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In 2018 the gap between Williams and the front of the Formula 1 grid grew bigger than ever. Has the team learned the lessons that will enable it to bridge that chasm?
Seven points. Seven points. In their 42-year life, Williams have endured plenty of barren seasons in between periods of utter dominance. But surely none so chronic, so miserable, so hopeless as 2018.
You might have thought 1988 - when the only noteworthy achievement by a Williams driver was to trip up Ayrton Senna during the Italian Grand Prix - was pretty grim. But the team finished in the points six times (and that was back when only the top six finishers scored).
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