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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Formula 1

2017-06-21 15:04:02

Felipe Massa is looking forward to returning to Baku

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa has shared his memories of last year's race in Baku, which had the status of European Grand Prix.Felipe Massa "I am really looking forward to returning to this beautiful country, such a unique race track, which is located in the heart of the city. There are a lot of 90 corners, as well as a huge high-speed direct start-finish. Last year we had a double finish in the points zone, so after my meeting in Canada I very much hope that we will be able to add".A year ago Massa finished in Baku on 10-m.

2017-06-20 12:04:04

Williams will contribute to the collapse of McLaren-Honda

Williams will contribute to the collapse of McLaren-Honda

The Williams team could be the basis for the imminent collapse of the relationship of McLaren and Honda.Veteran Blic newspaper correspondent Roger Benoit reports that Williams could abandon the deal with Mercedes in 2018 to become the new partner Honda. This will allow you to clear the way for McLaren in possible cooperation with Mercedes.Roger Benoit "Last question are the Silver arrows want to go back to such a dangerous rival, as McLarenFor Sauber the result doesn't really matter, because in the next year for Honda they will remain the team's number two.In 1983-1987 the Williams team has already collaborated with Honda. But then, after winning the season-1987, Japanese motorists have gone to McLaren. Now the situation is reversed with the only difference that now the Honda is not the best of engines.

2017-06-19 08:04:04

Felipe Massa Ecclestone is a genius, but the world has changed

Felipe Massa Ecclestone is a genius, but the world has changed

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa believes that Bernie really had to go.Felipe Massa "don't get me wrong, I think Bernie Ecclestone is a genius. But the world has changed. Despite his brilliance, I think that Bernie does not fully understand all the current trends in his 86 years. It is important to move forward gradually.In some areas we need younger and more professional approach. As was the case with the fan of Kimi. Previously, such would simply not be".

2017-06-17 15:24:04

Felipe Massa I understand why Alonso complains

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa said that he knows what the basis of criticism of Fernando Alonso. We will remind that earlier the Brazilian was a teammate of the Spaniard at Ferrari.Felipe Massa "Fernando complains about the Formula 1, because he has no good cars.Formula 1 is now the same as it was in 1980-ies. Now with Liberty, we are moving in the right direction, attracting the viewer, but it is difficult to quickly change cars. The gaps between the teams is incredibly huge.Small teams should provide more opportunities. But until then, until 2020 will not be a new Treaty consent, nothing will change".

2017-06-17 12:44:03

Felipe Massa will inevitably Soon begin negotiations on a season-2018

Felipe Massa will inevitably Soon begin negotiations on a season-2018

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa said that he is ready to continue to serve next year.Felipe Massa "When there comes the middle of the championship, inevitably begin negotiations on next season, and I started to face questions from the media about my plans for the future, especially about what I will do next year.I feel good, I feel happy and satisfied what you do. I have a great relationship with the entire organization Williams Martini Racing. Plus, first of all, I know that it is still competitive, and that's the main thing.

2017-06-16 13:44:04

Jacques Villeneuve Vandorn still not good enough

Jacques Villeneuve Vandorn still not good enough

The season champion-1997 Jacques Villeneuve believes that Stoffel Vandorn not yet ready for Formula 1.Jacques Villeneuve "His performances are disappointing. He was never ahead of Alonso. And if he beats Alonso, then it cannot be called a great or even good enough for Formula 1.When I debuted in 1996, it immediately began to fight with Damon hill became champion. I managed to get Williams on pole position in his first Grand Prix.In Formula 1 must be plank, high plank for pilots-beginners".However, another ex-pilot of Formula 1 Martin Brandl believes that such criticism is unfair.Martin Brandl "the First six races nothing to say. You need to give the guy time, he is still young, and to criticize it unfairly, because he has no good cars. I continue to believe in Stoffele, and I am sure that McLaren, too, will soon add".

2017-06-13 17:04:04

Force India are not worried about cooperation with McLaren Mercedes

In addition to the factory team Mercedes, the German engines get Williams and Force India. In the leadership of the Indian team said that it was not worried about what a new client can be a Mercedes McLaren.Othmar, Szafnauer, Force India "the Contract with McLaren Mercedes will not affect Force India. That doesn't bother us. At least, nothing depends on us.We should not fear this, we just should do my job. The last time McLaren used the same engine as us, they beat us by only a few points".Team McLaren used Mercedes engines from 1995 to 2014.

2017-06-12 10:44:03

Williams again held the fastest pit stop

Williams again held the fastest pit stop

After a pause of a few racing mechanics Williams regained its status as the fastest pit crew. In Canada they have the machine serviced lance Stroll for 2.17 seconds.The second result showed the mechanics of the Mercedes - 2.34 seconds. Third place went to Force India with a score of 2.57 seconds.

2017-06-12 10:24:05

Lance Stroll I'm overjoyed

Lance Stroll I'm overjoyed

The Williams driver lance Stroll in the home race has managed to achieve his first points in Formula 1, finishing in fifth position.Lance Stroll "I'm just happy for myself, for the team, for everyone. The balance of the car was good throughout the race. I was in a constant struggle with other cars. I knew that we have good speed on the straights. I carefully made their overtaking, not forcing events. If I had to wait two laps, I did it, stay patient.James, my engineer, gave me good advice throughout the race, told about what is happening around us. We just stayed with a cool head and finished the race in 9th position. This means that all possible for me. I was able to finish the race with glasses and see the canadian flags in the stands".

2017-06-12 01:34:04

Sainz will lose three positions at the start of the race in Baku

Sainz will lose three positions at the start of the race in Baku

On the first lap of the race the pilot Toro Rosso Carlos Sainz hooked up the machine Roman Grogan, then crashed into the Williams of Felipe Massa. After the finish race stewards acknowledged the Spanish pilot guilty in this incident.As a result, the science will lose three positions at the next race in Baku. In addition, on account of the Spaniard has recorded two penalty points.

2017-06-10 22:44:06

Lance Stroll a Difficult session for the team

Lance Stroll a Difficult session for the team

The Williams driver lance Stroll following the domestic qualification of the canadian Grand Prix was on 17-th position.Lance Stroll "It was a difficult session for me and the team. Many were wrong in the first turn.I'm now waiting for a difficult race. I crashed the car, but damaged the floor that ruined my qualification. I hope tomorrow will be more positive".

2017-06-10 22:44:05

Max Verstappen It was the best for the team

Max Verstappen It was the best for the team

The pilot of Red Bull Max Verstappen in qualifying for the canadian Grand Prix showed the 5th result. The owner of the pole he lost almost a second.Max Verstappen "It was our maximum. We are pleased to be able to qualify for the finals. Mercedes was the fastest today, their engines here is simply unbeatable. But our team is satisfied with my performance, because to play better, it was unreal. Our goal in the race - 5th place. We will fight for it with anyone, even Williams.We worked hard and we are confident that we have the best car. The problem is that we don't have enough power. Would have been a better engine - would victory".

2017-06-10 22:14:02

Qualifying score after seven stages

After seven qualifications in three teams, there is complete dominance of one of the pilots.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 4-3Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 6-1Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 3-4Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 6-1Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 7-0McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 6-0Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 3-4Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 7-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 4-3Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 1-4.

2017-06-06 08:44:03

Claire Williams again on the protection of the lance Stroll

Claire Williams again on the protection of the lance Stroll

Deputy head Williams Claire Williams again spoke in defense of his 18-year-old canadian pilot.Claire Williams "Yes, Strolla four vanishing in six races. People often criticize him for these results, but forget about the causes of the gatherings. It would be nice if people remembered it a little and analyzed the situation.I know he is looking forward to the opportunity to speak in Canada, but on his shoulders is a huge responsibility. He will definitely be difficult. But it is here that he deserves a good result.

2017-06-05 00:04:03

Lance Stroll I Have my own small team

Lance Stroll I Have my own small team

The Williams driver lance Stroll told me that he has his own team of coaches and support.Lance Stroll "I Have a small environment that I travel with friends and people who help me physically and mentally. Obviously, among them, and my engineers with whom I collaborate dough.I have my own team and I am pleased with every member. I don't think I will look for someone else. They all help me to move forward".

2017-06-04 12:44:04

Claire Williams We need more open rostrum

Deputy head Williams Claire Williams said that the championship would be most useful to access the stands, so fans were able to touch their idols.Claire Williams "I know that Sean Patch and Ross brown are studying this issue. They were at Silverstone, where last year the practice of open stands had a success after the victory of Hamilton. Honoring the winner at the hands of the fans was spectacular moment. We need more such moments.You also need to spend more time with children, you need to attract them to our events. I noticed that many children coming for the race, but we did not involve them in events.Open more stands, take them to the pilots is a great key to success".

2017-06-04 11:14:06

Claire Williams it's Time to keep up with Strolla

Claire Williams it's Time to keep up with Strolla

Deputy head Williams Claire Williams said that critics of the time to slow down to lance Stroll.It is worth noting that the criticism is based on the fact that the young canadian had not scored for the team, this season no points assigned the job entirely on Felipe Massa.Claire Williams "I think that guy got to keep up. I have seen and read some articles about it, some are just disgusting. I don't think there's much reason to criticize Stroll. It is still a very young man, but he is required already now. Going from Formula 3 to Formula 1, it is impossible to win all. It takes time.We immediately said that he would need time to familiarize with the tracks. All his gatherings were associated with the actions of other pilots or third-party factors. I officially declare that criticism of the guy is not justified".

2017-06-02 10:14:05

Massa admitted that the race in Monaco was a failure for Williams

In recent years, Williams has traditionally fails the Monaco Grand Prix, said the team driver Felipe Massa.Felipe Massa "unfortunately, this is another year when we arrived in Monaco, and left with nothing. With almost nothing. We were unable to get the machine to work on this track, to work quickly. Will have to wait another year for a new attempt.We have been trying and nothing comes out. Our philosophy does not allow you to collect the car, fast on this track. Very sorry, but such is the nature of the work to Williams".The last time the pilot Williams won in 2003. Then on the top step of the podium Juan Pablo Montoya.

2017-05-31 10:54:03

Felipe Massa I'm happy for Ferrari

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa said Ferrari is a great result in the race Grand Prix Monaco.Felipe Massa "Looking back over the past weekend, I notice that Ferrari took first place in qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix for the first time after my start from first place in 2008.Kimi showed a good circle, and I'm glad he came back to fight for the victory. I think the Ferrari was the best this weekend. Scuderia car sticks to the road and it looks incredible.With each race the Ferrari team is getting stronger. It seems that the struggle with Mercedes will continue until the end of the season.

2017-05-29 11:04:04

Paddy Lowe the Mass was able to take advantage of the situation

Paddy Lowe the Mass was able to take advantage of the situation

Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe said that Felipe Massa has fully justified their expectations.Paddy Lowe "starting from 14th and 17th places is always challenging, and we had planned nicely to play their strategies, taking advantage of the safety cars. In the end, Felipe was able to benefit from the situation. He earned two points for the team. Lance also rode a smooth race, but he had to go the distance on 72-m a circle from-for problems with left front brake. The debris blocked the operation of the cooling system, which is a shame.Overall, we are pleased that we were able to achieve a successful finish in a difficult race. In Canada, we will be stronger".

2017-05-28 22:54:02

Lance Stroll Sorry I had to go the distance

The Williams driver lance Stroll completed the race the Monaco Grand Prix ahead of schedule.Lance Stroll "I spent a good race, but was forced to stay at the end of the course. Unfortunately, this happens, but in Monaco such problems are taken very seriously. There were a few incidents on the track, so we had a lot of laps to go the safety car. This had a negative effect on the tire temperature. Return them to the working range was very difficult.Next race is my home Grand Prix. Now I feel that I will be able to show there is a strong race.

2017-05-28 21:44:04

Felipe Massa I'm happy with this result

Felipe Massa I'm happy with this result

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa in Monaco finished 9-m, the Brazilian was pleased with this result.Felipe Massa "I am pleased with the result and points. We had problems at the start of the race, then emerged problems with the car, which had to work throughout the race. I never had to work in his career I tried to stay in his pace, which brought me small glasses. Today, only experience and instinct helped me to bring the car in points".

2017-05-27 21:54:03

All the newcomers of Formula 1 underwent the baptism of the walls of Monaco

All the newcomers of Formula 1 underwent the baptism of the walls of Monaco

The narrow streets of Monaco does not forgive errors. In this during the race weekend in Monaco made sure of all three debutants of the championship.First to the walls in Monaco during the second practice met lance Stroll. 18-year-old pilot Williams admitted oversteer in the 3rd turn and the right side slid along the iron fence. A canadian and his team had a whole day to recover the car.

2017-05-27 18:24:05

Qualifying score after six stages

After six qualifications in three teams, there is complete dominance of one of the pilots.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 3-3Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 5-1Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 3-3Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 5-1Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 6-0McLaren, Jenson button - Stoffel Vandorn 1-0Toro Rosso, Daniil Kvyat is Carlos Sainz 2-4Renault, Nico - Jolyon Palmer 6-0Haas, Roman Grosjean - Kevin Magnussen 3-3Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 0-4.

2017-05-27 18:14:07

Lance Stroll It would be great to achieve points

Lance Stroll It would be great to achieve points

The Williams driver lance Stroll in qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix showed the 18-th result. However, the then 18-year-old debutant counts for points.Lance Stroll "It would be great to achieve points on this track. I speak here for the first time, and, frankly, difficult to work on this track. I've been in an accident. But whilst I enjoy my acquaintance with this incredible track. You can say that my racing dream come true".

2017-05-26 09:44:03

Felipe Massa It was a typical day for Monaco

Felipe Massa It was a typical day for Monaco

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa showed the following practice for the Monaco Grand Prix was on the 13th position.Felipe Massa "Today was a typical first day for the Monaco Grand Prix. We need to understand the tyres and try to get used to the track with the new wide car, with the new rules. Today was just a day of training.We may not be happy with the results, but in recent years, in Monaco we have never shone. Today, we looked better, but I can already see that the struggle in qualifying will be very dense and complex".

2017-05-25 10:54:04

Lance Stroll I find it funny from the critics

Lance Stroll I find it funny from the critics

The Williams driver lance Stroll said he was funny to listen to criticism.Lance Stroll "I have achieved a lot in the Junior series. When I won, I praised to the skies now, when I lose, I try to dunk face in the dirt. I accept it, and it's even funny from all this criticism, but it is simply not under my control. I'm focused on what I do, I enjoy his performances in Formula 1, I enjoy this experience.I won the championship to get here and was only here for five races. It was difficult, but it builds me as a pilot. I've got a long season".

2017-05-25 10:34:04

Sergio Perez We're just doing everything right

Sergio Perez We're just doing everything right

The pilot Force India Sergio Perez said that his team did not mind to aim a blow at the position of Red Bull in the constructors ' championship.Sergio Perez "My pace by a tenth of a second slower than max Verstappen and two or three tenths slower than Daniel ricciardo. They're ahead of us in speed, but this does not mean that we are not able to overtake them in the race.We are already ahead of the more fast pilots Williams. And all because they do everything right. Regarding the race and qualifications. All our steps are clearly defined, and we do not climb on the rampage".

2017-05-24 10:34:04

Felipe Massa the Team is rapidly progressing

Felipe Massa the Team is rapidly progressing

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa said that his team this year has achieved significant success compared to previous years.Felipe Massa "I Think the team works more cohesively and holistically, much more effectively than in the past three years of my stay here. The team is developing in all areas, she develops mentally, culturally and technically. We pay a lot of forces in aerodynamics, and in this respect we are ready to make big steps forward."Meanwhile, after five races Williams occupies only sixth place in the Cup of designers - this is the worst result in 2013. The failure can be explained by the fact that the points the team brings only experienced Felipe Massa.