Williams-Mercedes News

General view of start of the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo Brazil on November 9 2014
Lance Stroll eyes F3 title before Formula 1
Lance Stroll is the latest teenager looking to break into formula one.
May 3, 11:34
Lewis Hamilton stands in the paddock during a press conference at the Circuit de Catalunya on February 25, 2016
Mercedes boss: "No explanation" for Lewis Hamilton engine failure
Lewis Hamilton finishes 10th in qualifying for Sunday's Russian Grand Prix, which Mercedes boss Toto Wolff admits caught him by surprise.
Apr 30, 19:13
Valtteri Bottas of Williams during previews ahead of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on March 31, 2016
Valtteri Bottas admits to eyeing Mercedes seat
Valtteri Bottas admits that he would not say no if a seat opened up for him at the works Mercedes team.
Apr 25, 10:31
Felipe Massa drives for Williams during the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 20, 2016
Felipe Massa admits 'three teams' better than Williams
Felipe Massa acknowledges that Williams has fallen behind the top three teams in 2016.
Apr 20, 08:40
Valtteri Bottas of Williams during previews ahead of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on March 31, 2016
Valtteri Bottas gets turn with new Williams nose
Valtteri Bottas will get his turn with Williams's new front nose and wing this weekend in China.
Apr 15, 12:55
Claire Williams smiles as she walks through the paddock after practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of China at Shanghai International Circuit on April 10, 2015
Billionaire not buying into Williams
Williams denies speculation that a Canadian billionaire could soon buy into the British team.
Apr 14, 12:42
Valtteri Bottas of Williams during previews ahead of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on March 31, 2016
Valtteri Bottas to keep approach despite Lewis Hamilton crash
Valtteri Bottas insists that he will not alter his racing style, even though he crashed with reigning champion Lewis Hamilton in Bahrain.
Apr 13, 08:15
Claire Williams smiles as she walks through the paddock after practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of China at Shanghai International Circuit on April 10, 2015
Claire Williams: 'Formula 1 has learned from qualifying debacle'
Claire Williams thinks that Formula 1 has learned from the 'musical chairs' qualifying debacle.
Apr 13, 07:19
Valtteri Bottas of Williams gets ready for the final practice session of the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 19, 2016
Valtteri Bottas: 'Too early for silly season to start'
Valtteri Bottas refuses to rule out playing a starring role in this year's 'silly season'.
Apr 8, 13:04
Felipe Massa drives for Williams during the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 20, 2016
Williams-Honda rumours played down
Rumours that Williams could be set to switch to customer Honda power for 2017 are denied.
Mar 24, 09:24
Valtteri Bottas of Williams gets ready for the final practice session of the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 19, 2016
Valtteri Bottas hopes new nose boosts Williams
Valtteri Bottas says that it is too early to become overly disappointed with the pace of Williams's 2016 car.
Mar 23, 08:41
Felipe Massa of Williams poses for a portrait during day one of F1 winter testing at Circuit de Catalunya on March 1, 2016
Felipe Massa admits Williams not in title fight
Felipe Massa acknowledges that Williams will not get involved in the title fight between Mercedes and Ferrari in 2016.
Mar 18, 08:05
Pat Symonds of Williams looks on during a press conference after practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of Austria at Red Bull Ring on June 19, 2015
Williams's shorter nose passes crash test
Williams's much-anticipated new nose for their 2016 car finally passes the mandatory crash tests.
Mar 17, 11:45
Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Williams attends the drivers press conference during previews for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on October 31, 2013
Valtteri Bottas: 'Silly season not more important in 2016'
Valtteri Bottas plays down claims that he might be caught up in a more hectic than usual 'silly season' later this year.
Mar 15, 14:41
Toto Wolff the Mercedes GP Executive Director looks on from the pitwall during day four of Formula One Winter Testing at the Circuito de Jerez on January 31, 2014
Toto Wolff sells last shares in Williams team
Toto Wolff severs his last ties to the Williams team.
Mar 10, 08:51
Felipe Massa of Williams poses for a portrait during day one of F1 winter testing at Circuit de Catalunya on March 1, 2016
Felipe Massa wants new nose 'as soon as possible'
Felipe Massa confirms that Williams is hoping to get a new nose and front wing up and running as soon as possible.
Mar 7, 08:18
Felipe Nasr of Brazil and Williams drives during day two of Formula One testing at Yas Marina Circuit on November 26, 2014
Williams to race shorter nose in early 2016
Williams looks set to unveil a new nose for its 2016 car within the first two or three races of 2016.
Mar 4, 11:21
Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Williams attends the drivers press conference during previews for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on October 31, 2013
Valtteri Bottas not among dieting Formula 1 drivers
Valtteri Bottas counts himself as not among those drivers who are dieting hard ahead of the 2016 season.
Mar 2, 08:33
Felipe Massa of Brazil and Williams is interviewed in the paddock during previews to the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 13, 2014
Felipe Massa: 'Big chance Mercedes will cruise to third title'
Felipe Massa hints that he does not expect Mercedes to be toppled from their back-to-back title-winning perch in 2016.
Feb 25, 06:05
Felipe Massa of Brazil and Williams is interviewed in the paddock during previews to the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 13, 2014
Felipe Massa: 'Williams a lot different to 2015 car'
Felipe Massa takes issue with reports Williams has been too conservative with the design of its 2016 car.
Feb 24, 11:25
Felipe Massa of Brazil and Williams is interviewed in the paddock during previews to the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 13, 2014
Felipe Massa: 'Williams not ruling out 2016 wins, title'
Williams are not entering 2016 targeting another third-place finish in the constructors' championship, according to Felipe Massa.
Feb 17, 10:50
Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Williams attends the drivers press conference during previews for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on October 31, 2013
Valtteri Bottas: 'We expected more in qualifying'
Valtteri Bottas claims that he can still finish the 2015 season on a high, despite starting the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from sixth on the grid.
Nov 28, 16:25
Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Williams attends the drivers press conference during previews for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on October 31, 2013
Valtteri Bottas hit with three-place grid penalty ahead of Brazilian Grand Prix
Valtteri Bottas is given a three-place grid penalty after an illegal overtake during the second practice session of the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Nov 13, 20:41
Susie Wolff of Williams is seen before the Belgian Grand Prix at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on August 25, 2013
Williams test driver Susie Wolff to retire from motorsport
Williams test driver Susie Wolff will retire from motorsport after spending three years working with the Formula 1 team.
Nov 4, 07:57
Force India Formula 1 Team car during presentation at the Soumaya Museum in Mexico City, on January 21, 2015
Vijay Mallya confirms Aston Martin-Force India talks
Vijay Mallya confirms that Force India are in discussions with sports car company Aston Martin.
Oct 31, 15:11
Head of Vehicle Performance Rob Smedley of Williams during previews ahead of the British Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone Circuit on July 3, 2014
Rob Smedley: 'Early start costs Formula 1 teams money'
Rob Smedley claims that changes to the Formula 1 calendar will have "big ramifications" for teams preparing their cars.
Oct 18, 22:17
Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Williams attends the drivers press conference during previews for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on October 31, 2013
Valtteri Bottas unhappy with Williams pace at Suzuka
Valtteri Bottas claims that his Williams did not produce the level of performance that he expected at the Japanese Grand Prix.
Sep 27, 14:48
Pat Symonds of Williams looks on during a press conference after practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of Austria at Red Bull Ring on June 19, 2015
Pat Symonds: 'Williams may not use upgraded Mercedes engine in 2015'
Williams chief technical officer Pat Symonds is unsure whether the team will use the upgraded Mercedes engine in 2015.
Sep 12, 15:34
Pat Symonds of Williams looks on during a press conference after practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of Austria at Red Bull Ring on June 19, 2015
Pat Symonds: 'Catching Ferrari not impossible'
Pat Symonds admits that Williams had hoped to be closer to Ferrari after finishing behind the Scuderia in qualifying at the Italian Grand Prix.
Sep 5, 23:05
Felipe Massa of Brazil and Williams is interviewed in the paddock during previews to the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 13, 2014
Williams retain Valtteri Bottas, Felipe Massa for 2016 F1 season
Williams announce that drivers Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa will remain with the team for the 2016 Formula 1 season.
Sep 3, 11:40
Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Williams attends the drivers press conference during previews for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on October 31, 2013
Valtteri Bottas talks with Williams 'ongoing'
Talks with Williams over the future of Valtteri Bottas have been "positive", according to his agent Didier Coton.
Aug 19, 23:05
Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Williams attends the drivers press conference during previews for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on October 31, 2013
Valtteri Bottas: 'Williams wiser after British Grand Prix'
Williams will be more "clever" with race tactics after letting a lead slip at the British Grand Prix, according to Valtteri Bottas.
Aug 2, 14:51
Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Williams attends the drivers press conference during previews for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on October 31, 2013
Valtteri Bottas 'frustrated' by Ferrari speculation
Valtteri Bottas admits that media reports linking him with a switch to Ferrari are "disturbing".
Jul 31, 04:48
Felipe Massa of Brazil and Williams is interviewed in the paddock during previews to the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 13, 2014
Felipe Massa shrugs off poor performance in Hungarian Grand Prix
Williams will not struggle like they did at the Hungarian Grand Prix for the rest of the season, insists Felipe Massa.
Jul 30, 05:21
Felipe Massa of Brazil and Williams is interviewed in the paddock during previews to the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 13, 2014
Felipe Massa: 'We're slower than Red Bull'
Felipe Massa admits that Williams were slower than the Red Bull cars in second practice at the British Grand Prix.
Jul 4, 07:39
Felipe Massa of Brazil and Williams is interviewed in the paddock during previews to the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 13, 2014
Felipe Massa: 'Experience to thank for podium finish in Austria'
Williams driver Sebastian Vettel hails the work of his team for helping him pull off a "fantastic race" to finish third at the Austrian Grand Prix.
Jun 21, 15:32
Felipe Massa of Brazil and Williams is interviewed in the paddock during previews to the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 13, 2014
Felipe Massa: 'Williams can catch Ferrari at Austrian Grand Prix'
Williams' Felipe Massa believes that the team can challenge the pace of Ferrari at this weekend's Austrian Grand Prix.
Jun 15, 16:34
Max Verstappen of Netherlands, who will drive for Scuderia Toro Rosso next season, looks on in the paddock before watching the action in the Scuderia Toro Rosso garage during practice ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on Augu
Felipe Massa: 'Max Verstappen could have been hurt in dangerous accident'
Max Verstappen is "lucky he was not hurt" after a "dangerous" crash with Romain Grosjean, says Felipe Massa.
May 26, 05:15
General view as the cars round the harbour and swimming pool complex during practice for the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at the Circuit de Monaco on May 23, 2013
Rob Smedley: 'Monaco problems are a one-off'
Williams are struggling more than they expected at the Monaco Grand Prix, admits performance chief Rob Smedley.
May 23, 19:48
General view as the cars round the harbour and swimming pool complex during practice for the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix at the Circuit de Monaco on May 23, 2013
Jacques Villeneuve: 'Monaco is hell to work'
Former Williams driver Jacques Villeneuve reveals that the Monaco Grand Prix is "hell to work", suggesting the whole weekend is difficult.
May 23, 06:39