F1 showing McLaren, Williams ‘no mercy’

Date published: January 8 2019

F1 shows no mercy to McLaren, Williams

Formula 1’s managing director of motorsport, Ross Brawn, has bemoaned the continued struggles of McLaren and Williams.

Once giants of Formula 1, McLaren and Williams have fallen far, far away from World Championship contention and both will be desperate to take a step in the right direction again in 2019.

But Brawn has highlighted just how important stability is in a sport as unforgiving as Formula 1.

“Mercedes still have the same people that I found there in 2007 [when it was Honda] and that is more than 10 years of stability,” Brawn told Autosport.

“That’s so important.

“Williams and McLaren, they went through changes and it always takes a while for those things to settle down.

“They are great teams with a great history, but unfortunately Formula 1 is not a great respecter of histories. It only respects what’s going on track.

“We as Formula 1 very much want those teams to get back into a competitive position because they’re great teams and great brands. But Formula 1 has no mercy.

“If you’re not doing a first-class job, it’s demonstrated every Sunday or every other Sunday. They have capacity to get back into a competitive place, but it’s a tough job.”

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