WATCH: Williams boss’ Ninja-Like Move on F1 Frontrunner Ferrari

Published 05/29/2022, 7:53 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Pre-Season Testing – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain – February 23, 2022 Williams’ Alexander Albon during testing REUTERS/Albert Gea

Ferrari F1-75 has been the dominant car around the streets of Monaco this year. Because of their superior slow corner speed, the Italian team was able to lock out the front row for the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday. So it came as no surprise when Williams CEO Jost Capito tried to sneak in a picture of the car.

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After a dominant performance in the Monaco Grand Prix qualifying, Ferrari were preparing to lead their F1-75 on their truck. Right then, Capito, who was walking by in the pitlane, sneaked in a picture of the underbody of the car.

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It was a hilarious scenario, as Jost did not even flinch one bit and kept on walking after clicking the picture. Maybe he would like to take some inspiration from the F1-75 to implement on their FW44.

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Williams have been struggling at the back of the grid in F1 for a while now. In the past three seasons, they have finished last twice. But made a resurgent comeback in the 2021 season.

Yet it looks like they might have slumped into the back of the field this season once again. Capito revealed it is a 5-year project minimum before Williams can get back to competing regularly.

“So we are pretty aware that it’s a minimum five-year program. We have seen that in the past, when Ferrari came back it took five years, and they didn’t come back from P10! We’ve seen that with McLaren, we’ve seen that with everybody, it takes five years because you are in constant year-by-year development and to do changes is two-to-three years,” said Jost.

Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 20, 2021, Williams Racing Chief Executive Officer Jost Capito in the FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS

Under the leadership of Capito, Williams are certainly on the right track and constantly pushing to get better results. In 2022, they scored 3 points in the first 6 races.

Can the British team sneak into the points once again in Monaco?

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In Monaco, qualifying is the most important session of the weekend for the teams and drivers. But this season Williams’s Achilles heel has been its qualifying pace, which has left them fighting hard to get into the points in 2022. But they can sneak into the points in Monaco despite starting P16 and P19 on the basis of strategy.

Formula One F1 – Monaco Grand Prix – Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 28, 2022, Williams’ Nicholas Latifi during qualifying REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

The British team has already demonstrated in Australia that they can get into the points with a risky strategy. They pitted their driver Alex Albon on the last lap of the race so that he can finish in P10.

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So they can certainly make progress if they’re smart in terms of strategy on Sunday. It would be quite an accomplishment for the team to get points from the back of the grid in Monaco.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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