Formula One is saying goodbye to one of the most important families in motorsport. The Williams family has stepped away from F1 after their final race in charge at the Italian Grand Prix.
One Of The Greats
It’s fair to say that the Williams family name is an important one in motorsport. The Williams F1 team was created by Frank Williams in 1977, and after 43 years, a Williams will no longer be in charge. This is due to the sale of the racing team, and Claire Williams will be stepping down from her role as deputy team principal.
With someone from the family at the helm, the Williams racing team has competed in 739 Grand Prix, winning 114 of them. Williams has also taken 128 pole positions in the 43 years it has been running as a team, winning nine constructor’s championships and seven driver’s world championships.
Having To Sell
Williams was recently sold to Dorilton Capital, a New York-based investment firm, and it seems the former owners didn’t want to get in the way. Claire Williams stepped away from the board by declaring it was time for Dorilton to run the show how they see fit.
She wanted to give the new owners a fresh start so they can take Williams back to the front of the pack. Besides doing what she thinks is right for her team, Williams also added that she was looking forward to spending more time with her family.
The Formula One racing circuit takes teams all over the world, so we’re sure Claire Williams will enjoy not jetting all over the world every other weekend.
Goodbyes are never easy, and it was with a heavy heart that Claire Williams stepped away from her family’s F1 team. Without a Williams at the helm for the first time in its history, it will be interesting to see where the team goes from here.
Mercedes-Benz Unveils First Electric Luxury Sedan-class EQS Generation for 2022
The Mercedes-EQ sub-brand has recently launched its first model, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS, with the brand’s signature all-electric feature. Meeting the decades-long luxury standard set by the gas-powered S-Class sedan, this debut long-range EV model features exotic technology blended with unparalleled riding comfort, at a matching price level.
Top Technological Features
This new model is going to be the first-ever long-range electric Mercedes-Benz on the current market. According to the promise made by Mercedes, the EQS is capable of fast DC charging and can be charged from 10% to 80% capacity in just 31 minutes. The model is going to be in the market with two trim levels. The standard one is EQS 450+ features a 329 hp single electric motor and 419 lb-ft of torque. The range estimation of this model is up to 484 miles on a full charge. The quicker version is the EQS 580 4Matic, which comes with an increased robust output of 516 hp and 631 lb-ft. The expected range return is between 410 and 420 miles. The main power source for both models is a 107.8 kWh battery pack.
The interior of EQS is dominated by Mercedes-Benz’s debut ‘Hyperscreen Display’ feature, which is a massive door-to-door single glass dash panel. This gorgeous futuristic display comes with a central infotainment touchscreen, instrument panel, and an optional third touchscreen for the front passenger. With an abundance of space up front, the model also boasts large windows and a massive panoramic sunroof.
The Comfort Level
With and spacious rear-seat headroom, the standard sedan class king-size seats of the car comes with decadently plush cushioning. Adding more adjustments, an executive seat option features heating, cooling, and built-in massage functions, taking the cosseting comfort level up to a notch. It also comes with the promise of buttery smooth ride quality. Barring the outside road and wind noise to enter, the soundproof cabin of EQS features a drag coefficient of 0.2, which is the lowest ever figure for any production vehicle.