Williams experienced one of their strongest weekends at the Austrian Grand Prix last time out, with Russell landing their best Qualifying result in 4 years.
They’ll be hoping to bring some of that performance forward to the British Grand Prix next weekend, but CEO and Team Principal Jost Capito has said the elements may be against them heading into the weekend.
The Silverstone circuit is built on a former airfield and so wind conditions are often strong – which is something the Williams team know doesn’t suit their car.
As a result of this, Capito recently said it will be “very difficult” to predict how competitive the team can be at their home race.
“It’s very dependent on the on the weather conditions”, he said.
“Everybody knows by now that our car is very tricky in windy conditions and Silverstone is known that it can be very windy.
“I think if it’s very windy, we might struggle.
“If it’s not that windy then we might have a chance to be somewhere close to where we were here.”