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.