Tag Archive: Adam Parr

Jan 25

Mercedes offered Lowe a million euros – report

Mercedes has offered Paddy Lowe a million euros per year to switch from McLaren, the major German newspaper Bild claims.

05 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team2012-06-09_0067None other than Mercedes team boss Ross Brawn on Thursday confirmed that talks with McLaren’s technical director have taken place, although Brawn strongly denied that he is being lined up to oust him. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 15

Lotus offered Raikkonen faster car – Parr

Kimi Raikkonen didn’t make his formula one comeback with Williams because Lotus were offering him a more competitive car.

2012-09-02 - Lotus F1 Team - Belgium - Kimi Raikkonen 022012-10-14 - Lotus F1 Team - Korea - Kimi Raikkonen 03That is the claim of Adam Parr, the former Williams chairman who now admits to trying to secure the services of the 2007 world champion at the end of 2011. Ultimately, the Williams talks collapsed and former McLaren and Ferrari driver Raikkonen, now 33, return to F1 after a two-year rallying hiatus last year with Lotus. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

Jaguar scraps $1m Williams supercar

Plans for a $1 million hybrid Jaguar supercar in collaboration with F1 team Williams have been scrapped.

2011-05-06 - AT&T Williams - Jaguar - CX75 (1)2011-05-06 - AT&T Williams - Jaguar - CX75 (7)In 2011, it was announced the famous Oxfordshire based team had teamed up with the Tata-owned British carmaker Jaguar to create the 200 mile per hour, ultra low-emission C-X75. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 11

New Concorde deals could be ‘unlawful’ – Parr

“There’s a strong case that an unequal division of power and money to a subset of teams is unlawful”

2012-11-15_0006Flagworld - F1The way Bernie Ecclestone agreed better deals for top teams like Ferrari and Red Bull could be “unlawful”, former Williams chairman Adam Parr said on Tuesday. Having resigned in March, the Briton has now all but confirmed rumours he was pushed out of formula one by its F1 chief executive Ecclestone. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 10

Parr confirms Ecclestone triggered F1 exit

Former Williams chairman Adam Parr has confirmed it was Bernie Ecclestone who pushed him to leave formula one.

2012-11-15_00082009-09-13 - Italie - Williams - Adam Parr and Patrick HeadEarlier this year, Briton Parr – Williams’ de-facto team principal – suddenly quit, despite his apparently rising stature within the Oxfordshire based team and the F1 paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

Adam Parr could be next to sue Ecclestone – report

Earlier this year, Briton Parr – Williams’ de-facto team principal – suddenly quit.

2011-07-24 - AT&T Williams - Germany - Adam Parr 012011-06-09_0309Bernie Ecclestone’s next headache could be in the form of former Williams chairman Adam Parr, according to a report in the German language Speed Week. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 14

Williams would be better with me – Barrichello

He still studies F1 from afar

Rubens Barrichello KV Racing2011-11-26 - AT&T Williams - Brazil - Rubens Barrichello 01With the longest ever grand prix career now behind him, and half a season into his new foray, Rubens Barrichello is still not willing to say he is done with formula one.

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Aug 07

Wolff rules out testing Williams car

Toto Wolff, a shareholder and now Williams’ new executive director, has ruled out testing the famous British team’s 2012 car.

2012-04-15 - Williams F1 - Chinese Grand Prix - Toto Wolff 01ThumbnailWilliams test driver Susie Wolff’s husband, and Friday driver Valtteri Bottas’ manager, Wolff is also a racing driver. He raced single seaters in the 90s and in 2002 finished sixth in the FIA’s NGT (now GT2) championship.

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Jul 24

Toto Wolff becomes an Executive Director of Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC

Wolff to assist team boss Frank Williams

2012-04-15 - Williams F1 - Chinese Grand Prix - Toto Wolff 01Williams Grand Prix Holdings logoToday it has been announced that Toto Wolff will become an Executive Director of Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC with immediate effect, stepping up his role within the company from that of Non-Executive Director. In his new role Toto will assist and support Sir Frank Williams in his continuing position as Team Principal.

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Jul 08

Williams finally drops Senna-logo car tribute

 “It’s time.  And, also, we’ve now got Bruno.”

2012-06-08_09702012-06-08_0971Eighteen years after Ayrton Senna’s death, Sir Frank Williams has finally removed the ‘S’-logo tribute from the nose of his Grove-built single seaters.

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Jun 27

Williams back in charge after Parr exit

Sir Frank Williams has revealed he is back at the helm at his famous British F1 team.

2012-06-09_08652010-06-13 - AT&T Williams - Adam Parr - Patrick HeadAlthough still the major shareholder and team principal, the now 70-year-old had taken a step back at the Oxfordshire based team, including stepping down from the board.

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May 14

Klien working in Williams simulator

An Austrian influence is growing at Williams, the famous British F1 team.

2010-11-13 - Hispania F1 Racing Team - Christian Klien 1009 - Williams F1The team’s 15 per cent shareholder is Christian ‘Toto’ Wolff, and given Adam Parr’s recent departure he is now tipped as Sir Frank Williams’ natural successor. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 12

Austrians gaining power at Williams

There are changes afoot at the top of the Williams team.

2011-02-09 - AT&T Williams - Sir Frank Williams - Toto Wolff09 - Williams F1Chairman Adam Parr, recently seen by founder and principal Sir Frank Williams as his natural successor, stepped down late last month. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

Amid Concorde talks, Parr exit ‘not coincidental’

As ever in the complex and political world of formula one, the media reacted with cynicism to the news Adam Parr is leaving Williams.

2011-10-29 - AT&T Williams - India - Adam Parr 01Williams Grand Prix Holdings logoAfter all, it had emerged in Malaysia that the famous British team was one of only a few yet to agree terms with Bernie Ecclestone over the 2013 Concorde Agreement. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

Adam Parr to Leave Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC

Chairman Parr to leave Williams

Williams Grand Prix Holdings logo2011-10-29 - AT&T Williams - India - Adam Parr 01Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC (WGPH, Ticker: WGF1) today announced that its Chairman Adam Parr has resigned from the Company. Adam will leave Williams on Friday 30 March 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

Pundits agree Williams made ‘huge leap’

Despite not collecting a single point in Melbourne, the Williams team will travel from Australia to Malaysia in upbeat mood.

2012-03-17 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Saturday #5 3402012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #4 518The famous British outfit’s slide from its race and title-winning days hit rock bottom in 2011, scoring just five points all season and only finishing ahead of the three struggling new teams in the constructors’ championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

Williams in no rush for new title sponsor – Parr

Williams will not rush into signing a new title sponsor, chairman Adam Parr insists.

2012-02-24 - Williams F1 - Pastor Maldonado 022012-02-07 - Williams F1 Team - Virtual Build Facebook AppThe famous British team performed woefully in 2011 and lost its naming backer ATT, yet recently revealed improved turnover and profits. And Parr told Reuters the Grove based team has more than $45 million in the bank. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 09

Turnover and EBIT increase, earnings per share up

Williams reports 2011 annual results

Williams Grand Prix Holdings logo2012-03-06 - Williams F1 - Dragons' Den Star Peter Jones visits Williams Technology Centre QatarWilliams Grand Prix Holdings PLC (WGPH, Ticker: WGF1) today announced the Group’s results for the year ended 31 December 2011. WGPH is the holding company of the Williams group of companies, which includes Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited and Williams Hybrid Power Limited. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

Williams Grand Prix Holdings Board announcement

Claire Williams will join the Board

Williams Grand Prix Holdings logo2011-02-09 - AT&T Williams - Patrick Head - Sir Frank Williams 02Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC (Ticker: WGF1) today announced that Claire Williams will join the Board with effect from 1 April 2012 as Director of Marketing and Communications. The key marketing position at Williams has become available following the decision of Dominic Reilly to leave the Company at the end of March. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

Williams names Adam Parr as future successor

Sir Frank Williams has named Adam Parr, the Oxfordshire based team’s current chairman, as his obvious successor.

2010-12-20 - Sir Frank Williams2011-10-29 - AT&T Williams - India - Adam Parr 0169-year-old founder Williams remains the major shareholder and team principal, but he has already handed over the day-to-day running of the once-great outfit to fellow Briton Parr, 46. Read the rest of this entry »

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