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.
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…
Felipe Massa has urged the Williams Formula 1 team to change its brake systems after struggling in wet qualifying at the recent Belgian Grand Prix
Jonathan Williams, who started one world championship Formula 1 grand prix for Ferrari, has died at the age of 71
Jonathan Williams, who started one world championship Formula 1 grand prix for Ferrari, has died at the age of 71
Jonathan Williams, perhaps best known for driving a works Ferrari on his one and only GP start in Mexico in 1967, passed away in Spain on Sunday at the age of 71. A true gentleman, and a gentle man, he … Continue reading →
Rob Smedley says he “would absolutely love” to see Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa retained as Williams’ driver line-up in 2015
In the second part of an exclusive interview with Crash.net, Rob Smedley talks about the future Williams driver line-up and how the team can continue to grow
Williams head of vehicle performance Rob Smedley tells Crash.net he takes no added satisfaction from fighting with Ferrari for third place in the constructors’ championship
In the first part of an exclusive interview with Crash.net, Rob Smedley assesses Williams’ season so far and reveals just what attracted him to the team
Valtteri Bottas is ready to commit his immediate Formula 1 future to Williams, as talks continue to finalise a contract for 2015
Which driver most divides opinion the most in F1? Lewis?
Felipe Massa believes the Williams Formula 1 team must improve its pitstop procedures, after he suffered a troubled run to a pointless 13th place at the Belgian Grand Prix.
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I nominate Richie Williams, Richard Goddard and Ron Dennis. I’ll be donating to ‘End ALS’
Williams Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa believes a case could be made for penalising Nico Rosberg for his Belgian Grand Prix collision with Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton.
Williams' Valtteri Bottas finished third and Felipe Massa thirteenth in the Belgian Grand Prix, with Valtteri picking up his fourth podium of the season. Felipe’s race was hindered by debris that was lodged in his car at the beginning of the race that affected the car’s aerodynamic performance and impacted his pace.
Despite claiming a fourth F1 podium in five races, Williams’ Valtteri Bottas has played down hopes of winning a race this season after the Belgian GP.
Williams driver Felipe Massa says tyre debris from Formula 1 rival Lewis Hamilton’s punctured Mercedes was to blame for his disappointing run to 13th in the Belgian Grand Prix
Drivers: 1 – Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull), 2 – Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), 3 – Valtteri Bottas (Williams) PODIUM INTERVIEWS (Conducted by Eddie Jordan) Q: What a race. Exciting?
Daniel Ricciardo clinched his and Red Bull’s third victory of 2014 at Spa-Francorchamps on Sunday, while Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg survived early contact with team mate Lewis Hamilton to clinch second and extend his championship lead. Williams’ Valtteri Bottas passed Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen to seal the final podium spot, while Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel prevailed in a thrilling four-way scrap for fifth. Hamilton retired
Daniel Ricciardo made the most of Mercedes’ woes to win the Belgian Grand Prix while there was another podium for Valtteri Bottas…
Daniel Ricciardo is once again the star of the show as he won the Belgian Grand Prix and remains the only man this season to have beaten Mercedes to the finish line. Nico Rosberg finished second while Bottas completes the podium for Williams.
Daniel Ricciardo says Red Bull has the top speed to challenge Williams and Ferrari in the Belgian Grand Prix
From the epic battle brewing at the front of the field to Red Bull’s hopes resting on their low downforce gamble, and from Williams’ desire for a dry race to the ever-present threat of rain, we break down the key themes to look out for in Sunday’s 2014 Formula 1 Shell Belgian Grand Prix
Valtteri Bottas says starting sixth for the Belgian Grand Prix is “not a disaster” for Williams but admits the team missed out on a better grid slot due to the weather
The Williams Formula 1 team has blamed the wet conditions, compromised set-up and braking issues for failing to qualify higher for the Belgian Grand Prix
Felipe Massa reveals he’s like to try a different brand of brakes on his Williams after retardation problems deny him a shot in F1 qualifying at the Belgian Grand Prix.
Williams' Valtteri Bottas qualified sixth and Felipe Massa ninth for tomorrow’s Belgian Grand Prix. The changeable wet conditions were not ideal for the FW36 and traffic on their out laps in Q3 hindered the driver’s ability to get the full performance from the car.