Williams has played down any suggestion that its deal with development driver Lance Stroll could be a precursor to his father Lawrence becoming a shareholder in the outfit.
As part of an effort to help European Formula 3 frontrunner Stroll's racing career, Williams is helping him with his career development, which includes extensive simulator work.
The fact that Stroll moved across from a position in Ferrari's junior driver programme prompted talk at the time that there could be a wider motive, potentially involving fashion entrepreneur Lawrence Stroll taking a stake in the outfit.
But speaking at a media briefing to discuss Williams' latest financial results, the team has made it clear that there are no plans for any change in current shareholding – and that the issue has never even been discussed with Stroll.
Williams group CEO Mike O'Driscoll said: "We have never talked to Lawrence about shareholding. We have a really strong shareholder structure today: Frank [Williams] with majority, Brad Hollinger (15 percent) , Patrick Head who still owns 10 percent and then the rest free flow.
"I think we have a really strong shareholder structure today and we haven't had conversations with either Lawrence nor anyone else about investing in the team."