Chief Technical Officer – the role vacated by Lowe in 2019. Originally, Simon Roberts’ role was indented Read more…

Hot on the heels of this morning’s announcement that Claire Williams intends to vacate her (de-facto) Team Principal role at the team her father co-founded in 1977, it has now been announced that the Williams family too will have no representation on its board. Sir Frank and Claire, are joined Read more…

Claire Williams steps down

By Michaelmad, ago

Well, there you have it. Williams Deputy Team Principal and daughter of co-founder Sir Frank Williams Claire Williams has today resigned her position and with it ends the Williams family’s half-century long involvement in Formula 1. It probably comes as a surprise to precisely nobody that – following last week’s Read more…

So it’s now been half a dozen days since Williams Racing was sold to New York investment firm Dorilton Capital for a reported £130 million, and we’ve all had a little while to let it sink in, to reflect, and to consider its implications. The Williams Formula 1 team, founded Read more…

The 21st of August 2020 will be remembered as a momentous day in the history of the Williams Formula 1 Team as – after announcing earlier in the year that it was for sale/seeking investment – Williams Racing has today revealed that US Investment firm Dorilton Capital has acquired the Read more…

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