The Williams brand will remain in Formula 1, with the new owners now working with current management to discuss the future and how best to run new funds.
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As it stands, Claire has confirmed that she will continue to lead the team on a day-to-day basis, as she has done since becoming Deputy Team Director in 2013 with her father remaining in his post. .
“It’s obviously very early, for the moment it’s business as usual,” said Claire, during Friday’s press conference in Spa before the Belgian Grand Prix. “I am here in my capacity leading the team in Barcelona and the previous races and that will continue to be the case.”
It marks the end of an era at Williams, with the family abandoning shares in the company – and Claire admitted how difficult the decision had been.
“I would be lying if I said it hasn’t been emotional the past few months,” she says. “But it’s been a few months, so we’ve all figured out, and that can only be a good thing for Williams.
“We always put the team first. At the heart of the Williams family, we put our people and the success and future of our team first in the decisions we make. It was obvious to us. The team needed this investment and now has a bright future under the leadership of its new owners.