Tag Archive: FW34

Feb 24

Susie Wolff to continue as Williams Development Driver for the 2014 Season

Susie joined Williams in April 2012

Susie Wolff  2013-01-28 Williams is pleased to confirm that Susie Wolff will be continuing as the team’s Development Driver for 2014 in an expanded role that will see her take to the wheel of the Williams Mercedes FW36 in two FP1 sessions this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27

Williams could revert to 2012 exhaust

“We’re of the opinion at the moment that a FW34-type of car would be faster”

2013-03-23 - Williams F1 - Malaysia - Valtteri Bottas 01Williams could revert to the exhaust of its 2012 car, after struggling for pace and handling with the new FW35 so far this season. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 19

The Williams F1 Team Launches the Williams Renault FW35

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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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Feb 07

2013 Williams to have ‘vanity panel’ on nose

The FW35 is yet to see the light of day, but it will almost certainly feature a ‘vanity panel’ rather than a stepped nose.

08 - Williams F12012-11-04 - Williams F1 - Abu Dhabi - Valtteri Bottas 01Alone amongst the rest of this year’s field, Williams has delayed the debut of its 2013 car until Barcelona later this month, choosing instead to run with last year’s car at Jerez. But already up and running is the tweaked 2013 livery, while the 2012-specification FW34 also appeared noticeably different for another reason in Pastor Maldonado’s hands on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

Williams F1 Team testing schedule

Jerez test Schedule

08 - Williams F1_q0c3731_snippetAs planned Williams will run the 2012 FW34 in order to continue development work ahead of the FW35 launch on 19 February in Barcelona. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

Susie Wolff to continue as development driver into 2013 season with expanded role

The Williams F1 Team is pleased to confirm that Development Driver Susie Wolff will be continuing her role with the team during the 2013 season.

Susie Wolff 2013-01-21 - Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd. - Suzie Wolff - Toto Wolff (2)Susie joined the Williams F1 Team in April 2012 and has played a valuable role in helping to develop the Williams-Renault FW34 and FW35. Susie’s level of involvement will increase during the 2013 season, with an increased programme in the team’s simulator combined with a greater level of in-car testing.

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Sep 27

Senna suffered ‘burns’ in Singapore

Bruno Senna suffered burns to his back in last Sunday’s Singapore grand prix, the Williams team has revealed.

2012-09-02 - Williams F1 - Belgium - Bruno Senna 022012-06-08_0436The Brazilian driver retired from the night race on the last lap, several laps after the KERS unit failed in his FW34 car. In an official race review released on Wednesday, Williams revealed that Senna “had some burn marks on his back after the race” but could not confirm how it happened. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Bottas ‘ready’ for Williams race seat

Valtteri Bottas has admitted he is very keen to end his reserve duties and join the formula one grid as soon as possible.

2012-07-21 - Williams F1 - Germany - Valtteri Bottas2012-09-02 - Williams F1 - Belgium - Valtteri Bottas 01The Finn, who is managed by Williams’ executive director Toto Wolff as well as Mika Hakkinen, usually replaces Bruno Senna on Friday mornings, and is tipped to step into the seat full-time next season. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Williams better than recent races show – Bottas

Williams’ 2012 car holds more potential than has been seen at recent grands prix.

2012-07-21 - Williams F1 - Germany - Valtteri Bottas2012-06-10_1067That is the claim of the famous British team’s Finnish reserve driver Valtteri Bottas, who is hotly tipped to step into the race cockpit in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 22

Head thanks Renault for Williams turnaround

Williams’ radical improvement this year, after the 5-point debacle of 2011, has much to do with Renault.

2011-02-09 - AT&T Williams - Sir Frank Williams - Patrick Head2011-02-09 - AT&T Williams - Patrick Head - Sir Frank Williams 02That is the view of the famous British team’s former co-owner and technical chief Patrick Head, who is no longer involved in the design and development of the Grove-made cars. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 07

Wolff rules out testing Williams car

Toto Wolff, a shareholder and now Williams’ new executive director, has ruled out testing the famous British team’s 2012 car.

2012-04-15 - Williams F1 - Chinese Grand Prix - Toto Wolff 01ThumbnailWilliams test driver Susie Wolff’s husband, and Friday driver Valtteri Bottas’ manager, Wolff is also a racing driver. He raced single seaters in the 90s and in 2002 finished sixth in the FIA’s NGT (now GT2) championship.

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Jul 13

Silverstone test day two report

Young Driver Test in Silverstone

Silverstone logoToday’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Silverstone.

 

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Jul 12

Silverstone test day one report

Young Driver Test in Silverstone

Silverstone logoToday’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Silverstone.

 

 

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Jun 22

Susie Wolff to test Williams next week

Susie Wolff is gearing up for her first Williams test next week.

2012-04-15 - Williams F1 - Chinese Grand Prix - Pastor Maldonado - Susie Wolff - Bruno Senna - Valtteri Bottas2012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix b 0096She revealed to Austrian broadcaster ORF that she is scheduled to drive the Renault-powered FW34 in a straight-line test outside of Barcelona on Tuesday.

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May 31

Surprise favourites ramp up pressure on drivers

Auto Motor und Sport cited “GPS” evidence in claiming that the Williams and the Sauber are the best cars in the 2012

2012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix b 00962012-05-11 - Spanish Grand Prix 277Within memory of him delivering the beleaguered team’s first victory for more than seven years, Williams has expressed disappointment in Pastor Maldonado. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

Senna ‘must respond’ to Maldonado’s form – Williams

Sir Frank Williams has urged Bruno Senna to step up.

2012-02-24 - Williams F1 - Bruno Senna helmet 022012-04-15 - Williams F1 - Chinese Grand Prix - Bruno Senna 05Even before teammate Pastor Maldonado’s breakthrough Barcelona win two weeks ago, speculation had begun to circulate that Senna needed to up his game in order to keep his race seat. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Senna to race ‘Barcelona fire car’ at Monaco

Senna to drive all weekend in Monaco

2012-05-11 - Spanish Grand Prix 10292012-04-15 - Williams F1 - Chinese Grand Prix - Bruno Senna 03The F1 car photographed amid the charred remains of Williams’ burnt-out garage in Barcelona will be back in action this weekend at Monaco. We reported last week that an initial inspection of Bruno Senna’s Renault-powered FW34, which was sitting in the pits when the fire broke out during the team’s celebrations for Pastor Maldonado’s victory last Sunday, showed it had emerged with minimal damage.

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May 16

Toto Wolff has rubbished suggestions Williams might soon replace Bruno Senna with the team’s rising reserve driver Valtteri Bottas.

Wolff rubbishes Senna axe reports

2012-04-15 - Williams F1 - Chinese Grand Prix - Bruno Senna 062012-05-11 - Spanish Grand Prix 1029Finnish commentator Mika Salo last weekend said that, following an interview with Sir Frank Williams, he sensed the team was thinking about ousting Senna in favour of 22-year-old Finn Bottas “this season”. Read the rest of this entry »

May 15

Spanish GP Review

Pastor Maldonado won the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday, giving Williams F1 its 114th victory in Formula One.

2012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 5 a7362012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 5 a625He came home 3.1s ahead of Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso. Our Chief Operations Engineer, Mark Gillan, sums up the weekend.

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May 14

Williams pits ‘destroyed’ by post-race fire – Stanford

The day after marking its first win for eight years, the once-great Williams team is counting its losses.

Williams -incendie (1)Williams - incendie (2)“Everything in our garage is totally destroyed,” said team manager Dickie Stanford, who mere hours after holding aloft the constructors’ trophy on the podium found himself wielding a fire extinguisher.

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May 02

Sauber wins update race at Mugello test opener

Sauber was the team with the biggest update package as F1’s ultra-rare in-season test began on Tuesday.

2012-04-30 - Sauber F1 Team - Welcome Chelsea FC - Sauber C312012-02-24 - Sauber F1 Team - Sergio Perez - 03Kamui Kobayashi was in charge of the revised C31, which including a new exhaust and front wing represented “the biggest update package” of all the teams at Mugello, according to Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 27

‘Tactical’ retirements for gearbox rule gain – report

Two teams deployed a quiet ‘trick’ in Bahrain in order to exploit a loophole in the long-life gearbox rules, a specialist publication claims.

2012-04-15 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Chinese Grand Prix - Jenson Button 032012-04-15 - Williams F1 - Chinese Grand Prix - Pastor Maldonado 02Williams’ Pastor Maldonado had to move five places back on the grid last Sunday because a fault in his gearbox was discovered after the Chinese grand prix. A cost-saving rule in F1 requires gearboxes to last five consecutive grands prix, with unscheduled changes met with the penalty. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 12

Bottas to practice even in Shanghai rain

Valtteri Bottas will return to practice action in Bruno Senna’s car on Friday, even if the Shanghai skies open.

2012-03-24 - Williams F1 - Malaysian Grand Prix - Valtteri Bottas 01Valtteri Bottas portraitEnglish-language television weather reports in the Chinese metropolis on Thursday are predicting a close to 100 per cent chance of rain for the opening day of action. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 23

Senna to lose practice seat to Bottas in 2012

Bruno Senna will give up his race car to Williams test driver Valtteri Bottas on fourteen more occasions in 2012.

2012-03-15 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Thursday #1 1222012-03-17 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Saturday #5 340It has emerged that, every time young Finn Bottas takes to the track on a Friday this season, it will be at the wheel of Senna’s Renault-powered FW34. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Williams ‘not far’ from top teams – Maldonado

From the depths of 2011, Williams is now ‘not far’ from the pace of F1’s strongest teams.

2012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #4 5182012-02-24 - Williams F1 - Pastor Maldonado helmet 03That is the claim of Pastor Maldonado, who in the newly Renault-powered and Mike Coughlan-designed FW34 qualified eighth and was pushing Fernando Alonso for fifth in the race when he crashed out of Sunday’s season opener in Melbourne on the last lap. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

Pundits agree Williams made ‘huge leap’

Despite not collecting a single point in Melbourne, the Williams team will travel from Australia to Malaysia in upbeat mood.

2012-03-17 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Saturday #5 3402012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #4 518The famous British outfit’s slide from its race and title-winning days hit rock bottom in 2011, scoring just five points all season and only finishing ahead of the three struggling new teams in the constructors’ championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 22

Renault engine better than Cosworth – Bottas

Valtteri Bottas has given some insight into Williams’ decision to switch to Renault power for this year.

Valtteri Bottas portraitRenault logoFor the past two years, the famous British team has been independent UK marque Cosworth’s highest profile customer. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

Early start for Mercedes’ Barcelona test

Mercedes got its Barcelona test off to an early start on Sunday.

Mercedes F1 W0304- Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 TeamAt the same time, the rest of the F1 world was only setting up at the Circuit de Catalunya ahead of Tuesday’s kick-off for the second of three pre-Melbourne group tests.

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Feb 08

Raikkonen ‘quick’, not showboating – Button

Williams’ official launch took just five minutes in the Jerez pitlane on Tuesday, before the new Renault-powered FW34 had a difficult birth.

2012-02-07 - Lotus F1 Team - E20 - Jerez - Kimi Raikkonen 05 2012-01-27 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 01“Unfortunately testing was cut short with a couple of initial teething problems which we are currently investigating,” said engineer Mark Gillan. Official testing action burst into life in 2012, with every team except Marussia – and nine all-new cars in action for the first time – kicking off their campaigns.

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Feb 08

Wolff should step up at Williams – Ecclestone

Team shareholder Toto Wolff should take more control of the famous yet beleaguered formula one team Williams.

2012-02-07 - Williams F1 - FW34 launch 072011-02-09 - AT&T Williams - Sir Frank Williams - Toto WolffThat is the view of Bernie Ecclestone, who in the Swiss magazine Speed Week said the Grove based outfit was wrong to try to fix its problems from the bottom up. Read the rest of this entry »

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