Tag Archive: Grove

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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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 14

Smedley happy to leave Ferrari wind tunnel

Smedley, 40, is now Williams’ ‘head of performance engineering’.

2011-03-22 - Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro - Rob Smedley - Felipe Massa Former Ferrari engineer Rob Smedley says it is nice to finally be working in formula one with a wind tunnel that works. 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 »

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 03

Smedley joins Williams team in Bahrain

Rob Smedley is finally starting work at Williams.

2014-03-16 - Williams F1 Team - Australia - Felipe Massa 01 More than a month ago, the British team confirmed long speculation the 40-year-old Briton, famous for his close relationship with Felipe Massa at Ferrari, will soon become ‘head of vehicle performance’ at Grove. 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 27

Mercedes switch no fluke for Williams – boss

It was a very conscious decision

Williams Team - photo Getty Images Claire Williams has denied the British team simply lucked into being powered by the best F1 engine for the sport’s new turbo V6 era. 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 »

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