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Parr: Williams can be title contenders in '13
Sunday 06th January 2013, 17:24 by Ryan Wood
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Former Williams CEO Adam Parr believes the Grove team is now in a position to challenge for the Constructors' and Drivers' titles in 2013, should they continue to build upon the structure he put in place.
Parr, who left the team ahead of the 2012 season, says he takes great pride in helping to build a "race-winning technical team" which enabled Williams to secure its first victory since 2004.
"My proudest achievement was helping to turn around the team financially and then putting in place a race-winning technical team," the Brit told Richland F1. "So I guess you could say the Spanish GP in 2012 was my best moment in F1 – even though I wasn’t in it!"
Should Williams develop another competitive car this season, Parr believes they have a shot at taking both titles as long as Pastor Maldonado and rookie Valtteri Bottas deliver.
"If Williams give Pastor and Valtteri a car as competitive as the one in 2012 and they both do their best at every race, then Williams can take the World Championship and either of them could take the Drivers'," he added.
Parr also admitted he was sad to see the team drop Bruno Senna, who he hopes secures a seat for 2013, but says ultimately the team had to promote Bottas.
"There is no question that Valtteri is hugely talented and the team needed to retain him one way or another," he explained. "On the other hand, I believe in Bruno and that his weakness is lack of experience and his strength is his ability to learn.
"He will continue to get better. So I hope to see him racing again in 2013."