A page was definitely turned this Sunday at Monza in Italy for the Williams team, with the last Grand Prix experienced by Claire Williams as patron of the British team. This Tuesday, the one who chose to resign last week was officially replaced by Simon Roberts, following the acquisition of the team by the American investment fund Dorilton Capital. Arrived at Williams at the start of the season, he will act as interim until a new team is put in place. During his career, Simon Roberts was General Manager and COO at McLaren from 2003-2008, then COO at Force India in 2009, then a new executive member of the McLaren team in 2010, which promoted him to Chief of operations in 2017.
“Bring the team back to the top of the grid”
“I am delighted to have been named interim team manager for Williams during this transition period. It’s an exciting time to come for the team, a new era for Williams and an era in which I am delighted to play a part. I can’t wait for the challenge as we look to get the team back to the top of the grid, said Simon Roberts. Who has a lot of work to do, because Williams is the only team that hasn’t won a single point in the first eight Grands Prix of the season.