Williams’ Esports driver line-up, which includes five top-split GT Sport participants, is not in danger despite the F1 team revealing it considering putting itself up for sale.
Yesterday, the F1 team stated it would be open to a partial or total sale as it announced a loss of £13m for the last financial year compared to a £12m profit for the previous period.
It was thought the Esports team would be the first thing to be axed in any shake-up but driver Coque Lopez (Williams_Coque14) told GTSRacer.com this evening there is not problem. “We are safe, we are not in danger,” said the Spaniard.
Williams’ deputy team principal Claire Williams, who has been widely blamed for the downturn in fortunes, is hopeful the team can survive with internal investment.
The company said in a statement that it is considering ‘various strategic options… including but not limited to raising new capital for the business, a divestment of a minority stake in Williams Grand Prix Holdings, or a divestment of a majority stake in WGPH including a potential sale of the whole company’.
It said the company was ‘not in receipt of any approaches at the time of this announcement’ but said it was ‘in preliminary discussions with a small number of parties regarding a potential investment’.
GTSRacer.com contacted both the Williams Esports and F1 teams for confirmation but both are clearly too good for the likes of us…