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06/08/09
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Williams sure F1 crisis will be resolved  (GMM) Sir Frank Williams says he is "absolutely, 100 per cent" certain the current formula one crisis will eventually be resolved.

The 67-year-old's viewpoint is noteworthy, given his withdrawal from the intense politics and the FOTA alliance to unconditionally sign up his famous British team for next year's championship.

The move resulted in Williams' expulsion from the F1 teams' body, but the Briton insists that, come Melbourne next March, he is confident his team will be competing against its current rivals.

"Yes, absolutely, 100 per cent," he said in an interview with the Evening Standard.

Williams is laid back about the crisis, even though the signs are that it is at least the closest the sport has come to the abyss in many years.

Williams doesn't agree. "This is just how formula one is," he shrugged. "People spend a lot of time being upset. Anyway I've experienced worse before."

Turning his attention to his Grove based team, he admits he is "embarrassed" to laboriously recall that it is five years since a Williams won a grand prix.

"The fact I had to think about when our last win was I think says it all," said Williams, whose German driver Nico Rosberg recorded the team's best result of the season in Turkey with fifth place.

Williams said of the result: "We're not where we want to be. We're in F1 to win races and not just a one-off race - that's insufficient - but we've not been doing that or been near to doing that."
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