In a move that was widely predicted, Sam Michael and Jon Tomlinson, the Technical Director and the Chief Aerodynamicist respectively of the Williams F1 team have resigned from their positions.  The resignations will come into effect at the end of the season.  A few days ago, Sam Michael put his hand up and said that the buck stops at his door for the poor performance of the Williams F1 cars in the season so far.  Michael had also said that he was ready to resign if the situation so demanded and he, true to his word has done just that.  At that time some in the team including Rubens Barrichello had suggested that more than Sam Michael it was team Chairman Adam Parr who was responsible for this bad start to a situation.  Now Adam Parr has said that he too offered to resign but this was not accepted by Frank Williams, Toto Wolff and Patrick Head, the bosses of the team.  In an unexpected move Williams has hired Mike Coughlan the disgraced member of the McLaren Team who was banned for two years for his role in Stepney Gate when the McLaren Team was found guilty of espionage and stealing Ferrari’s intellectual property.  McLaren was fined a handsome sum of 100 million pounds.  It is being anticipated that at the end of the year when Michael steps down, Mike Coughlan will take over as Technical Director.  Williams has justified its hiring by saying that Coughlan is genuinely contrite.