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May 16, 2017 / by index / Wiliams / No Comments


As Williams continues to set the pace at the front of the midfield, its team driver, Felipe Massa believes that coming off in sixth positionon Sunday in the Bahrain Grand Prix was like getting a victory.

On the opening lap, Massa made a good start to pass Nico Hulkenberg and Kimi Raikkonen. Following the restart of the safety car, he was even able to rise to as high as fourth.

However, Raikkonen and Daniel Ricciardo were able to battle back past en route to P4 and P5 respectively while a delighted Massa rode on to finish sixth on team owner Frank Williams’ 75th birthday.

Massa who spoke after the race said he was very happy with the performance today even though Frank deserved an outright victory.

“Definitely I’m happy with the performance today. Frank deserved a victory, but I would say today is like a victory. We finished in the best position we could, I fought the whole race, great start, great first lap overtaking Kimi, but also after the safety car, overtaking Daniel,” he said. (more…)

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April 1, 2017 / by index / Wiliams / No Comments

Williams Has A New Tech Chief

Williams has a new chief technical officer who has joined in from Mercedes.

This is definitely an up for the team as they gear up for the new 2017 F1 season. Mercedes has been in the top of the game and it is hoped that Paddy Lowe will bring in new techniques and insight for the Williams team. He has recently assumed his role from his former position in a Mercedes, prior to that he had been technical director with McLaren. The senior role that he has been given at Williams should be a good career move for him and should prove beneficial for the team.

Lowe replaces Pat Symonds, who has ended his contract with Williams as the last season came to an end. Lowe also gains a shareholder position in the team and he would become part of the team of board of directors alongside the likes of Mike O’Driscoll and Claire Williams. (more…)

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December 14, 2016 / by index / Wiliams / No Comments


With his retirement getting closer, the Williams team has decided to present Felipe Massa with the Formula 1 car which he had raced in at his final home Brazilian Grand Prix as what they call a “leaving gift”.

Massa will be drawing the curtains down on his F1 career after the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday. At a special team farewell party held on Saturday night at the Yas Marina paddock, the Brazilian was at the centre stage.

Claire Williams, deputy team principal, had paid glowing tribute to the so many contributions by Massa since joining the outfit in 2014. After that, she announced that apart from the presents of a photo album and a specially commissioned cartoon to illustrate his career, Massa would be given his Brazilian GP chassis as well.

Title sponsor, Martini had ensured that the car featured a unique rebranding by replacing its name with “Massa” on the car.

An emotional Massa who struggled to hold back tears after hearing the announcement, told everyone that he was filled with gratitude for everything Williams had done for him, (more…)

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