Tag Archive: Williams

Apr 11

Bottas: I’m very close to matching Hamilton

“I know that I am very close now, I will improve and we’re going to have some very good fights together in the future”

20170323-039Valtteri Bottas insists he is now ‘very close’ to matching Lewis Hamilton in terms of pure pace at Mercedes despite a disappointing Chinese Grand Prix weekend hampered by a clumsy spin that left him sixth at the chequered flag. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

Hamilton beats Vettel to sixth straight pole in China

After losing out to Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix

Hamilton beats Vettel to sixth straight pole in ChinaLewis Hamilton will start Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix from the front of the grid after storming to his sixth straight Formula 1 pole position in Shanghai. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 05

Williams reports 2016 Annual results; Significant improvements in revenue and EBITDA

Group revenue increased from £125.6m in 2015 to £167.4m last year

Williams logoWilliams Grand Prix Holdings PLC (WGPH, Ticker: WGF1) today announced the Group’s financial results for the year ended 31 December 2016. WGPH is the holding company of the Williams group of companies, which includes Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited

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Mar 23

FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX: Flagworld.com live coverage – Thursday

A new rulebook and the unknowns of performance

20170323-033There is an unknown nature to this race. In testing, the Ferrari looked like it had a lot more pace and a lot of it was drawn from the high speed corners. The car looked more planted than any other car, including the Mercedes.

Flagworld photo album

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Mar 17

Williams and Blueshift GP launch ‘The Art Of Aero’

Using previously confidential imagery from Williams’ computational fluid dynamic (CFD)

2017-03-17 - Williams and Blueshift GP launch 'The Art Of Aero' 1Williams has collaborated with Blueshift GP to create a stunning new collection of artworks, inspired by aerodynamic images from Williams, which launches today at the Ransom Gallery in London. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 16

Williams appoints Paddy Lowe as Chief Technical Officer

Paddy will join Williams today, 16 March

Williams logoWilliams Grand Prix Holdings PLC (Ticker: WGF1) is pleased to announce the appointment of Paddy Lowe as Chief Technical Officer for the Williams Group. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 02

Williams misses final day of first test due to damage

Statement from Williams

Williams misses final day of first test due to damageFollowing a thorough inspection overnight some damage to the FW40 chassis was discovered and therefore, on safety grounds, the team will not run the car today.

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Feb 25

Williams reveals FW40 for the New Era of Formula One

The Williams Mercedes FW40 was revealed online today ahead of pre-season testing in Barcelona

2017-02-25 - Williams Martini Racing - FW40 (5) This is a precursor to the first pre-season test at the Circuit de Barcelona, where the car will be seen on track for the first time with Felipe Massa behind the wheel on Monday 27th February.

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Feb 24

Williams and JCB announce new partnership

The agreement is one of a number that will be made following the appointment of Lance Stroll

Williams and JCB announce new partnership Williams Martini Racing and construction equipment manufacturer JCB are proud to announce a new partnership ahead of the 2017 season.

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Feb 20

Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda renew contracts with Mercedes to end 2020

F1: Management Announcement

01 - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda have agreed to continue their successful partnership of recent years until the end of 2020 Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

Williams retains Paul Di Resta as Reserve Driver for 2017

Paul made his Formula One debut in 2009

05 - Williams Martini Racing Williams Martini Racing is pleased to announce Paul Di Resta will remain as its official Reserve Driver for the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship season. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 18

Williams have ‘got to move up from fifth’ in F1 2017

Williams took only one podium last year and only scored 138 points
Williams have 'got to move up from fifth' in F1 2017Williams Martini Racing must move up from fifth position in the Constructors’ Championship this season, deputy team principal Claire Williams says.
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Feb 17

Williams unveils first images of FW40

Williams has stolen a march on its rivals by revealing teaser shots of its 2017 F1 challenger the FW40

Williams unveils first images of FW40With F1 gearing up for a week of team launches before the opening pre-season test, Williams had been the only team not to confirm its 2017 team launch date, but is set to fully reveal its FW40 on Saturday 25th February.
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Feb 16

Williams appoints Dirk de Beer as Head of Aerodynamics

Dirk arrives at Williams with a wealth of experience

05 - Williams Martini Racing Williams Martini Racing is pleased to announce that Dirk de Beer has been appointed as the team’s new Head of Aerodynamics, and will join the company on 1 March 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 23

DS Virgin Racing has signed Formula 1 development driver and GP2 race winner Alex Lynn as its reserve driver in a multi-year deal

Alex Lynn joins DS Virgin as Development Driver

Lynn, 23, brings a wealth of experience and success in single-seater racing, having won the Formula Renault UK and GP3 titles alongside multiple GP2 races. He has also been working as an F1 development driver with Williams. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

Lewis Hamilton & I will be a great pairing – Bottas

“Lewis will be a great reference”
2017-01-16 - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Valtteri Bottas Announcement (4) Valtteri Bottas is confident he can establish a positive working relationship with new Mercedes AMG Petronas team-mate Lewis Hamilton following the confirmation he will join the title-winning team for the 2017 F1 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 06

Williams driver Lance Stroll confirmed at Autosport Show

The Canadian will be taking to the Autosport International stage on Saturday 14th January

Lance Stroll Williams is delighted to announce that Lance Stroll, who will race for Williams Martini Racing in the 2017 Formula One World Championship, will be appearing at this year’s Autosport Show (12th – 15th January 2017, NEC, Birmingham). 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.

Dec 20

Chief Technical Officer Pat Symonds to leave Williams

Pat will be departing on 31st December 2016

Williams logo Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC (Ticker: WGF1) today announces that Pat Symonds will be stepping down from the role of Chief Technical Officer of WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING at the end of 2016.  Read the rest of this entry »

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