Williams must not repeat the errors which led to both drivers being eliminated during the first part of today’s rain-hit qualifying session, says Rob Smedley.
Valtteri Bottas said Williams showed what they are capable of after claiming the first podium finish of his career in the Austrian Grand Prix.
Felipe Massa says he hopes his pole position for the Austrian Grand Prix is a sign Williams can be more competitive from now on.
Felipe Massa has been taken to hospital following his crash on the final lap of the Canadian Grand Prix.
Rain during qualifying left the Williams team frustrated as they were unable to exploit their car’s dry weather performance.
Frank Williams says he is pleased his team “lucked into” an engine supply deal with Mercedes, which he believes will be the best engine of the season.
Williams had a bad year but they’ve shaken up their technical department, changed engine supplier and hired a Brazilian ex-Ferrari driver. This all sounds very familiar…
Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali names Mercedes and Williams as the two teams who are setting the pace in 2014 so far – but believes his team could be next behind them.
Williams were very pleased with their position at the end of testing despite losing time due to an engine failure on the final day of running in Bahrain.
Williams have confirmed Felipe Massa’s former Ferrari race engineer Rob Smedley has joined him at the team – but in a different capacity.
GP2 driver Felipe Nasr has been appointed as Williams’ test and reserve driver for the forthcoming season and will drive for the team in practice sessions.
Other teams can mimic McLaren’s novel rear suspension design without making drastic changes to their cars, in the view of Williams chief test and support engineer Rod Nelson.
Felipe Massa says morale is high at Williams following a productive end to the team’s first test of the year.
Williams chief test and support engineer Rod Nelson believes the team are starting to get to grips with the reliability challenge presented by the new 2014 cars.
Felipe Massa stressed the differences in driving the new cars after his first day of running for Williams in Spain.
The new Formula One regulations have produced cars which are more enjoyable to drive, according to Valtteri Bottas.
Williams’ latest F1 car, the FW36, has run for the first time at Jerez.
Aerodynamics will remain a crucial aspect of F1 car design despite the major changes to the engine regulations, says Williams’ chief technical officer Pat Symonds.
Williams have become the second team to reveal the look of their 2014 F1 car – and the first to show off the design of the widely-debated 2014 noses.
Williams have hired two technical staff to join its aerodynamics team from Red Bull and Lotus.