Williams sure of Silverstone podium challenge

By on Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Williams Martini Racing

Williams Martini Racing

Williams is confident that it can continue its recent run of form at its home race in Britain this weekend, as it bids to claim another podium finish.

Valtteri Bottas took third position in Canada to give Williams its first 2015 podium, while team-mate Felipe Massa finished in third place at the most recent event in Austria.

Williams' head of vehicle performance Rob Smedley is optimistic that the FW37 will be well-suited to the characteristics of Silverstone and that another podium finish is up for grabs.

"Silverstone should be another circuit, like the last two, that suits the characteristics of our car," said Smedley.

"We have a car that is very strong in a straight line, aided by the Mercedes power unit and the low drag configuration that we tend to run.

"In addition the car is strong through the high-speed corners. Last year it was an exceptional circuit for us with Valtteri coming from near the back of the grid to second position.

"Our target is to replicate the result from last year and get our third consecutive podium of the season."

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