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

2017-05-25 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.

2017-05-21 13:14:03

Claire Williams Strollo just need time

The head of the Williams Claire Williams believes that lance Stroll just unlucky that he got into Formula 1 at the turn of epochs.Claire Williams "a Couple of years ago, such a transition would work. And it is very difficult to make this step. People can really underestimate modern Formula 1 and the pressure effect on the young pilots.I'm sure Strolla just need a little time. Once we get the results, the pressure will be less.During winter testing he had little time to develop the machine, now his level of involvement is much greater. The guy just needs time".

2017-05-18 13:34:03

Lance Stroll I'm still learning

Lance Stroll I'm still learning

The Williams driver lance Stroll has admitted that his learning process in the Formula-1 is still ongoing.Lance Stroll "the media must understand the conditions in which I am, since I'm 18, this is my first year and I was never on some tracks. In addition, the new cars are very demanding flying.If you expect me to come to the track and the first race will prove to the world that you can win, it is clearly wrong. I need experience and I need a little time. Only then can I become the best.I don't mind, and I accept the conditions they are in. I know that I am looking forward to many good races, and I know that when you learn all the tracks, then return to them already more confident and quick".On account Stroll five races. Best result - 11th place.

2017-05-18 13:04:03

Pastor Maldonado I like the new championship

Pastor Maldonado I like the new championship

Ex-Formula 1 driver Pastor Maldonado after the Grand Prix of Spain admitted that the updated championship he loves.Recall that it was in Spain five years ago, the Venezuelan won his only career Formula 1 win for team Williams.Pastor Maldonado "I like it. The struggle in the championship is very tight. Ferrari became competitive. Hopefully we will see a tough season until the last race.And I'm not going back. I was just visiting our old friends and enjoy the races from the stands. I remember his win in Spain, so I am glad to come to this Grand Prix.I now devote 100 of their time with the family and enjoy this".

2017-05-16 13:44:05

Felipe Massa Monaco will be a good lesson for Strolla

Felipe Massa Monaco will be a good lesson for Strolla

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa believes that the race in Monaco will be a good preparation for a debutant lance Stroll.Felipe Massa "Monaco is probably the most demanding track of all. The walls were closing in very quickly, and even experienced pilots often make mistakes there. This year the cars have become wider and faster, while the streets in Monaco not expanded, so the problems for pilots will only get bigger.Lance will be difficult in Monaco. Nothing compares with this experience. But of course I'll help the guy. The setting in Monaco is very important, and I will share them with Strolla. Where and how to brake - it is also an art that you should learn".

2017-05-15 15:44:04

Mechanics of Mercedes was the fastest in Spain

Mechanics of Mercedes was the fastest in Spain

In Spain the fastest pit stop held Mercedes mechanics who serviced the car of Lewis Hamilton for 2,39 seconds. Only six hundredths of a second they lost colleagues from Red Bull.Mechanics in Williams did not get this time the top three.

2017-05-15 10:44:03

Lance Stroll Not a good race

Lance Stroll Not a good race

The Williams driver lance Stroll is the second time in his career he reached the finish of the race. In Spain he finished 16th. lance Stroll "It wasn't my best race was this year and better. The beginning was good as the first couple of circles on the tires Soft. The pace was pretty good, but then on Medium I have lost speed and grip. I didn't feel comfortable in the car, the car was awful. It was just one of those races that I want to forget. But I still was able to experience during a difficult weekend".

2017-05-14 21:14:02

Felipe Massa I am disappointed

Felipe Massa I am disappointed

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa after a successful qualification finished the race Grand Prix of Spain only 13-th position. A lot of the time, the Brazilian lost because of a puncture on the first lap of the race.Felipe Massa "I am very disappointed I have had a fantastic start, I was able to overtake Perez and Alonso, but in the first corner and collided with Fernando. This encounter ruined my race.We had a great opportunity to finish fourth. I could do it because the race pace we had high. It's a shame that we lost so many points in this race".

2017-05-14 09:34:03

Felipe Massa This is not fiction

Felipe Massa This is not fiction

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa was left disappointed with his 9-th result in qualification of the Grand Prix of Spain.Felipe Massa "This is not fiction, because we knew that was able to earn seventh place. I struggled with the overheating of the rubber during qualifying, especially in the third sector. It was quite difficult to get even in the second round, not in the final. Tires quickly overheated, and it affected the speed. I was very slow at all its fast circles, slow all the other cars around. The car just didn't work. Then I decided to go even slower to see, will survive tyre for the last sector. It helped because I was able to raise the tempo and play four-tenths on the last hundred meters.In the final qualification I lost due to overheating of tyres in the two positions. However, the race will be tomorrow and we will try to do everything possible to get ahead. By the way, today Alonso did a great job".

2017-05-13 20:14:03

Qualification account after five stages

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

2017-05-13 16:44:09

Lance Stroll We didn't have enough grip

The Williams driver lance Stroll on the qualification of the Grand Prix of Spain showed the 18-th result.Lance Stroll "today We lacked grip. I was very fast, lost in the first round in the first attempt quite a bit of Weight. But because of problems with the clutch I had a very hard time today. Today was something difficult to change.The race is long, anything can happen. If you look at the strategy, the difference between Soft and Medium large. Likely, the team will be able to fix it and come up with something interesting. It's a shame to start the 18th, but I will try to break in points".

2017-05-13 14:34:04

Felipe Massa Bottas.

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa thinks Valtteri bottas to need another win to gain a foothold in a top team.Felipe Massa "I was happy when he won the race, and I came to congratulate him after the podium.To be honest, he had a very good race. We all know that he's at a difficult confrontation with Hamilton, and Lewis is now at the peak of his form. I see that Valtteri is quite able to compete with Lewis - it is quite possible, though difficult.To fight with Lewis, now is the best time. If he wins another race, you will be eligible to compete for the title. In Ferrari the situation is clear Kimi will be there all season to plow into Vettel.If Valtteri didn't want to bring beverages to Hamilton, he urgently needed to change the situation another victory. Now is the crucial time".

2017-05-13 11:34:03

Felipe Massa the Session went smoothly

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa on the results practices Grand Prix of Spain showed 9-th result.Felipe Massa "the Session went smoothly, I would say, without a hitch. It was difficult to work with hard tyres, because the rubber was always hot. But it was clear that other teams are faced with similar problems. I am sure that analysis of the collected information will help the team to cope with this issue. Overall, it was a very positive day".

2017-05-12 11:44:04

Felipe Massa I don't think about next season

Felipe Massa I don't think about next season

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa is likely to stay in the team for the season in 2018, as to replace experienced and quick Brazilian simply there is nobody.Felipe Massa "It's a good year for me, I'm good at my job and want to continue to do the same and more. But I really don't think about next season. Let's see what will happen this year, but we'll see. I enjoy your work, and if I feel competitive and enjoying your work, is willing to continue to do what you love.I do my job as best you can, no pressure, just enjoying the process. The car felt a little better, and you always enjoy when the machine gives you the ability to show a good race. Now I'm very happy with my work."After four races Massa with 18 points occupies the 8th place in the championship. On account of his teammate lance Stroll no points.

2017-05-11 11:54:04

Felipe Massa it's very good to know the track in Barcelona

Felipe Massa it's very good to know the track in Barcelona

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa said that all pilots are perfectly familiar with the track in Barcelona, which will host the Grand Prix of Spain, at the winter tests.Felipe Massa "Barcelona is a track that most drivers know very well. It's a bit like a home Grand Prix, because in the winter we are always testing their machines.It's the downforce on the high speed sections, also requires a very good grip on the last sector.This year we had a good preseason tests, but now the championship starts from scratch. I very much hope that we will be able to spend a nice weekend without any unfortunate incidents, like what happened in Sochi".

2017-05-10 06:54:16

Felipe Massa Schumacher was my teacher

Felipe Massa Schumacher was my teacher

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa said that in his time Michael Schumacher was his teacher.Felipe Massa "I was asked more than he gave but he gave me a lot of knowledge. Of course, when I was ahead, he was not 100 happy with the situation - it's true. But I asked a lot of questions, because I've always looked at Michael as teachers, as masters, and I'm not afraid to ask him what to do here or how to configure it.I asked him everything I could, and he told me. But sometimes I knew that asking what he reveals".Massa and Schumacher were team-mates at Ferrari in 2006.

2017-05-09 09:24:07

Paddy Lowe the Mass is the best teacher for Strolla

Paddy Lowe the Mass is the best teacher for Strolla

Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe believes that the best mentor for lance Stroll than Felipe Massa, it is difficult to find.Paddy Lowe "I admired Felipe as a competitor for many years, especially in 2008, when I was at McLaren with Lewis Hamilton, and it was a really hard battle between two teams. In that year he did a fantastic job, and as you know, he was for a short time the world champion. Felipe - pilot world-class, so working with him very well.It is always a good starting point for pilots when they obviously love what they do. I am very pleased to work with the Ground and Strolla. His experience is just huge, and he's the guy for whom you did not worry when he's in the car on the track. You know he'll do his best.It's fantastic, especially at the moment when the lance is in the process of learning. At the same time, Felipe really, really helps him in the coaching plan".

2017-05-08 13:24:03

Valtteri Bottas I from the very beginning knew, on what go

Valtteri Bottas I from the very beginning knew, on what go

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas told how he decided on a speech in the German team.Valtteri Bottas "I decided from the very beginning. I can learn a lot from this team, and they will help me learn how everything works here. Everyone is different, and the team have to work differently.The team has a different approach to meetings, new systems and new terms. So I had to adapt to working with new people.It was the only reason why I didn't insist that someone from the Williams went with me. I wanted to start working in a completely new environment, since all these people better understand what's happening here".

2017-05-06 09:14:05

Felipe Massa says a slow puncture in Russia

Felipe Massa says a slow puncture in Russia

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa disappointed with his additional pit stop during the Grand Prix of Russia, which led to the loss of three positions in the race.Felipe Massa "the Only downside to the race was a slow puncture in the last stages of the race. I had to make another pit stop and it cost me three positions. It's a shame because we deserved to finish in sixth place, but instead I finished ninth.In addition to the loss of six points I lost three positions in the standings. So I'm ninth and not the sixth.

2017-05-05 11:44:03

Felipe Massa I am very happy for Bottas

Felipe Massa I am very happy for Bottas

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa admitted that he is very happy for his former partner Valtteri Bottas, who won his first victory in Formula 1. On account of the Mass 11 wins.Felipe Massa "I'm so happy for him. He deserved it, he got his place in the club of the winners of the Grand Prix. I think the people above were talking about the wrong things, but now everything has changed.When Bottas has signed a contract with Mercedes, I immediately said that he would do a good job and he does it. Already in the fourth race, he won. Now he feels differently, and his time will come".

2017-05-04 13:34:03

Felipe Massa of Ferrari was very surprised this year

Felipe Massa of Ferrari was very surprised this year

Pilot Williams Felipe Massa admitted that Ferrari was struck by his level of performances this year.Felipe Massa "Ferrari is doing what no one expected from her this year. Nobody expected to see what Ferrari will fight not only for victory but also for the title. It's really nice. This shows that the presence of Adrian Newey in the team is not a guarantee for success. Ferrari has proved that the specialists without such big names can work better in different areas. Few people expected this.If I were asked in November of last year, who will be able to deal with Mercedes this year, I would no doubt respond that Red Bull. But now we see that the correct car was built in the Ferrari, not Red Bull".He served Mass for Ferrari in 2006-2013 In 2008 he became the Vice-champion, losing to Lewis Hamilton by just one point.

2017-05-02 16:34:03

Mercedes a New contract with Bottas will discuss later

Mercedes a New contract with Bottas will discuss later

Head of Mercedes Toto Wolff said that it is early to make conclusions after one win Valtteri Bottas.Toto Wolff "I think it's silly to discuss his position in the team after a few races. You must give him some time, because in the Junior categories and he has achieved excellent results, and Williams was always ahead of his teammate.Now he became a partner of Lewis Hamilton, he's got the pole position and he won the race. But it is too early to talk about the contract."We will remind that the contract with Mercedes Bottas designed for only one season.

2017-05-01 20:24:03

Paddy Lowe We are incredibly saddened

Paddy Lowe We are incredibly saddened

Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe admitted that the whole team is depressed after missing out on sixth place in the race Grand Prix of Russia.Paddy Lowe "It was a disappointing day because we were in great shape. Felipe spent a fantastic race, but we had two slow puncture on his car. He had a great race with one pit stop, but forced a second stop dropped him to ninth place.According to lance, he had a bad turn. It's a shame, but then he had a good race. Without this reversal, Stroll could well finish in the points. Meanwhile, for the first time in his career he made it to the finish.Finally, Valtteri congratulations on your first victory in the race. We consider it our pilot, he learned a lot in Williams, and we're glad he earned his first victory in Formula 1".

2017-05-01 09:54:04

Mechanics of Red Bull was fastest in Sochi

Mechanics of Red Bull was fastest in Sochi

In the first three races the fastest was the Williams mechanics. But in Sochi, they lost to the colleagues from Red Bull and Mercedes.The fastest pit stop during the race in Russia, held a mechanics Red Bull machine max Verstappen they have served during of 2.33 seconds. Just three hundredths of a second to the Austrians lost to pit the Mercedes team.

2017-04-30 18:54:03

Lance Stroll do I have to accept it

Lance Stroll do I have to accept it

The pilot Williams lance Stroll was the first to reach the finish line of the race. 18-year-old canadian finished 11th, on the threshold of a spectacle zone.Lance Stroll "I was just unlucky. There was a moment when I after start was on 8th place, but then I touched and pushed to the curb, causing the car around.I knew that I had no damage, it was just a reversal, which need to be taken. When I opened the car, it slightly bent the rear suspension, which affected the grip level. Also, I for the first time this year got to finish that is already positive. I could do better, but it's a start".

2017-04-30 18:44:04

Sergio Perez This is an important result for the team

Sergio Perez This is an important result for the team

The pilot Force India Sergio Perez in the race Grand Prix of Russia showed 6-th result.Sergio Perez "This is an important result for the team, we, frankly, are very lucky that we finished so high in this race, where we are still without updates.I am pleased with the race result. Today we do not rely on such points, but we are very fortunate that Williams and Red Bull have problems. In Barcelona we will get the updates, and it will be a new challenge. For our team this is a great achievement - 4th place in the team standings. I am the seventh in a personal - it's great.

2017-04-30 18:04:03

Felipe Massa of Course, I could finish 6th

Felipe Massa of Course, I could finish 6th

At the end of the race in Sochi, the pilot Williams Felipe Massa was fighting for sixth place, but an unscheduled pit stop due to a puncture threw the Brazilian to ninth position.Felipe Massa "of Course, I was able to finish 6th. I had a huge lead over Perez but a slow puncture ruined everything. We were not lucky. It ruined my race.Bottas - great, he is very good pilot, and I congratulate him on this victory. I wish him all the best in this team.I missed Bottas on the last lap, and then missed and Vettel, I didn't do anything wrong. It was the last lap in the race, I would have missed both at once or one by one is nothing can not be solved".