A new era for Williams is about to begin in Bahrain. The English team is expected in the group with the clear intention of confirming itself as superior to Haas, a mission not taken for granted also given the absence of the British George Russell.
The 24-year-old native of King’s Lynn, the new full-time face of Mercedes alongside the seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton, leaves room for Alexander Albon who, after a season of absence, will resume his activity in the highest formula . The former Ferrari driver in the DTM aboard a 488 GT3 could paradoxically have an advantage with a car that has nothing like what has been seen in recent seasons. In fact, everyone will start from scratch, the experience with the generation that greeted us last December will not be very important.
The former Red Bull standard bearer alongside the Dutch Max Verstappen is undoubtedly the spearhead of the Grove team which has confirmed in its ranks the Canadian Nicholas Latifi, a face we have come to know in recent seasons. For the latter it will be objectively complex to excel over the teammate, a protagonist who in his departure alongside the reigning world champion won two podiums (GP Toscana 2020 and GP Bahrain 2020).
The first event of the year will undoubtedly be special as it will mark the first season without the presence of founder Frank Williams. In fact, we recall the death of the English entrepreneur, which took place on November 28, 2021 in the week preceding the first edition of the Jeddah Grand Prix (Saudi Arabia).