Former Williams driver Alan Jones has a word for the critics of Claire Williams, the 1980 F1 world champion insisting that holding the team’s deputy team principal responsible for its current woes is “terribly unfair”.
Williams has been locked in a downward spiral since for the past few seasons, the Grove-based squad scoring just a single point during its 2019 campaign.
Formula 1’s third most successful team behind Ferrari and McLaren has become a pale figure of its former self, and Claire Williams has bared the brunt of the criticism during her team’s fall.
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But Jones offered a staunch defense of the daughter of his former boss, Sir Frank Williams.
“Everyone is jumping on the bandwagon blaming Claire which is terribly unfair,” Jones told The Guardian in Melbourne last week.