Tag Archive: Valtteri Bottas

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 »

Apr 02

F1 legend Moss backs Massa over team order

“In his shoes I’d have done exactly the same as Massa.”

2014-03-16 - Williams F1 Team - Australia - Felipe Massa 04 F1 legend Sir Stirling Moss says he would have behaved just as Felipe Massa did in the Malaysian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 01

Drivers say Massa wrong to ignore team order

“As a team boss I would not be pleased with him”

2014-03-16 - Williams F1 Team - Australia - Felipe Massa 02Two former F1 drivers on Tuesday said they thought Felipe Massa was wrong to have ignored Williams’ team orders in Malaysia. 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 20

Williams remains one of the top favourites in 2014, despite the events in Melbourne.

Williams still second best after Mercedes

Williams Team - photo Getty Images Piloted by Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas, the new Mercedes-powered FW36 was a standout of the winter season, but it struggled in the wet qualifying session last weekend. 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 06

Williams reveals livery, Dennis vows to win

Thursday was a busy day for formula one in the UK

2014-03-06 - Williams F1 Team - Martini livery 02 Williams held a glitzy launch to reveal its new name, Williams Martini Racing, in honour of its iconic title sponsor, the familiar Italian drinks label. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

Bottas plays down 2014 ‘fuel saving’ fears

“I think that at most of the races, we will be able to drive like this” – Bottas

2014-03-02_0029 - Williams - Bahrain - Valtteri BottasValtteri Bottas has played down fears grands prix will become little more than fuel-saving affairs in F1′s new ‘green’ era. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Raikkonen unsure of Ferrari engine disadvantage

“I can’t give an honest impression because I have not paid attention to it.”

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Kimi Raikkonen - Helmet (3) With Mercedes clearly out front and Renault clearly at the rear, F1′s third engine supplier Ferrari has had a comparatively low-profile winter. 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 »

Feb 21

Fears that the pace of second-tier GP2 cars could overtake formula one in 2014 are now easing

‘New’ F1 already catching up with V8 era speed

2014-01-30 - McLaren Mercedes - Jenson Button 16After the opening test of the all-new V6 ‘power unit’ era at Jerez recently, Jenson Button warned that GP2 will run F1 close on some circuits 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 »

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 »

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 »

Nov 27

F1 peers split over Vettel versus Alonso question

“They are both great drivers”

2013-11-01 - Scuderia Ferrari - Fernando Alonso 01As only a forced winter pause finally stops Sebastian Vettel’s winning streak for now, the F1 grid is divided over whether the German is really the best. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Formula One teams Brazil Grand Prix race report

Brazilian Grand Prix Formula One race report

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Interlagos. Read the rest of this entry »

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