BBC Sport F1 analyst Allan McNish looks at why Williams are improving in 2014 but McLaren are struggling to compete.
BBC Sport F1 analyst Allan McNish looks at why Williams are improving in 2014 but McLaren are struggling to compete.
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A fantastic track, a unique atmosphere and the sixth one-two victory of the season for the Silver Arrows. Nico Rosberg is absolutely delighted with the outcome of the Austrian Grand Prix. In his video blog, he reflects on the spectacular return of Formula 1 to Austria: "That was a super battle with Williams and with my Mercedes team-mate
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Eine fantastische Strecke, eine einzigartige Atmosphäre und der sechste Doppelsieg für die Silberpfeile in dieser Saison: Nico Rosberg ist mit seinem Wochenende beim Großen Preis von Österreich absolut zufrieden. In seinem Video-Blog blickt er auf das spektakuläre Comeback der Formel 1 in Österreich zurück: "Das war ein super Kampf gegen die Williams und meinen Teamkollegen. Ich wollte meine WM-Führung an diesem Wochenende ausbauen – das habe ich erreicht." —— Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel to never miss any of our exclusive videos!
Rob Smedley admits he was left with “a slight twinge of disappointment” after Williams was unable to win the Austrian Grand Prix
Rob Smedley says he is happy with third and fourth in Austria because Williams knew it risked a double retirement if it tried to challenge Mercedes for victory
Points-haul of 27 the best under current system Its been an amazing weekend, says Claire WilliamsClaire Williams, the Williams deputy team principal, is in no doubt the marques …
Mercedes says it expected Formula 1 rival Williams to adopt a conservative strategy in the Austrian Grand Prix, because the Grove-based team had more to lose by gunning for victory.
The Force India Formula 1 team believes Sergio Perez could have fought Williams for an Austrian Grand Prix podium, had he not been hampered by a grid penalty.
While Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton fought out another Mercedes one-two victory in Spielberg, the race was just as notable for the contrasting fortunes of Williams and Red Bull. The former were resurgent, springing an upset in qualifying, leading in the early stages and securing a first podium in two years. But the latter, winners in Canada just two weeks ago, suffered a disastrous weekend at their home race
Williams’ Valtteri Bottas was almost lost for words after scoring the first podium of his F1 career with third place in Sunday’s Formula 1 Grosser Preis von Osterreich 2014. Bottas, who started second on the grid, saw off the challenge of pole-sitting team mate Felipe Massa
Williams driver Valtteri Bottas delivers in the Austrian Grand Prix and secures his maiden F1 podium finish
Red Bull put on a terrific event in Austria, with a vast crowd watching an exciting Mercedes 1-2… But it was not without drama and excitement as Williams took the fight to the Mercedes factory team and kept up the pressure throughout. In the end, Nico Rosberg held off Lewis Hamilton, although the latter had […]
Williams deny throwing away a possible victory in Austria with an overly conservative strategy.
Felipe Massa says Williams did not do the “perfect strategy” in Austria as he finished fourth in a race he started from pole position
 2014 Austrian Grand Prix – Race  TWO-TOP STRATEGY PROVES THE WINNING CHOICEIN HOT CONDITIONS OF AUSTRIA RACE TACTICS HELP MERCEDES TO JUMP WILLIAMS STRATEGIES IN LINE WITH PRE-RACE SIMULATIONS Spielberg, June 22, 2014 – Race strategy proved key to victory for Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg at the Austrian Grand Prix, who started from third on the grid. The German started behind both Williams drivers, but by stopping before them and maximising the benefit of new tyres – a manoeuvre known as the ‘undercut’ – he was able to gain the lead after the first round of pit stops. Rosberg’s team mate Lewis Hamilton used the same strategy even more effectively
The Williams Formula 1 team does not believe it was a genuine contender for victory in the Austrian Grand Prix, despite qualifying both cars on the front row of the grid
The Williams Formula 1 team does not believe it was a genuine contender for victory in the Austrian Grand Prix, despite qualifying both cars on the front row of the grid
Williams' Valtteri Bottas achieved his first ever Formula One podium with Felipe Massa finishing fourth after a competitive race in Austria. Both Mercedes were able to get ahead of the Williams during the pitstops due to their inherently superior pace.
Nico Rosberg has said the Austrian Grand Prix turned out as he expected and that Mercedes were confident they could beat the Williams of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas.
Valtteri Bottas says his maiden podium in Austria was ‘exactly what Williams needed’ after finally living up to its pre-season potential at the Red Bull Ring
Williams were thrilled with their first podium finish of the season at the Austrian Grand Prix, despite failing to convert their frontrow lockout into victory.
DRIVERS: 1 – Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), 2 – Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), 3 – Valtteri Bottas (Williams) PODIUM INTERVIEWS (Conducted by Mark Webber)
The Mercedes man held off his Silver Arrows teammate to grab a narrow victory with Williams Valtteri Bottas grabbing an impressive third
Nico Rosberg says he knew Williams did not have the pace to challenge Mercedes for victory after extending his championship lead in Austria
Nico Rosberg put Mercedes back on top by scoring his third victory of the year in a barnstorming Grand Prix in Spielberg on Sunday, although Williams duo Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas, and then team mate Lewis Hamilton put him under intense pressure throughout. Bottas eventually came home third behind Hamilton, therefore claiming the first podium of his Formula One career, while Massa held on to fourth ahead of Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso
Nico Rosberg extended his World Championship lead over Lewis Hamilton to 29 points by heading a Mercedes one-two at the Austrian Grand Prix as they battled Williams for race victory, with Valtteri Bottas taking a career best third place – his first Formula One podium. It is the sixth victory of Rosberg’s career, his third […]
Nico Rosberg secured his third win of this season, beating Lewis Hamilton to the chequered flag in Austria. Valtteri Bottas was third…
Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas head an all-Williams front row in Austria, while Sergio Perez and Max Chilton both have grid penalties for incidents in Canada. Romain Grosjean starts from the pit lane…
Rob Smedley says Nico Rosberg is not the focus for Williams in the Austrian Grand Prix despite starting with both cars on the front row
Rob Smedley says Williams’ focus is not on beating Nico Rosberg at the Austrian Grand Prix, but finishing ahead of the teams it is close to in the championship
From Williams’ race hopes hinging on tyres to rookie drivers bidding for big points, and from a host of drivers looking to make amends for poor qualifying showings to the ever present risk of penalties, we preview the key themes to look out for in Sunday’s Formula 1 Grosser Preis von Osterreich 2014
Like FP3, qualifying in Austria took place in warm sun and as expected the times were very tight – so tight that, for once, there wasn’t a Mercedes on the front row. Several drivers had lap times disallowed after the FIA got tough on those who didn’t respect track limits on the exit to Turn 8, and in the end it was the team who adapted best to the track conditions that scored pole
Sir Frank Williams says his team’s front row lockout in Austria isn’t worth anything unless his drivers bring their cars home in the points.
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff reckons Formula 1 rival Williams deserved to lock out the Austrian Grand Prix front row, because it handled changing track conditions better than anyone else
Williams Deputy Team Principal Claire Williams joins Lee McKenzie and David Coulthard, after her team locked out the front row in qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix.
The Williams Formula 1 team is adamant that it has not sacrificed its race pace after successfully locking out the front row at the Austrian Grand Prix.
This morning we pointed to good correlation between wind tunnel and track as a key part of Williams’ progress this season and following this afternoon’s first front-row lockout since 2003 for the team, second-on the-grid Valtteri Bottas confirmed that the success of the stream of upgrades brought to the FW36 so far this year has made […]
 2014 Austrian Grand Prix – Qualifying  ALL WILLIAMS FRONT ROW FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2003, USING PIRELLI P ZERO RED SUPERSOFT HIGHER TEMPERATURES FOR QUALIFYING, AS EXPECTED FOR THE RACE TWO PIT STOPS ANTICIPATED, MAKING STRATEGY KEY ON A CIRCUIT WHERE OVERTAKING IS DIFFICULT Spielberg, June 21, 2014 – Felipe Massa has headed up an all-Williams front row, using the Pirelli P Zero Red supersoft tyre. This was Massa 16th pole but his first since Brazil 2008, and the first all-Williams front row since the 2003 German Grand Prix. It is also the first time this season that a Mercedes has not claimed pole position
Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso paid tribute to former team-mate Felipe Massa after the Williams driver took pole for the Austrian GP.
Williams have expressed their surprise and delight after Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas claimed a stunning front-row lockout for the team at the Austrian GP – with their owner now boldly predicting they can “prove that we have a very good race-winning car” on Sunday.
Nico Rosberg will start third after Felipe Massa sealed a shock front-row lockout for Williams with his team-mate Valtteri Bottas second on the grid.
Drivers: 1 – Felipe Massa (Williams); 2 – Valtteri Bottas (Williams); 3 – Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) Q: Felipe, pole for the first time since, I think, Brazil 2008. Describe your emotions now.
Nico Rosberg says Lewis Hamilton’s spin in the last seconds of Q3 cost him pole position as he was forced to settle for third on the grid behind the two Williams drivers in Austria
Felipe Massa hails his 2014 F1 Austrian GP pole position, says this proves Williams are back in the fight, even if the team does still have a lot to do
Felipe Massa claims a surprise pole position for Williams at the Austrian Grand Prix, locking out the front row with team-mate Valtteri Bottas.
Felipe Massa clinched his first pole position since 2008 to head a qualifying one-two Williams at the Red Bull Ring and end Mercedes streak of 2014 pole positions. It’s Williams’ first front-row lockout since Germany 2003, when Juan Pablo Montoya took pole ahead of Ralf Schumacher. After a strong start to the season, the Grove squad have been unable […]
Williams completed a one-two in qualifying at the Austrian Grand Prix meaning Felipe Massa will start on pole for the first time in an F1 race since 2008.
Felipe Massa will spearhead a shock all-Williams front row for the Austrian Grand Prix as the Red Bull Ring threw up a major qualifying surprise.
Felipe Massa secures pole position for Williams in qualifying for the 2014 F1 Austrian Grand Prix, with Valtteri Bottas alongside him in the sister car