“Now we’re financially secure, we can invest in the right things” – Williams F1 team principal Simon Roberts has praised the new owners Dorilton Capital.
Williams F1 team boss Simon Roberts has praised the new owners Dorilton Capital for providing financial stability to the team. After the Williams family left the iconic team, the American investment company took over the management of the company.
“We are a race team, we are an iconic brand but we employ 670 people and they all rely on us for paying the mortgage and putting food on the table and all that kind of stuff and I don’t take that lightly. It does massively help but, on the other hand, F1 is changing.
“Now we’re financially secure, we can invest in the right things, we can make sure we’ve got people to do the things that we need to do but it will shift over time. Things we used to do two years ago perhaps will change to something different in three years’ time.”
— Planet F1 (@Planet_F1) February 4, 2021
Record 23 races this F1 season
Simon Roberts also spoke about the 23-race calendar, calling the schedule challenging. Due to Covid-19, last year saw only 17 races being held. But a ten months full season will bring in a lot of excitement for the F1 faithful.
“I don’t want to sound threatening, but we’re going to have to find ways of being more adaptable, more flexible around supporting 23 races. It’s not sustainable if we blindly think we can just expect everyone to go to a winter test and then to events until December.
“We’ve just got to make sure we’re flexible, agile, and competitive but, hopefully, with a high degree of security for everyone who works for us.”