Smedley: Williams confident it can chase down rivals

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Williams performance chief Rob Smedley says the team enters the European leg of the 2015 season full of confidence as it looks to catch rivals Mercedes and Ferrari.

The Grove-based squad had been expected to be Mercedes’ closest challengers this year, but the team has been leapfrogged by a resurgent Ferrari, and currently sits a distant third in the constructors’ championship.

Smedley says Williams is gunning to catch its rivals in Spain, with the express hope that its latest upgrades will move it closer to the front of the pack.

“We’re heading into the European season after a reasonably successful campaign that has put us a solid third position in the championship,” said Smedley.

“Our aim now is to keep moving forward and close the gap to the teams in front.

“We are heading into the weekend with a lot of confidence but there will be a lot of work to do leading up to qualifying as we learn about the new updated package.”

This article first appeared on Richland F1 – Image courtesy of Williams F1 Team

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