As Williams' abysmal 2019 season races on, boss Claire Williams is still insisting she will not quit.

The daughter of founder Sir Frank Williams told Yahoo Sport that she has "of course" thought about giving up as the iconic team struggles to recover under her leadership.

"I wasn't prepared to give up because I would only be accused of being the daughter that brought her dad's iconic team down to the ground, and there was no way I was going to have that resting on my back for the rest of my life," said Williams.

Claire, 43, also said her father continues to be "fully supportive".

"He knows how tough this business is, one that is a whole lot tougher in this day and age, with social media and people calling you an asshole left, right and centre," she said.

"That just makes me dig my heels in more."

And while the results on track have looked catastrophic, Williams says a lot of largely unseen work has been going on in the background.

"We have literally left no stone unturned in order to address the operational issues but also the culture of the team, to then hopefully marry those two together in order to create the most high-performing team that we can," she said.

"It's going to take time to go through, but I'm certainly seeing the green shoots starting to come through."

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8 F1 Fan comments on “Frank Williams still supporting daughter as team boss

  1. ReallyOldRacer

    Let me be the third to cheer on Williams, but we need a reality check. I WANT Claire to succeed, but she is just not getting the job done. I'm afraid that she is close to suffering her worst fears.

  2. Pam

    Agreed with Really old driver-Claire needs to recognise she is worse than useless and her dad is past it! Then both need to sell William's to rescue it and get out of F1- Adioss-

    Claire cant manage the team and strategy is not in her vocabulary!

    • ReallyOldRacer

      Wow, you are tough on Williams. We agree, and it's probably just me, but I hate to see the last of the old independants leave. McLaren doesn't count since Ron got gassed.

  3. John Sheridan

    No doubt this has been tough year for Claire and the team, but i am confident she will turn this team around and take it back to the top in time. Hopefully the powers to be can police the spending cap and level the playing field.


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