Rob Smedley believes Felipe Massa’s Monza podium will be the first of many for the Brazilian at Williams now he has broken his duck.
Drivers: 1 – Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), 2 – Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), 3 – Felipe Massa (Williams) Q: Lewis, so we would like to know, do you like to complicate your life?
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton fought back from a poor start to claim a superb victory at Monza on Sunday, beating championship leader Nico Rosberg, who lost the lead after making a rare error whilst under pressure from his team mate. Felipe Massa was third for his first Williams podium, while team mate Valtteri Bottas recovered from a bad start to seal fourth ahead of Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo
Lewis Hamilton was back in victory lane at Monza as he clinched the Italian GP win ahead of Nico Rosberg and Felipe Massa…
Lewis Hamilton took the win at the Italian Grand Prix, recovering from a troubled start that saw him fall back to fourth after the first lap. Nico Rosberg finished in second place while former Ferrari driver Felipe Massa takes his first ever podium for Williams.
The news instantly quashed ill-advised and wild speculation Jenson Button was set to return to the team that gave him his Grand Prix debut
Valtteri Bottas says he had no reason to leave Williams as he sees the F1 team has a bright future following its recent resurgence
Williams have confirmed Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas as their driver line-up for the 2015 Formula One season.
Sir Frank Williams says he has “the highest regard” for Felipe Massa because he has learned how to stand up to Fernando Alonso
Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas will both remain with Williams next season, the team has announced on the eve of the Italian Grand Prix.
Williams confirm Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas will be their driver line-up for the 2015 Formula 1 season.
Williams confirmed on Sunday morning that Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa will stay put for the 2015 Formula 1 season.
Williams has confirmed that both Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas will be staying on for 2015, putting to an end to the hopes of any teams who had their eyes on the Finn for next season. Bottas is under a … Continue reading →
Williams have announced that they will be retaining the services of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas as the teams’ race drivers for the 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship. Massa joined Williams for the start of the 2014 season and secured the team’s first pole position since 2012 at the Austrian Grand Prix
Williams will retain Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas for 2015, the team announced on Sunday
Williams has announced that it will be retaining the services of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas as the teams’ Race Drivers for the 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship season.
Williams will keep the same two Formula 1 drivers next year, with Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas staying on board for 2015.
Williams will keep the same two Formula 1 drivers next year, with Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas staying on board for 2015.
From the potential for chaos at the first corner to the threat posed by Williams to Mercedes, and from the likelihood of a tough afternoon for Ferrari to the spectacle of Daniil Kvyat charging up the order, we break down the key themes to look out for in Sunday’s Formula 1 Gran Premio d’Italia 2014
Consistent conditions again enabled everyone to have a crack at getting their final set-up work done, and during the course of FP3 it emerged that the general difference between Pirelli’s hard- and medium-compound tyres was around six-tenths of a second. Hamilton then used his to optimum effect to secure pole, but though it was another Mercedes one-two, Williams look very threatening for the race.
Jenson Button admits McLaren has been surprised by how quick Williams looks in race trim at the Italian Grand Prix
Felipe Massa feels as though he and Williams are locked into a “big fight” with Ferrari and is hoping to take the fight to them on their home turf at Monza this weekend
Felipe Massa hopes Williams can capitalise on its strong qualifying performance in the Italian Grand Prix to aid its big fight with Ferrari
Felipe Massa hopes Williams can capitalise on its strong qualifying performance in the Italian Grand Prix to aid its “big fight” with Ferrari
The Williams Formula 1 team is “ready to pick up the pieces” if Mercedes slips up again in the Italian Grand Prix, according to performance chief Rob Smedley
Valtteri Bottas says there is no reason to think Williams cannot challenge Mercedes for victory from the second row of the grid at the Italian Grand Prix
Williams Martini Racing locked out the second row of the grid for the Italian GP today, with Valtteri Bottas qualifying third and Felipe Massa fourth. Valtteri and Felipe were in third and fourth for all three qualifying sessions, and finished only a few tenths adrift of the top two Mercedes.
Lewis Hamilton finally got the better of team-mate Nico Rosberg in qualifying, while Williams locked out the second row…
Williams driver Felipe Massa says he is hopeful of securing a podium finish after qualifying fourth for Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton captured his first pole position in eight Grands Prix with a storming performance at Monza on Saturday afternoon, eclipsing Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg by just over two-tenths of a second. Behind the Silver Arrows, the Williams duo of Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa locked out the second row, while a last-gasp flyer lifted McLaren’s Kevin Magnussen into fifth, ahead of team mate Jenson Button
Williams driver Valtteri Bottas performs some clay shooting challenges in the company of BBC Sport’s Tom Clarkson.
Lewis Hamilton kept Mercedes at the top of the timesheets on Saturday morning at Monza, but team mate Nico Rosberg suffered a gearbox issue which prevented him from even setting a time. Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso was second quickest, with Williams duo Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa taking third and fourth respectively ahead of McLaren’s Jenson Button and Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel
Similar to most other teams, Williams have introduced a new, one-off rear wing to adapt to the requirements of the Monza Autodrome. Focusing on top speed, drag shedding is the easiest with a smaller rear wing, given that the rear wing generates much more drag per point of downforce compared top the diffuser. This also explains why teams are never modifying their diffuser, simply because it's more efficient and probably more complicated to alter as well
From capturing Williams’ first pole for two years in Austria to accidents in Canada and Germany, Felipe Massa has swung from breakthrough highs to dramatic lows during his 2014 Formula One campaign. While he therefore trails team mate Valtteri Bottas in the drivers’ standings, Massa says he can draw comfort from his role in Williams’ remarkable resurgence this year
Valtteri Bottas is hoping for a spot on the front row in qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix and believes Williams can be buoyed by the long run pace it showed in Friday practice
Nico Rosberg thinks Mercedes should be quickest in qualifying but is concerned about the race pace of the likes of Williams after Friday practice of the Italian Grand Prix at Monza
Nico Rosberg believes Mercedes need to improve on their long runs after the likes of Williams and Red Bull showed good progress on Friday…
Nico Rosberg headed Lewis Hamilton for a Mercedes one-two in the second practice session in Italy on Friday afternoon, while Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso gave the tifosi something to cheer by taking third and fourth for Ferrari. Williams’ Valtteri Bottas beat McLaren’s Jenson Button and Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel to fifth, as less than one second covered the top 11 drivers
The atmosphere between the Mercedes drivers may evoke memories of Prost versus Senna but that was a high point of the sports history and now the old …
As a listed company Williams is obliged to declare its financial affairs to the stock market and today it announced a £17 million loss for the first half of 2014, which revealed an underlying story that it has decided to invest in order to revive the team. So far this strategy has worked as the […]
Valtteri Bottas says Williams is still targeting a victory this season despite not being able to challenge Mercedes in Spa
Williams says the investment required to move towards the front of the Formula 1 grid explains losses of more than UKP20million for the first six months of the year
The fall-out from the Belgian Grand Prix continued today when Lewis Hamilton queried the stewards’ decision not to penalise Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg for colliding with the Briton, a view echoed by Williams’ Felipe Massa, who accused the German of “destroying” Hamilton’s race.
Felipe Massa was surprised Nico Rosberg was not penalised by the stewards at the Belgian Grand Prix for ‘destroying’ the race of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton.
Two weeks on from a thrilling race at Spa-Francorchamps, the Formula One paddock moves on to historic Monza where the cars are expected to reach the highest speeds seen all year. Those involved in the Formula 1 Gran Premio d’Italia 2014 discuss their prospects…
Williams is hoping to show that work spent on its low downforce set-up wasn’t wasted with a strong showing in this weekend’s F1 encounter in Italy.
Felipe Massa believes his Williams team-mate Valtteri Bottas has all the ingredients to become a Formula 1 world champion
Two weeks on from a thrilling race at Spa-Francorchamps, the Formula One paddock moves on to historic Monza where the cars are expected to reach the highest speeds seen all year. Those involved in the Formula 1 Gran Premio d’Italia 2014 discuss their prospects…
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Williams Martini Racing development driver Susie Wolff talks about her career highlights and advice for young drivers for the UK government’s ‘The GREAT Campaign’, which showcases the best of what Britain has to offer. *Produced by Counter Context Williams Martini Racing
Certainly for British fans, Williams’ long-awaited return to the sharp-end of the grid has to be the ‘feelgood’ story of the 2014 F1 season.