Jost Capito insists Williams Racing will not put the development of their 2022 Formula 1 car at risk by making any unnecessary developments to the FW43B in 2021.
Despite aiming to draw themselves off the bottom of the Constructors’ Championship this season, Williams is not looking to make a major development push in improving the car, with their main aim in moving up the pecking order when the new rules and regulations come into play next year.
“It is a transitional season ’21 and we are really focusing on the ’22 car,” Williams CEO Capito is quoted as saying by Motorsport.com. “We are not going to take compromises on the ’22 car because of the ’21 car.
“There is not so much more we can do on the ’21 car. We will fight through the season, and we will push. We know where the car is and we will of course do further development but what can be done without compromising the ’22 car.”
Capito say the team will continue to fight in 2021 and are aiming for their nearest rivals in the championship, but he insists it will be unfair to judge the team based on points or finishing positions this season.
“We really need a significant step in ’22 with the new regulation and with a new car,” added Capito. “So that is where we are aiming at.
“That means for ’21 we will still fight and want to make the best out of it. But we are not measuring the success in points or in positions. We try to understand the car more.
“Of course, we do some smaller developments when we know something is wrong, or we can improve. Of course, we will do that, but we will not be sacrificing on the ’22 car.”