Felipe Massa is confident Williams will see a return to form this weekend in Bahrain after a disappointing showing in Malaysia last weekend
Sebastian Vettel admits he is more concerned about the rest of the Mercedes-powered teams in Bahrain after being impressed with McLaren and Williams in Friday’s practice sessions
Red Bull could face stiff competition just to be second best in Bahrain as Sebastian Vettel believes McLaren and Williams could get involved…
Valtteri Bottas says the Williams team saw no reason to spend much time on track during Formula 1 practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Friday
Valtteri Bottas says the Williams team saw no reason to spend much time on track during Formula 1 practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Friday
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg continued Mercedes’ ominous start in Bahrain by sealing the top two spots in practice two on Friday evening, the first session to be run under the Sakhir floodlights. Fernando Alonso was third fastest for Ferrari, with Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo, Williams’ Felipe Massa and McLaren’s Jenson Button rounding out the top six
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We ask Brazilian Felipe Nasr his thoughts before he drives for WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING in the first Free Practice session in Bahrain
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We ask Brazilian Felipe Nasr his thoughts before he drives for WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING in the first Free Practice session in Bahrain
Deputy team principal Claire Williams has apologised for her team imposing team orders during the Malaysian Grand Prix, saying it is against the wishes of the team's fans.
‘Apologising to our drivers was the right thing to do’ ‘Our fans expect us as a team to let our drivers race’Williams have apologised to their drivers Felipe Massa and …
Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas are ready to put Malaysia’s team orders row behind them after it was revealed that Williams apologised for the confusion created last weekend.
Williams has apologised to its drivers for the misunderstanding regarding team orders at the Malaysian Grand Prix and insists there are no hard feelings in the team
Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams has apologised both to drivers Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas, and fans of the squad, for Formula 1′s latest team orders controversy.
Why was McLaren faster than Ferrari in Melbourne, but slower in Malaysia? And how much faster was Valterri Bottas than his Williams team mate Felipe Massa in Sunday’s Grand Prix – enough to make a pass on Jenson Button ahead, as the team believed? With the help of JA on F1 technical adviser Mark Gillan we can attempt to answer these questions, thanks to the latest performance graphs.
Williams drivers Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas say they have resolved their team orders row from the Malaysian Grand Prix.
Felipe Massa does not believe the Williams Formula 1 team’s attempt to impose team orders in the Malaysian Grand Prix will damage their relationship.
Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas have offered differing view of the situation at Williams after their team orders row in Malaysia
Nico Hulkenberg is refusing to write off Williams and McLaren in Bahrain despite being on pace with the Ferrari of Fernando Alonso in Malaysia
Nico Hulkenberg is refusing to write off Williams and McLaren in Bahrain despite being on pace with the Ferrari of Fernando Alonso in Malaysia
Felipe Nasr will make his first Formula One Grand Prix weekend appearance when he drives for Williams in first practice in Bahrain. The 21-year-old Brazilian, who joined the Grove-based team as test and reserve driver for the 2014 season
Felipe Massa says that the Malaysian GP team orders saga was “a mistake” by Williams – and insists that the team supports his opinion. Massa insists that it had not been discussed in advance. “This scenario was not discussed, definitely, … Continue reading →
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Williams believes it can score a podium at this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix despite two disappointing results at the first two races
Williams F1 hasn’t yet quite delivered the form that many expected based on pre-season testing – but the team is still confident a podium is close.
Williams Grand Prix Holdings has announced the sale of Williams Hybrid Power Limited from Williams' subsidiary, Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited, to GKN Land Systems Limited in a multi-million pound transaction. This will see Williams Hybrid Power rebranded as GKN Hybrid Power.
Williams has always been a racing team and wants to keep the focus on competition, even if there is much potential in using its technology to create revenue. The announcement that it has sold Williams Hybrid Power Ltd to GKN in “a multi-million Pound transaction” is not really a surprise, although the firm will probably […]
Felipe Massa was unrepentant after refusing to heed a ghost from his past and obey orders to let his team-mate overtake in the final stages of the Malaysian GP on Sunday.
P ZERO WHITE MEDIUM AND P ZERO YELLOW SOFT TYRES FOR ONE OF THE MOST SEVERE CIRCUITS OF THE YEAR IN TERMS OF TARMAC ROUGHNESS TEMPERATURE DROP OF 15 DEGREES POSSIBLE THROUGHOUT THE EVENING RACE FIRST IN-SEASON TEST OF THE YEAR STRAIGHT AFTER BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX: CATERHAM, MERCEDES AND WILLIAMS WILL EACH DEVOTE ONE DAY TO TYRE TESTING Pirelli, along with all the Formula teams, tested at the Sakhir circuit twice in the build-up to the season – so this should be a circuit that everybody knows well. However, to celebrate its 10th anniversary, the race has been given a 6pm start time for the first time in its history, meaning that it will start at sunset and end in full darkness: a bit like the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. This will have an important effect on the behaviour of the P Zero White medium and P Zero Yellow soft tyres that have been nominated for the race.
Williams insisted they would have swapped Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa back again if Bottas had proved unable to successfully challenge Jenson Button.
Williams is sure that the team orders row that broke out between Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas in Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix has now been resolved.
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Felipe Massa has insisted he was right to ignore a team order to let team-mate Valtteri Bottas past him to take seventh place in the closing stages of the Malaysian Grand Prix, despite concerns on the Williams pit wall about the state of the Brazilian’s power unit. In an uncanny replay of the Ferrari command at the 2010 German Grand Prix in which Massa was told “Fernando is quicker than you”, Massa was informed that Bottas in eighth was running faster than him and that he should let the Finn through. He ignored the request and went on to claim ;More…
Felipe Massa stands by his decision to disregard team orders at the Malaysian Grand Prix ahead of a meeting between the drivers and the Williams team to discuss the fallout
Felipe Massa is adamant he “didn’t do anything wrong” after ignoring orders to let Williams team-mate Valtteri Bottas past him in the final stages of the Malaysian Grand Prix.
Williams driver Felipe Massa is adamant he “didn’t do anything wrong” after ignoring team orders at the Malaysian Grand Prix.
Felipe Massa stands by his decision to disregard team orders at the Malaysian Grand Prix ahead of a meeting between the drivers and the Williams team to discuss the fallout
Williams would have ordered Valtteri Bottas to let Felipe Massa back past him at the end of the Malaysian Grand Prix had the Finn failed to pass Jenson Button
Felipe Massa stands by his decision to disregard team orders at the Malaysian Grand Prix ahead of a meeting between the drivers and the Williams team to discuss the fallout
WHAT WE LEARNED: Felipe Massa was at the centre of a rather embarrassing team orders row in Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix after he ignored a direct instruction from Williams to move over for team-mate Valtteri Bottas as the two diced for seventh place.
Williams' Felipe Massa finished seventh and Valtteri Bottas eighth in a hot and physically demanding Malaysian Grand Prix to collect 10 points for the team. Both drivers had a strong start, with Felipe moving up to P10 from P13 and Valtteri moving up to P12 from P18 on the first lap.
WHAT WE LEARNED: Felipe Massa was at the centre of a rather embarrassing team orders row in Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix after he ignored a direct instruction from Williams to move over for team-mate Valtteri Bottas as the two diced for seventh place.
Felipe Massa has struck a defiant stance against his failure to heed Williams team orders in the Malaysia GP and insisted he “did the right thing” in not letting Valtteri Bottas overtake him.
There were points in the Malaysian Grand Prix for Jenson Button, Felipe Massa, Valtteri Bottas, Kevin Magnussen and Daniil Kvyat…
Whether he was able to solve any of the many mysteries in Sepang without the aid of his faithful sidekick Watson, not the least being how to make the rear end of host Williams’ FW36 car stick better, Sherlock Holmes actor Benedict Cumberbatch was nonetheless a welcome visitor in the paddock. He was one of several faces from outside racing
Felipe Massa qualified 13th and Valtteri Bottas 15th for tomorrow's Malaysian Grand Prix in a rain affected qualifying session. Both cars struggled for rear grip in the wet conditions.
Valtteri Bottas has been hit with a three-place grid penalty for impeding Daniel Ricciardo in qualifying for the Malaysia GP.