Tag Archive: Frank Williams

Mar 07

If Williams is a force in 2014, almost the entire paddock will celebrate the return of an F1 great.

Paddock to celebrate ‘popular’ Williams revival

2014-03-06 - Williams F1 Team - Martini livery 06 The newly Mercedes-powered team, having once dominated the sport but not won a title since 1997, has looked a dark horse contender for 2014 during pre-season testing. 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 »

Oct 23

Capitalising on Qatar link ‘my last big wish’ – Williams

“My last big wish is to bring our partnership with Qatar to fruition”

Claire WilliamsReaping the fruits of the collaboration with Qatar is Sir Frank Wiliams’ “last big wish”, he admitted on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

The Williams F1 Team is celebrating a landmark achievement this weekend at the British Grand Prix – reaching 600 races in Formula One.

Williams celebrates 600 races at the British Grand Prix

2013-06-09_1134Founded in 1977 by Frank Williams and Patrick Head, Williams has secured 297 podiums, 114 race wins and 16 World Championship titles over the past 36 years.

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Mar 15

Maldonado no longer certain Venezuela backing will flow

Pastor Maldonado has admitted he cannot be certain his F1 career will continue long after the death of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.

2013-03-03 - Williams F1 - Barcelona - Pastor Maldonado 012012-09-02 - Williams F1 - Belgium - Pastor Maldonado 0Sponsoring Williams via the state-controlled PDVSA oil company, Chavez died of cancer last week and Maldonado rushed back to his native country before Australia for his funeral. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 19

The Williams F1 Team Launches the Williams Renault FW35

Randstad and the Williams F1 Team Renew Partnership
The Williams F1 Team Announces New Partnership With Experian

2013-02-19 - Williams F1 Team - FW35 (4)2013-02-19 - Williams F1 Team - FW35 (1)The Williams F1 Team launched its 2013 race car the FW35, at the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain today. The latest Williams is a culmination of more than 12 months’ research and development by the team’s technical departments in Grove and features improvements in several key areas over last year’s race-winning FW34.

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Jan 29

Susie Wolff to debut Williams’ 2013 car

Susie Wolff will give Williams’ 2013 car, the FW35, its track debut next month.

Susie Wolff  2013-01-28Susie Wolff The famous British team has already announced that the Renault-powered single seater will not be at the opening test of the official pre-season at Jerez next week. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 05

Backer says Bottas not like other pay-drivers

Valtteri Bottas is not like other ‘pay drivers’ on the F1 grid, his main backer insists.

2012-11-04 - Williams F1 - Abu Dhabi - Valtteri Bottas 012012-07-21 - Williams F1 - Germany - Valtteri BottasThe young Finn, set to debut for Williams next year, is backed by Antti Aarnio-Wihuri, whose company Wirhuri is a global industry and trade conglomerate. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 17

Bottas admits Williams race debut ‘ideal’

Valtteri Bottas, currently Williams’ reserve and ‘Friday’ driver, has admitted a race seat at the British team would be “ideal”.

2012-07-21 - Williams F1 - Germany - Valtteri BottasValtteri Bottas portraitThe young Finn is hotly tipped to step up for his grand prix debut next year, with the reigning GP3 champion now focusing only on his F1 duties, and managed by Williams shareholder and new executive director Toto Wolff. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 13

‘Too early’ to decide 2013 drivers – Wolff

“Will Pastor or Valtteri be top drivers in the future?  I believe so”

2012-04-15 - Williams F1 - Chinese Grand Prix - Toto Wolff 012012-07-21 - Williams F1 - Germany - Sir Frank WilliamsWilliams’ driver lineup will “definitely” remain in place this year, team shareholder and executive director Toto Wolff insists. He joked that a change of policy will happen “when the sun falls from the sky,” according to Speed Week.

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Jul 30

‘Frank Williams happy’ with Senna’s progress

Bruno Senna was feeling confident about the future after Sunday’s Hungarian grand prix.

2012-07-21 - Williams F1 - Germany - Sir Frank Williams2012-07-21 - Williams F1 - Germany - Bruno SennaSurrounded by burgeoning paddock rumours the Williams shareholder Toto Wolff-managed Valtteri Bottas will surely get a race seat in 2013, Brazilian Senna has struggled during his first half-season with the British team.

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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 19

Susie Wolff still on track after de Villota crash

Susie Wolff is sure she will get more chances to prove her skills in a formula one car

Susie Wolff  portraitMaria de Villota © DPPI - F. Le Floc'hSome insiders saw the serious injuries sustained by Maria de Villota during a recent straight-line test for Marussia as a major setback for F1’s other female driver. But Wolff, who is a test driver for Williams, remains scheduled to drive the FW34 in October. Read the rest of this entry »

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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Apr 11

Susie Wolff appointed Development Driver for the Williams F1 Team

The Williams F1 Team (Ticker: WGF1) today confirmed that Susie Wolff will join the team as its Development Driver.

2012-04-11 - Williams  F1 - Susie Wolff portrait09 - Williams F1Born in Scotland, Susie Wolff has had the classic racing career, beginning in karting and then moving to junior single-seater series and was twice nominated for the prestigious Young Driver of the Year Award before moving up to DTM. In 2012, Susie will contest her seventh season in DTM.

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Apr 10

Still some ‘gentlemen’ in F1 – Sauber

There are still some “gentlemen” in F1, team boss and owner Peter Sauber insists.

2012-02-07 - Sauber F1 Team - Sauber C31-Ferrari - Jerez - Peter Sauber 032012-03-24 - Sauber F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Sergio Perez 05Amid the recent F-duct debate, it was suggested that Mercedes’ Ross Brawn had broken a teams’ ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ that the technology should not be pursued. 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 »

Feb 27

Prost failed to find Williams new sponsors

Prost will not see ‘Senna’ movie

Evans Stievenart - Alain Prost - Nicolas Prost2004_02_29_am_auto_12_07Alain Prost has conceded it will be difficult for the once-great Williams to return to the top in formula one. The legendary Frenchman won the last of his four world championships with the famous British team, which in 1993 was utterly dominant. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

The Williams F1 Team launches its 2012 season line up

Williams rejoins Renault for its engine partnership.

2012-02-07 - Williams F1 - FW34 launch 012012-02-07 - Williams F1 - FW34 launch 02The Williams F1 Team unveiled its 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship season entry, the Williams Renault FW34, at the Jerez circuit in Spain today. This year marks the team’s 35th year competing in the sport which it will do with a revitalised line-up. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

Sticky: Williams F1 confirms Bruno Senna for 2012

Q & A with Bruno Senna

2012-01-17 - Williams F1 - Bruno Senna 042012-01-17 - Williams F1 - Bruno Senna 01Williams F1 (Ticker: WGF1) today confirmed that Bruno Senna will contest the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship for the Williams F1 Team. The appointment finalises the team’s line up for this year following confirmation in December that Pastor Maldonado will enter his second season in Formula One as a Williams race driver. Bruno will make his debut with the Williams F1 Team in Jerez on 9th February at the first of the winter tests.

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