Now that the final car of 2014 has been revealed in the form of a Martini liveried Williams, the team at JA on F1 have compiled a list of their top five best looking cars and the reasons for choosing. Have a look through and post your thoughts below giving your own top five. And it is with Thursday’s announcement of Martini’s return to Formula One that we begin.
PIRELLI AND FORMULA ONE TEAMSAGREE 2014 IN-SEASON TYRE TEST SCHEDULE Milan, March 7, 2014 – Following the agreement between Pirelli and the 11 Formula One teams, with the approval of the FIA, here is the schedule of the dedicated days (one per team) that each team will devote to tyre testing this year, within the existing 2014 in-season test calendar. Bahrain test (8-9 April) Day1 CATERHAM Day2 MERCEDES and WILLIAMS Barcelona test (13-14 May) Day1 SAUBER and TORO ROSSO Day2 McLAREN and FORCE INDIA Silverstone test (8-9 July) Day1 FERRARI and LOTUS Day2 RED BULL and MARUSSIA The agreement, which was finalised during the final pre-season Bahrain test (from 27 February to 2 March), stipulates that each team will devote one day per year exclusively to testing the latest products and developments from Pirelli, within the framework of the existing test calendar.
After spending eight years racing for Ferrari, there was naturally going to be a period of adjustment for Felipe Massa at new team Williams. However, that transition has been made considerably easier by the fact that his 2014 car, the Mercedes-powered FW36, has shown front-running potential in pre-season testing. And, as Massa explains, that’s made him hugely motivated for the year ahead
After a miserable 2013, some impressive winter testing form has put Williams among the surprise pre-season favourites for 2014 and the upbeat mood at the team was elevated higher on Thursday with the announcement of new title sponsors Martini and the unveiling of an instantly iconic livery on the Mercedes-powered FW36. But what does team founder and principal Sir Frank Williams really make of the changes
Williams today officially announced their much predicted partnership with Martini, taking the drinks brand on as a title sponsor and rebranding the team Williams Martini Racing. It has been common knowledge in Formula One for some months that the Grove squad would tie-up with the Italian company and bring an iconic colour scheme last seen on the 1975 Brabham back to the sport. The team, formerly under the sponsorship banner of Venezuelan oil company PDVSA through its association with Pastor Maldonado, has suffered in terms of results in recent years but a switch to Mercedes-power this season has been a ;More…
Williams’ cars will feature a revised, though not unfamiliar, white colour scheme this season following a new title sponsorship deal with Italian drinks firm Martini, which will see the team renamed as Williams Martini Racing. The Grove-based squad, who ran their 2014 challenger, the Mercedes-powered FW36, with a ‘heritage blue’ livery during testing, revealed their new look at a special launch event in London on Thursday
Williams has announced that it will be known as Wiliams Martini Racing. “We are thrilled to welcome Martini to the Williams family and officially launch Williams Martini Racing,” said Sir Frank Williams, founder and team principal of Williams. “Williams and Martini share a rich history in the world of motorsport, and the values of our […]
In terms of pace it was Williams and Mercedes who finished winter testing on a high, with the former’s Felipe Massa clocking the fastest time of the second and final Bahrain session. Factor in the first Sakhir test and the Jerez opener to see who’s accrued the most mileage pre-season and again it’s Mercedes and Williams leading the way
Lap times do not tell the while story, but the final Bahrain test ended on Sunday with Felipe Massa having set the fastest overall lap of the four-day Bahrain test, with a 1m33.258s which he recorded on the Saturday. The Brazilian did 202 laps during the test in his Williams-Mercedes and with Valtteri Bottas fourth […]
The final pre-season test of 2014 drew to a close under floodlights in Bahrain on Sunday, with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton setting the pace from the Williams of Valtteri Bottas. Hamilton’s best time of 1m 33.278s was just two-tenths down on the winter benchmark at Sakhir, set by Williams’ Felipe Massa on Saturday. The teams’ next track outing will be opening practice in Australia in less than two weeks’ time