Since the beginning of the hybrid era, Williams has slumped from third in the constructors championship in 2014 to back-to-back 10th place finishes in 2018 and ’19.
The team has its sights firmly set on the new regulations though, with the 2022 rules bringing in a new generation of car that Roberts hopes will be the turning point in the team’s fortunes.
The development of the cars will come under the spending restrictions which the Williams boss believes could put every car on the grid at a similar level of performance.
“We can’t work on the cars at all for 2022 yet. We’re locked out of the tunnel and CFD and basically the intent is good, but how the intent plays out, only time will tell. We can’t see any reason why it shouldn’t be as expected, subject to any loopholes or quirks.
“I think there has been a lot of work done and the guys that have created the regulations have been exploring that possibility of loopholes, so our expectation is that it should be a leveller playing field than we are used to today.”