Williams is confident of holding off the fast improving Red Bull Racing team in the constructors championship. The Grove based squad still stand in a 59 point advantage over Red Bull, despite Felipe Massa’s misfortunes at Singapore.
The team admit now that the high down-force profiled Singapore Grand Prix is out of the way, the remaining six rounds of the season should suit the FW37. Next up is the Japanese Grand Prix, where the Grove based squad are highly confident of overhauling Red Bull. The team’s straight-line speed advantage mean the team can overcome the shortcomings of the Renault engine.
Williams are very wary of the fast improving Red Bull RB11, as seen from Silverstone the Red Bull is quickly making fast improvements, to make up for their poor start of the season. Rob Smedley is almost certain it will be utterly difficult to overcome the RB11 in all six remaining races, but with a 59 point advantage, the remains to keep confident.
“I don’t think we can read too much into the Singapore result, just as you cannot read too much in to the Italian GP result where we got 22 points on them,”
“I think they are both specialist circuits, so to try to read too much into that and say that is going to be our pace for the rest of the season is slightly naive.
“What I would say is that it is clear that they have made some in-roads with that new front end and have got their car hooked up a little bit better. And it will probably for the remaining six races be quite tight. But that is fine.
“We are here to race with the best of them and it is not a problem. We will carry on developing our car as much as we can, even if the focus is on next year’s car now, not only aero but mechanically as well.
“I am sure if we get everything right then I am confident we will still be third at the end of the season.”