The restructuring at Williams seems far to be ended: the series of seasons to forget is now joined by the 2019 one. 2 seconds per lap was the gap which both drivers were obliged to suffer in certain rounds.
The priority order was to a full revitalization of the entire technical sector of the team: Paddy Lowe left the guide role of the all area, leaving the single chiefs without a common way to follow.
Contemporary to this events, the announcement of the exit from the CTO figure of Renault’s Nick Chester was immediately linked with a manoeuvre from Grove in trying to get one of the most experienced engineer of the early 2000s; Chester is now starting his gardening leave, but rumours captured by Motorsport.com named him as one of the most likely appointed candidates for the vacancy at Sir Frank’s premises.
On the driving side, Claire has already made the move for covering the left seat left from the promotion of Nicholas Latifi to the racing team roster. Former Red Bull protégé, Dan Ticktum, will be the Development Driver for the next championship, after having been confirmed as one the drivers competing in DAMS squad for the F2 events.
The two-time conqueror of the unique Macau F3 contest, was left apart from Helmut Marko after having spent only half season in the Japanese Super Formula championship: Patricio O’Ward took his seat and for Dan the November ‘Guia race’ in the former Portuguese colony was the only revenge that could boost his career again.
The Briton, frontrunner in the 2018 F3 campaign, will be assigned to the simulator activity alongside a full immersion during races and events.