Williams has big wish to make Qatar partnership happen 22 October, 2013 Williasm drivers Susie Wolff (reserve), Valterri Bottas and Pastor Maldonado at the Williams Technology Centre in Qatar Reaping the fruits of the collaboration with Qatar is Sir Frank Wiliams’ “last big wish”, he admitted on Tuesday. A couple of years ago, the British team partnered with the soverign Arab state to establish the Williams Technology Centre in Qatar, to develop and commercialise F1-bred technologies. Williams, 71, is still the Grove based team’s boss, but he has handed over many of his responsibilities to his new deputy, daughter Claire. But Williams told Auto Motor und Sport that he still deals primarily with the political side of F1, and liaising with the likes of the FIA and Bernie Ecclestone. “My last big wish is to bring our partnership with Qatar to fruition,” he said. He likened the Qatar link to the late 70s, when Williams rose to the front of the grid powered by Arab-linked sponsors including Saudia, TAG and Albilad. “I would like to do the same now with Qatar,” said Williams. “I’ve been working on it for three years. From my experience with the Saudis, I know that patience plays an important role.” (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsBottas: We need to be happy as a teamNow Alonso linked with Williams driveWilliams preview Russian Grand PrixWilliams calls for closed cockpits in F1Massa: It will be tough but we can beat FerrariFerrari focus on beating WilliamsWilliams: We knew it was going to be damage limitationWilliams improve rapidly to get back in the huntWilliams: We are in a strong positionWilliams: It was a very difficult day BoycotttheBoycott If this means no Maldonado, I’m all for it!!!!! Though I wonder how they’ll like working with Claire once Sir Frank is finished… Dr. Azlan Yep, he is determined to make Williams champions once again.