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Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Williams hoping to translate testing form

Williams chief Pat Symonds is hopeful that the outfit can translate its form from testing into pace at this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix. All eight days of pre-season testing took place at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with Williams displaying encouraging pace earlier in the year. Williams has yet to finish on the podium in 2016 and occupies fourth in the Constructors' championship, but Symonds is hopeful of an upturn in form this weekend. "It is a circuit that is very reactive to climatic conditions, even […]

Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Mood 'completely different' at Williams in 2014 says Bottas

The mood at Williams is "completely different" compared to the same time last year. That is the view of Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas, as he prepares for his second campaign in Formula One with the once-great British team. Having slipped to ninth of the eleven teams in last year's constructors' standings, former multiple title winner Williams has invested heavily for 2014 and now features highly-respected names like Pat Symonds, Felipe Massa, incoming sponsor Martini and Mercedes power. Insiders believe the new FW36 appeared reliable and […]

Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2014

Symonds has 'sympathy' for Lotus' troubles

Pat Symonds, a former long-time personality at the Enstone team, says he has "sympathy" for struggling Lotus. The Briton, now in charge of technical matters at Williams after serving his 'crash-gate' ban, dismissed suggestions Lotus might have made a wise move in sitting out the Jerez test and learning from their rivals' tribulations. "No, absolutely not," said Symonds, who worked at Enstone throughout its Toleman, Benetton and works Renault guises from the early 80s to late last decade. "I don't think Lotus have done it […]