With Malaysia being all about heat management, Williams have added new gills on each side of the cockpit to provide additional cooling for the car's internals. Even though this in itself is nothing new, it's interesting to see that Williams appear to have put in some effort in making the fins efficient, arranging them in two rows of variable sizes. It makes us suspect the team won't limit their use to a single Grand Prix
SPLIT STRATEGIES DURING RAIN-AFFECTED QUALIFYING: HAMILTON ON POLE WITH CINTURATO INTERMEDIATE FERRARI DRIVERS AND WILLIAMS DRIVER VALTTERI BOTTAS THE ONLY ONES TO USE JUST THE P ZERO HARD TYRE IN Q1 THREE-STOP STRATEGY MOST LIKELY FOR A HOT GRAND PRIX TOMORROW Just like last year in Malaysia, the final qualifying session was held in wet conditions with the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton clinching pole position, using the Cinturato Green intermediate tyre. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was runner-up, less than a tenth of a second off Hamilton’s time on the same tyre. The Ferrari drivers and the Williams of Valtteri Bottas were the only competitors to get through Q1 using the hard tyre only, saving a set on new medium tyres for the race, with all the others going straight out on the medium.
Adrian Sutil strode into the Sepang paddock this afternoon, dressed in Williams team gear and headed to the Williams garage where he had a seat fitting for Valtteri Bottas’ car in preparation for a possible call up in the Malaysian Grand Prix. This follows clearance from FIA doctors for Bottas to race in Malaysia, but […]
The team’s chief technical officer has masterminded a change in fortune but the No1 position on the podium for Felipe Massa or Valtteri Bottas is the target …
Williams head of vehicle performance Rob Smedley believes there is nothing wrong with Mercedes dominating the sport this year and says it is down to the other teams to catch up
Valtteri Bottas says he is taking the “necessary measures” to ensure he is declared fit to race in this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix
Valtteri Bottas has confirmed that he will be back behind the wheel of the Williams in Malaysia this weekend. The Finn injured his back during qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix and was not able to take part in the race after a series of medical tests. “After such a frustrating Sunday in Australia, I […]
In a week from now, the F1 teams will be circulating the Sepang circuit in Malaysia in practice for the second Grand Prix of the season. Two notable absentees from the opening round were McLaren’s Fernando Alonso and Williams’ Valtteri Bottas, both out with injury.