Tag Archive: Rob Smedley

Jun 24

Williams settled for Mercedes defeat – Smedley

Williams settled for defeat to Mercedes in Austria, despite dominating qualifying at the Red Bull Ring

09 - Williams F1 Team Chief engineer Rob Smedley told Spain’s EFE news agency that the Grove team was “not without problems” as it returned to the podium with Valtteri Bottas’ third place behind the two Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

Smedley happy to leave Ferrari wind tunnel

Smedley, 40, is now Williams’ ‘head of performance engineering’.

2011-03-22 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Rob Smedley - Felipe Massa Former Ferrari engineer Rob Smedley says it is nice to finally be working in formula one with a wind tunnel that works. Read the rest of this entry »

May 12

Massa says Williams can hold off McLaren

“We can fight against Force India and McLaren”

2014-04-05 - Williams F1 Team - Bahrain - Felipe Massa 01 Williams is eyeing the next scalp, after scooping up the similarly Mercedes-powered McLaren at the Spanish grand prix. 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 »

Feb 25

Williams on Tuesday finally confirmed long speculation Rob Smedley is joining the British team.

Smedley joins Massa at Williams

2011-03-22 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Rob Smedley - Felipe Massa It has been a poorly-kept paddock secret that the 40-year-old, famous for his close relationship with Felipe Massa as race engineer at Ferrari, was set to follow his Brazilian colleague and friend to Williams this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

Williams bolsters race operations line-up for the 2014 season

“Williams is undergoing change” – Pat Symonds

09 - Williams F1 TeamWilliams has bolstered its senior race operations line-up as it prepares for the 2014 Formula One World Championship season, with the appointments of Rob Smedley and Richard Lockwood. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 23

Smedley won’t be Massa’s race engineer at Williams

Felipe Massa will not be reuniting with his usual race engineer in 2014.

2011-03-22 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Rob Smedley - Felipe Massa There has been speculation that, because both Brazilian Massa and his well-known, long-time race engineer Rob Smedley are moving from Ferrari to Williams, they might reunite in their old working relationship at the Grove based team. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

Raikkonen meets new engineer at Maranello

He met up with his new race engineer, Antonio Spagnolo

2013-05-12 - Scuderia Ferrari - Spain - Kimi Raikkonen - Fernando Alonso - Stefano Domenicalli - Felipe Massa Kimi Raikkonen has made his first appearance since undergoing back surgery a month ago. 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 12

Williams has admitted Rob Smedley could be the next big name to join the beleaguered British team

Williams hints Smedley to be next signing

2011-03-22 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Rob Smedley - Felipe MassaAs it announced that Felipe Massa is joining the team from Ferrari for 2014, deputy team boss Claire Williams said “a number of announcements” will also shortly follow. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 24

Di Resta uncertain and unwell in India

Paul di Resta is unwell in India, it emerged on Thursday.

2013-06-05-0185Earlier, it was no surprise in the Buddh circuit when word got around that reserve driver James Calado will be driving the Scot’s car in initial Friday practice. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Ferrari plays down Massa’s team orders defiance

“Multi-function strategy A.  Now, please”

13-06-08_0089 Ferrari has played down Felipe Massa’s refusal to obey a direct team order in Sunday’s Japanese grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Raikkonen engineer Slade not moving to Ferrari

The Finn worked with Slade initially at McLaren

2011-03-12 - Mercedes GP Petronas F1 Team - Barcelona - Mark SladeKimi Raikkonen’s race engineer Mark Slade will not follow him from Lotus to Ferrari, it has emerged. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

For the first time in more than 40 years, F1 could be without a Brazilian driver in 2014

Fittipaldi tips ‘another team’ to sign Massa

2013-06-09_0026Felipe Massa has lost his seat at Ferrari, but his manager Nicolas Todt is hoping Lotus will sign him as Kimi Raikkonen’s replacement. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 13

Massa’s engineer Smedley to also leave Ferrari – report

Smedley has been linked with a return to Williams for 2014

2011-03-22 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Rob Smedley - Felipe MassaKimi Raikkonen’s return to Ferrari could spell the end of race engineer Rob Smedley’s career at the Italian team. Read the rest of this entry »

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