Frank Williams at it again

Frank Williams at it again

Post by Philip Newnha » Sat, 13 May 2000 04:00:00


I'm listening to Radio 1, and hearing that Williams is asking about
Montoya's availability. This after announcing that Button still has to prove
it in the car to keep his place. I thought out-qualifying your team-mate
twice was usually good enough for this stage? Why is Williams pressurising
Button?

--
Phil

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the
opportunity in every difficulty. "
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

 
 
 

Frank Williams at it again

Post by Barry Posne » Sat, 13 May 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

> Why is Williams pressurising Button?

He only has a short amount of time in which to cook him.

bp

 
 
 

Frank Williams at it again

Post by ADen » Sat, 13 May 2000 04:00:00

On Fri, 12 May 2000 17:30:10 GMT, "Philip Newnham"

Quote:

>I'm listening to Radio 1, and hearing that Williams is asking about
>Montoya's availability. This after announcing that Button still has to prove
>it in the car to keep his place. I thought out-qualifying your team-mate
>twice was usually good enough for this stage? Why is Williams pressurising
>Button?

>--
>Phil

>"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the
>opportunity in every difficulty. "
>- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

You didn't expect him to be coddled in F1 did you?

Just look at it like your own sig.  A pessimist
would view this as extraordinary pressure...

An optimist would view this as a great opportunity
to prove himself beyond any doubt.

A lot of people foresaw this kind of pressure
coming and I'm sure Jenson was one of them.  He
seems to be doing fine so far.

Frank is a ruthless man, ask anybody.

Andre

 
 
 

Frank Williams at it again

Post by Dave Gree » Sat, 13 May 2000 04:00:00


Quote:
> I'm listening to Radio 1, and hearing that Williams is asking about
> Montoya's availability. This after announcing that Button still has to
prove
> it in the car to keep his place. I thought out-qualifying your team-mate
> twice was usually good enough for this stage? Why is Williams pressurising
> Button?

Knowing Williams, they will make the wrong decision whatever they choose.
They really have a knack of getting it wrong when it comes to driver
changes.

One thing is for sure, when he comes over, the world will know about
Montoya. I think he may be more arrogant even than Michael Schumacher. I can
just imagine the bickering if they were in contention for the WC together.

--
Kind regards

Dave Green

 
 
 

Frank Williams at it again

Post by Tony Gartshor » Sat, 13 May 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

>One thing is for sure, when he comes over, the world will know about
>Montoya. I think he may be more arrogant even than Michael Schumacher. I
can
>just imagine the bickering if they were in contention for the WC together.

>--
>Kind regards

>Dave Green

Welcome back Dave, Emma said you might be around this weekend...

Tony.

 
 
 

Frank Williams at it again

Post by David Butte » Sun, 14 May 2000 04:00:00


Quote:
>I'm listening to Radio 1, and hearing that Williams is asking about
>Montoya's availability. This after announcing that Button still has
>to prove it in the car to keep his place. I thought out-qualifying
>your team-mate twice was usually good enough for this stage? Why is
>Williams pressurising Button?

Because of the old Williams rule: on no account must your two drivers
be able to stand each other...

--
David.
"After all, a mere thousand yards - such a harmless little knoll,
really."
(Raymond Mays on Shelsley Walsh)

 
 
 

Frank Williams at it again

Post by John Fo » Sun, 14 May 2000 04:00:00

Why do you assume it is Buttons place under threat?


Quote:
> I'm listening to Radio 1, and hearing that Williams is asking about
> Montoya's availability. This after announcing that Button still has to
prove
> it in the car to keep his place. I thought out-qualifying your team-mate
> twice was usually good enough for this stage? Why is Williams pressurising
> Button?

> --
> Phil

> "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees
the
> opportunity in every difficulty. "
> - Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

 
 
 

Frank Williams at it again

Post by Dave Gree » Sun, 14 May 2000 04:00:00


Quote:
> Welcome back Dave, Emma said you might be around this weekend...

> Tony.

I wouldn't want to disappoint.

--
Kind regards

Dave Green

 
 
 

Frank Williams at it again

Post by GraDe » Sun, 14 May 2000 04:00:00

Quote:
> I'm listening to Radio 1, and hearing that Williams is asking about
> Montoya's availability. This after announcing that Button still has to
prove
> it in the car to keep his place. I thought out-qualifying your team-mate
> twice was usually good enough for this stage? Why is Williams pressurising
> Button?

Simply because Button is nowhere near the driver Montoya is.
Frank has a contract on Montoya, the CART champ in his rookie year!

That would be the European equivalent to Button winning the F1title in his
first year!!!!

As a bonus, Montoya has tested extensively with Williams and knows their
setup already, he's also very  experienced in racing in Europe.

All I can say is: What in heaven's sake would make you keep Jenson over
Juan?

 
 
 

Frank Williams at it again

Post by Tim » Sun, 14 May 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

>Why do you assume it is Buttons place under threat?

Haven't Williams already signed Ralf for next season also?

Tim

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Frank Williams at it again

Post by CI » Sun, 14 May 2000 04:00:00


Quote:
> Why do you assume it is Buttons place under threat?

It's a good assumption seeing that Ralf has been out of Button's
class as a driver this year.  Also, Ralf has a contract that lasts
at least through 2001.

Any other questions?

Quote:



> > I'm listening to Radio 1, and hearing that Williams is asking about
> > Montoya's availability. This after announcing that Button still has to
> prove
> > it in the car to keep his place. I thought out-qualifying your team-mate
> > twice was usually good enough for this stage? Why is Williams
pressurising
> > Button?

> > --
> > Phil

> > "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees
> the
> > opportunity in every difficulty. "
> > - Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

 
 
 

Frank Williams at it again

Post by Philip Newnha » Sun, 14 May 2000 04:00:00


Quote:
> Why do you assume it is Buttons place under threat?

Ralf is good enough to keep his place, but not good enough to ask more than
Williams can pay. And Williams has already commented that he still has to
prove himself in the car (Button that is).

--
Phil

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the
opportunity in every difficulty. "
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

 
 
 

Frank Williams at it again

Post by Philip Newnha » Sun, 14 May 2000 04:00:00


Quote:
> You didn't expect him to be coddled in F1 did you?

I don't think he has been...

Quote:
> A lot of people foresaw this kind of pressure
> coming and I'm sure Jenson was one of them.  He
> seems to be doing fine so far.

It's a bit rough coming from your boss. I guess that's what he calls
motivating the troops, but I wouldn't much like it.

--
Phil

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the
opportunity in every difficulty. "
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

 
 
 

Frank Williams at it again

Post by Philip Newnha » Sun, 14 May 2000 04:00:00


Quote:



> > Why do you assume it is Buttons place under threat?

> It's a good assumption seeing that Ralf has been out of Button's
> class as a driver this year.  Also, Ralf has a contract that lasts
> at least through 2001.

Were you watching the British GP? Button has been ahead in qualifying on
several occasions, and consistently within 0.5s of RS so far, even on the
tracks he didn't know. Whilst RS is still the better driver, there is no way
you can say he outclasses Button. Outclassed would be Zonta vs JV.

--
Phil

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the
opportunity in every difficulty. "
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

 
 
 

Frank Williams at it again

Post by Philip Newnha » Sun, 14 May 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> > I'm listening to Radio 1, and hearing that Williams is asking about
> > Montoya's availability. This after announcing that Button still has to
> prove
> > it in the car to keep his place. I thought out-qualifying your team-mate
> > twice was usually good enough for this stage? Why is Williams
pressurising
> > Button?

> Simply because Button is nowhere near the driver Montoya is.
> Frank has a contract on Montoya, the CART champ in his rookie year!

> That would be the European equivalent to Button winning the F1title in his
> first year!!!!

> As a bonus, Montoya has tested extensively with Williams and knows their
> setup already, he's also very  experienced in racing in Europe.

> All I can say is: What in heaven's sake would make you keep Jenson over
> Juan?

Montoya is a liability. I think that he would be very controversial as an F1
driver. JB also has less experience than him. If I were Williams, and I
thought I had a shot at the WDC next year, then I would keep the current
line-up for stability and run Ralf as the number 1 driver. If Williams had
the car of the field, they'd win both world championships with that, and not
worry about loosing out to a Schumacher type effort (*** the number 2
driver, I want another WDC, and while my opponents squabble among
themselves, in I come). CART Champions do not always make good F1 racers.

--
Phil

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the
opportunity in every difficulty. "
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)