Tag Archive: Grove

Apr 11

First races have shown Williams ‘weaknesses’ – Bottas

Valtteri Bottas has admitted Williams is yet to display its full potential in 2014.

2014-03-18 - Williams F1 Team - Malaysia - Felipe Massa - Valterri Bottas 01 Despite a horror 2013 season, following its switch to Mercedes power the Grove based team was billed as a contender for wins and even the title this year on the basis of its performance in winter testing. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 03

Smedley joins Williams team in Bahrain

Rob Smedley is finally starting work at Williams.

2014-03-16 - Williams F1 Team - Australia - Felipe Massa 01 More than a month ago, the British team confirmed long speculation the 40-year-old Briton, famous for his close relationship with Felipe Massa at Ferrari, will soon become ‘head of vehicle performance’ at Grove. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Williams to discuss team orders with Massa

“They were both told to cool it.”

2014-03-16 - Williams F1 Team - Australia - Felipe Massa 00 Felipe Massa will be told what Williams “expects” him to do when instructions are issued during subsequent grands prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

Mercedes switch no fluke for Williams – boss

It was a very conscious decision

Williams Team - photo Getty Images Claire Williams has denied the British team simply lucked into being powered by the best F1 engine for the sport’s new turbo V6 era. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

Mercedes upped budget to succeed in F1 – Lauda

“The budget under the dictate of the RRA was the first major stumbling block”

2014-03-06 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team (2)Niki Lauda has admitted Mercedes upped its F1 budget in the quest to chase down the sport’s top teams. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 14

Valtteri Bottas says he is enjoying working with his new teammate Felipe Massa

Bottas prefers Massa over ex-teammate Maldonado

2014-03-02_0016 - Williams - Bahrain - Valtteri Bottas Last year, the Finn made his debut with Williams alongside the often bad-tempered Pastor Maldonado, who has now switched to Lotus. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Barrichello hopes Massa fights for title

Felipe Massa can take his Williams all the way to the 2014 title

2014-03-02_0039 - Williams - Bahrain - Felipe Massa That is the view of Brazilian countryman and F1 veteran Rubens Barrichello, who completed the last of his more than 300 grands prix amid the same Grove based team’s slump in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

Felipe Nasr’s uncle and manager insists the Brazilian is the “real third driver” at Williams this year

Williams’ Nasr the ‘real third driver’ – manager

Dams - Felipe Nasr 01 The comments made by Amir Nasr, a well-known figure in the world of Brazilian motor racing, follow news Susie Wolff will drive the new Williams on Friday at both the British and German grands prix this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 19

The mood at Williams is “completely different” compared to the same time last year.

Mood ‘completely different’ at Williams in 2014 – Bottas

2014-01-30 - Williams F1 Team - FW36 - Valtteri Bottas (2) That is the view of Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas, as he prepares for his second campaign in formula one with the once-great British team. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 18

Williams Announces new partnership with Petrobras

Williams confirms Petrobras return

09 - Williams F1 Team Williams (Ticker: WGF1) is pleased to announce that it has signed a new multi-year partnership agreement with Brazilian multi-national energy company Petrobras. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

Departed Pujolar says Williams ‘didn’t feel right’

“The situation was quite difficult and Williams did not feel right.”

2014-01-30 - Williams F1 Team - FW36 - Valtteri Bottas (2) With one leaving and another joining, two well-known F1 names have given their view about the once-great British team Williams. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 10

Former driver Pizzonia backs Williams to improve

“Look at the history — it is a team that can win” – Pizzonia

Antonio Pizzonia portrait Former team driver Antonio Pizzonia has backed Williams to bounce back into competitive form. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

Williams to run at Jerez, Toro Rosso passes crash tests (+photo)

Williams has announced that its 2014 car will make its debut at Jerez next week.

2013-06-07_0665 “Valtteri Bottas will do days 1 and 2,” the British team said on Twitter, “Felipe Massa days 3 and 4″. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 14

Williams preparing 2014 car for Jerez debut

“We’ll be on track in Jerez”

2013-06-09_0986 Williams has become the latest team to confirm it will be on track as crucial preparations for the 2014 season begin in two weeks at Jerez. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Lead Sauber engineer flees to Force India

Amid rumours of possible mergers

2013-02-23 - Sauber F1 Team - Barcelona - Nico Hulkenberg 03Nico Hulkenberg is expected to flee to Force India, and Sauber is now also losing its chief engineer to the Silverstone based team. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Caterham first in line for 2014 car crash test

Caterham will be visited by the FIA officials at its UK headquarters next week

2013-06-09_1004Caterham is the first team in line to pass the FIA’s mandatory static crash test with its all-new 2014 chassis. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Pastor Maldonado has admitted it was “wrong” to publicly accuse Williams of sabotage.

Maldonado admits Williams sabotage claims ‘wrong’

2013-03-23 - Williams F1 - Malaysia - Pastor Maldonado 03After a poor qualifying in Austin – the first race since the Venezuelan’s decision to leave the Grove based team was announced – Maldonado said he suspected mechanics had tampered with his tyre pressures and temperatures. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

More news will follow now that Felipe Massa has been signed up by Williams for 2014

After Massa signing, ‘more news’ to follow – Williams

2013-06-09_0014“It is very exciting for us to be able to confirm our 2014 driver lineup as part of a number of announcements we will be making over the coming weeks,” said the British team’s deputy boss Claire Williams. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Sir Frank Williams plans ‘to contact’ Brawn

In the 70s when Sir Frank Williams gave him a job as a machinist.

2012-11-04 - Williams F1 - Abu Dhabi - Sir Frank Williams 01A few days ago, deputy boss Claire Williams said the Oxfordshire based team has had “no conversations” with Ross Brawn. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 24

Juncadella plays down Williams debut reports

“If I had EUR 20 million, I could drive in formula one, but that makes no sense to me.”

Daniel Juncadella has played down reports that said he has a good chance of lining up on the grid for Williams next year. Read the rest of this entry »

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