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Point to Prove

There is a sense of going back to the basic at Williams this season, as Frank Williams and Patrick Head start a new era, post BMW partnership. And the two veterans have a point to prove, which makes the Williams team allthemore dangerous and certainly interesting this year. Adam Cooper talked to the team owners as they reflect on the inevitable changes

As is usual at this time of year, everyone is full of optimism, convinced that they've done the best job and got their sums right.

Of course, this year everyone has the benefit of the doubt. The engine capacity change from three litres V10 to 2.4l V8 has really thrown a spanner in the works, while the tyre war is being run to completely different rules to that of 2005. Those factors alone ensure that it really is impossible to say how things will work out over the course of a 19-race season, and even those hot, early races with unproven machinery won't tell the full story.

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