Pre-event strategy content: Buddh International Circuit, October 25-27 Although the new Buddh International Circuit, just outside Delhi has proved popular with drivers in its two seasons on the calendar, the event will not take place next year and its place on the calendar from 2015 onwards is in doubt for financial and administrative reasons. This is a shame, as it is a great circuit for F1 cars with a challenging mixture of fast corners and slower technical corners, which really shows a good car from a bad one. Strategy wise last year was a bit flat as the tyre choice ;More…
Pastor Maldonado faces an uncertain future in F1, with rumours suggesting that he’s set to exit Williams and a looming funding crisis for all drivers sponsored by the Venezuelan government.
Round 16 of the 2013 FIA Formula One World Championship sees the paddock make its third trip to the Buddh International Circuit in New Delhi. This year the exciting young venue could well stage its very first title decider. Those involved in the 2013 Formula 1 Airtel Indian Grand Prix discuss their prospects for the coming weekend
Round 16 of the 2013 FIA Formula One World Championship sees the paddock make its third trip to the Buddh International Circuit in New Delhi. This year the exciting young venue could well stage its very first title decider. Those involved in the 2013 Formula 1 Airtel Indian Grand Prix discuss their prospects for the coming weekend
Pastor Maldonado has rubbished reports that he has been seeking a way out of Williams at the end of the season
Pastor Maldonado has played down talk of a rift between himself and Williams – and he insists that he will still be in F1 next year. Doubts have been cast over the future of PDVSA-backed drivers after some problems in … Continue reading →
The 1992 champion said drivers were “not jockeys” and that the move would discriminate against bigger competitiors
It has been clear for some time that things are happening at Williams F1. And the word is that Claire Williams and CEO Mike O’Driscoll have been in Venezuela in recent days, discussing the team’s sponsorship deal with the oil company Petróleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA). The deal, which is rumoured to be worth as … … Continue reading →
Williams’ rookie Valtteri Bottas may still be awaiting his first points finish in Formula One racing, but there’s no doubt he’s made a strong impression, not least with his performance in Canada where he qualified a brilliant third. Now it’s time for the 24-year-old Finn to tackle our special ‘Finishing Line’ quiz; designed to help you get to know the world’s greatest drivers a little better
Williams driver Valtteri Bottas has criticised team-mate Pastor Maldonado after the two drivers narrowly avoided a collision at the final chicane on the last lap of the Japanese Grand Prix. Maldonado, 28, dived down the inside of Bottas at the chicane, forcing the Finn to take avoiding action and cut the chicane. Maldonado crossed the line 16th, one place ahead of Bottas, who was struggling with high tyre degradation at the time.
Valtteri Bottas has criticised Williams team-mate Pastor Maldonado for forcing him off track to avoid a collision on the final lap of the Japanese Grand Prix
There was a notable falling out between the two Williams team mates after Sunday’s Japanese GP, with Valtteri Bottas furious at Pastor Maldonado’s ‘unfair’ overtaking move on the last lap.
Valtteri Bottas accuses his Williams team-mate Pastor Maldonado of unfair driving in the Japanese Grand Prix.
Pastor Maldonado forces Williams team-mate Valtteri Bottas off the road at the final corner of the Japanese Grand Prix.
Williams' Pastor Maldonado finished 16th with Valtteri Bottas 17th in today's Japanese Grand Prix. Both drivers had a solid start and drove a good race with a lot of midfield battles taking place. Pastor overtook Valtteri on the last lap to secure sixteenth position.
Japanese GP race quotes: Williams
Both Valtteri Bottas and Pastor Maldonaso made it through to the second round of qualifying, with Bottas describing 12th on the grid for the Japanese GP as being a welcome surprise.
Williams' Valtteri Bottas qualified 13th with Pastor Maldonado 15th for tomorrow's Japanese Grand Prix. Both drivers drove clean laps on their single-lap medium tyre runs in Q2 and were unlucky to miss out on Q3 in what was a very tight qualifying session.
Japanese GP: Williams qualifying quotes
There were top ten times in Saturday’s qualifying for the Japanese GP for Nico Hulkenberg, who finished P7, and Jenson Button, who was P10…
The Williams F1 team has been hit with a 60,000 Euro fine after Pastor Maldonado s left-rear wheel fell off in opening practice for the Japanese Grand Prix on Friday.
Consistent weather conditions in Japan enabled most teams to complete their Friday programmes, but Williams, Caterham and Marussia all suffered interruptions in FP1, and in the afternoon Williams, McLaren and Lotus had offs. A shadow was also cast over the paddock when news of the death of former Marussia tester Maria de Villota filtered through as FP2 was drawing to an end
• Williams development driver Wolff tells of inspirational friend• De Villota found dead in Seville hotelWilliams development driver Susie Wolff and Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn have led the …
Williams have been slapped with a whopping £51,000 fine after Pastor Maldonado’s wheel came off during practice for the Japanese Grand Prix.
Williams has been fined Euro60,000 after Pastor Maldonado’s left rear wheel worked loose in opening free practice for the Japanese Grand Prix
Williams has been fined €60,000 by the FIA Stewards for failing to properly secure a rear wheel that became detached from Pastor Maldonado’s car in FP1 in Japan. The stewards noted that “this is regarded as a serious safety issue.” … Continue reading →
Pastor Maldonado says that he isn’t looking too far ahead, but is confident of remaining with Williams next season.
Thursday FIA press conference from Suzuka in Japan with Charles Pic (Caterham), Pastor Maldonado (Williams), Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso), Nico Hulkenberg (Sauber), Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing) and Jenson Button (McLaren).
Thursday FIA press conference from Suzuka in Japan with Charles Pic (Caterham), Pastor Maldonado (Williams), Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso), Nico Hulkenberg (Sauber), Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing) and Jenson Button (McLaren).
Drivers – Charles Pic (Caterham), Pastor Maldonado (Williams), Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso), Nico Hulkenberg (Sauber), Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull Racing), Jenson Button (McLaren) Q: Sebastian, just a few days ago you described coming here as coming to the best track in the world. Can you explain why it is the best track in the world
Pastor Maldonado says he has a contract with Williams for next year and is likely to stay despite a disappointing season in 2013
Japanese GP: Williams preview quotes
After shooting up into the top ten in the opening laps of the Korean Grand Prix, Pastor Maldonado felt sure he was on course to score points for Williams this weekend.
Williams' Valtteri Bottas finished 12th with Pastor Maldonado 13th in today's Korean Grand Prix. Both drivers finished closely together but ultimately did not have the performance to challenge the top ten.
There were top ten results in Korea for Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button, Felipe Massa and Sergio Perez…
Pastor Maldonado and Valtteri Bottas suffer a lack of grip as Williams again fail to make it past Q1 in Korea
Pastor Maldonado and Valtteri Bottas bow out in opening phase of qualifying at the Korea International Circuit.
Rubens Barrichello, the most-experienced driver in Formula One history, has said he is keen to drive in the sport again. The 41-year-old Brazilian, who has a record 322 Grand Prix starts to his name, last competed in F1 racing with Williams in 2011