Tag Archive: Williams

Jan 29

Stroll: ‘I’m a completely different driver’ compared to Melbourne

“I definitely feel like compared to where I was in Melbourne 2017, I’m a completely different driver.”

2017-06-09_0035Lance Stroll feels he is now “a completely different driver” compared to when he made his Formula 1 debut at the Australian Grand Prix in March 2017, gaining experience from racing at the highest level in motorsport. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 16

Renault aim to emulate Mercedes engine and junior driver tie-up

“In my opinion, an important element will be how we leverage our engine supplier activity”

2017-06-09-13-49-26_1269Renault Sport F1 Managing Director Cyril Abiteboul is eager to install a similar structure used by Mercedes to give opportunities to its junior drivers with customer engine supply deals. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 12

Pirelli: Williams put too much pressure on Kubica tyre tes

“I believe the expectations were too high but I don’t think he did a bad job or unable to understand the tyre”

Abu Dhabi GP,  - Robert Kubica, Williams,Pirelli’s Sporting Director Mario Isola feels Williams haven’t given Robert Kubica a fair opportunity of F1 track time to prove he’s capable of a comeback in 2018 if the Polish driver is overlooked as Felipe Massa’s replacement. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 31

Massa reflects on “teacher” Schumacher and his F1 career

“He [Schumacher] was my teacher, he was very nice and very kind to me all of the time”

Michael Schumacher3Felipe Massa has looked back on his Formula 1 career and explained the key moments which shaped him both professionally and personally as he bows out from the sport this year. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 28

Bottas: Every race I’ve learnt something at Mercedes

In 2017 Bottas notched up his maiden pole positions and race wins in F1

2017-06-11_1854Valtteri Bottas says his maiden year at Mercedes has been a fast-track learning experience and is approaching 2018 with a different mindset. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 18

Williams Advanced Engineering and Airbus collaborate on technology innovation

Both Airbus and Williams are always looking to recruit talented engineers

Williams logoWilliams Advanced Engineering and Airbus have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to bring Formula One-inspired technology and innovation to aerospace and share in the wealth of experience at Airbus. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 05

Kubica: I’ve proven I’m ready

Robert Kubica feels he’s proven he’s capable of a Formula 1 comeback in 2018 as he awaits a decision from Williams

Abu Dhabi GP,  - Robert Kubica, Williams,The Polish driver completed 128 laps in total for Williams during the two-day Abu Dhabi tyre test last week in the team’s FW40 while setting the fastest outright lap by the team with a 1m 39.85s – quicker than Lance Stroll and Sergey Sirotkin. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 04

2017 Autosport Williams Engineer of the Future announced

Martins Zalmans collected the accolade at the annual Autosport Awards at Grosvenor House Hotel, London

2017-12-04 - 2017 Autosport Williams Engineer of the Future announcedWilliams and Autosport are pleased to announce Martins Zalmans, from Bath University, as the winner of the 2017 Autosport Williams Engineer of the Future Award.

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Dec 01

Stroll eager to race with ‘team player’ at Williams in 2018

“I hope to have a good relationship with my teammate but I’ll be doing me and he’ll be doing him.”

2017-06-09-14-54-03_1917Lance Stroll is relaxed about whoever will race alongside him in Formula 1 next year, saying he simply wants a “team player” to help lift Williams up the grid. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 30

Debate of the Day: Will Kubica get his F1 comeback?

Williams has confirmed an official decision on its driver line-up won’t be made for potentially a few weeks

F1: Robert Kubica, Williams,With the post-season Abu Dhabi test wrapping up Formula 1 for 2017, all eyes are already looking to whether Robert Kubica will be on the grid for Williams in 2018. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 27

Bottas unsure of 2018 F1 title tilt after ‘crazy’ Mercedes year

“It is crazy to think that last year I was still here with Williams”

2017-10-21_0051Valtteri Bottas says he’s uncertain whether he’ll be able to put together a Formula 1 world title challenge next season after reflecting on a ‘crazy’ maiden year at Mercedes. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 22

Stroll in frame to join Alonso in Daytona 24 field

As indicated by sources in Bahrain over the FIA World Endurance Championship season finale

2017-06-09-14-54-03_1918Lance Stroll is in the frame to join Formula 1 colleague Fernando Alonso in the field for January’s Rolex 24 sports car race at Daytona International Speedway, Crash.net understands. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 22

Williams Martini Racing confirms 2017 Abu Dhabi Test Driver Line-up

The Pirelli tyre test will take place over two days at the Yas Marina circuit

05 - Williams Martini Racing Williams Martini Racing is pleased to confirm it will run Robert Kubica and Sergey Sirotkin for the Abu Dhabi Pirelli tyre test, alongside current race driver Lance Stroll. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 17

Lowe hints at Kubica Williams test in Abu Dhabi

The Polish driver saw his F1 career halted after suffering life-threatening injuries in a rallying crash in 2011

2017-04-01-0184Williams technical chief Paddy Lowe says the British team is yet to settle on its post-season Abu Dhabi test driver line-up but strongly tipped Robert Kubica getting another shot to prove he’s ready for a Formula 1 comeback. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 14

Brazil GP: Messy F1 splits, Massa’s final triumph and Bernie’s back

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Nov 05

Felipe Massa confirms retirement from F1 at season’s end

“Once more, I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout this time”

20170323-042Felipe Massa has confirmed he will retire from Formula 1 following the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix later this month, calling time on a 15-season career spent with Sauber, Ferrari and Williams. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 04

Felipe Massa to Leave Williams Martini Racing

The team will announce its 2018 driver line-up in due course

2017-10-20_2161Williams Martini Racing confirms that Felipe Massa will leave the team at the end of the 2017 Formula One season.

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Oct 10

Rosberg ‘optimistic’ ahead of Kubica’s Williams F1 test

Robert Kubica prepares for a private test for Williams

Nico Rosberg says he’s feeling positive about Robert Kubica’s chances of a Formula 1 comeback as he prepares for a private test with Williams in the fight for a 2018 race seat. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 27

Williams announces 2017 Intake for the Randstad Williams Engineering Academy

Eight students were selected from a pool of 25 candidates competing in the 2017 F1 in Schools World Finals

Williams logoWilliams has announced the students selected to join the Randstad Williams Engineering Academy, the third intake of students to join this innovative education initiative that sees Williams and Randstad mentor students from around the world as they bid to secure a career as a Formula One engineer.

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Sep 26

Williams reports First half of progress in 2017 results

Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC (WGPH, Ticker: WGF1) today announced the Group’s interim results for the six months to 30 June 2017

2017-09-26 - Williams reports First half of progress in 2017 resultsWGPH is the holding company of the Williams group of companies, which includes Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited. Group revenue grew to £85.9m for the period, compared to £80.0m in the same period in 2016. EBITDA improved from a profit of £7.8m in 2016 to a profit of £10.4m in 2017. The Group generated operating free cash flow of £10.9m for the six-month period (2016: £13.0m). Read the rest of this entry »


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