Rob Smedley says part of Williams’ recent success is a result of developing its car quicker than at the start of the season
When the man who takes the profit is allowed to make the rules, it is not surprising that a preoccupation with spectacle eats away at the soul of a …
Valtteri Bottas believes Williams will be in a position to challenge at the front of the field again in 2015 as a result of its strong year this season
Heading into last year’s summer break, Williams were a team in disarray, having scored one solitary point over the opening 10 Grands Prix. It would transpire to be the worst season in their illustrious history. This year, however, they have been rejuvenated
Williams can aim to re-emerge as a world championship-winning force without a works engine deal, according to performance chief Rob Smedley
Felipe Massa says Williams has surprised even itself at how strong its F1 car has been this season after a poor 2013
Rob Smedley believes there is a possibility that Williams can challenge Mercedes for victory when Formula One returns to action after the summer break
Williams chief technical officer Pat Symonds believes the team has developed the third fastest car this season.
The Williams Formula 1 team has impressed its former driver Jenson Button by how competitive it has been so far this season
Williams technical director Pat Symonds believes his team has the third fastest car this year behind Mercedes and Red Bull
Valtteri Bottas has admitted he has been surprised by just how much Williams have managed to improve this season.
Williams’ success across the first half of the 2014 Formula One season will not prove fleeting. That is according to technical director Pat Symonds, who believes the team will be just as competitive after the summer break. In the opening 11 Grands Prix Williams have scored three podiums – all through Valtteri Bottas – and they remain locked in battle with Ferrari for third in the constructors’ standings
Williams could finish second in this year’s Formula 1 constructors’ championship, says Felipe Massa.
The runners-up spot in the 2014 F1 Constructors’ standings is ‘achievable’ for the Williams Martini team, according to Rob Smedley.
The Williams Formula 1 team’s downturn in competitiveness in the Hungarian Grand Prix should be taken as a one-off, says the Grove squad’s performance chief Rob Smedley
Force India have continued their tradition of punching above their weight this season, and head into the summer break lying fifth in the constructors’ table on 98 points – 39 up on this time last year. Although the team failed to score through either Nico Hulkenberg or Sergio Perez for the first time in 2014 in Hungary, team boss Vijay Mallya is confident his Mercedes-powered squad can continue to take the fight to the Formula One frontrunners
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.
Bottas has been best new F1 driver this season McLaren stalling on offering Button new contractMcLaren are keen on Williams driver Valtteri Bottas, which explains why they …
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?