Frank Williams Surprised at Early Success

Team owner Sir Frank Williams admitted this weekend that his team's success so far in the 2001 season has suprised even himself.

Frank Williams Surprised at Early Success

Team owner Sir Frank Williams admitted this weekend that his team's success so far in the 2001 season has suprised even himself.

Williams, one of the most respected team owners in Formula One, said he expected the team and their engine partner BMW to struggle more this season, but also admitted that the success makes him want more.

"I'm a little surprised that we've started winning so soon, but we're far from satisfied," he told Timothy Collings in Silverstone. "Last year we knew that BMW would have problems and Patrick [Head] prepared for them. He knew what to expect and we did our best to help them move up the learning curve in their first year of racing. This year, so far, is reasonably satisfying. But, of course, once you return to the front end of the grid, you want more and more."

Williams also paid tribute to both his drivers, saying: "Ralf is one of the best now, truly one of the very best. He is sharper and more focused than last year. He is looking like a potential world champion and we expect a lot of him. Montoya is courageous and aggressive and great to watch."

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