Owner of one of the greatest teams in history, and that they followed in a descending scale from the break with automaker BMW in late 2004, when he got his last victory, seemed doomed to inevitable extinction (an example of Tyrrell, Brabham, and others) .
But in making the decision to acquire Renault engines and opt for a cast of younger riders, and retire Patrick Head of the division responsible for the development of F1, among other technical and administrative measures, the racing team led by Frank and his family gave the decisive trump card towards survival in the category. In the second race has scored the most points throughout last season and in the fifth stage victory. Maldonado drove with intelligence, competence, and in perfect harmony with the team. Pressed and endured the pressure of Alonso. Dealt well with the traffic and stragglers took magnificently the great opportunity of his life and win his first GP. Williams is reborn! The car was consistent and fast, adapting well to the two compounds and behaved in a manner appropriate to the variation of weight and wear and tear of equipment.
It is premature to make predictions and say that Williams is back in the major league roster. Time will tell. Time that brings to mind Alan Jones, Carlos Reutemann, Keke Rosberg, Nigel Mansell, Nelson Piquet, Damon Hill, Jacques Villeneuve, some of the names that made history McLaren. Anyway, congratulations Pastor Maldonado! Congratulations Frank! In triple dose! Pole, win! Happy Birthday!