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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 […]

Posted on Sunday, June 12, 2016

Williams podium a 'big boost' - Bottas

Valtteri Bottas says that his first podium of the season at the Canadian Grand Prix will act as a "big boost" for Williams as he placed third. Bottas started from seventh position at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve but was able to run a one-stop strategy to move into third, as his rivals stopped twice. Bottas thus finished the race in third place, securing another podium result in China, as he matched his achievement of 2015. "Montréal has been pretty good to me, really happy about […]

Posted on Sunday, May 29, 2016

Ericsson, Kvyat get Canada grid drops

Marcus Ericsson and Daniil Kvyat have both been given three-place grid penalties for the Canadian Grand Prix after instigating separate incidents in Monaco. Ericsson clashed with Sauber team-mate Felipe Nasr at Rascasse, while Kvyat collided with Kevin Magnussen at the same corner. Ericsson and Kvyat were also handed two penalty points for the incidents. Elsewhere, Valtteri Bottas was slapped with a 10 second time penalty and two penalty points for colliding with Esteban Gutierrez, dropping him to 12th place. Pascal Wehrlein also picked up four […]

Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2016

Massa admits Williams lacks grip, traction

Felipe Massa has conceded that Williams has big strides to make after a low-key pair of practice sessions for this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix. Massa sat out most of the first session after crashing at Sainte Devote early into running, and was able to set only the 16th best time when he returned to action in the afternoon. Williams has struggled for pace in Monaco across the past few years and Massa accepted that the FW38 lacks grip and traction. "It was a difficult morning, […]