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Jul 04

Williams brings F1™ Technology to the Emergency Transport of Infants

Williams Group has designed and manufactured the Babypod 20 in collaboration with Advanced Healthcare Technology 

2017-07-04 - Williams brings F1™ Technology to the Emergency Transport of InfantsTechnology which protects Formula One drivers in the event of a crash, has been used to create a safe environment for new-born babies needing emergency transportation.

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Jun 10

Massa advises Stroll ahead of home race bow

Stroll says he is feeling optimistic about a strong showing in qualifying for the Grove team

2017-06-09-10-04-11_0057Felipe Massa says Lance Stroll must remain ‘calm’ if he is to make the most of his much anticipated first home Canadian Grand Prix following a low key first day on track in Montreal.

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Mar 07

Williams Advanced Engineering supports Vanda Electrics with Dendrobium launch at Geneva

“We are looking forward to seeing the world’s reaction to Dendrobium”

2017-03-07 - Vanda Dendrobium sideSingapore electric mobility experts, Vanda Electrics, today unveiled the all-electric Dendrobium hypercar at the Geneva Motor Show, with Williams Advanced Engineering playing an important role as technical partner. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 02

Final pieces of F1 2017 jigsaw set to fall into place

Sources suggest a contract has been signed
2016-06-12_0574 The significant final pieces of the Formula 1 2017 jigsaw are expected to be confirmed imminently with all signs pointing towards a move to Mercedes for Valtteri Bottas following a reported pre-Christmas seat fitting.
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Dec 21

Massa stays at Williams to line up Bottas Mercedes switch

Despite no final contracts being confirmed on either deal with Williams or Mercedes

Massa stays at Williams to line up Bottas Mercedes switchFelipe Massa has reportedly agreed to delay his retirement from F1 to return to Williams in 2017 which will open the door for Valtteri Bottas to take up Nico Rosberg’s vacated race seat at Mercedes.


Feb 02

Williams appoints Gary Paffett as Simulator Driver for 2016

Williams is pleased to announce that Gary Paffett has been appointed as the team’s simulator driver for 2016.
Williams logo Gary has joined the team for the 2016 season to assist the vehicle science department in developing the Williams Mercedes FW38 at the Williams factory in Grove. He will work closely with the team throughout the year to provide extensive feedback to help the continued development of this year’s car.

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Dec 17

Felipe Massa joins Williams stars at Autosport International

Williams Martini Racing driver Felipe Massa will lead a line-up of famous Williams faces at Autosport International this January
2015-06-06_0517 Also starring at the NEC as part of a major Williams feature will be Williams Martini Racing Deputy Team Principal, Claire Williams, and Chief Technical Officer Pat Symonds, giving fans exclusive insight into the world of Formula One.

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Nov 12

Formula 3 driver Lance Stroll set for Williams F1 development role

Formula 3 driver Lance Stroll is poised to take up a driver development role with the Williams Formula 1 team, Autosport understands.

Lance Stroll 1 Sources have confirmed the 17-year-old Canadian and advisor Luca Baldisserri have been in discussions with Williams about taking up a position at Grove. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 29

Bottas: 2016 will be very important for me…

Valtteri Bottas admits the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship season will be ‘important’ for his career

2015-10-24_40358 Having struggled to expand on the success of his 2014 breakthrough year, Valtteri Bottas admits his 2016 season with Williams with be crucial for his career. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 28

Williams poaches sponsor from struggling Lotus

A major backer of the Lotus team has switched allegiances within the F1 pitlane.

2014-07-26 - Williams Martini Racing - Hungary - Valterri Bottas 02Earlier this year, amid the Enstone team’s slump from fourth in 2012 and 2013 to just eighth in the 2014 constructors’ standings, rumours emerged that the Anglo-Dutch multinational Unilever could switch from Lotus to McLaren. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Susie Wolff to extend Williams deal

Susie Wolff will extend her deal with Williams into the 2015 season, according to the German newspaper Bild.

2014-03-17 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Australia - Toto Wolff - Susie Wolff The 31-year-old female Briton was the Grove team’s test driver this year, even appearing on a couple of Friday mornings. “The contract for 2015 is close to being signed,” said the newspaper’s correspondents Nicola Pohl and Helmut Uhl. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 18

Susie Wolff not disappointed with Williams role

Susie Wolff insists she is not disappointed she did not get promoted by Williams for the 2015 season.

20131020-0081 Along with fellow F1 tester Simona de Silvestro, who works for Sauber, the 31-year-old Scot is the closest female driver to the F1 race grid. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 08

Wolff looking to sell more of Williams stake

Toto Wolff is still working on offloading his stake in the Williams team.

2013-01-21 - Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Ltd. - Suzie Wolff - Toto Wolff (2) Ever since the Austrian bought into Mercedes and began working as the German marque’s F1 and motor racing chief, his more than 15 per cent stake in Williams has been quietly on the market. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 07

Williams announce driver line up for the 2015 Season

Williams keeps Bottas, Massa for 2015
09 - Williams F1 TeamWilliams Martini Racing is pleased to announce that it will be retaining the services of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas as the teams’ Race Drivers for the 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship season.

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Sep 01

Bottas sees ‘no reason’ to leave Williams

Valtteri Bottas appears out of the running for a change of team prior to the 2015 season.

2014-07-26 - Williams Martini Racing - Hungary - Valterri Bottas 04 The Finn has been a standout of this year’s championship, outshining the Ferrari veteran Felipe Massa and leading Williams’ F1 resurgence with four podium appearances. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 13

Lotus, Williams swapped F1 fortunes in 2014

Even amid his pointless first half-season with Lotus, Pastor Maldonado has signed up with the Enstone team for 2015.

2014-07-25 - Lotus F1 Team - Hungary - Pastor Maldonado 01 In his third consecutive campaign with Williams last year, the Grove team hit rock-bottom and Maldonado decided to take his PDVSA sponsorship to Lotus. 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 14

Ecclestone plays down London GP hopes

Bernie Ecclestone has warned that a F1 race on the streets of London is not just around the corner.

London Grand Prix Hopes have been raised by British prime minister David Cameron announcing that major motor races on public roads can now take place with mere local permission. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 11

New Williams Advanced Engineering facility opened by Prime Minister David Cameron

The result of £8m of investment by Williams

Williams Advanced Engineering logoPrime Minister David Cameron has officially opened Williams’ new Advanced Engineering facility today in Grove, Oxfordshire.

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