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Logan Sargeant, Williams FW46, climbs out of his damaged car after a crash in FP1
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The short-term pain that hides a very real Williams improvement

It’s not all doom and gloom for the Williams Formula 1 team says ALEX KALINAUCKAS, despite recent events in Australia and Japan

Only hard squinting reveals it. Williams, for the slew of shocking headlines it has endured of late, is actually in a better place with its FW46 compared with last year.

Since there’s only really what Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll leaves available points-wise in the ever-compressing pack chasing Red Bull and, assuming none of the other frontrunners hit the trouble he regularly seems to find, you can’t see this improvement in big points swings. Instead, Williams can look to the year-on-year time gains it has made.

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