Connect with us

2018 F1

Williams FW41 ‘slowest’ in 2018 Formula 1 – Stroll

Published

on

Mika Salo has backed Williams to significantly improve its car. It has been a nightmare start to the 2018 season for the once-great British team.

First, critics blasted Williams’ decision to pair young pay-drivers Lance Stroll and Sergey Sirotkin, and then it emerged that the new car is among the very slowest on the grid.

“I was happy with my race,” Stroll said after Bahrain. “Obviously I wanted a better result.”

The 19-year-old finished just ahead of his Russian teammate Sirotkin, who was dead last.

Stroll told Le Journal de Montreal: “We currently have the slowest car, and I am confident I have made the most of it. In the current situation, it’s the best I could do.

“My consolation is to have beaten my teammate,” he added.

Technical boss Paddy Lowe, having earlier been spotted in a tense meeting with Stroll’s father and backer Lawrence Stroll, admitted Williams has problems.

“We did not have the pace to do other than fight amongst ourselves,” he said. “We need to do an examination and find solutions, even if we have little time.”

Former F1 driver Salo, who works closely with Sirotkin and his backers at SMP Racing, said: “On paper and in aerodynamic numbers, the car looks pretty good. Much better than last year.”

The Finn told the broadcaster C More that a big problem for Williams is making the softer tyres work.

“Yes, the team needs to find something to improve,” Salo admitted. “Luckily they have good engineers like Paddy Lowe and Rob Smedley.

“If they can’t find the solutions, no one can.”

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F114 hours ago

Vettel misses Schumacher amid 2018 F1 struggle

Sebastian Vettel thinks he would benefit from the advice of his old friend and mentor Michael Schumacher. One analysis of...

2018 F12 days ago

Verstappen says Red Bull never considered deal with Alonso

Max Verstappen says Red Bull never considered signing up Fernando Alonso for 2019. That is despite the fact that, recently,...

2018 F12 days ago

Honda poised to overtake Renault for power

Honda could be poised to overtake Renault and cease having the least powerful engine in F1. Auto Motor und Sport...

2018 F14 days ago

Pascal Wehrlein on pole for 2019 Toro Rosso race seat

Pascal Wehrlein has emerged as a top candidate to return to F1 next year. Just days ago, Mercedes admitted that...

2018 F14 days ago

I’ll be with Force India until the end of 2018 – Ocon

Esteban Ocon says he should keep his Force India cockpit for the rest of the 2018 season. Earlier, there was...

2018 F14 days ago

FIA clears legality of Ferrari’s camera-blocking ‘fan’

F1’s governing body has cleared Ferrari to keep using a controversial airbox fan. In the Singapore pits, the Italian team...

2018 F15 days ago

Ricciardo is worth top dollar – Alain Prost

Paying the big bucks for Daniel Ricciardo is an expense that Renault can fully justify. That is the view of...

2018 F15 days ago

Vettel feeling pressure of 2018 F1 title battle – Red Bull

Sebastian Vettel often struggles with pressure. That is the view of Adrian Newey, Red Bull’s famous technical boss who penned...

2018 F15 days ago

Red Bull excluding Ricciardo from meetings

Daniel Ricciardo is set to be given the cold shoulder by Red Bull. The Australian is moving from the energy...

2018 F15 days ago

Recovering Lauda ‘a lot better’ now – brother

Niki Lauda’s brother says the F1 legend is “a lot better” as he recovers from a lung transplant. The F1...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media