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
Brilliant display from Sebastian Vettel as he wins his first race as a Ferrari driver with Mercedes forced to settle for second best.
Williams finished 5th and 6th in today's Malaysian Grand Prix, a result in line with the car's current performance. Head of Performance engineering at Williams, Rob Smedley, immediately acknowledged the race highlighted some weak points of the FW37.
Felipe Massa says Williams is still “too slow” in the wet after he could only qualify seventh in Malaysia
The Williams Formula 1 team’s disappointing performance in qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix was a result of not operating the tyres correctly, according to performance chief Rob Smedley
Felipe Massa expresses his frustration that his Williams is still ‘too slow’ in wet conditions.
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.
Valtteri Bottas is keeping a close eye on Ferrari after it showed much more Friday pace than Williams expected to see in Malaysia
Sebastian Vettel believes Ferrari is fighting a rear-guard action against Williams, Red Bull and Toro Rosso despite Ferrari’s swift pace.
Williams Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas is still in some discomfort from the back pain that ruled him out of the Australian Grand Prix, but says it is now manageable
Williams has been handed a €10,000 suspended fine by the FIA after the team made a mistake with tyre usage in FP1. All drivers are given a set of primes which can only be used in the first 30 minutes … Continue reading →
The Williams Formula 1 team has been given a suspended Euro10,000 (UKP7300) fine after Felipe Massa used a set of tyres outside the permitted window in Malaysian Grand Prix practice
Having been unsure of Valtteri Bottas' return until today, Williams F1 have not been resting on their laurels and in the meantime signed Adrian Sutil as the team's official reserve driver in 2015.
Felipe Massa believes Williams has lost its key advantages of straight-line speed and fuel consumption this year, as it faces a tough fight against Ferrari
Felipe Massa says Williams “doesn’t have the difference on the straight anymore” and that this might cost them in the battle with Ferrari
Valtteri Bottas says changes to the driving position in his Williams was the cause of the back injury that ruled him out of the 2015 Formula 1 World Championship opener in Australia.
The action resumes at Sepang with Friday’s second session when Lewis Hamilton will hope to get his weekend back on track.
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 […]
Felipe Massa says Williams has lost the straight-line speed advantage it had over the field last year is worried it could be costly in the fight against Ferrari in 2015
Former Force India and Sauber driver Adrian Sutil is named as reserve driver at Williams for the 2015 season.
Williams has appointed Adrian Sutil to the role of official reserve driver.
Williams has appointed Adrian Sutil as its reserve Formula 1 driver for 2015
Sauber exile Adrian Sutil has joined Williams as the Grove team’s new reserve driver for 2015.
Former Force India and Sauber driver Adrian Sutil will become Williams Martini Racing’s official reserve driver for the 2015 Formula 1 season.
Adrian Sutil has joined Williams as its reserve driver for 2015, and thus the former Force India and Sauber driver has landed an unexpected chance to at least keep a foot in the F1 door. In theory he would have … Continue reading →
Williams has changed the positioning of Valtteri Bottas’ seat and pedals to ensure he does not suffer a repeat of the back injury which ruled him of the Australian Grand Prix
Valtteri Bottas changed the seat and pedal positions of his Formula 1 Williams to avoid a repeat of the back problem that kept him out of the Australian Grand Prix
Valtteri Bottas says he is pain free and won’t require surgery on a back injury which kept him out of the season-opening Australian GP.
Valtteri Bottas has been passed fit to race in Malaysia by the FIA, and the Finn is confident that he won’t have any more problems. Williams has adjusted the seat and pedal positions in order to put less pressure on … Continue reading →
Williams driver Valtteri Bottas has been cleared to drive in this weekend’s Formula 1 Malaysian Grand Prix.
After missing the 2015 F1 opener with a back injury, Valtteri Bottas has been passed fit to race with Williams in the Malaysian Grand Prix.
Valtteri Bottas has been passed fit to return to racing this weekend at the Malaysian Grand Prix
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 …
Toto Wolff says Mercedes cannot and will not back off heading to the Malaysian Grand Prix, saying Ferrari and Williams remain a threat.
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
Felipe Massa says Williams needs to focus on consistency if it is going to improve on last year’s third place in the Formula 1 constructors’ championship
Valtteri Bottas will have to pass a medical examination on Thursday before being permitted to drive in this week’s Malaysia GP, his Williams team have confirmed.
Williams’s Valtteri Bottas expects to race in Malaysia after overcoming a back injury that ruled him out of the season-opener in Melbourne.
Valtteri Bottas says he is taking the “necessary measures” to ensure he is declared fit to race in this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix
Lotus believe they would have beaten Red Bull in the Australian GP but for a pair of calamities at the start of the 2015 season curtain raiser and have targeted closing the gap to Williams in Malaysia.
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 […]
Claire Williams feels F1 should be putting more effort into establishing a dialogue with fans to help shape the sport’s future.
Williams is confident it can outdevelop any of its Formula 1 rivals and maintain a consistent challenge throughout the 2015 season, despite falling behind Ferrari in the Australian Grand Prix
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.
Although surprised by Williams’ turnaround, Claire Williams says she had no doubt that Valtteri Bottas could shine in the right car.
Williams chief technical officer Pat Symonds has no doubts that his team has the same-specification engine as the works Mercedes Formula 1 squad
Valtteri Bottas says he is making daily progress on the back problem which ruled him out of the Australian Grand Prix as he hopes to return to the cockpit in Malaysia
Williams driver Valtteri Bottas says he is making good progress from a back injury that forced him to miss the Australian GP.
Valtteri Bottas says he’s making progress overcoming the back injury he suffered in Australia and fully intends racing in next weekend’s Malaysian GP.