Williams F1 Team Tag

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Williams Racing has announced that W Series standout Jamie Chadwick has signed with the team and will take up the role as its development driver. The 21-year-old Brit will be integrated with the Grove-based outfit trackside for three events throughout the 2019 season, starting with the British Grand Prix. In addition to her media and marketing obligations, she will put it extensive simulator work at the factory. “It is a great honor to be joining the Williams Racing Driver Academy,” Chadwick said. “The time in the simulatorRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Fourteen rounds done, seven to go, and since my first installment, there’s been so many changes across all 10 Formula 1 constructors and its 20 drivers. A few would-be contenders have gone by the wayside like Fernando Alonso and Red Bull, and others have flourished after a quiet or abysmal opening leg such as Kimi Raikkonen and Haas F1. We even saw a hot mess behind closed doors, resulting a new constructor and have so far been tremendous. In my latest installment of “Heptagon Viewpoints,”Read More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Robert Kubica made his official return to a Formula 1 race weekend for the first time since 2010, ending 19th quickest in Friday morning practice ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix. The outing at was less than ideal as Kubica was 3.362 seconds off the pace, but still managed to place ahead of Williams teammate Lance Stroll by 1.246 seconds at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Stroll also crashed with half an hour to go the session. Overall, the first of three scheduled opening practice sessions for 2018Read More

Posted On September 2, 2017By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Massa Takes Rain-Soaked FP3 at Monza

Felipe Massa set the quickest time of final practice for the Italian Grand Prix as heavy rain led to a much-abbreviated session featuring just 16 minutes of running. The rain moved into the Monza area overnight and ahead of this morning’s session the downpours intensified to the degree that five minutes before the scheduled start at 11am local time, and following a test of the conditions by the safety car, Race Control reported that the session would be delayed indefinitely. Two further tests were undertaken and after the second theRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Williams F1 Team have elected to go forward with Paul di Resta in replacement duty for an unwell Felipe Massa for the Hungarian Grand Prix. The 31-year-old last raced for Force India in 2013, but was brought in last year as a reserve driver with the Grove-squad. Massa complained of dizziness after FP2 on Friday and sought medical treatment, but the symptoms returns on Saturday and he prematurely ended his FP3 session. Williams released the following statement: “Felipe visited the medical centre and the MH EKRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Formula 1 rookie Lance Stroll will take a five-place grid penalty after his FW40 required a gearbox change due to a crash in final practice. The 18-year-old Canadian lost control of his car on the exit of Turn 10. The backend made the initial contact with the wall, causing damage to the rear chassis, front wing and front suspension. The crash came towards the end of FP3, bringing out the red flag before ultimately sidelining the remainder of the session. Stroll was the subject of aRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Williams has announced that it has signed former Ferrari chief aerodynamicist Dirk de Beer to be its head of aerodynamics ahead of the 2017 Formula 1 season. His time at Ferrari began in 2013, but de Beer revealed plans to leave Maranello last year and will now begin work with Williams on March 1. With time spent at Renault – then known as Lotus F1 – under the position of head of aerodynamics, he enjoyed his debut into the sport with Sauber following a stint workingRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Felipe Massa and Kevin Magnussen have been reprimanded for failing to return to the pits in a reasonable time during qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix. Both the Williams and Renault drivers took longer than the maximum permitted time between the pit exit and entry set by the FIA leading up to the event. Massa faced the hit in Q2, while Magnussen’s came in Q1 – the first reprimand for both drivers. Massa will start 12th for Sunday’s race, six spots up of Magnussen in P18.Read More
Williams has confirmed that it will retain Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas for the 2016 Formula 1 season. The team had an option on Massa’s contract to extend his deal for another year, with expectations being that the Brazilian would stay on for a third consecutive season. Bottas had been linked and considered the heavy favorite to Kimi Raikkonen’s seat over at Ferrari, but with the Italian team picking up Raikkonen’s option for 2016 much of the talk surrounding the Williams driver has been relaxed in recent weeks. The moveRead More
Following a press conference at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for the Canadian Grand Prix, Mercedes AMG PETRONAS driver Lewis Hamilton and Williams F1 Team driver Felipe Massa expressed their desire for an additional tire supplier in Formula 1. Pirelli became the official tire of F1 at the start of the 2011 season and has been unrivaled by another tire manufacturer since despite countless rumors or a second supplier entering the sport. The last time there was multiple tire suppliers in F1 was 2006. Michelin and Bridgestone rivaled each other for bestRead More