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Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Williams celebrates 600 races at the British Grand Prix

The Williams F1 Team is celebrating a landmark achievement this weekend at the British Grand Prix - reaching 600 races in Formula One. Founded in 1977 by Frank Williams and Patrick Head, Williams has secured 297 podiums, 114 race wins and 16 World Championship titles over the past 36 years. Nine of these titles have been won in the Constructors’ Championship, with the remaining seven titles being Drivers’ Championships won with Alan Jones, Keke Rosberg, Nelson Piquet, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Damon Hill and Jacques […]

Posted on Sunday, July 8, 2012

Paddock crowns Alonso greatest current driver

As he races away with the 2012 championship at the wheel of a still-inferior car, Fernando Alonso is being hailed almost universally within the F1 paddock. The season began disastrously for Ferrari with the ailing F2012, but as the technical boffins set to work on its weaknesses, the Spaniard at the wheel was always flawlessly consistent. Totally outclassed in Australia, he still finished fifth, he is the only driver to have won more than one grand prix so far, and Alonso has never been outside […]

Posted on Thursday, December 1, 2011

Head: Maldonado seat 'pretty certain' for 2012

Team co-founder Patrick Head is "pretty certain" Pastor Maldonado will stay with Williams for a second season in 2012. The Venezuelan's seat was until recently considered secure due to his lucrative backing by the state-owned oil company PDVSA. But that money is now in doubt, with the Venezuelan parliament looking into whether the Williams deal went through the necessary approval processes. So when the provisional 2012 entry list was published by the FIA on Wednesday, Maldonado's name was missing. "It's not something that I can […]

Posted on Monday, November 14, 2011

Raikkonen's managers in Abu Dhabi with Williams

Kimi Raikkonen has taken yet another step towards signing with the Williams team for 2012. At the end of an intense weekend of speculation regarding the 2007 world champion's possible return to formula one, Finn Raikkonen's managers duly appeared in the Abu Dhabi paddock. The appearance of managers Steve and David Robertson was all the more notable given Raikkonen's participation thousands of miles away in the Welsh rally. And Turun Sanomat newspaper reports that they watched the grand prix from within Williams' hospitality area. The […]

Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2011

Head admits Williams role set to change

Jul.14 (GMM) Patrick Head has admitted he will begin to take more of a back seat at Williams from 2012.

Earlier this year, the famous team's 66-year-old co-founder released most of his shareholding for the Frankfurt floatation, before chairman Adam P...

Posted on Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Team Lotus to use Williams wind tunnel

Jun.14 (GMM) Team Lotus will develop its formula one cars in one of Williams' two wind tunnels at the famous British team's Grove headquarters.

Williams is already supplying the rear end and gearbox to another of F1's new 2010 entrants, Hispania.

Th...

Posted on Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Costa joins Ferrari road car division on full pay

Jun.1 (GMM) Aldo Costa has become a very highly-paid member of Ferrari's road car design department.

The Italian was stepped down as technical director of the Maranello based marque's formula one team after a disappointing start to the 2011 season.

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Posted on Monday, May 9, 2011

F1 shelves plans for 2013 'ground effects' cars

May 9 (GMM) F1 is set to steer clear of 1980-style 'tea tray' front wings for the 2013 chassis regulations.

We reported late last year that, to go with the four-cylinder turbo engines, the F1 cars of 2013 will generate the bulk of their downforce wit...

Posted on Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Head hits back at Parr's retirement news

May 4 (GMM) Patrick Head has reacted angrily to reports he is definitely set to retire in 2011.

Earlier this year, Williams' 64-year-old co-founder released most of his shareholding for the Frankfurt floatation, admitting that retirement is on the no...

Posted on Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Patrick Head retiring in 2011

2011 is team co-founder Patrick Head's last season in formula one, Williams chairman Adam Parr revealed on Tuesday.

The 64-year-old handed over as technical director some years ago and admitted recently that he is not attending too many r...

Posted on Friday, April 29, 2011

Another senior Williams man's future in doubt - report

Apr.29 (GMM) The future of another senior member of Williams' technical team is reportedly in doubt.

On the back of a near unprecedentedly bad start to the famous British team's 2011 season, it emerged that chairman Adam Parr is heading a radical res...

Posted on Friday, April 22, 2011

Williams share price plummets after disastrous start

Apr.22 (GMM) Williams' share price has plummeted amid the famous British team's worst-ever start to a new formula one season.

The Oxfordshire based team floated co-owner and long time technical boss Patrick Head's shares on the Frankfurt market prior...