Transport yourself back to Formula 1 in the mid-1990s and imagine Williams then as the equivalent of back-of-the-grid Minardi. Such a fall from grace would have seemed ridiculous, that one of F1’s greatest teams could crumble to the status of stumbling backmarker. But that’s how it played out – and there’s even a case to be made that the seeds of that sad decline, played out over the years and decades since, were actually sown right then, when Williams was at its magnificent best.
The history of F1: the 1990s
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