The Singapore Grand Prix is an iconic race, F1’s first night race and it produces lovely TV pictures. But this race is probably the most difficult to manage for the strategy team and the race engineers on the pit-wall.
Kate Walker files her latest column for Crash.net as the ‘silly season’ extends beyond the drivers….
After failing to pick up a single point in his maiden Formula 1 season with Williams so far, Valtteri Bottas believes the Singapore street circuit may be the place to buck that trend.
Round 13 of the 2013 FIA Formula One World Championship sees the paddock leave Europe behind for the floodlights of Singapore’s spectacular Marina Bay Street Circuit and the first of seven flyaway races that will culminate in the season finale in Brazil in late November. Those involved in the 2013 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix discuss their prospects for the coming weekend
Valtteri Bottas has the added pressure of attempting to learn the Marina Bay circuit as Williams attempts to boost its points position in Singapore.
Round 13 of the 2013 FIA Formula One World Championship sees the paddock leave Europe behind for the floodlights of Singapore’s spectacular Marina Bay Street Circuit and the first of seven flyaway races that will culminate in the season finale in Brazil in late November. Those involved in the 2013 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix discuss their prospects for the coming weekend
There was plenty of hype surrounding Valtteri Bottas’ arrival in Formula One racing, and though he’s yet to score a point, he’s shown flashes of the potential that persuaded Williams to promote him to a 2013 race seat. In the latest instalment of our series charting the personal and professional progress of this year’s newcomers, Bottas reflects on the first 12 races of the season and on what it takes to be an F1 driver
Williams has been added to the list of possible 2014 destintions for Felipe Massa since his exit from Ferrari was confirmed last week.
Williams has been added to the list of possible 2014 destintions for Felipe Massa since his exit from Ferrari was confirmed last week, despite the Brazilian admitting to Lotus talks.
Round 13 of the 2013 FIA Formula One World Championship sees the paddock leave Europe behind for the floodlights of Singapore’s spectacular Marina Bay Street Circuit and the first of seven flyaway races that will culminate in the season finale in Brazil in late November. Those involved in the 2013 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix discuss their prospects for the coming weekend
Pastor Maldonado says a key component in deciding his future for next season is getting the fastest car possible to drive
Pastor Maldonado admits it “is a big frustration” to experience such inconsistency over the past three years at Williams
One of the defining stories of this 2013 F1 season has been the rise of Mercedes and the way they not only grabbed pole position in eight of the first 12 qualifying sessions (by getting the most out of the Pirelli tyres), but also got on top of heavy tyre wear issues in races to allow Rosberg to win twice and Hamilton once. Analysis by former Williams chief engineer and JA on F1 technical adviser Mark Gillan of photos of Mercedes wheels, taken by leading F1 photographer Russell Batchelor of XPB Images, shows the complex internal design which Mercedes has ;More…
After much expectation, the Formula E car that will contest the new zero emissions racing series starting next September was launched today at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The Spark-Renault SRT_01E is a fully electric single seater racing car, designed aerodynamically to encourage overtaking, is built by Dallara, with technology input from F1 teams McLaren and Williams. Spark, run by ART Grand Prix’s Cedric Vasseur, has designed the car and assembled a consortium of motorsport technology firms to supply key components.
PHIL DUNCAN: Despite her outstanding success, you’re likely to hear more derogatory comments than positive about Serena Williams. Perhaps Sebastian Vettel can relate.
While even founder Sir Frank Williams had to admit that the company he founded wasn’t having the best of years in F1 terms, it turns out they’re still doing rather well in business.
Williams F1 admitted that the FW35 simply didn’t have the necessary pace to challenge for a top ten place at Monza, leaving them with a quiet, consistent run to the finish.
The Williams Formula 1 business saw losses widen in the first half of the year as the firm continues to suffer on the track.
Pastor Maldonado finished 14th and Valtteri Bottas 15th in today's Italian Grand Prix. Both drivers had a consistent race but unfortunately there wasn't enough pace in the car to challenge the top ten.
There were points in the Italian Grand Prix for Daniel Ricciardo, Romain Grosjean and Jenson Button…
Williams' Pastor Maldonado qualified 15th with Valtteri Bottas 18th for tomorrows Italian Grand Prix. While Bottas struggled, Maldonado went through to Q2 but was then unable to go out a second time due to a lengthy weight check.
The racing is superb as is Daniel Brühl’s performance but the film is undermined by clunky dialogue and fundamental untruthsIt was Jackie Stewart who gave the old Nürburgring …
Italian GP: Williams practice quotes
There were top ten times in Friday’s Italian GP practices for both McLaren drivers while Paul di Resta narrowly missed out…
Welcome to the JA on F1 podcast for September. This month with the announcement that Red Bull are giving the big break at their championship winning team to 24 year old Daniel Ricciardo, we are going to look at opportunity in F1. In this edition we will hear from a woman making moves in F1 – Claire Williams has been given the opportunity to progress to the highest levels of team management and is now deputy team principal at Williams
Williams’s funding from Venezuela is signed off each autumn to allow the sponsorship to continue for the season ahead. It is thus interesting to see that Venezuelan is running into financial trouble and that the finance minister Nelson Merentes has acknowledged that the economic policies of the late President Hugo Chavez have not yet proved […]
Round 12 of the 2013 FIA Formula One World Championship sees the paddock journey to one of the most historic circuits on the calendar – the high-speed heaven that is Monza. Those involved in the Formula 1 Gran Premio d’Italia 2013 discuss their prospects for the coming weekend
Williams is pinning its hopes on the FW35′s solid straight-line speed in search of points from the Italian Grand Prix.
Round 12 of the 2013 FIA Formula One World Championship sees the paddock journey to one of the most historic circuits on the calendar – the high-speed heaven that is Monza. Those involved in the Formula 1 Gran Premio d’Italia 2013 discuss their prospects for the coming weekend
Pastor Maldonado is confident he can return to the points at the Italian Grand Prix this weekend and believes his Williams will be well suited to the high-speed Monza circuit
Red Bull tech chief Adrian Newey says the move to hand a seat to Daniel Ricciardo reminds him of Williams’ decision to bring in Damon Hill…
Red Bull designer Adrian Newey has likened Daniel Ricciardo’s signing to Williams’ decision to promote Damon Hill over Riccardo Patrese.
Italian GP: Williams preview quotes
Round 12 of the 2013 FIA Formula One World Championship sees the paddock journey to one of the most historic circuits on the calendar – the high-speed heaven that is Monza. Those involved in the Formula 1 Gran Premio d’Italia 2013 discuss their prospects for the coming weekend
The McLaren factory in Woking is the scene of a major celebration today with thousands of McLaren employees past and present as well as former drivers attending a special event to celebrate 50 years since the company was founded. On September 2nd 1963 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Ltd was incorporated and since then, along with Ferrari and later Williams, the three teams have largely formed the spine of Formula 1. There have been many highs and many lows, moments of intense human drama and tragedy as well as humour and pathos as with all great sporting stories
F1 in Schools, the leading global educational initiative, has welcomed Claire Williams, deputy team principal and commercial director of the Williams team, to its roster of high-profile patrons from the Formula One community. Williams joins a long list of famous F1 names, including Sauber’s Monisha Kaltenborn, McLaren’s Martin Whitmarsh, Red Bull Racing’s Adrian Newey, Mercedes’ Ross Brawn and Ferrari’s Rob Smedley
A profile of Williams’s Finnish driver.
A profile of Williams’ Venezuelan driver.
BBC F1′s Lee McKenzie catches up with Williams driver Valtteri Bottas to play a game of his favourite sport: ice hockey.
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The Williams F1 Team is celebrating a landmark achievement in 2013 – reaching 600 races in Formula One. To mark the occasion, we have pulled together this video, featuring a selection of our highlights from day one to the present day, as well as interviews with Sir Frank Williams, Patrick Head and Claire Williams
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Following a brilliant third place qualifying position at the 2013 Canadian GP, Valtteri Bottas returned to his home country, Finland, with the Williams F1 Team. Over a two day period he was presented to the media, swan in very cold lakes and played ice hockey with Danny Meyers (GB Ice Hockey), The Pelicans & TV presenters Oskari Saari (MTV3 Finland), Jussi Jäkälä (YLE) & Lee McKenzie (BBC). About Valtteri Bottas After winning three prestigious kart titles in 2006, Valtteri moved into single-seaters, winning the 2008 Formula Renault Eurocup and the 2008 Formula Renault Northern European Cup.
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The fifth and final instalment in our 5 part pit stop series takes a look at everyone’s role behind the scenes of an F1 pit stop. Hear from Valtteri Bottas, Pastor Maldonado, Dickie Stanford (Race Team Manager), Xevi Pujolar (Chief Race Engineer) as well our pit crew, including rear jack, wheel gun, wheel on, wheel off and front jack.
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The fourth part of our pit stop series takes us behind the scenes from a drivers’ perspective. Hear from Valtteri Bottas and Pastor Maldonado on how they feel going into a pit stop, how important precision is and all the things they need to think about it going into the box… About Williams Williams F1 is an independent Formula One team with a philosophy and history of winning races.
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This weekend’s Grand Prix in Bahrain will be Mark’s 200th Formula One race. He talks us through some of his highlights and we also hear reflections from key figures in Formula One including Adrian Newey, Christian Horner, David Coulthard, Sir Frank Williams and Paul Stoddart on the racing spirit that his enabled him to achieve this feat.
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Adam Johnson, member of the Williams F1 Team pit crew, talking about the role of the rear jack. "You’ve just got to make sure the car’s right before it goes out.. don’t do anything silly" About Williams Williams F1 is an independent Formula One team with a philosophy and history of winning races
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Joseph Haugh, member of the Williams F1 Team pit crew, talking about the role of a wheel gun man in an F1 pit stop. Practising 60 pit stops every race weekend, there’s no time for nerves and no time for errors…
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Dickie Stanford, Race Team Manager of the Williams F1 Team talks about the pressures of an F1 pit stop, including how he used to hate it and how the whole world is watching… About Williams Williams F1 is an independent Formula One team with a philosophy and history of winning races.