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The real reason why Williams ended up so far behind
Williams arrived at pre-season testing late and has been clearly the slowest car on track. Every indication is that it will start the season adrift at the back. So how did things get to this point, and is there any hope for its 2019 campaign?
When George Russell finally rolled the new Williams FW42 onto the track at the start of the third afternoon of 2019 pre-season testing for the first of 22 tentative initial laps last week, it was the beginning of a game of catch-up.
Since then, the car has covered plenty of ground, but there's nothing yet in the lap times that suggests it's going to be anything other than back-of-the-grid fodder come the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.
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