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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2017-12-30 12:54:03

Paddy Lowe Felipe was a valuable team player

Paddy Lowe Felipe was a valuable team player

Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe said that he will miss the experienced Felipe Massa.Paddy Lowe "the Mass gave incredible feedback. He worked on the development machine. Engineers always important to get good feedback, and he gave it in full.Sometimes you don't get a link from one of the pilots, and then information is provided by other pilot, but Felipe gave information in each race. He was a valuable team player who always sought the maximum from the car.I have not received information from Strolla. Don't know what will happen next year. I don't have enough Mass".Massa has repeatedly said that he is ready to stay in Williams, however, according to rumors, that Lowe insisted on the dismissal of the Brazilian, who played in the British team in 2014.

2017-12-30 09:44:04

Williams signed with Sirotkina a two-year contract

Williams signed with Sirotkina a two-year contract

German publication Auto Bild reports that the Williams team's Sergey Sirotkin. The contract was signed for two years.Under the contract, the Russian pilot will pay for each season at 15 million. Financial support Sirotkin has SMP Racing, owned by Boris Rotenberg.The announcement of the contract delayed until January, when the account team needs to do sponsorship Sirotkin.

2017-12-29 09:34:04

Lance Stroll I know what it is necessary to add

Lance Stroll I know what it is necessary to add

The Williams driver lance Stroll believes that he is able to cope with their problems, which manifested themselves regularly during the season-2017.Lance Stroll "I think I know what was my problem. If people don't want to see their mistakes, then that's their problem. I see my mistakes. I never said that in my mistakes, blame someone else.I have to prove to themselves that they are able to be the best, and I'm working on it tirelessly.As a man, I'm still the same guy that was 8 months ago. I was going through hard times, but look what's waiting for me".

2017-12-26 17:34:03

Toto Wolff advised Williams to look at the talented youth

Robert Kubica and Sergey Sirotkin are applying for a place in Williams. However, the head of Mercedes Toto Wolff advises the British team to look at the young pilots who won last season of the Junior series.Toto Wolff in an interview with BBC5 "If I were the head of Williams, would risk and would invite George Russell Lando Norris or Charles LeClair is the talented guys that have experience winning Championships. Tomorrow they will be superstars".Russell, a career supported by Mercedes, this year became the champion GP3, Norris, under the tutelage of McLaren, won the European Formula-3, Leclere, a protege of Ferrari - Formula-2.

2017-12-26 12:54:04

Paul di Resta is waiting for the race at Daytona

Paul di Resta is waiting for the race at Daytona

The ex-pilot of the Force India Paul di Resta, now, cassisa reserve pilot Williams, will take part in the race 24 hours of Daytona, which he awaits with great impatience.Paul di RETA "I'm really looking forward to the race in Daytona with United Autosports. I've never played in a 24-hour race and never acted on these smartpromotion, but I'm looking forward to this issue.The level of the marathon 24 hours of Daytona is growing every year, so it's great to be a part of it.I plan to run some tests before the race to get used to the team and get a chance to bring the car to victory.Recall that in the United Autosports driving the other cars will be Fernando Alonso and Lando Norris.

2017-12-25 15:04:04

A few facts about four-time Champions

A few facts about four-time Champions

In the history of Formula 1 only thirty-two pilots managed at least once to win the title. Sixteen of them won the championship more than once, ten more than two times. This year Lewis Hamilton became the fifth pilot, who managed to win the championship four times.The first championship title in Formula 1 was played in 1950. In 1953 appeared the first two-time champion Alberto Ascari. Two years later, the championship became the first three-time champion - Juan Manuel Fangio. He in 1956 became the first four-time.Nine years it took Hamilton to after the first title was obtained in 2008 to earn the next three. This is the longest period for four-time Champions. In this regard, the record belongs to Sebastian Vettel, who became a four-time champion just three years after the first victory in the championship.The youngest four-time champion is Sebastian Vettel. In 2013, when he won the third title, the German was 26 years 3 months 24 days. The age four-time champion Juan-Manuel Fangio. The Argentine has turned 45 years 1 month 12 days ahead of schedule when he won the championship in 1956. For comparison, the Hamilton is in a good race in Mexico turned 32 years 9 months 22 days.Only one pilot managed to win all four League titles in a team - Sebastian Vettel Red Bull. Three won four titles, speaking in two teams Alain Prost McLaren and Williams, Michael Schumacher Benetton and Ferrari and Lewis Hamilton McLaren and Mercedes. Juan-Manuel Fangio four Championships won in three different teams Alfa Romeo, Mercedes and Ferrari.Only two of them managed to win more than four titles. Will add to this list is Lewis Hamilton Maybe Sebastian VettelA list of the pilots who won four or more titles1. Michael Schumacher - 7 titles 1994, 1995, 2000-20042. Juan Manuel Fangio - 5 1951, 1954-19573. Alain Prost - 4 1985, 1986, 1989 and 1993 Sebastian Vettel - 4 2010-2013 Lewis Hamilton - 4 2008, 2014, 2015 and 2017.

2017-12-22 15:24:04

The head of Renault Sergey Sirotkin has earned a place in Formula 1

The head of Renault Sergey Sirotkin has earned a place in Formula 1

Sergey Sirotkin is one of the contenders for a place in the team Williams. It was supported by Cyril abiteboul, head of the team Renault, where the Russians the last two years worked as a test pilot.Cyril abiteboul "Sergey has impressed us with their work. In two or three practices, there are technical problems that didn't depend on him, but when there were no problems, he was able to show high speed and provide good feedback. He has a little experience in Formula 1, but the results are impressive.Some of the new 2017 appeared thanks to the work of Sergei testhi in the simulator. I believe that he deserves a place in Formula-1".

2017-12-21 13:24:03

Gary Anderson Williams choose Sirotkin

Expert Formula 1 Gary Anderson, who had to work the chief designer in various teams of the championship, commented on the situation with the choice of the second pilot Williams.Gary Anderson "Williams is facing a difficult choice. They have lance Stroll, who spent just one season in Formula 1 and do not count.Robert Kubica is a risky choice. He was a fast driver, but now have doubts about his abilities. Daniil Kvyat has experience, but last season caused a lot of issues. Sergey Sirotkin has experience in the test and during Friday's practice, although to him also have questions.I think we should choose between Sirotkina and Cuatom - in the future, they both can be good pilots as well and Stroll. Obviously, Williams will select the pilot, which will bring more money."According to available information, the Williams team have signed a preliminary contract with Sirotkin who suggested sponsorship contribution of 15 million.

2017-12-20 12:04:03

Boris Rotenberg is lobbying the interests of Sergey Sirotkin

Boris Rotenberg is lobbying the interests of Sergey Sirotkin

Russian businessman Boris Rotenberg stated that he is set to give Sergey Sirotkin place in Formula 1 in 2018.Boris Rotenberg "I never like to talk business in advance. It's like football, when you just say that you want to win the next game. We all hope and try to do everything we can, but the situation does not depend only on us. The important thing is that in Williams understand our commitment. In any case, Sergei deserves to become a Formula 1 driver.He won the test, being faster than Kubica at the level Stroll, and now we have the opportunity to put him in the car".

2017-12-19 10:34:04

Paddy Lowe More weight will be a problem for teams

Paddy Lowe More weight will be a problem for teams

Williams technical Director Paddy Lowe believes that the Halo system would be a serious challenge for the League teams.Paddy Lowe "Weight is probably the biggest problem that people do not talk so much. Halo is a pretty heavy component that affects the integral structure is tough. This weight has on the car the effect is more than aerodynamics.The limit of weight was raised, but not enough to offset our problems. It will be a big challenge for all teams".

2017-12-15 19:24:03

Williams will call the pilots in January

The only opening for the season in 2018 remains to Williams. But the team from grove will announce the driver line-up until December.Press service of Williams "We are not planning to make a statement until January, so enjoy the new year festivities. Thanks for the support See you in 2018"A place in Williams claims pole Robert Kubica, and also two Russians Sergey Sirotkin and Daniil Kvyat.

2017-12-14 14:44:03

Helmut Marko Sirotkin faster Kubica

Sports consultant to Red Bull Helmut Marko, commenting on the situation with the candidates for a place in Williams, said that Sergey Sirotkin on the tests in Abu Dhabi was faster than Robert Kubica.Helmut Marko "Sirotkin was faster. In addition, he has 15 million dollars, and Kubica this sponsorship package can not boast.However, Williams will not be an experienced pilot. They don't seem to want to move forward".

2017-12-14 11:14:03

Robert Kubica has not yet lost the chance to become a pilot for Williams

Recently there was information that the Williams team refused the services of Robert Kubica in favor of one of the Russian pilots. However, the father of the pole I am sure that there are still chances.Artur Kubica "all is not lost. We do everything we can to convince management to take Robert Williams. They are very mysterious, but promised to make a decision before Christmas. Obviously, if they think for a long time, so we provided them with good arguments".

2017-12-13 10:44:03

If Sirotkin Williams

If Sirotkin Williams

Suddenly, about Sergey Sirotkin talked about as the main candidate on a place in Williams. But if the Russians to the British team Sky Sports journalist will Buxton thinks fit.Will Buxton "I Think Sirotkin for the team Williams he passed the tests and liked the management team, he has speed both in qualifying and in the race, he is stable, he is able to provide good feedback.And yet he has a 15 million sponsorship. Example Maldonado showed that the Williams know how to spend money. It is worth remembering that the money Pastor team have built an excellent machine on which Bottas and Massa were fighting for podiums and pole positions".

2017-12-12 15:54:03

Robert Kubica Before and after the accident

Robert Kubica Before and after the accident

Robert Kubica's life was divided into two parts before and after the unfortunate accident in early 2011. But now he claims a place in Williams, and we decided to recall the development of career Polish pilot.2006 2005 Kubica with a huge advantage won the World series by Renault, for which he received a reward in the form of test driving the French Formula 1 race car. Many of the teams drew attention to Robert, but the first contract test pilot for 21-year-old pole has signed with BMW-Sauber. He trusted the tests and Friday practice, during which he showed good results. All went to the fact that in the season of 2007, Kubica will become a combat pilot of this team.However, the debut took place in 2006 when leader of the BMW-Sauber Jacques Villeneuve fell out with the leadership and left the team. In the first race in Hungary Robert ahead in qualifying experienced partner nick Heidfeld finished seventh, but from-for underweight and was disqualified. But a month later, at the Grand Prix of Italy in Monza, Kubica climbed to the third step of the podium.

2017-12-12 11:54:02

The Russian pilot will partner Stroll to Williams

The situation around the free space in Williams changed every day. Autosport said partner lance Stroll will be a Russian driver. But whoIt is reported that after the tests in Abu Dhabi guide Williams decided to refuse the services of Robert Kubica. And now the main candidate to free the cockpit is Sergey Sirotkin, who also took part in comparative tests. If for some reason you sign a contract with Sergei will fail, this place will be experienced Daniil Kvyat.The decision can be made before the end of this week.

2017-12-12 11:04:04

Statistics season 2017 starts with the first row

Statistics season 2017 starts with the first row

In the course of the last season, only six pilots had a chance to start the race from the first row. The record for the number of hits on the first row of steel Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton.Starts with the first row, the pilots1. Sebastian Vettel, The Ferrari - 142. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes 133. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari - 5 Driver Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes - 55. Max Verstappen, Red Bull - 16. Lance Stroll, Williams - 1V last year the pilots Ferrari never not started first, Rada, and this year Daniel Riccardo from Red Bull failed to make this rating. But it came debutant lance Stroll from Williams. However, in his case helped numerous penalties received by opponents for the replacement of elements of the power plant.In Sochi Mercedes pilots started only from the second row, thereby ending a run of 30 hits on the first row. According to this indicator, the German team takes third place in the history of Formula 1. The record lacked five races.The series starts from the first row, the command1. Williams - 35 1992-19942. McLaren - 33 1988-19903. Mercedes - 30 2015-20174. Williams - 26 1995-19975. Red Bull - 24 2010-20116. Mercedes - 23 2014-20157. Williams - 17 1986-1987 Red Bull - 17 2009-20109. Ferrari - 16 1970-1971 Lotus - 16 1973-1974.

2017-12-11 14:04:04

Sirotkin is the second option to Williams

Sirotkin is the second option to Williams

According to canadian newspaper Journal de Montreal, Williams will sign a contract with Robert Kubica. While a reserve pilot British team will be Sergey Sirotkin.Williams still doubt the ability of Kubica. If at the beginning of the season he will not be able to show the speed that you expect from him, he was immediately replaced by Sirotkin.It is reported that Sirotkin Williams offered a sponsorship package in the amount of 15 million.

2017-12-09 14:44:04

Williams We don't negotiate with Rolanda

The Formula 2 Oliver Rowland said that his managers are in talks with Williams. The British team was quick to refute this assertion.Press service of Williams "Rowland is not among applicants for a place in our team, we are not conducting negotiations with him".The main candidates for a place in Williams considered the Polish Robert Kubica and Russian Sergey Sirotkin.

2017-12-08 21:24:04

Oliver Rowland competitor Sirotkin and Kvyat

Oliver Rowland competitor Sirotkin and Kvyat

There is another contender for a place in the team Williams - the Brit Oliver Rowland, last season competing in the Formula 2 for team DAMS.Oliver Rowland "My managers are in talks with Williams. British driver in a British team - is a good option. Let's see what happens, because candidates at this place quite a lot".Indeed, for a place in Williams expect Robert Kubica, Paul di Resta, as well as the Russians Sergei Sirotkin and Daniil Kvyat.As for Rowland, this year he won two races in Formula 2 and took third place, significantly behind Charles LeClair and Artem Markelov.

2017-12-07 10:44:03

Statistics season 2017 podiums

Statistics season 2017 podiums

During the past season on the podium managed to visit seven of the pilots. And the record for most finishes in the top three steel Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas for 13 podiums in 20 races.Podiums in the season-2017 pilots1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes - 13 Sebastian Vettel, The Ferrari - 13 Driver Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes - 134. Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull - 95. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari - 76. Max Verstappen, Red Bull - 47. Lance Stroll, Williams - 1 career on the catwalk has been Stroll. For the third consecutive year in the top three never came Fernando Alonso.As already mentioned, seven pilots during the season were able to reach the podium. And the record over the past decade was 2008, when the top three were able to get 14 pilots.The number of pilots who were on the podium in recent years2017 - 7 2016 - 92015 - 102014 - 102013 - 82012 - 132011 - 72010 - 82009 - 132008 - 14 Mercedes in total have been on the podium 26 times. All the others put together 34.Podiums in the season 2017, commands1. Mercedes - 262. Ferrari - 203. Red Bull - 134. Williams - 1 in 2013 without a podium left the team Force India. As for McLaren this is the third consecutive season with no finishes in the top three.

2017-12-06 18:44:03

Kvyat has worked on the simulator Williams

As reported by Sky Sports, the former pilot of Red Bull and Toro Rosso Daniel Quat still claim a place in the Williams team.Daniel had already visited the base Williams in Grove. It is known that he, at least, once worked on a simulator of the British team.Besides Kvyat, the place in Williams expect Robert Kubica and Sergey Sirotkin.

2017-12-05 16:24:04

Egor Orudzhev Level Strolla not yet at the level of Formula 1

Russian Egor Orudzhev, who plays several years in Formula Renault 3.5, says that lance Stroll doesn't deserve a place in Formula-1.Egor Orudzhev in an interview with Sport FM "the Level of lance Stroll not yet at the level of Formula 1. About all the pilots of Formula-1, we can say that they are in Formula 1 that they are on the level. But lance Stroll somehow drops out of the list. When the Stroll doesn't pass even the first segment of qualifying, and Massa manages to pass in the third - that says a lot. Fighting for points is always Mass, and lance behind. Perfect composition for Williams Kubica and Sirotkin. Kvyat and Sirotkin Well, or Sirotkin and OrujovOf course, it's a question of money. Without money Stroll they would probably not have made a competitive machine".

2017-12-05 11:44:04

Kubica and Sirotkin will visit the Williams database

Kubica and Sirotkin will visit the Williams database

Williams confirmed that Robert Kubica and Sergey Sirotkin, took part in the tests last week, invited to the team base in grove.Press service of Williams "this week Robert will visit the team base in Grou for the evaluation of test results. Sergey is also invited."Obviously, Williams will choose a partner for lance Stroll between these two candidates. Previously, the team said they wanted to determine the composition of the pilots by the end of this year.At the recent tests in Abu Dhabi Kubla showed the best time of 139.485 on the soft tyres Gipersoft. Sirotkina best time 139.947, but it shows on the harder tyre, the Soft.

2017-12-04 14:34:04

Statistics season 2017 victory

Statistics season 2017 victory

In the last season to win the race managed five pilots is a significant progress compared to previous years when we won three or four.The winners of the races of the season-2017 pilots1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes 92. Sebastian Vettel, The Ferrari - 53. Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes - 34. Max Verstappen, Red Bull - 25. Daniel ricciardo, Red Bull - 1After failed 2016 Vettel returned to the camp of the victors, winning five races. Bottas for the first time stood on the top step of the podium after he replaced overalls Williams to Mercedes.Winners of races of season 2017, the team1. Mercedes - 122. Ferrari - 53. Red Bull - 3V the previous three seasons, the pilots Mercedes won 16 races and more. This time the result was much more modest.

2017-12-03 21:14:03

Daniil Kvyat Ferrari

Edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport, citing a source inside Ferrari, said that the Scuderia may sign a contract backup pilot with Daniel Cuatom.Last season a reserve pilot Ferrari was Antonio Giovinazzi, but in 2018 he will become the third pilot of the Sauber, where he will occasionally hold Friday practice. As a replacement, consider the candidature Kvyat. According to Italian journalists, will benefit both sides the Ferrari will get an experienced pilot, and Daniel will be able to restart his career.It is known that Kvyat is regarded as a contender for a place in Williams, but there are greatest chances of Robert Kubica and Sergey Sirotkin.

2017-12-03 11:44:03

Lance Stroll I need a team player

The Williams driver lance Stroll has stated that next year he needs a partner who would work for the team.Lance Stroll "I just need a team player. You still work for yourself, in their boxes, with their engineers, but, of course, always good to have a good relationship with a partner.You never want to fight each other so much that the team was split into two parts. You want someone to push you forward all the time, so the partner was competitive, played at a high level so you can become the best pilot.But it all comes down to the fact that only Williams decides what to do. I'll agree with any decision".A place in Williams expect Robert Kubica, Sergey Sirotkin, Daniel and Paul di Resta.

2017-12-02 11:44:04

Sergey Sirotkin wants to stay in Williams

Sergey Sirotkin wants to stay in Williams

Russian driver Sergey Sirotkin has admitted that he hopes for a place in Williams in the season of 2018.Although Robert Kubica - the first candidate for the vacant position, Sergey was also able to spend a good test in Abu Dhabi.Sergey Sirotkin "I want to thank Williams for what they gave me the opportunity to Express themselves, even if I don't know what the future will bring.I was here not to enjoy the sun and the world's best cars. I can't hope to place Renault in the near future. However, for me there's still a chance to get the privilege to work with different teams at the highest level.I first met Robert on these tests. He is very open and kind. He happily talked with me and we could compare our times. Robert calmly assessed the situation, even if it was not on his side. I think he really held an exceptional job in the last tests.Just to place a reserve pilot is not for me. I have a lot to learn, but I want to and the adrenaline of racing".

2017-12-01 13:31:21

Williams adapted the car Robert Kubica

Williams adapted the car Robert Kubica

On tests in Abu Dhabi behind the wheel of a Williams FW40 sat down Robert Kubica. Especially for this occasion, the British team made changes to the control system of the machine.Long after the accident Robert has slightly limited mobility of his right hand. Because of this I had to make an additional notch on the right side of the cockpit indicated by the green arrow. In addition, shifting up and down is done with a single left-hand stalk switch petal. Usually pilots use one, left or right petal to increase gear, and the other to decrease.Below, for comparison, a photograph of the cockpit of lance Stroll.