A lack of speed in cool conditions rather than strategic errors were to blame for Williams not doing better in the Hungarian Grand Prix, according to performance chief Rob Smedley
El Mundial de Fórmula 1 cierra por vacaciones hasta el próximo 24 de agosto y no hay escudería a la que no se le acumulen los deberes de verano. Ferrari, Red Bull, Williams…
Williams did not make a mistake in fitting the medium Pirellis to both its cars midway through the Hungarian GP, insists the team’s Rob Smedley.
The Hungaroring may not have been expected to suit the Williams F1 team, but Valtteri Bottas claims he could have been an F1 podium contender had it not been for early mistakes.
Felipe Massa believes Williams made the wrong call on its tyre strategy in Hungary but says it is a relief to put his recent misfortune behind him with a strong points finish
Williams' Felipe Massa finished fifth and Valtteri Bottas eighth as the team scored points with both cars in an eventful Hungarian Grand Prix. Williams heads into Formula 1's summer break fourth in the constructors championship with 135 points.
Daniel Ricciardo pulled off a stunning win in Hungary and he was followed home by Fernando Alonso an Lewis Hamilton…
Sir Frank Williams is a massive fan of aviation. Last week he went to RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire to see an air display before flying out to Hungary.
Felipe Massa says he will be targeting a top five finish in the Hungarian Grand Prix after qualifying on the third row for Williams.
DRIVERS 1 – Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes) 2 – Sebastian VETTEL (Red Bull Racing) 3 – Valtteri BOTTAS (Williams)
After taking his sixth pole position of the season in a rain-hit and incident-filled qualifying session in Budapest, Nico Rosberg was joined in the press conference by Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel and Williams’ Valtteri Bottas. Read what all three had to say about the session in the official transcript
Valtteri Bottas qualified third with Felipe Massa sixth after another strong qualifying session for Williams. Valtteri challenged Vettel for second, while Felipe struggled with traffic in Q3.
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Bottas has been best new F1 driver this season McLaren stalling on offering Button new contractMcLaren are keen on the Williams driver Valtteri Bottas, which explains why they have been …
Friday FIA press conference from Hungary with Monisha Kaltenborn, Vijay Mallya, Claire Williams, Eric Boullier, Christian Horner and Marco Mattiacci.
Brazilian driver can smile again as iconic team put the dark days behind them to once more challenge Formula One’s big boys
They may not yet be challenging for podiums, but it’s no secret that McLaren have been making definite progress in recent races. According to Jenson Button, updates to the MP4-29 at Hockenheim should work even better here in Budapest, and could even give them shot at taking on Williams, whose FW36 is not expected to be so well suited to the tight and twisting Hungaroring. Button chatted about this and more following Friday practice in Hungary
Team Representatives – Monisha Kaltenborn (Sauber), Vijay Mallya (Force India), Claire Williams (Williams), Eric Boullier (McLaren), Christian Horner (Red Bull Racing), Marco Mattiacci (Ferrari) PRESS CONFERENCE Q: Claire, ladies first, if I can start with you. Phenomenal performances recently
Having impressed many during the recent two or three Grand Prix, Williams driver Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa agree that this weekend may turn out to be a bit harder for them.
TEAM REPRESENTATIVES – Monisha KALTENBORN (Sauber), Vijay MALLYA (Force India), Claire WILLIAMS (Williams), Eric BOULLIER (McLaren), Christian HORNER (Red Bull Racing), Marco MATTIACCI (Ferrari)
Valtteri Bottas believes Williams took a step forward with the upgrades it brought to Hungary but still expects a “really tight” battle with Red Bull and Ferrari on Saturday.
Valtteri Bottas believes Williams has made a step forward with an updated car during practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix
Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa are expecting a less competitive weekend for the Williams Formula 1 team in this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix
Although Williams did not come to the fore in Friday’s practices in Hungary, Sebastian Vettel has warned against writing them off…
Sebastian Vettel says he is wary of the overnight gains Williams could make after Friday’s practice sessions suggested Red Bull could be closer to the front than in previous races
Kevin Magnussen has spurned Felipe Massa’s overtures to clear the air between them. Massa has made no secret of the fact he felt Magnussen was totally in the wrong for their first-corner shunt in last Sunday’s German Grand Prix that resulted in him being flipped upside down in his Williams.
Fernando Alonso is concerned Ferrari is going backwards this year after slipping behind Williams in the constructors’ championship last weekend in Germany
Kevin Magnussen has brushed off Felipe Massa’s criticism following their accident at the German Grand Prix and says it is not worth talking to the Williams driver after his public comments on the crash
Valtteri Bottas believes Williams has benefitted from a change of approach in 2014 after reducing the amount of upgrades it brings to each race
Felipe Massa has suggested that the FIA needs to improve the quality its stewards after they focused on whether he was to blame for his accident with Kevin Magnussen at the German Grand Prix
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Watch the Williams Martini Racing car make its way onto a Type 45 Destroyer at Portsmouth’s Royal Naval Base. Williams is working with BAE Systems Maritime Services to promote the THINK Environment campaign, which aims to inspire people to consider the environment and create awareness of the energy efficiencies we make with our technology to support our Armed Forces, in a similar way to Williams. Williams Martini Racing
Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg heads to Budapest looking to increase his world championship lead, but can he equal team mate Lewis Hamilton’s tally of five 2014 victories, or will Hamilton make it five wins in eight years at the Hungaroring? Or will a track that has a habit of throwing up interesting results favour the resurgent Williams team whose flying Finn Valtteri Bottas has taken three consecutive podium finishes
Just days after an intense weekend’s racing in Germany, the Formula One paddock makes the short hop to Hungary and the technical, tricky, 4.381-kilometre Hungaroring circuit in Budapest. Will the Mercedes steamroller thunder on?
Just days after an intense weekend’s racing in Germany, the Formula One paddock makes the short hop to Hungary and the technical, tricky, 4.381-kilometre Hungaroring circuit in Budapest. Will the Mercedes steamroller thunder on?
Williams driver fumes after collision at Hockenheim, but 21-year-old is vidicated in stewards’ report
Rob Smedley says he never would have predicted Williams would be third in the constructors’ championship at the mid-way stage of the season when he joined the team earlier this year
Williams’s hopes of hunting down Red Bull in the Formula 1 constructors’ championship will be boosted by a big update package coming for this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix.
Valtteri Bottas believes he can become F1 world champion with Williams at some point in the future
Just days after an intense weekend’s racing in Germany, the Formula One paddock makes the short hop to Hungary and the technical, tricky, 4.381-kilometre Hungaroring circuit in Budapest. Will the Mercedes steamroller thunder on? Will Williams finally overhaul them
Just days after an intense weekend’s racing in Germany, the Formula One paddock makes the short hop to Hungary and the technical, tricky, 4.381-kilometre Hungaroring circuit in Budapest. Will the Mercedes steamroller thunder on? Will Williams finally overhaul them?
Just days after an intense weekend’s racing in Germany, the Formula One paddock makes the short hop to Hungary and the technical, tricky, 4.381-kilometre Hungaroring circuit in Budapest. Will the Mercedes steamroller thunder on? Will Williams finally overhaul them
Felipe Massa believes the latest generation of Formula One drivers are more accident prone than before
Fernando Alonso admits that it is difficult to see Ferrari reclaiming third place in the F1 constructors’ table from a resurgent Williams operation.
Claire Williams says Williams is targeting second in the constructors’ championship after moving ahead of Ferrari in to third
Red Bull insists that it cannot ignore Williams as a threat in the Formula 1 constructors’ championship, now that its Grove-based rival has hit a decent run of form.
Rosberg vola, Hamilton semina ma non raccoglie Il GP di Germania ha confermato la forza Mercedes, con Nico lanciatissimo e un Lewis che dà spettacolo ma ottiene meno. Cresce la Williams con Bottas. Al Cavallino c’è il solito leone Alonso e un Raikkonen che appare dimesso: 19 punti in 10 GP non sono giustificabili
Williams driver Valtteri Bottas talks to BBC Sport about his second-place finish at the German Grand Prix and his battle with Lewis Hamilton.
Williams introduced a new cooling solution on its FW36 this weekend at Germany by adding a series of small apertures on the legality fin of the airbox cover. The small extension on the airbox cover is there only to fit the minimum area rules of the bodywork, but Williams have found a new use by creating fins to provide engine cooling. Many teams have small apertures in this area for cooling, but Williams' solution surely is elaborate.
Williams' Valtteri Bottas achieved his third consecutive podium and the team's 300th podium at the German GP today. Felipe Massa's race unfortunately ended early after he was involved in a first corner incident with McLaren's Kevin Magnussen.
A third podium in a row left Formula One’s latest superstar Valtteri Bottas quietly happy, but suggested there was more to come from the revived Williams team.