Williams
Apr 3

Massa says Malaysian GP team orders a ‘mistake’

Felipe Massa held on to lead teammate Valterri Bottas home in Malaysia, despite team orders to let him by. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

Felipe Massa held on to lead teammate Valtteri Bottas home in Malaysia, despite team orders to let him by. (Photo: Glenn Dunbar/LAT Photographic)

Felipe Massa says that the Malaysian GP team orders saga was “a mistake” by Williams – and insists that the team supports his opinion.

Massa insists that it had not been discussed in advance.

Mar 18

We must watch Red Bull and Williams, says Wolff

Valtteri Bottas exiting pit road during practice at Australia. (Photo: Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Valtteri Bottas exiting pit road during practice at Australia. (Photo: Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Toto Wolff is not underestimating the opposition, and the Mercedes boss says both Williams and Red Bull could have been more competitive in Australia

Wolff suggested that Red Bull would have been more of a threat had Sebastian Vettel not had a troubled weekend.

“If you see where they [RBR] were two weeks ago, we need to be very careful,” said Wolff. “We haven’t seen Sebastian running with a reliable car and a fast car, and you would expect him, with his experience, to go even faster. So we have to keep on pushing.”

While his Williams team mate Felipe Massa was out at the first corner, Valterri Bottas was one of the few drivers who could overtake in Australia, and he finished fifth despite losing time when he clipped the wall early on.

“I guess if you look at Valtteri’s pace before he hit the wall, and then I think his steering wheel was not completely straight, and then his pace afterwards, I would say if they have a normal race and they qualify better than here, probably they would have ended up on the podium. I’m quite sure they would have ended up on the podium.”

Mar 6

F1: Massa Upbeat After Williams Shines In Testing

Valtteri Bottas (L) and Felipe Massa (R) with the FW36 during the Williams Martini Racing Launch. (Photo: Williams Martini Racing/LAT Photographic)

Valtteri Bottas (L) and Felipe Massa (R) with the FW36 during the Williams Martini Racing Launch. (Photo: Williams Martini Racing/LAT Photographic)

With Williams shining in winter testing Felipe Massa was in upbeat mood at today’s launch of the team’s new livery.

Williams vied with Mercedes for top spot on both speed and mileage completed, and the team looks set to be a pacesetter this year.

Feb 25

F1: Smedley Confirmed For New Role With Williams Team

Rob Smedley, long time race engineer for Ferrari, will be taking a new position with Williams F1. (Photo: Getty Images)

Rob Smedley, long time race engineer for Ferrari, will be taking a new position with Williams F1. (Photo: Getty Images)

Williams has finally confirmed the arrival of Felipe Massa’s long time Ferrari race engineer, Rob Smedley.

He will take up the newly created role of head of vehicle performance.
Williams says that he will “strengthen the trackside team whilst also supporting the development work back at the factory to help bring more performance to the car throughout the season.”

Feb 24

F1: Susie Wolff To Run FP1 Sessions For Williams

Susie Wolff of Great Britain and Williams F1 will run two FP1 sessions for the team during the 2014 season. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Susie Wolff of Great Britain and Williams F1 will run two FP1 sessions for the team during the 2014 season. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Susie Wolff will run two FP1 sessions for Williams this season in her ongoing role as a development driver, the team has confirmed.

She’ll be the first female driver to take part in official track action on a Grand Prix weekend since Giovanna Amati tried to qualify for three races with Brabham in 1992.