F1 Team Representatives James Vowles, Andrea Stella, Frédéric Vasseur, and Peter Bayer recently shared their thoughts on various aspects of the sport. Vowles, from Williams, reflected on the team’s performance in Singapore and Suzuka, acknowledging that although they didn’t score any points, they showed strength in contention for a good result.
He also highlighted the weaknesses they exposed and expressed the team’s goal of fighting for their own championship. Moving on to the topic of drivers, Vowles discussed Logan’s progress and mentioned the need for consistency to prevent mistakes. He also acknowledged that Logan has been frustrated with his performance and highlighted the importance of managing expectations.
When asked about contact on the race track and drivers learning from penalties, Vowles agreed with Alex Albon‘s comments, stating that penalties have been fairly applied but consistent penalties would be beneficial. He also noted that drivers who race differently often face physical penalties, but in some cases, they don’t suffer significant damage.
Lastly, Vowles gave his opinion on the addition of Andretti as the 11th team in Formula 1. He explained that Williams is strongly against it due to financial concerns, highlighting the losses the team has incurred in recent years.
Vowles emphasized the need for financial stability within the sport before considering the addition of another team, as many teams on the grid are already financially unstable. He commended Williams‘ owners for their support but stressed the importance of not diluting the existing resources and ensuring that the sport continues to grow. Vowles clarified that their stance is not against Andretti or GM, welcoming them into Formula 1 with open arms.