Williams

Williams is a British Formula 1 team. This command was nine-Cup Formula 1 Constructors. Williams was founded in 1977 by Frank Williams and Patrick Hedom together, after the unsuccessful completion of the previous two projects, Frank - Walter Wolf Racing and Frank Williams Racing Cars. During the British Grand Prix held in 1997, Jacques Villeneuve was a victory for the hundredth time in the Williams. This allowed the team to become the third in history after the Italian team Ferrari, McLaren and the British team, which won more than one hundred victories in Grand Prix. All of the chassis in the team have the prefix FW, signifying the initials of its founder, Frank Williams. Season 2002 turned out to be quite difficult for Williams. On the one hand, they took second place in the Constructors' Championship, and the other - FW24 chassis failure led to a significant reduction in engine power BMW. If at some stage in the qualification of the team could compete with Ferrari, then during the race pilot Frank might have hoped for a maximum of third place. Approximately the same scheme and the season was held in 2003. By BMW was once again provided a powerful engine, and the Head of the team with his landing gear lowered its power. But in the middle of the season the team all managed to get close to the leaders. Before the season began in 2004, came from the Grove claims that the team expects to win the world championship. But the FW26 chassis was bad - a revolutionary two-keel design and aerodynamics could not bring anything other than Williams problems. In 2005 the situation worsened for the team even more. The designers did not manage to develop a competitive chassis, which minimized the success of all the developers of the company BMW. But all the same on the Monaco Grand Prix riders, Mark Webber and Nick Heidfeld managed to finish in third and second places respectively. 2007 Williams started with the new engines of Toyota, which gave hope for a successful performance. Season team was completed in fourth place. In 2010, Formula 1 will be held from fireballs Williams FW32-equipped engines Cosworth, which will manage the pilot Nico Hulkenberg and Rubens Barrichello.
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2017-07-29 14:14:03

Paul di Resta will replace Felipe Massa

Paul di Resta will replace Felipe Massa

Reserve pilot Williams Paul di Resta will take the place of Felipe Massa during qualifying and the race in Hungary.Even after Friday practice Weight complained of feeling unwell. On Saturday morning doctors examined him and allowed to participate in Saturday's practice. Felipe had 12 laps, after which he stated that he would not be able to compete in qualifying. The team urgently reconfigures the machine under high Paul di Resta.On account of di Resta 58 Grand Prix. In 2011-2013, he played for Force India. The best result in the race - 4th place.

2017-07-28 22:44:03

Felipe Massa It was a normal Friday

Felipe Massa It was a normal Friday

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa at the Grand Prix of Hungary showed only 15-th result.Felipe Massa "It was a typical Friday, we were just trying to understand the tyres and car working on this difficult road. It is a pity that we have not shown a good time by the end of the day, but we just need to understand, to draw conclusions and to try out new settings on Saturday morning".

2017-07-27 11:24:03

Felipe Massa In Hungary the fans love me

Felipe Massa In Hungary the fans love me

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa said that he loves being in Hungary in front of the stands, jam-Packed with his fans.Felipe Massa "Hungary is always a pleasure to speak. This is a place that is very important to me, because of fans and because of what happened here after my accident. I have here just a huge support of all fans. I love this place and always enjoy going back to Budapest. The race here is very interesting."On account of the mass of the 13 races in Hungary. Best result - 4th place in 2010. In 2008 Felipe was in the lead, but went down because of engine failure, three laps from the finish. In qualifying 2009 spring hit the helmet of the Brazilian, why he missed the rest of the season.

2017-07-25 13:54:03

Jacques Villeneuve has confirmed the rift with Williams

Jacques Villeneuve has confirmed the rift with Williams

The season champion-1997 Jacques Villeneuve has confirmed that he has closed the access to the Williams motorhome.Jacques Villeneuve "I am not paid for praises of young beginners. I just expressed my opinion. But before Baku, they informed me that they no longer want me in the team. I replied that I never insisted on it. More I won't be there".The feud continued after Baku, when Williams tweeted a picture of Villeneuve on the podium, comparing it with a breakthrough 18-year-old Strolla. Villeneuve was asked to take my picture, but Williams refused to do so.Jacques Villeneuve "first, it was an advertising photo for Lucky Strike. Second, why insult me, and then to use my picture"Villeneuve played for Williams in 1996-1998, won 11 races and was the champion in 1997.

2017-07-24 11:04:03

Claire Williams Stroll did a great job over the past year

Claire Williams Stroll did a great job over the past year

Deputy head Williams Claire Williams again defended lance Stroll, who still pay attention to critics.Claire Williams "Maybe it can only see the results on the track, but really few people know what a great job he has done over the past six months. It was really impressive. This is a big step forward from the Junior formulas. I think people just underestimate him.Lance got rid of his mistakes, he is progressing exactly as we expected. It's nice that now both cars score points in the race".

2017-07-23 21:04:02

Stoffel Vandorn Budapest - our chance

The pilot of McLaren Stoffel Vandorn believes that the race in Budapest can be successful for his team in terms of fighting for points.Stoffel Vandorn "Budapest should be another good chance for us to earn points. Can you describe this track is like Monaco without the walls. There are so many twists, just a bunch of turns. You need a good chassis and good downforce on the ring, and I hope we can be more competitive than earlier this year.Getting into the top ten on the starting grid there were, maybe, a surprise for Silverstone. But then again, it must mean that our chassis is working well at high speeds, once we were able to achieve this result. We were able to work close to Force India and Williams on this track is a positive. After Silverstone we were disappointed that you did not miss points, but simply are unable to fight for them".

2017-07-23 14:04:02

Claire Williams We will not be distracted by the contracts

Deputy head Williams Claire Williams said that at the moment the team will not make contracts for the season 2018.William Claire "We decided that a little removed from the solution under contracts with the pilots. At the moment we are in a battle for points in the team standings, but to distract on trifles not going to. At the moment, it is not what we would like to do or discuss".

2017-07-22 15:54:03

Lna Stroll I have nothing to do with money

Lna Stroll I have nothing to do with money

The Williams driver lance Stroll says that he got into Formula 1 because of their incredible talent, not with billions of his father.Lance Stroll "I came here not because of the money. I was the youngest pilot, who won in Formula 3, and did so with a huge gap from second place. It is a fact.Yes, it is easy to judge from what you see from the outside, but people who are really close to me and that are important to me, I never doubted that I was capable of that, and we showed it to everyone else.You can't affect the results. They come in time, sooner or later. But I knew I could score, so do not panic. But to achieve this already in his debut season - it's great I am very glad that the critics from behind me".

2017-07-19 15:24:03

Williams will not be allowed to imagine Jacques Villeneuve

Williams has forbidden his champion Jacques Villeneuve to appear in their pits during the Grand Prix because of the constant criticism of lance Stroll.Claire Williams, Deputy team principal "Jacques talks too much in the press. Don't want to comment on that. Let's just say that lance will answer his criticism is not words, but results on the track".Recall that Villeneuve played for Williams in 1996-1998, and in the season 1997 he became the champion. At the moment Jacques is the last champion Williams.

2017-07-16 21:54:03

Mechanics Williams again were the fastest

Mechanics Williams again were the fastest

Mechanics Williams regained its status as the fastest. The car Felipe Mass they served in 2,02 seconds.The second and third results showed the pit crew of Mercedes. Best pit-stop performed by Ferrari mechanics only on the 10th place.

2017-07-16 21:44:03

Felipe Massa I am very happy with my race

Felipe Massa I am very happy with my race

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa finished in Silverstone 10th and earned one point.Felipe Massa "I'm definitely satisfied with the race after starting from 14th position. I had a good start and already after the first round was 10. Probably the most difficult part of the race was at the end when I had to Tinker with the pilots Force India. I was faster but maybe not fast enough to be able to overtake.I'm still unhappy with the results of qualification. When you start from such a low position, the situation is much more complicated. If the start was from higher places, and points could be much more. Unfortunately, starting from 14th place did not allow us to do this, but I'm still happy with my race. We just need to make sure that our starting position will be better in the next race".

2017-07-15 22:34:03

Lance Stroll the first time I fly in the rain

Lance Stroll the first time I fly in the rain

The Williams driver lance Stroll on the qualification of the British Grand Prix was on the 16th starting position.Lance Stroll "I first piloted a new car here in the rain. The car behaves on a wet track quite well, as on dry asphalt. This is all very interesting. The last lap was fast, but I don't have enough to exit in the second round.Weather tomorrow will be key, a lot can change. Let's see what will bring us the race".

2017-07-15 17:14:02

Qualifying score after ten stages

Stoffel vandorn for the first time in the season managed to beat a partner in McLaren's Fernando Alonso and Daniil Kvyat equalized with a partner in the Toro Rosso.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 6-4Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 7-3Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 4-6Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 9-1Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 9-1McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 8-1Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 5-5Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 9-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 6-4Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 2-6.

2017-07-15 12:34:04

Felipe Massa Good Friday

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa in the practice of the British Grand Prix showed the 8th result.Felipe Massa "It was a normal Friday, without any issues that we had in Austria. Everything worked fine and I was happy with the balance of the car. We were able to get everything to work already in the first round. I am pleased that the problems with the car. The car is competitive. Friday it was exactly as it should pass".

2017-07-13 17:24:03

On Friday Ferrari will test Shield

On Friday Ferrari will test Shield

During Friday practice for the British Grand Prix the Ferrari team is testing a new development, the FIA - the shield "the Shield."Earlier the Williams team published a picture of the new system.If the tests "Shield" in the course of this season will be successful, the system will appear on the cars of Formula-1 next year.

2017-07-11 10:44:06

Williams is fighting off attacks by Jacques Villeneuve

The season champion-1997 Jacques Villeneuve believes that lance Stroll undeservedly received the privilege to participate in private tests.Jacques Villeneuve "It's not fair to the other pilots, because he's the only one who received this privilege due to their money."We will remind, 18-summer Stroll held private tests in Austin shortly before his first podium in Baku.Deputy head Williams Claire Williams "we Have no information on whether this practice of private tests continue in the future. I do not think that these tests we have to be open. We are not obliged to invite fans to such tests and read about them in the press.The purpose is to simply familiarize yourself with the track and the nuances of flying. So the pilot without anyone or anything".

2017-07-09 18:04:03

Felipe Massa It was a great race, considering qualification

Felipe Massa It was a great race, considering qualification

After a disastrous qualifying both pilots Williams could earn points Felipe Massa finished 9th, lance Stroll - 10. Felipe Massa "After yesterday it was a great race. We spent an incredible start, worked a lot with tires. It was awesome. There were problems, but we coped with everything pretty well. Speed was, but I was not able to overtake Kevin. The race was good, the team is pleased with the result.A lot could happen, such as the departure of the safety car. But this did not happen, and therefore not able to implement my strategy. If not for the start of the Software, then I could achieve more due to the greater speed in the first part of the race distance, but who knew that today's race will be quite clear."Lance Stroll "I was back in glasses. That's good. We had a good race after a nasty training. We were able to achieve the maximum from the start, this was the key to this result. We are very pleased to be able to finish in glasses, but we could fight for fifth and sixth places, if not the problem on Saturday".

2017-07-08 22:24:03

Qualifying score after nine stages

After nine qualifications in the five teams, there is complete dominance of one of the pilots, while four teams, including Toro Rosso, the score is almost equal.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 5-4Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 7-2Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 4-5Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 8-1Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 8-1McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 8-0Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 4-5Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 8-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 5-4Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 2-5.

2017-07-08 16:54:05

Felipe Massa I couldn't get to work the rubber

On the basis of qualifications in Austria Felipe Massa was the best of the pilots Williams, but it showed only the 17th time - this is the worst result for the British team in 2013.Felipe Massa "It's really a complete failure for the team that in the last race fought for the victory. Very strange, but I couldn't get to work the rubber. I can not understand that became the reason of such poor performance of the tires. Tomorrow is a new day maybe something will change, but today we are unable to fight for good results.Lance Stroll has qualified 18th. lance Stroll "Very disappointing for the team because we failed to show any speed. Maybe tomorrow we will achieve more, but today it was a complete failure. We were unable to find a balance for this track. We spent on the search settings all Friday and Saturday morning, but it gave nothing. While it is necessary to be content with little".

2017-07-08 10:44:03

Claire Williams We are ready to leave the Ground for the season-2018

Claire Williams We are ready to leave the Ground for the season-2018

Deputy head Williams Claire Williams acknowledged that the team is ready to sign a contract with Felipe Massa, which before the canadian Grand Prix single-handedly earned points for the stables.Claire Williams "I see no reasons that can stop it. We were lucky that Felipe decided to return to the us this year. It works very well, earning points and helping lance to progress.His experience came in very handy since joining the team Paddy Lowe. Two of them are actively discussing the development of the machine. Therefore, if we are talking about the next season it will be his decision. If he feels motivated enough to continue, we will be happy to sign a new contract."Weight acts in Formula 1 since 2002. Williams Brazilian came in 2014.

2017-07-07 22:24:03

Force India and Williams have received summonses

After Friday's practice for the team Force India and Williams have received summonses for a total amount of 1200 euros.The pilot Force India Sergio Perez has exceeded the speed through the pit lane, speeding to 102.1 km/h when the limit is 80 km/h For a team of Mexicans will pay 1000 euros.Williams scored lance Stroll. The loonie drove at a speed of 82 km/h, for which the team will pay a fine of 200 euros.

2017-07-07 21:04:04

Felipe Massa For the team Friday turned out to be difficult

Felipe Massa For the team Friday turned out to be difficult

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa in Friday practice for the Austrian Grand Prix showed 14-th result.Felipe Massa "we definitely Friday it was not in the best way. We struggled with the balance of the car. The car behaved quite differently at low speeds and at high. The balance at some point changed dramatically. I'm just unhappy with the balance. We definitely have some work to do before tomorrow. I really hope that we will be able to achieve greater speed on a single rapid circle. Want to look more competitive in qualifying".

2017-07-03 12:54:03

Paddy Lowe the Podium Strolla really helped us

Paddy Lowe the Podium Strolla really helped us

Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe said that the third place lance Stroll had a positive impact on the motivation of the whole team.Paddy Lowe "It was a very difficult task for lance - just to make his debut in Formula 1. He came here at a very young age and, possibly, the most difficult transition season. It was very, very difficult - we've all seen it. There were races when it was just not to blame for their gatherings. Was the race when his pace was pleasing.Now he has established himself, and now he's confident in his progress. We know that we have two excellent pilot. In the beginning of the season it just wasn't there. The start of the season was hard for the team.This podium has given the whole team a positive boost. We can now continue to fight for a place in the team standings".

2017-07-03 12:24:03

Dave Redding will move from McLaren to Williams

Dave Redding will move from McLaren to Williams

Williams confirmed that Dave Redding terminates in a McLaren, and on June 17, after the Grand Prix of great Britain will work with the Manager of the British team.Redding worked for 17 years at McLaren, but in February of this year announced that it wants to join Williams as team Manager. Next year he will get the post of sports Manager. In this position he will replace Steve Nelson.Dave Redding "having Worked in racing for 30 years, I know that Williams is a great team, and I'm very excited with what will work here. It is an honor for me.I already know and respect many members of the team, and I can't wait for the moment when will be able to begin its work".

2017-07-02 16:14:03

Williams is preparing to release a new film

This summer will see the premiere of a new documentary film from Director BAFTA Morgan Matthews, which tells the story of Williams F1.The film is based on the book by Virginia Williams 1991 "a Different kind of life." The movie will reveal to us the secrets of one of the most iconic Formula 1 teams and highlight the people behind its success.Frank Williams, the founder of the team "I hope the fans will enjoy the film as much as I like to do the races. I am glad that the people behind the team and my family look real heroes of history Williams".Deputy team principal Claire Williams "This film is a story about two great passions in life is my father. Everyone knows about the pure love of Frank to motorsports, but not everyone knows the wonderful story of my parents 'marriage and how those two things co-existed together during his racing career".

2017-07-02 15:04:04

Felipe Massa Now I'm totally happy

Felipe Massa Now I'm totally happy

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa admitted that he is ready to pursue a career in the British team and in the season of 2018.Felipe Massa "Yeah, I like it. The continuation of a career was a big decision in my life, but I really love my job which makes me happy.I'm with a team that loves me very much and respects, and she listens to me. It makes me happy, and that's what I wantEverything is going well, I feel very competitive, because I like the car, which I fly. I like the new rules. For my style of aerobatics it fits just perfect. The only thing you need to understand is luck. It says that I am ready to continue".

2017-06-30 09:34:03

Roman Grosjean wants to be a pilot Ferrari

Roman Grosjean wants to be a pilot Ferrari

Haas pilot Roman Grosjean admitted that he still teplit hope to become a pilot Ferrari.Roman Grosjean "I don't know the answer to this question. Life is full of surprises. If you ask Valtteri about whether he thought that it would be in championship car this year, he replied that he thought about Williams.I am not thinking of a happy phone call and think about is work and good results. Sometimes I get upset, because I love to win - and that's all that matters to me in Formula 1.It is obvious that many have come from other categories, where he won, but in Formula 1, not all get the opportunity to sit in the champion car. It seems like if you start the race ten seconds behind the rest of us.Who knows what will happen next year. Perhaps Kimi Raikkonen will leave, maybe I'll be invited to the Ferrari."Recall that the Haas team, which is Grosjean, working closely with Ferrari.

2017-06-27 09:24:04

Lance Stroll have conducted secret tests

Lance Stroll have conducted secret tests

The Williams driver lance Stroll between the races in Canada and Baku held a secret test driving a car Williams of the 2014 season. The tests were held in Austin.Lance's father Strolla "Honestly, I don't think these tests helped. I think that the lance coped with their problems. Every race, every lap he rides is a step forward. In Formula 1 there are no real tests, so each Grand Prix is a test for him.For the beginner there never has been such a difficult season to debut this year. New machine, tires and downforce - all of it new to him".

2017-06-26 14:14:05

With a quick pit stop in Baku on account of Ferrari

With a quick pit stop in Baku on account of Ferrari

The mechanics of the Ferrari was the fastest during the race in Baku. The car of Sebastian Vettel, they have served over 2.62 seconds.Mechanics Williams this time was not even in the top ten.