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about Williams

Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited, currently racing in Formula One as Williams Martini Racing, is a British Formula One motor racing team and constructor. It was founded and is run by team owner Sir Frank Williams and automotive engineer Sir Patrick Head. The team was formed in 1977 after Frank Williams's two earlier unsuccessful F1 operations: Frank Williams Racing Cars (1969 to 1975) and Wolf–Williams Racing (1976). All of Williams F1 chassis are called "FW" then a number, the FW being the initials of team owner, Frank Williams.

The team's first race was the 1977 Spanish Grand Prix, where the new team ran a March chassis for Patrick Nève. Williams started manufacturing its own cars the following year, and Switzerland's Clay Regazzoni won Williams's first race at the 1979 British Grand Prix. At the 1997 British Grand Prix, Canadian Jacques Villeneuve scored the team's 100th race victory, making Williams one of only three teams in Formula One, alongside Ferrari and fellow British team McLaren, to win 100 races. Williams won nine Constructors' Championships between 1980 and 1997. This stood as a record until Ferrari surpassed it in 2000.

Drivers for Williams have included Australia's Alan Jones; Finland's Keke Rosberg; Britain's Nigel Mansell, Damon Hill and Jenson Button; France's Alain Prost; Brazil's Nelson Piquet and Ayrton Senna; and Canada's Jacques Villeneuve. Each of these drivers, with the exception of Senna and Button, have captured one Drivers' title with the team. Of those who have won the championship with Williams, only Jones, Rosberg and Villeneuve actually defended their title while still with the team. Piquet moved to Lotus after winning the 1987 championship, Mansell moved to the American-based Indy Cars after winning the 1992 championship, Prost retired from racing after his 4th World Championship in 1993, while Hill moved to Arrows after winning in 1996.

Williams have worked with many engine manufacturers, most successfully with Renault, winning five of their nine Constructors' titles with the French company. Along with Ferrari, McLaren, Benetton and Renault, Williams is one of a group of five teams that won every Constructors' Championship between 1979 and 2008 and every Drivers' Championship from 1984 to 2008.

Williams F1 also has business interests beyond Formula One racing. Based in Grove, Oxfordshire, UK, Williams has established Williams Advanced Engineering and Williams Hybrid Power which take technology originally developed for Formula One and adapt it for commercial applications. In April 2014, Williams Hybrid Power were sold to GKN. Williams Advanced Engineering had a technology centre in Qatar until it was closed in 2014.


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seasons

1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017,

finishing positions

grid positions

driver championships

1 Alan Jones season
2 Keke Rosberg season
3 Nelson Piquet season
4 Nigel Mansell season
5 Alain Prost season
6 Damon Hill season
7 Jacques Villeneuve season

constructor championships

1 season
2 season
3 season
4 season
5 season
6 season
7 season
8 season
9 season

wins

# event driver
1 1979 British Grand Prix round 9 Clay Regazzoni
2 1979 German Grand Prix round 10 Alan Jones
3 1979 Austrian Grand Prix round 11 Alan Jones
4 1979 Dutch Grand Prix round 12 Alan Jones
5 1979 Canadian Grand Prix round 14 Alan Jones
6 1980 Argentine Grand Prix round 1 Alan Jones
7 1980 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 Carlos Reutemann
8 1980 French Grand Prix round 7 Alan Jones
9 1980 British Grand Prix round 8 Alan Jones
10 1980 Canadian Grand Prix round 13 Alan Jones
11 1980 United States Grand Prix round 14 Alan Jones
12 1981 United States Grand Prix West round 1 Alan Jones
13 1981 Brazilian Grand Prix round 2 Carlos Reutemann
14 1981 Belgian Grand Prix round 5 Carlos Reutemann
15 1981 Caesars Palace Grand Prix round 15 Alan Jones
16 1982 Swiss Grand Prix round 14 Keke Rosberg
17 1983 Monaco Grand Prix round 5 Keke Rosberg
18 1984 Dallas Grand Prix round 9 Keke Rosberg
19 1985 Detroit Grand Prix round 6 Keke Rosberg
20 1985 European Grand Prix round 14 Nigel Mansell
21 1985 South African Grand Prix round 15 Nigel Mansell
22 1985 Australian Grand Prix round 16 Keke Rosberg
23 1986 Brazilian Grand Prix round 1 Nelson Piquet
24 1986 Belgian Grand Prix round 5 Nigel Mansell
25 1986 Canadian Grand Prix round 6 Nigel Mansell
26 1986 French Grand Prix round 8 Nigel Mansell
27 1986 British Grand Prix round 9 Nigel Mansell
28 1986 German Grand Prix round 10 Nelson Piquet
29 1986 Hungarian Grand Prix round 11 Nelson Piquet
30 1986 Italian Grand Prix round 13 Nelson Piquet
31 1986 Portuguese Grand Prix round 14 Nigel Mansell
32 1987 San Marino Grand Prix round 2 Nigel Mansell
33 1987 French Grand Prix round 6 Nigel Mansell
34 1987 British Grand Prix round 7 Nigel Mansell
35 1987 German Grand Prix round 8 Nelson Piquet
36 1987 Hungarian Grand Prix round 9 Nelson Piquet
37 1987 Austrian Grand Prix round 10 Nigel Mansell
38 1987 Italian Grand Prix round 11 Nelson Piquet
39 1987 Spanish Grand Prix round 13 Nigel Mansell
40 1987 Mexican Grand Prix round 14 Nigel Mansell
41 1989 Canadian Grand Prix round 6 Thierry Boutsen
42 1989 Australian Grand Prix round 16 Thierry Boutsen
43 1990 San Marino Grand Prix round 3 Riccardo Patrese
44 1990 Hungarian Grand Prix round 10 Thierry Boutsen
45 1991 Mexican Grand Prix round 6 Riccardo Patrese
46 1991 French Grand Prix round 7 Nigel Mansell
47 1991 British Grand Prix round 8 Nigel Mansell
48 1991 German Grand Prix round 9 Nigel Mansell
49 1991 Italian Grand Prix round 12 Nigel Mansell
50 1991 Portuguese Grand Prix round 13 Riccardo Patrese
51 1991 Spanish Grand Prix round 14 Nigel Mansell
52 1992 South African Grand Prix round 1 Nigel Mansell
53 1992 Mexican Grand Prix round 2 Nigel Mansell
54 1992 Brazilian Grand Prix round 3 Nigel Mansell
55 1992 Spanish Grand Prix round 4 Nigel Mansell
56 1992 San Marino Grand Prix round 5 Nigel Mansell
57 1992 French Grand Prix round 8 Nigel Mansell
58 1992 British Grand Prix round 9 Nigel Mansell
59 1992 German Grand Prix round 10 Nigel Mansell
60 1992 Portuguese Grand Prix round 14 Nigel Mansell
61 1992 Japanese Grand Prix round 15 Riccardo Patrese
62 1993 South African Grand Prix round 1 Alain Prost
63 1993 San Marino Grand Prix round 4 Alain Prost
64 1993 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Alain Prost
65 1993 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 Alain Prost
66 1993 French Grand Prix round 8 Alain Prost
67 1993 British Grand Prix round 9 Alain Prost
68 1993 German Grand Prix round 10 Alain Prost
69 1993 Hungarian Grand Prix round 11 Damon Hill
70 1993 Belgian Grand Prix round 12 Damon Hill
71 1993 Italian Grand Prix round 13 Damon Hill
72 1994 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Damon Hill
73 1994 British Grand Prix round 8 Damon Hill
74 1994 Belgian Grand Prix round 11 Damon Hill
75 1994 Italian Grand Prix round 12 Damon Hill
76 1994 Portuguese Grand Prix round 13 Damon Hill
77 1994 Japanese Grand Prix round 15 Damon Hill
78 1994 Australian Grand Prix round 16 Nigel Mansell
79 1995 Argentine Grand Prix round 2 Damon Hill
80 1995 San Marino Grand Prix round 3 Damon Hill
81 1995 Hungarian Grand Prix round 10 Damon Hill
82 1995 Portuguese Grand Prix round 13 David Coulthard
83 1995 Australian Grand Prix round 17 Damon Hill
84 1996 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Damon Hill
85 1996 Brazilian Grand Prix round 2 Damon Hill
86 1996 Argentine Grand Prix round 3 Damon Hill
87 1996 European Grand Prix round 4 Jacques Villeneuve
88 1996 San Marino Grand Prix round 5 Damon Hill
89 1996 Canadian Grand Prix round 8 Damon Hill
90 1996 French Grand Prix round 9 Damon Hill
91 1996 British Grand Prix round 10 Jacques Villeneuve
92 1996 German Grand Prix round 11 Damon Hill
93 1996 Hungarian Grand Prix round 12 Jacques Villeneuve
94 1996 Portuguese Grand Prix round 15 Jacques Villeneuve
95 1996 Japanese Grand Prix round 16 Damon Hill
96 1997 Brazilian Grand Prix round 2 Jacques Villeneuve
97 1997 Argentine Grand Prix round 3 Jacques Villeneuve
98 1997 San Marino Grand Prix round 4 Heinz-Harald Frentzen
99 1997 Spanish Grand Prix round 6 Jacques Villeneuve
100 1997 British Grand Prix round 9 Jacques Villeneuve
101 1997 Hungarian Grand Prix round 11 Jacques Villeneuve
102 1997 Austrian Grand Prix round 14 Jacques Villeneuve
103 1997 Luxembourg Grand Prix round 15 Jacques Villeneuve
104 2001 San Marino Grand Prix round 4 Ralf Schumacher
105 2001 Canadian Grand Prix round 8 Ralf Schumacher
106 2001 German Grand Prix round 12 Ralf Schumacher
107 2001 Italian Grand Prix round 15 Juan Pablo Montoya
108 2002 Malaysian Grand Prix round 2 Ralf Schumacher
109 2003 Monaco Grand Prix round 7 Juan Pablo Montoya
110 2003 European Grand Prix round 9 Ralf Schumacher
111 2003 French Grand Prix round 10 Ralf Schumacher
112 2003 German Grand Prix round 12 Juan Pablo Montoya
113 2004 Brazilian Grand Prix round 18 Juan Pablo Montoya
114 2012 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Pastor Maldonado

pole positions

# event driver
1 1979 British Grand Prix round 9 Alan Jones
2 1979 Canadian Grand Prix round 14 Alan Jones
3 1979 United States Grand Prix round 15 Alan Jones
4 1980 Argentine Grand Prix round 1 Alan Jones
5 1980 Belgian Grand Prix round 5 Alan Jones
6 1980 German Grand Prix round 9 Alan Jones
7 1981 Belgian Grand Prix round 5 Carlos Reutemann
8 1981 Caesars Palace Grand Prix round 15 Carlos Reutemann
9 1982 British Grand Prix round 10 Keke Rosberg
10 1983 Brazilian Grand Prix round 1 Keke Rosberg
11 1985 French Grand Prix round 7 Keke Rosberg
12 1985 British Grand Prix round 8 Keke Rosberg
13 1985 South African Grand Prix round 15 Nigel Mansell
14 1986 Belgian Grand Prix round 5 Nelson Piquet
15 1986 Canadian Grand Prix round 6 Nigel Mansell
16 1986 British Grand Prix round 9 Nelson Piquet
17 1986 Australian Grand Prix round 16 Nigel Mansell
18 1987 Brazilian Grand Prix round 1 Nigel Mansell
19 1987 Belgian Grand Prix round 3 Nigel Mansell
20 1987 Monaco Grand Prix round 4 Nigel Mansell
21 1987 Detroit Grand Prix round 5 Nigel Mansell
22 1987 French Grand Prix round 6 Nigel Mansell
23 1987 British Grand Prix round 7 Nelson Piquet
24 1987 German Grand Prix round 8 Nigel Mansell
25 1987 Hungarian Grand Prix round 9 Nigel Mansell
26 1987 Austrian Grand Prix round 10 Nelson Piquet
27 1987 Italian Grand Prix round 11 Nelson Piquet
28 1987 Spanish Grand Prix round 13 Nelson Piquet
29 1987 Mexican Grand Prix round 14 Nigel Mansell
30 1989 Hungarian Grand Prix round 10 Riccardo Patrese
31 1990 Hungarian Grand Prix round 10 Thierry Boutsen
32 1991 Canadian Grand Prix round 5 Riccardo Patrese
33 1991 Mexican Grand Prix round 6 Riccardo Patrese
34 1991 French Grand Prix round 7 Riccardo Patrese
35 1991 British Grand Prix round 8 Nigel Mansell
36 1991 German Grand Prix round 9 Nigel Mansell
37 1991 Portuguese Grand Prix round 13 Riccardo Patrese
38 1992 South African Grand Prix round 1 Nigel Mansell
39 1992 Mexican Grand Prix round 2 Nigel Mansell
40 1992 Brazilian Grand Prix round 3 Nigel Mansell
41 1992 Spanish Grand Prix round 4 Nigel Mansell
42 1992 San Marino Grand Prix round 5 Nigel Mansell
43 1992 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 Nigel Mansell
44 1992 French Grand Prix round 8 Nigel Mansell
45 1992 British Grand Prix round 9 Nigel Mansell
46 1992 German Grand Prix round 10 Nigel Mansell
47 1992 Hungarian Grand Prix round 11 Riccardo Patrese
48 1992 Belgian Grand Prix round 12 Nigel Mansell
49 1992 Italian Grand Prix round 13 Nigel Mansell
50 1992 Portuguese Grand Prix round 14 Nigel Mansell
51 1992 Japanese Grand Prix round 15 Nigel Mansell
52 1992 Australian Grand Prix round 16 Nigel Mansell
53 1993 South African Grand Prix round 1 Alain Prost
54 1993 Brazilian Grand Prix round 2 Alain Prost
55 1993 European Grand Prix round 3 Alain Prost
56 1993 San Marino Grand Prix round 4 Alain Prost
57 1993 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Alain Prost
58 1993 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 Alain Prost
59 1993 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 Alain Prost
60 1993 French Grand Prix round 8 Damon Hill
61 1993 British Grand Prix round 9 Alain Prost
62 1993 German Grand Prix round 10 Alain Prost
63 1993 Hungarian Grand Prix round 11 Alain Prost
64 1993 Belgian Grand Prix round 12 Alain Prost
65 1993 Italian Grand Prix round 13 Alain Prost
66 1993 Portuguese Grand Prix round 14 Damon Hill
67 1993 Japanese Grand Prix round 15 Alain Prost
68 1994 Brazilian Grand Prix round 1 Ayrton Senna
69 1994 Pacific Grand Prix round 2 Ayrton Senna
70 1994 San Marino Grand Prix round 3 Ayrton Senna
71 1994 French Grand Prix round 7 Damon Hill
72 1994 British Grand Prix round 8 Damon Hill
73 1994 Australian Grand Prix round 16 Nigel Mansell
74 1995 Brazilian Grand Prix round 1 Damon Hill
75 1995 Argentine Grand Prix round 2 David Coulthard
76 1995 Monaco Grand Prix round 5 Damon Hill
77 1995 French Grand Prix round 7 Damon Hill
78 1995 British Grand Prix round 8 Damon Hill
79 1995 German Grand Prix round 9 Damon Hill
80 1995 Hungarian Grand Prix round 10 Damon Hill
81 1995 Italian Grand Prix round 12 David Coulthard
82 1995 Portuguese Grand Prix round 13 David Coulthard
83 1995 European Grand Prix round 14 David Coulthard
84 1995 Pacific Grand Prix round 15 David Coulthard
85 1995 Australian Grand Prix round 17 Damon Hill
86 1996 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Jacques Villeneuve
87 1996 Brazilian Grand Prix round 2 Damon Hill
88 1996 Argentine Grand Prix round 3 Damon Hill
89 1996 European Grand Prix round 4 Damon Hill
90 1996 Spanish Grand Prix round 7 Damon Hill
91 1996 Canadian Grand Prix round 8 Damon Hill
92 1996 British Grand Prix round 10 Damon Hill
93 1996 German Grand Prix round 11 Damon Hill
94 1996 Belgian Grand Prix round 13 Jacques Villeneuve
95 1996 Italian Grand Prix round 14 Damon Hill
96 1996 Portuguese Grand Prix round 15 Damon Hill
97 1996 Japanese Grand Prix round 16 Jacques Villeneuve
98 1997 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Jacques Villeneuve
99 1997 Brazilian Grand Prix round 2 Jacques Villeneuve
100 1997 Argentine Grand Prix round 3 Jacques Villeneuve
101 1997 San Marino Grand Prix round 4 Jacques Villeneuve
102 1997 Monaco Grand Prix round 5 Heinz-Harald Frentzen
103 1997 Spanish Grand Prix round 6 Jacques Villeneuve
104 1997 British Grand Prix round 9 Jacques Villeneuve
105 1997 Belgian Grand Prix round 12 Jacques Villeneuve
106 1997 Austrian Grand Prix round 14 Jacques Villeneuve
107 1997 Japanese Grand Prix round 16 Jacques Villeneuve
108 1997 European Grand Prix round 17 Jacques Villeneuve
109 2001 French Grand Prix round 10 Ralf Schumacher
110 2001 German Grand Prix round 12 Juan Pablo Montoya
111 2001 Belgian Grand Prix round 14 Juan Pablo Montoya
112 2001 Italian Grand Prix round 15 Juan Pablo Montoya
113 2002 Brazilian Grand Prix round 3 Juan Pablo Montoya
114 2002 Monaco Grand Prix round 7 Juan Pablo Montoya
115 2002 Canadian Grand Prix round 8 Juan Pablo Montoya
116 2002 European Grand Prix round 9 Juan Pablo Montoya
117 2002 British Grand Prix round 10 Juan Pablo Montoya
118 2002 French Grand Prix round 11 Juan Pablo Montoya
119 2002 Italian Grand Prix round 15 Juan Pablo Montoya
120 2003 Monaco Grand Prix round 7 Ralf Schumacher
121 2003 Canadian Grand Prix round 8 Ralf Schumacher
122 2003 French Grand Prix round 10 Ralf Schumacher
123 2003 German Grand Prix round 12 Juan Pablo Montoya
124 2004 Canadian Grand Prix round 8 Ralf Schumacher
125 2005 European Grand Prix round 7 Nick Heidfeld
126 2010 Brazilian Grand Prix round 18 Nico Hülkenberg
127 2012 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Pastor Maldonado
128 2014 Austrian Grand Prix round 8 Felipe Massa

drivers who drove for Williams

# driver
1 Arturo Merzario
2 Jacques Laffite
3 Tony Brise
4 Damien Magee
5 Ian Scheckter
6 François Migault
7 Ian Ashley
8 Jo Vonlanthen
9 Renzo Zorzi
10 Lella Lombardi
11 Emilio Zapico
12 Alan Jones
13 Clay Regazzoni
14 Carlos Reutemann
15 Rupert Keegan
16 Desiré Wilson
17 Kevin Cogan
18 Geoff Lees
19 Keke Rosberg
20 Mario Andretti
21 Derek Daly
22 Jonathan Palmer
23 Nigel Mansell
24 Nelson Piquet
25 Riccardo Patrese
26 Martin Brundle
27 Jean-Louis Schlesser
28 Thierry Boutsen
29 Alain Prost
30 Damon Hill
31 Ayrton Senna
32 David Coulthard COU
33 Jacques Villeneuve VIL
34 Heinz-Harald Frentzen
35 Ralf Schumacher SCH
36 Alessandro Zanardi
37 Jenson Button BUT
38 Juan Pablo Montoya MON
39 Marc Gené
40 Antônio Pizzonia PIZ
41 Mark Webber WEB
42 Nick Heidfeld HEI
43 Nico Rosberg ROS
44 Alexander Wurz WUR
45 Kazuki Nakajima NAK
46 Rubens Barrichello BAR
47 Nico Hülkenberg HUL
48 Pastor Maldonado MAL
49 Bruno Senna SEN
50 Valtteri Bottas BOT
51 Felipe Massa MAS
52 Lance Stroll STR
53 Paul di Resta DIR

Williams news

Claire Williams went to last week's launch of her Formula 1 team's 2018 programme knowing she would probably be quizzed on two subjects.Given that this was her first public appearance since she returned from maternity leave, she anticipated questions about combining motherhood with work. She pre-empted the issue and won over the audience by saying that giving birth to her son was the ...

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The Grove-based outfit's 2018 line-up is made up of Lance Stroll and Sergey Sirotkin, a relatively inexperienced duo who are both understood to be contributing to the team's budget.However, talking to the media at the team's 2018 launch event, Williams pointed out that many drivers - including two-time F1 world champion Fernando Alonso - have financial packages attached to them, and ...

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Formula 1 has got itself to the point where it's no longer about the 'hero' driver, it's about how much money you have to develop the chassis and power unit. It's a sad state of affairs, but that's the way it is.The competition between two teammates will always exist and, yes, one driver will normally stand out against the other. In reality, that is the only measure of their ...

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Since catapulting up to third in the constructors' championship in 2014 with the help of a switch to Mercedes propulsion, it has been a case of diminishing returns for Williams. Third with 80 percent of the points of the previous season in 2015, fifth in '16, fifth in '17 with fewer points...the pattern is clear.Formula 1 car launches are always steeped in optimism. But to predict ...

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Images of Williams' 2018 F1 car were revealed on Thursday night, with the car being the first that has been designed under the complete influence of Lowe since he joined last year.Although aware that the fight for top positions will be incredibly tough this year – with McLaren and Renault tipped to challenge F1's big three outfits – Lowe says that his team has its own bold ambitions ...

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Williams has become the second Formula 1 team to reveal its 2018 car at an event in London.The FW41 is the first Williams chief technical officer Paddy Lowe and head of aerodynamics Dirk de Beer have had influence on from the start as they only joined at the beginning of last year.The Mercedes-powered design looks significantly different to its predecessor, as Williams followed ...

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Acronis has been involved in Formula 1 with Toro Rosso since 2016, and more recently also announced a partnership with the Renault e.dams team in Formula E.While it is set to remain a partner of Toro Rosso, albeit in a less high-profile manner, the Singapore-based company has decided that its main push in Formula 1 will now be with Williams.Rumours of a switch to Williams first ...

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The team's decision to sign the 22-year-old Russian over other candidates including Robert Kubica, Pascal Wehrlein and Paul di Resta led to suggestions that it was a financial decision to plug gaps in Williams's budget.However, senior figures from SMP Racing, which supports Sirotkin's career, say their investment is specifically targeted at car development rather than simply helping ...

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Former Renault reserve Sirotkin, who is backed by Russian programme and reportedly brings a financial package worth around £15million, emerged as favourite to replace Felipe Massa in the Grove-based team following a strong showing in the Abu Dhabi test.Robert Kubica, Paul di Resta, Daniil Kvyat and Pascal Wehrlein were among the other contenders for the drive."We selected him as the ...

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The FW41 will be the first Williams chief technical officer Paddy Lowe has had influence on from the start since rejoining the team last March.Lowe has said Williams will make "quite substantial changes" to key areas of its car's philosophy for the coming season.The team finished fifth in the constructors' championship in 2017, 104 points adrift of Force India in fourth.Williams ...

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Kubica, who ranked among F1's top drivers before a rally crash injury disrupted his grand prix racing career in 2011, mounted a sustained effort last year to return to the grid.He tested with Renault and Williams, and was at one point a strong favourite to land a seat with the latter, but eventually lost out to rookie Sergey Sirotkin and instead took on a reserve and development role ...

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Sirotkin beat several contenders – including grand prix winner and now-Williams reserve Robert Kubica – to the final vacant seat on the F1 grid alongside Lance Stroll. Speaking at a Williams-SMP Racing event in Moscow, key figures from the team and Sirotkin’s Russian backers made clear a long-term deal was in place.Williams CEO Mike O’Driscoll said: “What we have with Sergey is a ...

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Williams announced Sergey Sirotkin would partner Lance Stroll this season, with the two drivers having a combined age of 41, which is three years older than Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen.The team signed Robert Kubica as its development and reserve driver, with the aim of using his experience to provide support to the drivers and push car development.Mansell said that while having an ...

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Has Williams been smart by realising it was short of options for 2018 and picking a driver that has a good junior record and lots of cash - or is that too generous? Mitchell StevenWhat Williams is doing by signing Sirotkin is not stupid. He has pedigree in the junior classes and he has been around for a few years getting a bit of testing and Friday running. So he has reasonable ...

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Williams says it does not compete in Formula 1 merely to make up the numbers. Of course, there is little point participating in professional sport if you are not 'in it to win it', as they say, but although Williams has not won a world championship for 20 years, been an F1 title contender since 2003, or won a race in the last five seasons, we are repeatedly told this team is on a ...

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The Pole was the early frontrunner to get a race seat alongside Lance Stroll but after he and Sergey Sirotkin tested in Abu Dhabi, the latter emerged as the favourite.When it became clear Sirotkin would get the seat, Kubica and his team switched focus and pushed for a supporting role, which included plenty of time behind the wheel.Both sides came to an arrangement that will involve ...

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The Pole had been pushing for a race seat alongside Lance Stroll, 19, and tested a 2014-spec Williams twice before driving 2017 machinery in Abu Dhabi.However, he lost out to Sergey Sirotkin, 22, and instead turned his attention to securing a supporting role.After weeks of discussions, a deal was agreed that will see him play a "particularly active role within the team this year" ...

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Robert Kubica was the early favourite to get the seat vacated by Felipe Massa, but dropped out of the running following Siroktin's impressive showing at the end-of-season Pirelli test at Abu Dhabi.Williams said throughout the process that its driver decision would be based purely on performance and it is believed Sirotkin was clearly the quickest at Yas ...

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Sergey Sirotkin is the favourite to get the race drive alongside Lance Stroll, having fended off competition from Kubica, Daniil Kvyat, Paul di Resta and Pascal Wehrlein. Williams has insisted throughout the process that its decision on the driver to partner Stroll would be based purely on performance and Sirotkin is believed to have come ...

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Though Williams finished fifth in the constructors' championship for the second successive year, 26 clear of Renault, its tally of 83 points was down 55 on 2016.McLaren has endured a difficult year, having been held back by a lack of power and unreliability from Honda, and finished ninth with just 30 points.However, McLaren feels it has one of the best chassis on the grid and has ...

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Though Williams finished fifth in the constructors' championship for the second successive year, 26 clear of Renault, its tally of 83 points was down 55 on 2016.McLaren has endured a difficult year, having been held back by a lack of power and unreliability from Honda, and finished ninth with just 30 points.However, McLaren feels it has one of the best chassis on the grid and has ...

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Massa, who left Williams after four years with the team, scored 43 points in 2017 with the team ending up fifth in the constructors' championship.Next year's car will be the first that chief technical officer Paddy Lowe will have an influence on and Massa says visually, the changes are significant."I saw the new car in the wind tunnel and I saw so many changes that look quite ...

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The Brazilian came out of retirement to race for the team for a fourth year in 2017 after Valtteri Bottas replaced Nico Rosberg at Mercedes during the winter.Massa scored 43 points for the team and was in contention to win the Azerbaijan Grand Prix before he suffered a technical problem.Lowe said Massa was consistent throughout the year, which in turn meant rookie Lance Stroll always ...

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