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      02-20-2020, 01:28 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by rcracin View Post
Seriously. Bottas was on the podium for Williams in 2016. From a podium to 1 point by dumb luck for all of 2019.
I recently watched podcast where Matthew Carter (Team Principal of Louts for a few years) suggested that Williams success back in 2014-2016 was largely dependent on the might of the Mercedes engine. He seems to think they had a relatively bad car by design all along, its just that the Mercedes engine back then was so strong compared to the competition that it overshadowed any shortfalls in the chassis/aero department.

Under his tenure at Lotus, they ran the Mercedes engine and the Renault engine, so he has something to compare to. He's done a few appearances on said podcast, very much worth a watch.