Tag Archive: Williams

Sep 19

Ecclestone admits three-car teams possible

Bernie Ecclestone has admitted F1 could fill up a depleted grid next year with three-car top teams.

Bernie Ecclestone-11-2010 Former Williams chairman Adam Parr set off alarm bells after the Italian grand prix recently when he ‘tweeted’ that three struggling teams are about to collapse. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

FIA could ease radio clampdown in Singapore

The FIA could back down over its newly-imposed radio communications ban.

2012-06-09_0020 It was the hot topic of controversial conversation in Singapore on Thursday, as the teams and drivers prepare for the rest of 2014 with tight restrictions on what they can and cannot say over the pit-to-car radio. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Drivers welcome FIA radio clampdown

“All the fans were cheering so it looks like the right way to go”

2014-03-17 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Australia - 2014 drivers Mercedes’ title-warring teammates are the first F1 drivers to welcome the FIA’s banning of “performance”-related radio communications. 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 12

Mercedes to correct gear ratio flaw for Singapore

Mercedes has now decided to make that “joker” ratio change for the rest of the season

2014-07-20_0919 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg Mercedes’ rivals are in for some bad news — the dominant German team looks set to pull even further ahead in Singapore and beyond.
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Sep 12

Formula E set to take on F1

But some big and familiar names are involved in Formula E.

2014-07-09 As a brand new, global single seater series prepares to launch off the grid, boss Alejandro Agag insists Formula E is not trying to take on F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

The Formula E Battery: A Q&A with Craig Wilson

Q&A: The Formula E Battery

Williams Advanced Engineering logo Williams Advanced Engineering is the official battery supplier for the inaugural season of Formula E, the world’s first fully electric racing series. Managing Director Craig Wilson introduces the technology, its development history from Formula One, and the company’s pedigree in energy efficient performance technologies. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Massa admits career in peril ‘several times’

Felipe Massa has admitted his motor racing career almost collapsed several times.

2014-07-18 - Williams Martini Racing - Germany - Felipe Massa 01 The latest was this year, as teammate Valtteri Bottas was dominating amid speculation Williams could take on Massa’s heavily sponsored countryman Felipe Nasr for 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 10

Schumacher stopped Ferrari move – Montoya

Juan Pablo Montoya says F1 legend Michael Schumacher blocked his potential move to Ferrari a decade ago.

Juan Pablo Montoya P1Award Pocono The Colombian, now 38 and having switched to Indycars at the end of a long stint in Nascar, was back in the formula one paddock last weekend at Monza. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Boullier denies teams to run third cars

“I think he’s being a bit provocative.”

2014-03-17 - McLaren Mercedes - Australia - Eric Boullier 01 Eric Boullier has dismissed suggestions top F1 teams will have to run three cars next year to plug vacancies on the grid. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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

Post-race rumours rock Monza paddock

F1’s 2015 ‘silly season’ is no longer just about the drivers.

2014-06-08_0747 Now, it is major rumblings about the teams themselves that are making waves as the sport packs up after Lewis Hamilton’s win at Monza. 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 06

Nasr eyeing Massa’s seat with $18m sponsor

Felipe Nasr could find his way into a Williams cockpit for 2015, according to the paddock grapevine at Monza.

GP2 - Felipe Nasr (Carlin) Ironically, the Brazilian would presumably fill the seat at the British team currently occupied by his countryman Felipe Massa, whose name is eerily similar to the hopeful Williams reserve. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

Williams publishes interim results for 2014

Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC (WGPH, Ticker: WGF1) today announced its interim results for the six months to 30 June 2014.
Williams Grand Prix Holdings logo WGPH is the holding company of the Williams Group of companies, which includes Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited. Overall Group income for the period was £46.6m (2013: £56.4m), with EBIT of £(17.1)m (2013: £(2.7)m). The year over year reduction in revenue and earnings is accounted for by the recognition in 2013 of a special non-recurring sponsorship payment for 2014 within last year’s accounts.

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Sep 05

Bottas hints contract news coming ‘soon’

“Maybe we will hear something quite soon”

IMG_6047 Recently linked with McLaren’s quest for a top driver lineup for the Honda era, Valtteri Bottas’ future is suddenly not a topic in the F1 paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Sep 01

Top speeds at Monza to be lower than expected

Top speeds at Monza this weekend may not be quite as spectacular as earlier expected.

GP3 - Autodromo Nazionale Monza That is the claim of the specialist German publication Auto Motor und Sport, despite predictions the new turbo V6-powered machines could soar beyond the old 370+kph top-speed record of the 2005 Italian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 28

Button admits F1 retirement possible after 2014

Jenson Button has admitted for the first time that he might be forced to “retire” at the end of 2014.

2014-06-07_0038 As McLaren and Honda look ahead to their new works partnership beginning next year, it is clear the Woking based team is hoping to sign a truly top driver. Read the rest of this entry »

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