Williams ease concerns over spare parts

Date published: March 30 2019 - Editor

Williams: Have all the spares they need

Williams deputy team principal, Claire Williams, is not particularly concerned about a lack of spare parts at the doomed team.

Prior to track action getting underway in Bahrain, Robert Kubica revealed that both he and George Russell were having to avoid kerbs in order to avoid risking any damage to their FW42 because parts are at a premium.

“You cannot go over the kerbs,” Kubica said.

“Or you can go over the kerbs but the risk is the car will fall apart and then you have no parts to fit them.

“It is already lacking performance and we are adding another factor which is complicating our life.”

But Claire Williams says that the team have “all the spares they need” amid concerns about a cash flow problem at the team.

“Inevitably we’ve got a little bit of a backlog from not having got the car out when we needed to in testing but everyone’s worked really hard at the factory to make sure we’ve got the spares we need,” Williams told Sky Sports F1.

“We’ve got spares for all the parts that we need. We’ve just got to make sure that the drivers don’t do anything on track to jeopardise that.

“I think a lot of teams at this time of year anyway are in a similar kind of position, clearly we didn’t help ourselves but it’s not anything that I’m overly concerned about.”

Williams did have some good news to share in Bahrain, at least, with the legendary Sir Patrick Head back at the team as a consultant.

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