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.
Williams strongly denied claims from driver Pastor Maldonado that his car had been tampered with after his ejection from qualifying in Q1.
Felipe Massa has said one of the teams he is in negotiations with over a 2014 race seat is Williams.
Valtteri Bottas says his team mate Pastor Maldonado risked a collision between the two Williams drivers with his last-lap move at the chicane.
Williams have been fined ?é?ú50,801 for releasing Pastor Maldonado’s car from the pits in an unsafe fashion during the first practice session.
New Williams chief technical officer Pat Symonds says his main focus after joining the team will be ensuring they are ready for next year’s rules change.
Williams will give development driver Susie Wolff a run in the FW35 at this week’s Young Driver Test along with Daniel Juncadella and race driver Pastor Maldonado.
Williams will use a special livery for the German Grand Prix marking their 600th race start.
Williams CEO Alex Burns has left the company “with immediate effect” as the group has appointed a new replacement.