Williams F1

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rdjohn

3,402 posts

136 months

Thursday 16th May
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TheDeuce said:
Hate to be an arse, but technically that's no longer true in the modern world - she could re-identify as a male without the pre-requisite dick wink

I take your point though! But that analogy is now tragically non PC. Shame, it's a good analogy.
Perhaps the truth is that a Claire & Co identify as losers and so are content to be at the back of the grid.

It is only our misconception that expects them to identify as racers.

TheDeuce

1,423 posts

7 months

Thursday 16th May
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rdjohn said:
Perhaps the truth is that a Claire & Co identify as losers and so are content to be at the back of the grid.

It is only our misconception that expects them to identify as racers.
That and the mission statement on the homepage of their website.

"Williams is one of the world’s leading Formula 1 teams. It exists purely to race in the top echelon of motor racing"

Hmm...

skwdenyer

6,888 posts

181 months

Thursday 16th May
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TheDeuce said:
That and the mission statement on the homepage of their website.

"Williams is one of the world’s leading Formula 1 teams. It exists purely to race in the top echelon of motor racing"

Hmm...
Both statements are true this year. That’s the problem - the ambition is no greater.

TheDeuce

1,423 posts

7 months

Thursday 16th May
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skwdenyer said:
TheDeuce said:
That and the mission statement on the homepage of their website.

"Williams is one of the world’s leading Formula 1 teams. It exists purely to race in the top echelon of motor racing"

Hmm...
Both statements are true this year. That’s the problem - the ambition is no greater.
I'm not sure they're racing this year. They're occasionally getting in the way of some other cars that are racing.

At the season start I did briefly think that at least their drivers could race one another, but despite GR beating RK at every race, people keep telling me it's not reflective of anything, for one reason or another.


Big Robbo

83 posts

87 months

Thursday 16th May
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Maybe Williams should get in touch with Tom Hartley? He seems a bit flush.....
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Europa1

7,865 posts

129 months

Thursday 16th May
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Big Robbo said:
Maybe Williams should get in touch with Tom Hartley? He seems a bit flush.....
Is that "the brand alone is worth £250m" Tom Hartley?

They may have something in common - their connection with reality.

Bullitt Five-Oh

657 posts

8 months

Thursday 16th May
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Big Robbo said:
Maybe Williams should get in touch with Tom Hartley? He seems a bit flush.....
Is that the guy who likes watersports?

mat205125

15,537 posts

154 months

Friday 17th May
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Europa1 said:
Big Robbo said:
Maybe Williams should get in touch with Tom Hartley? He seems a bit flush.....
Is that "the brand alone is worth £250m" Tom Hartley?

They may have something in common - their connection with reality.
I thought he was the guy who wrote the book about Fly Fishing?

groomi

9,162 posts

184 months

Friday 17th May
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mat205125 said:
Europa1 said:
Big Robbo said:
Maybe Williams should get in touch with Tom Hartley? He seems a bit flush.....
Is that "the brand alone is worth £250m" Tom Hartley?

They may have something in common - their connection with reality.
I thought he was the guy who wrote the book about Fly Fishing?
No, that was JR - before he was shot in the shower.

Fundoreen

725 posts

24 months

Friday 17th May
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Williams some how missing out on the rich energy money seems to have been forgotten...
Im guessing someone at williams saw the whyte (rich energy) logo and could see it was a bit of a chancer they were dealing with.
Actually im sure I remember an F1 or williams connection with the nutty looking whyte mtb from a few years back.

rallycross

9,881 posts

178 months

Friday 17th May
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Fundoreen said:
Williams some how missing out on the rich energy money seems to have been forgotten...
Im guessing someone at williams saw the whyte (rich energy) logo and could see it was a bit of a chancer they were dealing with.
Actually im sure I remember an F1 or williams connection with the nutty looking whyte mtb from a few years back.
Williams might have become a tail end charlie but they are not stupid and would have seen straight through these chancers with a bit of digging.

Fundoreen

725 posts

24 months

Friday 17th May
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bit of digging and I have the connection. A benetton F1 designer.

https://questadventure.wordpress.com/2016/02/10/wh...

rscott

8,636 posts

132 months

Williams announce a new development driver - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/48333331 . Might be a clever move - she's certainly a decent enough driver and might help attract some new sponsorship.

TheDeuce

1,423 posts

7 months

rscott said:
Williams announce a new development driver - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/48333331 . Might be a clever move - she's certainly a decent enough driver and might help attract some new sponsorship.
Interesting, and yes it makes sense for Williams, and good for Jamie too!


Big Robbo

83 posts

87 months

TheDeuce said:
Interesting, and yes it makes sense for Williams, and good for Jamie too!
Or it could be the biggest mistake of Jamie's career, akin to stowing away on the titanic!

TheDeuce

1,423 posts

7 months

Big Robbo said:
TheDeuce said:
Interesting, and yes it makes sense for Williams, and good for Jamie too!
Or it could be the biggest mistake of Jamie's career, akin to stowing away on the titanic!
Haha!

I'm sure she might have wished for another team to give her the opportunity! But in the end, any F1 team is better than none. Good for her CV at the very least.

Dynamic Space Wizard

560 posts

45 months

It'll be good if she turns out to be three seconds a lap quicker than George and Robert.

Munter

28,571 posts

182 months

Dynamic Space Wizard said:
It'll be good if she turns out to be three seconds a lap quicker than George and Robert.
I don't think she'll be driving anything but the Sim yet from what was written.

Obviously if she blows their socks off in the sim it's still pretty embarrassing. But I don't think George is slow...

TheDeuce

1,423 posts

7 months

Dynamic Space Wizard said:
It'll be good if she turns out to be three seconds a lap quicker than George and Robert.
Even a sign she was a couple of tenths faster probably get her a seat.

I'd love it! I'm not really sold on the segregation that Formula W has introduced, I get the logic but it feels like a backwards step. What we really need to get more girls into karting is an ultimate female driver, in an F1 car.

I'm aware that she is also in FW and that's a factor in her selection by Williams. I don't think any aspiring racer needs to go through formula W to get into F1 though, they just need take the more traditional route starting with karts, and make sure they beat the boys smile

TheDeuce

1,423 posts

7 months

Munter said:
I don't think she'll be driving anything but the Sim yet from what was written.

Obviously if she blows their socks off in the sim it's still pretty embarrassing. But I don't think George is slow...
That's how I read it too. Makes little difference either way though. If she did beat either driver by the slimmest of margins consistently in the simulator, shed be dropped into one of their cars at the first opportunity.

All pie in the sky speculation of course. No reason at all to think she has that kind of potential. You never know though..