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Sixth not good enough, says Williams

Fraser Masefield
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Sir Frank Williams is unimpressed by sixth in the constructors' standings © Sutton Images

For a team with such a rich pedigree and history of winning, it comes as no surprise that sixth in the constructors' standings is not where Williams expects to be.

Despite some solid drives by Rubens Barrichello and Nico Hulkenberg towards the tail end of the season, Williams only pipped Force India by a single point. With nine constructors' championships, seven drivers' championships and 113 race victories to his name, it is not an achievement Sir Frank Williams is overly proud of.

"I wouldn't say I'm satisfied [with sixth] and that's not where we want to be," Williams told ESPNF1. "We didn't provide ourselves with a competitive enough racing car and when you do that, you pay the price. Most drivers get the maximum out of the car, almost without exception, and if your car's not up the field it usually means it's not good enough to a certain extent.

"The reason for this lies mainly with the chassis because we're all on the same tyres. We have a very competitive Cosworth engine that is capable of mixing it with the best. The chassis was a step forward from the previous year's car and better in one or two smallish areas but not sufficiently quicker."

The full Sir Frank Williams interview is available on Wednesday

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