One thing that last weekend's proceedings allowed us to see, was
that the Williams team had infact been hiding their "TRUE" performance
during the winter. I was amazed by how better, they appeared, compared to
other teams (even those using the same engines!). It must be said it
appears unlikely that they will be seriously challenged, especially during
the first part of the season. Adrian Newey has again produced a car so
mcuch better than the others but one thing must be remebered: he is no
longer at Williams. This, I feel, will seriously hamper ther development
of the car during the season, and as other teams slowly catch up with
them, they will be left with Patrick Head and Newey's ex-assistants, who I
feel will be less well able to cope.
Williams may not have the best car in a few seasons time and they
will no longer be able to simply replace drivers because of expense! Will
Williams sink or swim?