Wolff linked with shock move to Williams

Williams finished bottom of the constructors’ championship in 2022 by a shocking 27 points.

After ending the 2021 season in eighth place, following a second half of the season that saw point scoring performances from both Nicholas Lafifi and George Russell, it was hoped that Williams would be able to carry their momentum in 2022. 

Unfortunately for the team, the teams that the beat in 2021, Haas and Alfa Romeo, improved significantly under the new regulations, going on to finish eighth and sixth respectively.

Nicholas Latifi will be replaced by Logan Sargeant for next season, such were his poor performances, while Alex Albon impressed but has so far been unable to fill the shoes of George Russell.

With team principals seemingly playing musical chairs around the paddock this month, it has been announced that Williams boss Jost Capito and technical director François-Xavier Demaision will be departing.

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With the team now on the hunt for a replacement, a surprise name has been heavily linked in the form of Toto Wolff’s wife Suzie.

The Scottish-born 40-year-old had previously raced in Formula Renault and Formula 3 and has even taken to the track in a Formula 1 car when working as a test driver for Williams in 2014.

Since the end of her racing days, Suzie Wolff has served as a team principal in Formula E, talking up a role with Mercedes-linked Venturi Racing.

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Should Wolff be appointed as Williams boss over this winter break, her husband Toto would have to get used to seeing a very familiar face during FIA meetings, which could make for an interesting dynamic in the paddock.

It remains to be seen whether Wolff would want to become a Formula 1 team principal however, after her husband admitted that he will continue to skip the odd race ever season just to stay sane as the calendar grows and grows year after year.

Whoever Williams do appoint, they will be hoping that 2023 brings better results for the team, as it seems wrong that one of the most famous and historic racing teams of all time should be languishing at the back of the grid for another season.