The Williams Formula 1 squad's 2013 restructuring has given it long-term stability, according to deputy team principal Claire Williams
While the team endured a miserable season on-track last year, scoring only five points, it made major changes to its organisation.
As well as Williams taking on her new role, Pat Symonds arrived as technical chief, Felipe Massa replaced Pastor Maldonado in the driver line-up and Mercedes came in as engine supplier in a deal AUTOSPORT understands is for seven years.
"We have done so much work to change how we operate to make sure that we ensure the future of the team."
She said the team's response to its 2013 form had shown its character.
"We are so lucky that in times of adversity we stay together and keep fighting," said Williams.
"Now there is this sense of momentum that there is change happening and everyone is pushing that bit harder.
"The biggest thing I have learned is about the mindset of this team and how impressive people at Williams are in their tenacity.
Earlier this month Williams announced that it had also recruited Jakob Andreasen, Craig Wilson and Rod Nelson - formerly of Force India, Mercedes and Lotus respectively - to senior technical positions.
Williams added that the team was in "good shape" financially, despite the split with Maldonado and his backer PDVSA.
"We wouldn't have done what we have done with PDVSA if we weren't happy with our budget," she said.
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