Salo doubts Williams can bounce back in 2013

455 views

The former Formula One driver for Toyota and Sauber commented on Williams and McLaren after the Australian Grand Prix. Salo recently contested the Bathurst 12 Hours in Australia.

Mar.21 (GMM) Former F1 driver Mika Salo has questioned whether Williams has the ability to recover from a bad start to the 2013 season.

Mika Salo
Mika Salo

Photo by: Bathurst 12H

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?"

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series F1
Article type Commentary
Tags australia, bottas, f1, gmm, mclaren, melbourne, salo, williams

User photos

devilwoman
F1

devilwoman

1 photos
stirlingf18
F1

stirlingf18

1 photos
erikjunius
F1

erikjunius

37 photos
EuroRacer
F1

EuroRacer

21 photos
SurdinP
F1

SurdinP

1 photos
max
F1

max

29 photos
ADLITIKA
F1

ADLITIKA

213 photos
Upload photo