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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2017-11-20 12:24:03

Jacques Villeneuve continues to pin lance Stroll

The canadian season champion-1997 Jacques Villeneuve continues his criticism of the national and pilot lance Williams Stroll, but now does it with great humor.Jacques Villeneuve "Yeah, Stroll, he's super fast, very talented. A couple of times when I saw him on the track during the year, remained impressed by his attitude and his speed.Remember the last race in Brazil, where on the same machines, Stroll in a circle behind your partner. Oh yeah, he has an excuse. Something happened to his tire".

2017-11-19 11:44:03

Paddy Lowe next year we will be faster

Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe is confident that his team next year will take a step forward.Paddy Lowe "It was a good year with some interesting challenges for the future. Meet the team faced some difficulties, typical for medium sized teams is a new experience for me.Williams is a good team, often setting standards for the work, for example, pit stops, and our style of work often is adopted by other teams.On the other hand, we need a faster car. We have the desire to move forward and to win again. That's why we're here. Next year, a lot can change. You'll see".This year, Williams will likely end the year in fifth position.

2017-11-18 10:14:03

Jacques Villeneuve does not believe in the return of Kubica

Champion 1997 Jacques Villeneuve has questioned the ability of Robert Kubica successfully return to Formula 1 next year.Jacques Villeneuve "we are Talking not only about the upcoming tests, when he will have to get out of the car with a set of Halo that is already difficult enough for a guy.How about the start of the race, when he will have to sharply deviate from other machines I doubt he can do it with one hand. From my own experience I know that it is almost impossible.I think the FIA need to think carefully about whether to allow the race pilot with an injury or not. He can initiate accidents. Kubica himself also need to think carefully about whether he wants this.It is not about playing cards, he is responsible to his colleagues. The same applies to Williams. If there is a serious accident, the responsibility will be very great."Informed negatively about the idea of the return of Kubica spoke ex-pilot Williams Juan Pablo Montoya and former technical Director of the British team Patrick head.

2017-11-18 09:54:03

Lance Stroll was evaluated at 8.5

Lance Stroll was evaluated at 8.5

The Williams driver lance Stroll evaluates their performances this season at 8.5 points on a 10-point system.Actually, the 19-year-old rookie was heavily criticised this year, including from the mouth of his countryman, the season champion-1997 Jacques Villeneuve, who believes that lance is worthy of a place in the championship.Lance Stroll "in Evaluating the season, I must say that was a very difficult time. Especially in the beginning. You had some great times. I was on the podium, I was on the starting lineup.There is always the opportunity for improvement. So it's not 10 points. I would say that are on 8.5. We had a really good season, I earned a lot of points. But 9 points themselves will not put.I often had no luck in qualifying, but in other areas I can certainly improve and progress. I'm sure a better pilot, but it takes time and experience. This was only my first season.I do not focus on what is said or written about me. I don't read Newspapers and don't listen to criticism. It is important to keep your head cool.I'm young, this is my first season. I have won every Formula 1. I proved to myself and the world that can win races and Championships. It's just the new job and the new series. I need to adapt and grow".

2017-11-17 11:34:03

Montoya, Kubica to Williams Is this a joke

Montoya, Kubica to Williams Is this a joke

Juan Pablo Montoya is skeptical of the idea put behind the wheel of a Williams Robert Kubica, who had not acted in Formula 1 since 2010. He was the Colombian raced for Williams in 2001-2004 Juan Pablo Montoya "to be honest, this sounds like a joke. I am sure that Robert will not be able to give 100 in a modern car of the Formula-1".Similar opinion is shared by Patrick head, co-founder and former technical Director of Williams "Robert was one of the best in the past. Only he knows whether he is ready to return. He had a serious injury, and Williams now want to know what he's capable of".According to rumors, Kubica has already found sponsors who are willing to bring Williams 8 million euros. It is expected that Robert will take part in tyre tests, which will be held in Abu Dhabi after the final race of the season.

2017-11-16 10:24:06

Robert Kubica - a real contender for the role of test driver in Abu Dhabi

Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe has confirmed after many rumors that Robert Kubica could take part in the tests, which will be held in Abu Dhabi after the final race of the season.Paddy Lowe "We are still considering what options would be best for the team and Kubica is definitely a strong option.We are open to suggestions. This also applies to the combat pilots. It is important that next year we will have the best lineup in terms of speed".

2017-11-14 12:54:04

Felipe Massa Robbery in Brazil - an obstacle to the Grand Prix

In Brazil the staff of Mercedes, Williams and FIA was subjected to an armed assault during movement between the track and the hotel. Felipe Massa believes that this is a big problem for the future of his homeland.Lewis Hamilton "I was terrified when I found out about the incident. The saddest thing is that I'm already in the League for about ten years, and every year at least someone from the paddock becomes the victim of local bandits. The organizers are also responsible, because they must guarantee us security."Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff "Brazil is a great country, but we don't need armored vehicles to safely travel from the hotel to the highway".Felipe Massa "It's very sad not only for those who are experiencing such problems, but also for Brazilians. All of this suggests that the time has come for the country to develop further and not to stand still.We race in Mexico, we were in India, and I don't know, is it dangerous there as it is here.But for the responsible people it is a problem, because they have to ensure safety for everyone who comes onto the stage.I love Brazil, but at the moment I'm not coming back here to live. My son is studying in Monaco, he speaks three languages, which is important for its future. Perhaps in the future I would like to come back here when there are safer and better".

2017-11-14 12:54:03

Robert Kubica preparing for tests in Abu Dhabi

Robert Kubica preparing for tests in Abu Dhabi

Robert Kubica looks set to get another chance to prove themselves behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car. Tyre tests in Abu Dhabi after the final race of the season-2017, and the Polish pilot they will represent Williams.Paddy Lowe, technical Director, Williams "We choose among different pilots. We considered Wehrlein, who also has a chance for a place in the team. Kubica almost certainly you will give another chance to be in the car during the tests in Abu Dhabi.This topic is too interesting for the press and fans, but we want to check it out and decide for yourself without external pressure".

2017-11-14 11:34:03

Williams the pilots will not be accepted in a short time

Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe said that the decision on the composition of the pilots will not be accepted in the near future.Paddy Lowe "We are unlikely to make a decision in a short time. We have a few different options and we will notify you of its decision when it is taken.A lot depends on your personal rate of applicants, so we need time to evaluate their love".A place in Williams expect Robert Kubica, Paul di Resta, Pascal Wehrlein and Daniel Quat.

2017-11-13 10:34:03

Lance Stroll I Have had problems

Lance Stroll I Have had problems

The race the Williams driver lance Stroll is held in the tail of the peloton and eventually finished 16th, with a lag of two circles.Lance Stroll "Since Friday morning for me, everything went wrong. I found it very hard because after the problems with the engine in the third practice I could not use full power in qualifying. I and during the race was losing precious tenths of a second.In the beginning of the race I got pushed off the road. It cost me a set of tires. Then I fought with Grosjean, around which I was not fast enough.Today had everything but the race I want to forget. I hope that in the Abu Dhabi race will be more successful".

2017-11-12 21:44:03

Felipe Massa I am very excited

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa in the home race, finished seventh, then made it to the podium and thanked the fans for their support. As you know, the Brazilian will leave Formula 1 at the end of the season.Felipe Massa "Thank you team, thank you stands. This support was very important to me, she gave me strength. I had a great start, I overtook Alonso, which is very important to me, since its speed in this race was higher than mine. I had to fight for their positions, it was necessary to control the temp, tires, speed.I managed to finish on a good position. I'm very excited. It's the last race here behind the wheel of a Formula 1. Thank you all for your support. It was the best race I could show today. I fought as best I could. Thank you all I love you all".

2017-11-12 08:34:06

Felipe Massa I was not able to show a good lap because of one pilot

Felipe Massa I was not able to show a good lap because of one pilot

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa through to the final qualification of the Grand Prix of Brazil, which showed 10-th result. To achieve the best, according to the Brazilian, he was not allowed Carlos Sainz from Renault.Felipe Massa "I was pleased with the qualification, or rather, the first two rounds. I was not able to show a good lap because of one pilot that is specifically not allowed me to finish the job. It was really disappointing.I think that if you make a mistake, all right then, but it was not a mistake. I'm really disappointed on the last lap it was raining, and I'm not going to give up. And I believe that my result could be much better".

2017-11-12 08:34:05

Niko Hulkenberg the machine is good

Niko Hulkenberg the machine is good

The pilot of Renault Nico Hulkenberg at the end of qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix was on the 8th position.Nico Hulkenberg "Today our result and the car was equally good. I can be happy with yourself and your rate. We had great rounds in the final.Of course, I'd like a little more rain to the peloton mixed up, but that didn't happen. Well, the goal for tomorrow is to finish in the points. This is a reasonable goal, but we have to fight with the pilots Force India, McLaren and Williams. Let's see what happens in the race".

2017-11-11 23:24:03

Qualifying score after Brazil

In the team Williams Felipe Massa drove a qualifying score with their partner and 172. The most equal fight to Sauber, where Pascal Wehrlein is leading with a score 107.Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas 13-6Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel - Kimi Raikkonen 14-5Red Bull, Daniel Riccardo - Max Verstappen 6-13Force India, Sergio Perez - Esteban Windows 12-7Williams, Felipe Massa - lance Stroll 17-2McLaren, Fernando Alonso - Stoffel Vandorn 15-3Toro Rosso, Pierre went Out - Brendon Hartley 0-2Renault, Nico - Carlos Sainz 2-1Haas, Roman Grosjean, Kevin Magnussen 12-7Sauber, Marcus Ericsson - Pascal Wehrlein 7-10.

2017-11-11 21:54:03

Lance Stroll will lose at the start of the five positions

After Saturday's practice the car lance Stroll replaced the engine and transmission. Installation of the older version of the engine will not affect the starting position, but for transmission the Williams driver will receive the fine in the form of loss of five positions.In qualifying, Stroll showed the 18-th result, but is likely to start even the 17th, as Lewis Hamilton failed to show the time and the pilots Toro Rosso will receive fines for the replacement of power plants.

2017-11-11 18:34:03

Lance Stroll could miss qualification

In Saturday practice of the Brazilian Grand Prix Williams lance Stroll refused already in the first lap. It is possible that the canadian will miss the qualification.At the moment Williams mechanics are changing the powerplant and the transmission on the car Stroll.Press service of Williams "because of problems encountered by car lance during practice, you need to replace the engine and transmission. The team is making every effort to prepare the car for qualifying".

2017-11-11 08:54:05

Felipe Massa We will try everything we can

Felipe Massa We will try everything we can

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa for the last practice of home Grand Prix of Brazil was on the 8th position.Felipe Massa "It was a good Friday. We were able to work with different tyre compounds on long and short periods. I think we are at the level of its direct competitors. Our speed is quite high, so we will do everything we can to achieve a good score in this race".

2017-11-10 15:24:03

Pascal Wehrlein My last chance is Williams

Pascal Wehrlein admitted that it will lose a place in the team Sauber. The only chance to stay in Formula 1 - a contract with Williams.Pascal Wehrlein "Obviously, my results in the last races already on what will not affect. Everyone knows that in Brazil and Abu Dhabi, we hardly earn points. My last chance is Williams. Sauber seat for me there.If you have to miss at least one more year, to return to Formula 1 will not be easy. Of course, if I had 5-10 million dollars, and my chances were higher."The Williams team uses Mercedes engines. Maybe that's where it will take Wehrlein in exchange for a discount on the power plant, it is known that Pascal supports the German company.

2017-11-09 14:44:03

Bottas is not going to be a co-pilot at Hamilton

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas has hinted that next season he is going to fight for the title, so not going to play the role of the second pilot when the Lewis Hamilton.Before this season, Bottas moved from Williams to Mercedes. In Bahrain, Valtteri won the first pole, then was a victory in Russia. But after the summer break, the Finn's results fell, while Hamilton's improved and ahead of schedule became the champion.Valtteri Bottas in an interview with Sky Sports "In some races, but not as often as I would like I was faster than Lewis. He's very, very fast, but I still believe in myself. I'm not going to be a co-pilot. Otherwise, I'd rather be home.This year I learned a lot, but next season will be different. I just need to take into account lessons learned".

2017-11-09 10:14:04

Felipe Massa will take a year off

Felipe Massa will take a year off

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa said that could take a year off before returning to racing. Recall that at the end of the current season, the Brazilian will leave the Formula 1. His future actively associated with Formula E. Felipe Massa "I would like to work in Formula 1 for another year. I was pleased to work with the machine under the new rules. I like to pilot this technique is not what it was in recent years.I negotiated with the team, but they did not know in which direction to move on. Now you all know. The team decided to go the other way. Where it will lead stable, will look at the end of next year.Maybe I'll take a one year break because all the seats in Formula E Is already occupied. But I'll think of something. I intend to race Formula E, and I even talked about it recently, but the championship will start very soon.So I will have time to prepare for the next season, will be able to choose the right team. It is very difficult to say what will happen in the championship without the Brazilian.Brazilians like to cheer for other Brazilians, so this question is difficult to answer. I hope that Formula 1 will continue to remain a sport, then Brazil will always support this category".

2017-11-06 16:44:03

Nico Hulkenberg Brazil is a special place for racing

The pilot of Renault Niko Hulkenberg told about his attitude to the Grand Prix of Brazil, who should go this weekend.Nico Hulkenberg "It's a special place for me, one of my favorite tracks on the calendar.So Paulo is a crazy city and I love it. The food, the people - everyone is really attractive, and familiarity with the world is a unique experience.The road is just a huge story, we often put the fate of Championships. You can feel the history and emotions that rage here during each race. The track is very short, difficult and bumpy, so a good result here is incredibly difficult."In 2010, Hulkenberg, then the debutant of the Formula 1, won the pole in Brazil, driving a Williams. Two years later, Nico, then the pilot Force India, and led the race, but lost his chances for the podium after a collision with Lewis Hamilton.

2017-11-06 16:24:03

The head of Renault We can still get fifth

The head of Renault, Cyril Abiteboul does not lose hope to finish the season in fifth place in the constructors ' championship, ahead of Williams.Cyril abiteboul "this season we set a goal to finish in fifth place in the team standings, and this achievement is still mathematically possible.Mexico emphasized our potential. Both cars out of the race, but both drivers were in the finals of qualification and jockeyed for position before the technical failure. There are only two races. We will make every effort to be fifth or sixth at the end of the struggle.At the moment Renault with 48 points and is in seventh place in the constructors ' championship. Ahead of Williams 76 points in fifth position and Toro Rosso 53 points on the sixth.

2017-11-05 11:14:08

Paddy Lowe the Engine is not the problem of the championship

Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe believes that Formula 1 and so many issues, not to mention talk about the new engines for the season-2021.Paddy Lowe "I think that now all the fans of Formula 1 only hear about the problem with the new engines, but it's not the biggest problem of this sport. This is a problem only the three top teams fighting for conditions that will be beneficial to them. But the biggest problem at the moment - the inconsistency of the other teams leaders.If you look at the race in Austin, the team was divided into parts. First went to the leaders, then another five pilots, and behind them in the distance remaining. And the engines have nothing to do with".

2017-11-04 16:44:03

Felipe Massa leaves the Formula-1

Felipe Massa leaves the Formula-1

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa announced he will leave the team and Formula 1 at the end of the current season.Felipe Massa "As you know, after last year's decision to leave Formula 1, I agreed to return at the request of Williams. Four seasons at Williams gave me great pleasure, but this year I decided to retire. Thank you to everyone who supported me my wife, my father, all my family, my Manager, Nicolas Todt, friends and sponsors, and fans.I have to prepare for the last two races in Brazil and Abu Dhabi, which will be very emotional. I want to finish my career on a high note, and then begin a new Chapter in my life".8 Nov Mass will hold a press conference dedicated to the end of a career in Formula 1.Claire Williams, Deputy team principal "I Want to thank Felipe for all he has done for our team. We are particularly grateful that he agreed to return after the transition of Valtteri Bottas in the Mercedes. We really appreciate this decision after an emotional farewell to Formula 1 at the end of last year. We wish Felipe all the best for the future".

2017-11-04 15:44:03

Felipe Massa will announce retirement next week

Felipe Massa will announce retirement next week

Edition Motorsport reports that on 8 November, the eve of the home Grand Prix of Brazil, Felipe Massa will collect a press-conference where will announce the completion of a career in Formula 1.A year ago, Felipe has already said goodbye to Formula 1, but later Williams approached him with a request to return to replace Valtteri Bottas, who joined in the Mercedes. This time, it seems, Felipe finally say goodbye to the championship.According to rumors, Williams technical Director paddy Lowe doesn't want to work the dough. In its place expect Robert Kubica, Paul di Resta and Pascal Wehrlein.

2017-11-04 14:44:04

Paddy Lowe Relations with Mass tense

Paddy Lowe Relations with Mass tense

Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe said that the issue of the extension of the contract with Felipe Massa reigns some tension.Paddy Lowe "the Relationship between teams and drivers around the extension of the contract always tense. Most of us, when we go to work, do it in private with the boss, but in Formula 1 it is a public matter. It makes the situation uncomfortable for all parties.Felipe is a great guy, and he has a great relationship with the team. I think in any case we will remain in a good relationship, regardless of the outcome of negotiations.

2017-11-03 13:04:04

Paddy Lowe Points do not reflect the real picture of the struggle of the Masses and Stroll

Paddy Lowe Points do not reflect the real picture of the struggle of the Masses and Stroll

Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe said that the arrangement of the pilots in the standings does not reflect the real picture.Paddy Lowe "I don't think we need to talk too much about justice to Felipe. He really was a bad race not his fault.In Baku, many people said that day, Felipe could win the race. It could really be so, if the car hadn't broken down. According to telemetry, he could win the race with a good margin.In Mexico, Felipe was unlucky on the first lap. And lance just got lucky. We all saw who worked throughout the season, so the points do not reflect accurately the full picture".For two stages before the end of the season on account of newcomer lance Stroll 40 points. From Felipe Massa 36 points.

2017-10-31 16:04:04

Sauber refused by Pascal Wehrlein

Sauber refused by Pascal Wehrlein

As reported by the Swiss publication Blick, citing a source inside the team, the leadership of the Sauber refused to renew the contract with Pascal Wehrlein.It is expected that one will receive a protg of the Ferrari. It will be either Charles, LeClair, or Antonio Giovinazzi. In return, Sauber expects to get a discount on the power plant of Maranello.Second place is likely to retain Marcus Ericsson, which has a good sponsors and communications with team owners.The only chance of Wehrlein is Williams. It is known that Mercedes is negotiating with a team that uses German engines.

2017-10-31 15:14:03

Force India has won the fourth place in the constructors ' championship

Force India has won the fourth place in the constructors ' championship

The Force India team ahead of schedule won the fourth place in the constructors ' championship, repeating his last year's achievement.There are two races in which any team can theoretically score 86 points. However, the gap from Force India Williams is 99 points, and the gap from Red Bull - almost 200 points.In the drivers ' championship, apparently, Sergio Perez and Esteban Windows will compete for seventh and eighth places.The number of points Force India have already beaten last year's achievement - 175 points against 173. However, last season there were two podiums, but this time none. But there is still two races.