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Posted on Sunday, March 26, 2017

Hamilton:

Lewis Hamilton claimed his 105th Formula One podium finish on Sunday after seeing the chequered flag in P2 at the Albert Park Circuit. The Brit, who led the race from pole position, complains about running out of grip during the first stint of the Australian Grand Prix. Hamilton missed out on victory to Sebastian Vettel and sits now P2 in the Drivers' Championship, seven points shy of Vettel (25), with Valtteri Bottas (15) a further three points behind in P3. "A big congratulations to Sebastian and Ferrari. I […]

Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2017

2017 Australian GP - Thursday Press Conference

PART ONE: DRIVERS – Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes), Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari), Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull Racing), Fernando ALONSO (McLaren) PRESS CONFERENCE Let’s start with Lewis Hamilton – a two-time Australian Grand Prix winner, record five times pole sitter here at Albert Park? Lewis, you and the other drivers have spoken about how much you enjoy driving this new generation of new cars. Could you perhaps give us an idea from your own point of view of a few areas you particularly like about it? Lewis HAMILTON: […]

Posted on Saturday, March 11, 2017

Mercedes wrap up pre-season testing

  Mercedes ended pre-season on a positive note, as Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas took the W08’s eight day test haul to a massive 1,096 total laps (5,102km) – equivalent to over 16 race distances at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Bottas drove the W08 in the morning, continuing the team’s preparations for the season opener in Australia with 53 laps on his final run before the first race of the 2017 Formula One season proper. The Finn signed off on Friday with a total 628 […]

Posted on Monday, January 16, 2017

Bottas joins Mercedes for 2017

Mercedes officially confirmed that Valtteri Bottas will line up alongside Lewis Hamilton in 2017 and fill the vacant seat left by Nico Rosberg’s retirement from the sport at the end of last season. The Finn becomes the 11th driver to compete in Formula One with the Silver Arrows, a move that was possible only after Williams agreed to release him from his contract. The 27-year-old native of Nastola, Finland has completed four seasons in Formula One with Williams, making 77 starts and scoring 9 career […]

Posted on Friday, November 4, 2016

Bottas and Stroll for Williams’ 2017 campaign

Williams confirms Valtteri Bottas will race with the team for a fifth consecutive season, with Lance Stroll making his Formula One debut alongside him for the 2017 season. Bottas has been racing for Williams since 2013 and remains a valuable asset to the team, leading them through the big regulations changes that will be introduced next year. “Firstly, I am very happy that I will be starting my fifth season racing for Williams in 2017. It’s going to be an exciting year with all the […]

Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2016

2016 United States GP - Thursday Press Conference

DRIVERS – Romain Grosjean (Haas), Kevin Magnussen (Renault), Valtteri Bottas (Williams), Nico Hulkenberg (Force India), Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) PRESS CONFERENCE Nico, let’s begin with you: congratulations on your first works drive in Formula One, with Renault for next season. Tell us, why is this the right move for you now and what was the clincher that made you decide to take it? Nico Hulkenberg: Yeah, I believe that it’s the right step in my career at this point. I feel I have come a […]

Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2016

2016 Singapore GP - Thursday Press Conference

Transcript of the Thursday Press Conference organised by the FIA for the 2016 Singapore Grand Prix. Drivers – Marcus Ericsson (Sauber), Felipe Nasr (Sauber), Jolyon Palmer (Renault), Sergio Perez (Force India), Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull Racing), Valtteri Bottas (Williams) PRESS CONFERENCE Q: Congratulations on your marriage last week. While your private life is settled, clearly you will be looking for a new partner in a professional sense next year, as a team-mate at Williams. What kind of driver would suit, a rookie or someone more experienced? […]

Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2016

Bottas: Williams struggling to understand updates

Valtteri Bottas has admitted that Williams is struggling to convert updated parts into lap time gains, after trialling three front wings during testing at Silverstone. Bottas registered 98 laps at the second in-season test, which took place after the British Grand Prix, and recorded the sixth quickest time. Williams has endured a difficult string of races, racking up only 11 points from visits to Baku, Austria and Britain, leaving the team under pressure from Force India in the battle for fourth in the Constructors' Championship. […]

Posted on Saturday, July 9, 2016

Massa left to rue struggle with tyres

Felipe Massa was left to rue tyre struggles as he was eliminated from the second stage of qualifying for the British Grand Prix. Massa will line-up from 12th place on the grid and was puzzled by his failure to get Pirelli's tyres into the correct operating window. "It definitely wasn’t a good qualifying for me today, because it was hard to make the rear tyres work in a way that wouldn’t lose performance throughout my lap," he rued. "Unfortunately, I couldn’t put my lap together […]

Posted on Friday, July 1, 2016

Williams duo encouraged by wet running

Williams duo Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa were encouraged by the mileage they were able to rack up during wet/dry conditions at the Austrian Grand Prix on Friday. Williams has traditionally struggled in wet conditions since the start of the V6 era but has typically been strong at the Red Bull Ring, finishing on the podium in both 2014 and 2015. Heavy rain fell during the second practice and both Bottas and Massa were able to pilot the FW38 in the tricky conditions, winding up […]

Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2016

Bottas hopes for Williams podium fight

Valtteri Bottas is hopeful that Williams will be able to compete for the podium at the Austrian Grand Prix, a circuit where it has traditionally been strong. Bottas finished on the podium in 2014, after he and polesitter Felipe Massa locked out the front row of the grid for Williams. Massa maintained Williams' strong performance at the circuit by placing third in 2015 and Bottas, who collected Williams' only podium of 2016 in Canada, is eyeing a repeat. "It’s always really tricky but I think […]

Posted on Monday, June 20, 2016

Massa rues 'terrible race' after tyre struggles

Felipe Massa labelled his European Grand Prix as "terrible" after struggling with the tyres at the Baku City Circuit. Massa started from fifth place on the grid but slipped back to the foot of the top 10, having stopped twice, compared to the one-stop approach favoured by most of his rivals. Massa finished in 10th place, picking up a solitary championship point in the process. "It was a really terrible race for me, one to forget," he said. "I struggled massively with the tyres. I […]