Tag Archive: Valtteri Bottas

Jul 27

Massa bemoans spare parts struggle in Hungary

In Hungary, for instance, he is using a pre-Monaco grand prix floor.

2014-07-04 - Williams Martini Racing - England - Felipe Massa 01 Felipe Massa insists he was beaten in Hungary only because his car was not up to par with his on-form Williams teammate Valtteri Bottas. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Grosjean in no hurry to secure F1 future

With his Lotus future in doubt, Romain Grosjean could be eyeing a move up the formula one grid.

2014-06-07_0194 The Enstone based team is sticking with its other driver, Pastor Maldonado, whose sponsor PDVSA brings millions in crucial backing. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 21

Massa has ‘no fear’ of rising star Bottas

Felipe Massa insists his F1 career is not being put in the shadow by a new star.

IMG_4160 The warring Mercedes duo aside, the undoubted star of the last three races has been Valtteri Bottas, a shy Finn who on Sunday completed a hat-trick of podiums. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

Nico Rosberg wins the German Grand Prix

Mercedes win on home turf with another dominant race

Nico Rosberg has won the German Grand Prix for Mercedes AMG F1 in front of their home race crowd. It is Rosberg’s fourth win of 2014 and ninth podium finish in the first ten races of the season as we cross the halfway mark of the racing calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

Maldonado stays, Grosjean admits future ‘open’

As Lotus firms up its plans for 2015, Romain Grosjean’s future is looking clouded.

IMG_3927 It was already known that, when Pastor Maldonado and his lucrative backer PDVSA switched from Williams to Lotus for the 2014 season, it was the beginning of more than a single-year deal. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 19

2015 Williams seat ‘not realistic’ – Wolff

Susie Wolff admits expecting to land a race seat for 2015 is “not realistic”.

Suzie Wolff - Williams - photo Williams After breaking down at Silverstone two weeks ago, the 31-year-old Scot enjoyed a bit more track time ahead of the German grand prix on Friday at the wheel of Valtteri Bottas’ Williams. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

Susie Wolff lives her dream amid criticism

Susie Wolff will live her dream on Friday at Silverstone, but she is also facing criticism.

Susie Wolff The Scot will break a 22-year F1 drought in morning practice for the British grand prix when she drives Valtteri Bottas’ Williams — the last woman in action during a world championship weekend was Giovanna Amati in 1992. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 22

F1 – Rosberg wins first Austrian Grand Prix in 11 years (+result)

Mercedes returns to winning form on Red Bull territory

2014-06-08_1139 Nico Rosberg has won the first Austrian Grand Prix in 11 years, leading Mercedes to a one-two win at the Red Bull Ring deemed as the unofficial home of the Red Bull Racing team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 22

Barrichello, Alonso hail ‘fastest’ Massa

Felipe Massa’s first pole in more than five years was no surprise to Fernando Alonso

2014-06-07_0886 It was the thrilling finale in Brazil, 2008 – where for an instant the Ferrari camp thought its Brazilian driver had pipped Lewis Hamilton for the title – that Massa last started a grand prix from the very front. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 21

F1 – Felipe Massa takes pole in Austria! (+result)

Williams beat Mercedes to pole for first time in 2014

2014-06-07_0971 Felipe Massa is on pole for the Austrian Grand Prix after setting the fastest lap of qualifying with just seconds remaining in the third and final session. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 21

Mercedes still troubled by Montreal glitch

Mercedes’ reliability worries are not over

2014-06-08_0840 In Canada, Lewis Hamilton failed to finish, while Nico Rosberg nursed his ailing W05 to just second place as the otherwise utterly dominant German squad struck cooling problems with its energy recovery systems. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 20

‘Silly season’ yet to hit highest gear

The ‘silly season’ is yet to hit its highest gear in 2014.

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - 2014 drivers Two early protagonists, Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton, spent time on Thursday dismissing the rumblings about their respective futures. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

Maldonado says Massa faster than Bottas

Felipe Massa is a better driver than Valtteri Bottas.

2014-03-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Australia - Pastor Maldonado (1) That is the claim of Pastor Maldonado, the Lotus driver who last year was paired with the then rookie Finn Bottas at Williams. Read the rest of this entry »

May 13

Massa ‘not worried’ about latest criticism

Felipe Massa insists he is not fazed by the latest round of criticism.

2014-04-22 - Williams F1 Team - China - Felipe Massa (1) The Brazilian was often under fire as a Ferrari driver, but for 2014 he switched to Williams where he relished the chance to be a de-facto ‘number 1′. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Bottas to keep sitting out Friday sessions

Valtteri Bottas will continue to sit out practice sessions this year for Williams’ test drivers.

2014-03-16 - Williams F1 Team - Australia - Valrerri Bottas 00 When reserve driver Felipe Nasr made his first Friday appearance in 2014, it was at the wheel of Finn Bottas’ car in Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

May 06

No regrets as Maldonado insists Lotus ‘not lost’

Pastor Maldonado insists he has no regrets about moving from Williams to Lotus for 2014.

2014-03-17 - Lotus F1 Team - Australia - Pastor Maldonado (6) On the face of it, the Venezuelan switched his millions in PDVSA backing from a resurgent team to one entering a deep slump. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Pirelli and Bottas : Walking on water

“One of those moments that gave you goosebumps” - Paul Hembery

2014-03-16 - Williams F1 Team - Australia - Valrerri Bottas rain During qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix, Williams driver Valtteri Bottas reached 316kph – that’s nearly 200mph – on the back straight of the Shanghai circuit: the longest on the Formula One calendar this year. Read the rest of this entry »

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 04

Red Bull has best car in 2014 – Hulkenberg

Red Bull has the best car on the 2014 grid, according to Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg.

2014-03-30 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Malaysia - Sebastian Vettel  (13) “For me, Red Bull is in front with the chassis,” said the German, acknowledging that, as an overall package, the powerful Mercedes is leading the pack. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 04

Williams has apologised to its drivers and its fans after the Malaysian team orders saga

Williams apologises after Massa team order

Felipe Massa - photo WR12 - Nextgen-Auto.com Deputy boss Claire Williams told reporters in Bahrain that the biggest regret was the way Felipe Massa was told to give way to teammate Valtteri Bottas. Read the rest of this entry »

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