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Lowe Encouraged By Williams

Lowe Encouraged By Williams

Technical director Paddy Lowe feels Williams will provide their drivers with a much better car than last season in 2019.

The Grove-based marque are desperately trying to rediscover the form which saw them win nine Constructors’ Championships – the last coming as long ago as 1997.

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They endured a dreadful 2018 Formula 1 campaign, finishing last of the 10 teams and scoring just seven points all year, and there is a sense that things can only get better.

However, a late arrival at pre-season testing in Barcelona was another setback, with driver Robert Kubica admitting that they did not get too much out of testing in Spain.

The returning Polish flyer will partner Britain’s Formula Two champion George Russell at Williams this season, and Lowe feels there are no comparisons between last year’s model and the car the duo will race over the next nine months.

“A car that is far more driveable, a car that you can work with from a driving point of view, you can control your management of tyre, you can control the balance and pace, was definitely not a description we could have given about last year’s car,” he told Motorsport.com. “So that is very encouraging.”

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