Salo doubts Williams can bounce back in 2013
21 March, 2013
Former Formula 1 driver Mika Salo has questioned whether Williams has the ability to recover from a bad start to the 2013 world championship season.
In a similar slump early this year is McLaren, but Finn Salo – a former Toyota and Sauber driver – tipped the great British team to bounce back soon.
“I think we will see an improvement from them (McLaren) as early as the next race,” the 46-year-old pundit told the Finnish broadcaster MTV3.
“With those resources you can improve, as we have seen before. If they’ve had a bad start, very quickly they have improved and started to win races,” he added.
Salo, however, questions whether Oxfordshire based Williams can stage a similar turnaround, given its comparatively inferior size and resources.
Referring to his countryman Valtteri Bottas’ Melbourne debut, Salo said: “He handled things well, but it was miserable. The car is not good. Almost the last of all the teams.
“Williams has a lot of work ahead now. Yes, it is an experienced team, but do they have the resources to improve when the car is this bad?” (GMM)