Claire Williams reveals reasons for F1 exit ahead of final Grand Prix as a family run team

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Claire Williams has spoken candidly to Sky Sports F1 about her reasons for stepping away from the team and Formula 1 - admitting she would have likely found staying into its new era under different owners "enormously difficult".
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Komentarze
Kevin Hannant
Kevin Hannant 20 dni temu
Well it's a shame giving the Heritage of this team . It has had some legends driving for them . But let's face it Claire has done nothing at all to make this team succeed , giving the success Frank had while he was in charge. Was she the wrong person for the job ABSOLUTELY . Frank should have placed someone else in charge Instead of passing the responsibility to her daughter who hasnt got a clue . Yes shes done the right thing by selling the team . Shes walking away with a tidy profit and what has been achieved by William's will all be down to Frank not Claire .
T 25
T 25 21 dzień temu
🙂
Forged in England
Forged in England Miesiąc temu
It takes real guts to basically say your not good enough. She is a truly amazing person but unfortunately they will always be someone better than you in life which is obviously has accepted. Incredible women.
Jeff Galletta
Jeff Galletta Miesiąc temu
Absolutely brilliant responses to painful questions. Claire Williams is a total class act (just like her mum).
Mayte Justino
Mayte Justino Miesiąc temu
Williams will forever be remember as a CLASS ACT Formula one racing team, they are classy and sport-passionate something to be proud of, specially in f1 bussiness. All the best to this team
Leroy Carter
Leroy Carter 2 miesięcy temu
Having watched the Netflix series it was clear she was out of her depth. Nice lady but being the daughter of a racing legend doesn't make you qualified or capable of doing the same.
jamiejosh96
jamiejosh96 2 miesięcy temu
Most likeable I have ever seen Claire
formulafan
formulafan 2 miesięcy temu
Had a hard week and this was just what I needed after this day to make it a bit better . Formula video + listening to the music I like (Delta Parole, Metallica and other) make me feel the speed and excitement!
Keith Goslin
Keith Goslin 2 miesięcy temu
I love all the team owners and team managers in here. All of you should go run a team and I bet it would be an outstanding success. Clowns. I bet non of you have ever even been on a team let alone how it all works.
special cook day
special cook day 2 miesięcy temu
For a sport that is mainly for guys. It's amazing how she ran her father's job for so long. Hope she would be happy about what she have done to the sport of men. Now there will be ladies who has a chance or taught about becoming a same position she done. Would want to do it as she did. Have a great life.
7orqu3
7orqu3 2 miesięcy temu
She shouldn't have been given the team to lead in the first place.
Paul Scarth
Paul Scarth 2 miesięcy temu
Had a massive lump in my throat watching recent interviews with Claire. Williams have been such a massive influence in the sport. To see her and the family leave the sport on what most will see a low point is SO sad. Least she's chosen to leave the sport for the right reasons. Good luck to her, Frank and the rest of the family. Hopefully the future of the team does her and the family proud. Have a fantastic retirement / future Claire. You and the family richly deserve it!! x
Romy De Guzman
Romy De Guzman 2 miesięcy temu
Congratulations to Claire Williams for this honest and heartfelt interview, all the best in your future endeavours....
D A
D A 2 miesięcy temu
Yes, massive respect, too many have got too much to say (negative) I so wished it would have come together better, innumerable reasons why it didn't, but imagine her stature if a little luck went their way (you know there's always at least a small element of that)
Adam D
Adam D 2 miesięcy temu
Shafted Damon Hill after he became world champion Karmas a bitch.
The KosH Plays
The KosH Plays 2 miesięcy temu
ridiculous that they wear masks when they are socially distant.
Henry T
Henry T 2 miesięcy temu
I really hope they will keep the name William up. its been in F1 for a long time.
Steve Fowler
Steve Fowler 2 miesięcy temu
The only way a family could own an F1 team today and be successful both monetarily and on the circuit would be if the principle owner also coincidentally was a genius Engineer/Aerodynamicist with the Systems Analysis/Program Management skills of the Apollo Moon shot team. Claire has some deep family loyalty but beyond that I don't think she brought anything to F1 (a Ph.D. Aerospace Engineer who works for a large American defense contractor's Missile System company.
Wenceslau Melo
Wenceslau Melo 2 miesięcy temu
Claire is pure inspirarion!
Tarek El-Maddah
Tarek El-Maddah 2 miesięcy temu
Never liked her father for what he did to Mansel ... still a sad day that last family team exits the sport ...
lina nicolia
lina nicolia 2 miesięcy temu
Hey Claire, you should have given it a try behind the wheel to see what the real team is about. There is more to it than being a CEO, especially if your life is on the line. Yours never was. It was about business. Businesses come and go.......but good drivers do not.
Audrey Christie
Audrey Christie 2 miesięcy temu
A credit to her Dad and a credit to herself, well said Claire.
Marco Solo
Marco Solo 2 miesięcy temu
Why would you stick around in this kiddy car racing anyway
Martyboy
Martyboy 2 miesięcy temu
I absolutley love you Claire, enjoy your time off but please come back to F1 in a while, once you have gotten bored of a normal life, X
Fast H Racing
Fast H Racing 2 miesięcy temu
However I guess you have to cash your chips in at some stage.
Fast H Racing
Fast H Racing 2 miesięcy temu
ONE reason the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ she/they received
Lakshith K S
Lakshith K S 2 miesięcy temu
finally, a mask that fits!!!
Silas Mayes
Silas Mayes 2 miesięcy temu
Damn what an interview!
Yotam
Yotam 2 miesięcy temu
I don’t like Claire
LOT 6
LOT 6 2 miesięcy temu
Could of had a tiny bit of respect and honor and have let your brother have a go at the top job.
j Cornish
j Cornish 2 miesięcy temu
This is the end game for f1. It can’t survive with antiquated ice’s and boring 1 or at best 2 comipetitive team races
Ev Hartley-McD
Ev Hartley-McD 2 miesięcy temu
Claire Williams deserves a lot more respect for her contribution to F1 since taking over from her father. Such a good person will always be thought of positively. All the best to her and her future.
Warwick Hewitt
Warwick Hewitt 2 miesięcy temu
It's a sad day for F1 losing another truly independent team as Williams. Big respect to Claire and Frank for their services to F1.
Daltira
Daltira 2 miesięcy temu
She was fired.
Alain Belanger
Alain Belanger 2 miesięcy temu
Today’s F1 It more the way it was Be proud. Go in politics.
Ryan S
Ryan S 2 miesięcy temu
coz she sucks at the job, face facts
Jonny O
Jonny O 2 miesięcy temu
Reason is simple. She is not her father and "formula one" is in the toilet. Actually it's good to see a former great team exit this now miserable auto event. Staying around longer would really have tarnished the team that frank built. RIP Williams, you gave us such wonderful memories over the decades
MrGbustamante
MrGbustamante 2 miesięcy temu
Very well said. She gets it.
:Joe -bloggs.
:Joe -bloggs. 2 miesięcy temu
I can't watch this with the stupid mask on.
Angga Yuda
Angga Yuda 2 miesięcy temu
😊😊😊....
J D
J D 2 miesięcy temu
Fare player to her. To run a team at the pinnacle of the sport is amazing
ALL@SEA RPW
ALL@SEA RPW 2 miesięcy temu
Formula one has turned into a Media circus over the years .If it wasn,t for BERNIE -E. it would have ended years ago after some really bad crashes and team were struggling to fund rebuilding their cars and loaning tyres to other teams who didn,t have spares ones .If it wasn,t for men like FRANK- W COLLIN- C - JACK - B BRUCE- MC and others who were driven men , built cars to win on a budget . The Drives who passed away , so safety rules came in to protect every one in the sport which cost more money . The ingenuity that the teams have come up with over the years is staggering and the budgets get bigger .So I think Frank Williams and Claire have given it their best and achieved so much over the years .It,s better to go with Dignity than to be put on GARDENING LEAVE like RON DENNIS when he spoke out . Corporations and Accountants think they run every thing these days , BUT IT STILL TAKES ONE OR TWO PEOPLE TO START IT ALL OFF, with a passion.
manjit Marwaha
manjit Marwaha 2 miesięcy temu
Head held where, your a spoilt little bratt
manjit Marwaha
manjit Marwaha 2 miesięcy temu
Crap team management, I think thank god they've gone. I what a spoilt little pratt
olusegun Ilesanmi
olusegun Ilesanmi 2 miesięcy temu
Very Classy Team leader. One of the very best in formula 1
Jarle Øygarden
Jarle Øygarden 2 miesięcy temu
Massive respect❤️
Alex Gibson
Alex Gibson 2 miesięcy temu
She’s a class act
Kinjal Vyas
Kinjal Vyas 2 miesięcy temu
Williams always was a team so close to my heart I hope the new people run it well and hopefully they come up agian towards the front end of the grid.
Dong Luc
Dong Luc 2 miesięcy temu
Sky gonna sign her anyway
C SMITH
C SMITH 2 miesięcy temu
No Claire, i'm currently 5th in points (F1 game Williams Car) going into Eifel GP this week & I just dl a great setup which we can be top 5 if ..w.e ....j/k :P Thank You for all the hard work & wishing you only the Best of things to come in the future~ C-H-E-E-R-S!! From Ft.Lauderdale, FL.
Andy Bush
Andy Bush 2 miesięcy temu
That was a great interview from so many perspectives.
Rutexas
Rutexas 2 miesięcy temu
Watching people sitting way apart wearing masks is gettimg a little too ridiculous. F 1
Der Panda
Der Panda 2 miesięcy temu
it's a real shame, but the fight they fought to keep going in recent years and the history that they've made has been beautiful.
NCB
NCB 2 miesięcy temu
Frank was a stubborn and reckless autocrat who couldn't bear the fact that he didn't achieve the success he thought he deserved, then fell out with his son, who should have been the one to go on and run the business and to spite him, placed Claire in control, who cluelessly ran the business down and ultimately into failure. Well done Franky! Happy Christmas.
Kippers Mcgee
Kippers Mcgee 2 miesięcy temu
Claire is pure class!
Bobby Baggs
Bobby Baggs 2 miesięcy temu
O man am I going to miss her! Love ya Claire and good luck in the future.
Mralism
Mralism 2 miesięcy temu
My first ever formula 1 merchandise was a team Williams shirt..
benno de bruyn
benno de bruyn 2 miesięcy temu
so its just ego.. well done lady.. you have ruined your legacy, not saved it.
Ice Guy
Ice Guy 2 miesięcy temu
You don't need masks if you're ten feet apart!
Adam Snyman
Adam Snyman 2 miesięcy temu
Thank you Williams family for your amazing effort and contribution to F1.
alfonso santos
alfonso santos 2 miesięcy temu
Great boss. F1 needs more woman in top positions . 🙏🏼🌹
Karl Meyer
Karl Meyer 2 miesięcy temu
Such a great interview, and she's such a class act. The sport is made worse by the exit of the Williams family, and the idea of a family run team that started from the bottom. I hope to see greater diversity in F1 from the typical corporate constructors, and hope maybe one day the barrier for entry into F1 is lower so if another family "startup" wants to get into it they can.
sever 13 clouds
sever 13 clouds 2 miesięcy temu
She handled it and she is an inspiration to everyone. Hard work, sacrifice, being involved..fkn ey
Kwale Ikafa
Kwale Ikafa 2 miesięcy temu
Claire we love you! You will be sadly missed!
matthew 2779
matthew 2779 2 miesięcy temu
Why is she scratching her mask ? 😂
matthew 2779
matthew 2779 2 miesięcy temu
Dude got fat af
matthew 2779
matthew 2779 2 miesięcy temu
Kind of ironic to see Claire Williams wearing a Williams team shirt with a Mercedes AMG logo on it speaks volumes about this money grubbing sport don't it ? F1 destroyed williams. Funny how the team with the less money still has to buy Mercedes AMG Parts but can't win a race. That goes to show you what a joke Formula 1 is #WilliamsIsF1
Chris Thomson
Chris Thomson 2 miesięcy temu
OBE for Claire , for her commitment and dedication to the sport , what an inspiration ..
Silver Surfer66
Silver Surfer66 2 miesięcy temu
Thank you Claire
DigzGuy
DigzGuy 2 miesięcy temu
In a sport and a world that puts winning above all else, I would say this to Claire Williams: Your worth as a person, and your legacy as team principal of Williams Racing, may not be about the things we're told matter. The podiums, the constructors' titles! The big sponsors! Your legacy is with the grace, dedication, doggedness with which you sought to keep your dad's team going. Your legacy is with the relationships with those men and women in the Williams Racing team over the years. It is perhaps giving others second and third chances they would never get anywhere else! You may not have a cabinet full of trophies, but you are an inspiration. Hold your head up high, and I do pray for the best for you. Good people are not easy to come across in this man eat man world, and confident that legacies mean more than trophies, podiums, and dollars, may your star shine on bright. Never ever look down on your journey, or let it be in any way be diminished by the titles you didnt win or the accolades you did not receive. Your journey is an inspiration to the 99% (that dont win) on how to live and lead when things aren't going well or according to plan! When I think of Williams Racing, it is your legacy I will remember! Shine on, wherever the journey takes you next!
Tullochgorum
Tullochgorum 2 miesięcy temu
What a dignified exit - respect!
Stevie boy
Stevie boy 2 miesięcy temu
legends! they are the end of an era for me....true British family grit, ingenuity, drive, passion, integrity and above all else class!....f1 will never be the same. thanks for all you gave us and best wishes in all you do the williams family
volkerc
volkerc 2 miesięcy temu
Sad day, sad times. I will always remember the great times with Nigel Mansell-
Steven Silva
Steven Silva 2 miesięcy temu
Thanl Frank amd Claire... you will be missed
Steven Macdonald
Steven Macdonald 2 miesięcy temu
Thank you to the whole Williams family. You have stood proud for so many years. So many iconic moments. You will be missed 🏁🏁🏁
Teutone58
Teutone58 2 miesięcy temu
This once glorious team had to be sold because of years of making too many bad decisions, which means bad leadership. I am puzzled by all the TV accolades of Claire Williams. No doubt she is passionate about the team, but the downward spiral began and continued under her stewardship. Being the back marker of the field, despite having the Mercedes engine? All accolades should be directed to a deserving Frank Williams, a true racer and motorsport guy. The Family is very fortunate to have come out of this with a pile of money. At least the Williams name will continue in Formula One.
Ethan Caban
Ethan Caban 2 miesięcy temu
I think people forget that Claire has been in charge for 7 years, and in that time they had 15 podiums and two 3rd place finishes in the constructors. Once ahead of Ferrari, and once ahead of Red Bull. Not a bad job from Claire if you ask me.
Jonny O
Jonny O 2 miesięcy temu
It's called franks legacy
Eric Pease
Eric Pease 2 miesięcy temu
nice watch!
cj mead
cj mead 2 miesięcy temu
I will miss seeing her and Sir Frank in the paddock on race day.
868686mauro
868686mauro 2 miesięcy temu
Damn shame.
Archie Redman
Archie Redman 2 miesięcy temu
I wish everyone would have been behind Claire the way they are now right from the start,I wish I could accomplish what she has. I hope Frank Williams is doing well these days, we sure sure miss seeing him.To the Williams Family, thank you for the memories. C.A.M Wpg Canada.
Joe
Joe 2 miesięcy temu
Great team.
stevejh69
stevejh69 2 miesięcy temu
Class act from a Class lady. Thanks you Williams.
Marty McFLY 1985
Marty McFLY 1985 2 miesięcy temu
Williams put family loyalty ahead of what was best for the Long-term Future of Williams F1 Team and Performance Package and this is the net result contrast that to McLaren who put Teams Future ahead of loyalty to long time Team Principal Ron Dennis who McLaren management thought Ron Dennis was holding the team back McLaren put F1 Team Future 1st unlike Williams who put Family loyalty 1st and what was Best for the long-term future of the Team 2nd And where are McLaren now and where are Williams now Italian GP Sainz 2nd with 18 points and where was Williams ZERO POINTS Need i say anything more
Doctor Dirk
Doctor Dirk 2 miesięcy temu
Thats a bit unfair on Ron Dennis after all the Honda/Senna glory he was only trying to repeat it with a Honda/Alonso package, and it must have looked good on paper but Honda grossly underestimated the challenge and Alonso behaved like a selfish, imature, spoilt kid!.
Doctor Dirk
Doctor Dirk 2 miesięcy temu
They would'nt allow Adrian Newey or Paddy Lowe to buy into the team, instead they sell to a bunch of money lenders with absolutly no knowledge, experience or passion for the sport and since nepotisem put Claire in command, they've won precisely nothing!!!!!! It's a tough old world, and company's usually go down the pan because they deserve to.
wotrulke
wotrulke 2 miesięcy temu
Very honest interview 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 will be missed by the true F1 fans 🏆🏎 wish the Williams family all the best 🏁
Drew Gifford
Drew Gifford 2 miesięcy temu
she will be missed... x
Anthony Manson
Anthony Manson 2 miesięcy temu
Thx "Williams"for all this moment!!
Koolerking
Koolerking 2 miesięcy temu
Afraid to say Clare’s legacy would be the decision a few years ago to force Williams to build all their parts, trying to keep the old dream of being a contractor, which isn’t how F1 works these days.
L D
L D 2 miesięcy temu
What a smart, eloquent, balanced, modest woman. Such a shame she doesn't think she's done a good job, I disagree.
John Hodgetts
John Hodgetts 2 miesięcy temu
Well, I hope Williams' ability to find a worthy buyer is better than their ability to find a Chief Technical Officer...
YellowDieselGolf
YellowDieselGolf 2 miesięcy temu
I met Claire a few times at the track and she is probably the nicest, warmest and friendliest person in F1. She was very generous and spent a lot of time with the fans. F1 is a poorer place now that she’s moved on.
Remco
Remco 2 miesięcy temu
I can't stop wondering what would've been if she only agreed to become a mercedez B-team..
cmcwilliams120
cmcwilliams120 2 miesięcy temu
Walking away a proud owner and a female owner in a male dominated industry. Cheers to you and the Williams family.
Frank Nicholas Dale
Frank Nicholas Dale 2 miesięcy temu
Claire Williams is very honest , obviously very passionate of a Williams and the sport , her openness and direct approach is a reflection of Claire’s integrity more than you can say about the media,s towards her over the last few years.
sürünen adam
sürünen adam 2 miesięcy temu
YES!!!
Heidelbergaren
Heidelbergaren 2 miesięcy temu
Worldclass CEO
Peter
Peter 2 miesięcy temu
Maybe the new owners of Williams might try and recruit Vettel for next year .... A Russel and Vettel combination would definitely speed up the development of the new car ...... after all Vettel does own Nigel Mansell's famous No 5 Title winning Williams now days....
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