Tag Archive: Oxfordshire

Sep 09

Williams rivals ‘had an eye’ on Bottas – boss

After a run of four podiums in five races, Valtteri Bottas had a less enjoyable Italian grand prix.

2014-07-20 - Williams Martini Racing - Germany - Valterri Bottas 02 The Finn had to settle for fourth, while his teammate Felipe Massa scored his first podium of 2014. The solid team result meant Williams passed Ferrari on the fabled marque’s home soil for third place in the constructors’ world championship. 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 06

Dickie Stanford appointed General Manager of Williams Heritage

Dickie was most recently Race Team Manager for Williams

2010-09-02 - AT&T Williams - Dickie Stanford Williams is pleased to announce that Dickie Stanford has been appointed to the position of General Manager for Williams Heritage, a new division of Williams that oversees the maintenance and public demonstration of the team’s historic Formula One cars. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 14

Williams preparing 2014 car for Jerez debut

“We’ll be on track in Jerez”

2013-06-09_0986 Williams has become the latest team to confirm it will be on track as crucial preparations for the 2014 season begin in two weeks at Jerez. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Sir Frank Williams plans ‘to contact’ Brawn

In the 70s when Sir Frank Williams gave him a job as a machinist.

2012-11-04 - Williams F1 - Abu Dhabi - Sir Frank Williams 01A few days ago, deputy boss Claire Williams said the Oxfordshire based team has had “no conversations” with Ross Brawn. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

Williams has ‘healthy budget’ for 2014

“It is very important for the sport.”

2013-06-09_0014Deputy boss Claire Williams insists she is “happy” with the Oxfordshire based team’s budget for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 26

Lotus F1 Team announces Altran as Technical Partner

Altran has a distinguished track record in Formula 1

2013-06-06_0282Lotus F1 Team is pleased to announce new Technical Partner, Altran UK, who will provide the team with specialist engineering services for the remainder of the 2013 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 13

Bottas hopeful of Williams contract extension

“There’s no point thinking about it too much” – Bottas

2013-06-08_1136Williams disappointed ranks of Finnish journalists this week by failing to announce the extension of rookie Valtteri Bottas’ contract. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 05

Williams sees long future for historic F1 team

“We can dream that we will continue indefinitely, and I sincerely hope so”

2012-11-04 - Williams F1 - Abu Dhabi - Sir Frank Williams 01Even at the age of 71, Sir Frank Williams sees a long future for his eponymous formula one team. Read the rest of this entry »

May 17

Dom Reilly drives new luxury into Selfridges

Williams F1 Team partnership with Dom Reilly Limited

2013-05-17 - Williams F1 - Claire Williams - Dom Reilly (2)Technology and style collide as new premium brand launch its debut collection in the Oxford Street store. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Williams’ daughter shaping up as new team boss

The comments triggered reports that Claire, 36, is already the team boss.

08 - Williams F1Claire Williams could be shaping up to take over at the helm of her father’s famous British team. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Salo doubts Williams can bounce back in 2013

“Williams has a lot of work ahead now.”

2013-03-03 - Williams F1 - Barcelona - Valtteri Bottas 01Former F1 driver Mika Salo has questioned whether Williams has the ability to recover from a bad start to the 2013 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Wolff to ‘resolve conflict of interest’

Toto Wolff has admitted owning shares in Williams whilst working as F1 rival Mercedes’ director is a “conflict of interest”.

2013-03-03 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Barcelona - Toto Wolff - Aldo Costa - Ross Brawn2013-02-07 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Jerez - Toto Wolff 01The 41-year-old Austrian changed teams over the winter, relinquishing his active role at Williams and buying into Brackley based Mercedes. But Wolff, whose wife is the Williams test driver Susie Wolff, still retains part-ownership of the Oxfordshire based team. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

PDVSA deal ‘to continue’ after Chavez death – Williams

Williams on Wednesday played down fears the death of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez could hurt the British team.

PDVSA2013-02-10 - Williams F1 - Jerez - Pastor Maldonado 02Through 2012 Barcelona winner Pastor Maldonado, Oxfordshire based Williams is heavily sponsored by PDVSA, the state-controlled Venezuelan oil company. The deal has always been closely associated with Chavez, the controversial Venezuelan president who was personally involved in the promotion of Maldonado’s career. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 19

Williams races into ‘grey areas’ with 2013 car

Williams on Tuesday completed the 2013 grid by finally launching its new FW35.

2013-02-19 - Williams F1 Team - FW35 (2)2013-02-19 - Williams F1 Team - FW35 (4)Every other team got their cars up and running recently at Jerez, triggering many rumours and whispers about the reason for the Oxfordshire team’s delay.

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Dec 12

Jaguar scraps $1m Williams supercar

Plans for a $1 million hybrid Jaguar supercar in collaboration with F1 team Williams have been scrapped.

2011-05-06 - AT&T Williams - Jaguar - CX75 (1)2011-05-06 - AT&T Williams - Jaguar - CX75 (7)In 2011, it was announced the famous Oxfordshire based team had teamed up with the Tata-owned British carmaker Jaguar to create the 200 mile per hour, ultra low-emission C-X75. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 10

Parr confirms Ecclestone triggered F1 exit

Former Williams chairman Adam Parr has confirmed it was Bernie Ecclestone who pushed him to leave formula one.

2012-11-15_00082009-09-13 - Italie - Williams - Adam Parr and Patrick HeadEarlier this year, Briton Parr – Williams’ de-facto team principal – suddenly quit, despite his apparently rising stature within the Oxfordshire based team and the F1 paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

Ousting Senna not commercial suicide for Williams – Wolff

Williams has dismissed suggestions Bruno Senna’s departure will hurt the British team’s coffers for 2013.

2012-04-15 - Williams F1 - Chinese Grand Prix - Bruno Senna 032012-11-04 - Williams F1 - Abu Dhabi - Sir Frank Williams - Toto Wolff 01The Oxfordshire based team announced this week it is replacing Brazilian Senna, who is significantly sponsored, with the rookie Finn Valtteri Bottas. Bottas is linked managerially to Williams executive and shareholder Toto Wolff. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

Williams reveals ‘one-off’ Ecclestone payment

Williams has provided an interesting insight into the sport’s Concorde Agreement negotiations so far.

09 - Williams F12012-06-10_0439Most teams have now signed up with Bernie Ecclestone for 2013 and beyond; the exceptions being Mercedes, Marussia and HRT. Because Williams is listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange, it must publicly publish its financial results. 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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May 30

Williams title sponsor moves to Red Bull

Williams’ former title sponsor At-and-T has switched allegiance to reigning world champions Red Bull.

01 - Red Bull Racing2011-08-28 - AT&T Williams - Belgium - 01The American multinational telecom became Williams’ naming backer in 2007, but left the Oxfordshire based team after its dire 2011 campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

Williams to thank rivals after garage fire

“The reaction was extraordinary”

2012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 6 - 42012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 6 - 2Sir Frank Williams has vowed to visit every rival team this weekend in Monaco to thank them personally for their response to the garage fire two weeks ago in Spain. Read the rest of this entry »

May 23

Static electricity may have caused Williams fire

It is believed static electricity could have sparked Williams’ garage fire two weeks ago in Barcelona.

2012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 6 - 12012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 6 - 3Even in the Monte Carlo paddock, the huge Spanish blaze was still a hot topic. The British team and the FIA conducted investigations, but there has been no definite finding about the cause of the fire. Read the rest of this entry »

May 18

Q&A with Pastor Maldonado

Williams newest Formula One Grand Prix winner

2012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 5 a0582012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 5 1175Following his victory at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday, Williams F1 driver Pastor Maldonado gives his thoughts on his first win in Formula One and the season so far.

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May 17

Maldonado a future champ, not ‘pay driver’ – Williams

Last Sunday proved that Pastor Maldonado is no mere ‘pay driver’.

2012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 5 a7362012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 5 a716“If he was a fool, he would not be with us, no matter how much money he brings,” Sir Frank Williams is quoted by Brazil’s Globo Esporte. Venezuelan Maldonado, whose links to the state owned oil company PDVSA and president Hugo Chavez controversially deliver many millions to Williams’ Oxfordshire based team, became F1’s fifth different winner of 2012 last weekend in Spain. Read the rest of this entry »

May 15

Williams denies cigarette caused Barcelona blaze

Germany’s Bild newspaper said Williams’ damage bill runs into the millions.

2012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 6 - 42012-05-13 - Spanish Grand Prix 6 - 2Two days after winning in Spain, Williams is scrambling to put together the equipment it needs to contest next weekend’s Monaco grand prix. 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 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 »

Mar 08

Senna confirms Williams deal for one year only

Bruno Senna has confirmed reports he has signed with Williams for a single season only.

2012-02-24 - Williams F1 - Bruno Senna 022012-02-24 - Williams F1 - Bruno Senna 01We reported recently that the former HRT and Renault driver, reportedly taking EUR 14 million in sponsorship to the famous Oxfordshire based team, is guaranteed the seat for 2012 only. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

Williams names Adam Parr as future successor

Sir Frank Williams has named Adam Parr, the Oxfordshire based team’s current chairman, as his obvious successor.

2010-12-20 - Sir Frank Williams2011-10-29 - AT&T Williams - India - Adam Parr 0169-year-old founder Williams remains the major shareholder and team principal, but he has already handed over the day-to-day running of the once-great outfit to fellow Briton Parr, 46. Read the rest of this entry »

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