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Williams: The team has to fight like Kubica

Williams: The team has to fight like Kubica

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Claire Williams said in a recent interview that her team needs a fighting spirit like the one Robert Kubica has shown in his career to be successful next season. After more than eight years, the Pole is returning to the starting line-up of Formula 1 after his career was marked by an accident at the Rally in 2011. He signed a contract with the Williams team, which last season recorded its worst ranking in the constructors' tenth place. its history. When Kubica returned, Claire emphasized his fighting spirit, with which he only managed to win a seat in the team in the end. "Robert has done an outstanding job for our team this season. As a backup racer he has really put in a lot of effort." "Next year means a new beginning for us. I spent a lot with Robert this year
Williams: Felipe and Valtteri are a dream combination for us

Williams: Felipe and Valtteri are a dream combination for us

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The compliments of Clarie Williams, Williams ’deputy team leader, certainly sweetened the summer holidays for racers Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas. In an interview with Autosport, Williams gave a series of compliments to both the team and the racers. In this way, she somehow resolved the dilemmas of whether Massa and Bottas will have an extended contract for next season or not. “Felipe and Valtteri are a dream combination for us. They both do an excellent job, ”Williams praised them. "Felipe came to us in 2014 for various reasons, but I find that he did a lot more during that time than we thought at the time and expected from him," she continued. We can admit that Bottas ob Massi gained a lot of experience both on the racetrack and in working with the team, mechanics and engineers. That's right
Williams excited about her racers

Williams excited about her racers

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The compliments of Claire Williams, Williams ’deputy team leader, certainly sweetened the summer holidays for racers Filipe Massi and Valtteri Bottas. In an interview with Autosport, Williams gave a series of compliments to both the team and the racers. So she somehow also resolved the dilemmas of whether Massa and Bottas will have an extended contract for next season or not. “Felipe and Valtteri are a dream combination for us. They both work great, ”Williams praised them. "Felipe came to us in 2014 for various reasons, but I find that he did a lot more during that time than we thought at the time and expected from him," she continued. We can admit that Bottas ob Massi gained a lot of experience both on the racetrack and in working with the team, mechanics and engineers. Thus, dr
Teams are waiting for improved Mercedes engines

Teams are waiting for improved Mercedes engines

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Three teams using Mercedes powertrains are still waiting for the German manufacturer to offer them the latest, upgraded version of the engine with which Lewis Hamilton won the Italian GP. Prior to the Monza race, Mercedes used all seven development tokens available this season to upgrade the engine, and with this greatly improved engine, only Hamilton, a racer from the Mercedes factory team, took part in the race. At Mercedes, they claim to strive to offer all users of their engines exactly the same options as their factory team, but there has been a complication, at least at Mercedes, in logistics, as they should be in Brixworth, where they currently produce the best six-cylinder in Formula One, to prepare six engines for the same race, pl
Claire Williams: We should accept all ideas

Claire Williams: We should accept all ideas

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On May 2017, the Formula One technical group met to discuss possible changes for the XNUMX season. Claire Williams believes that they have discussed many changes, but according to her, they could accept everything: better formula one, better conditions for the teams and for the fans who watch us live and on TV screens.I think we should accept all the ideas and decide what is best for the sport.We are going through this process right now.We also talked about cheaper engines, but every team would like to buy an engine that would be the best, not any. " So on the one hand they want to cut costs, but unfortunately there is too much gap between factory and private engines that could occur in the future. This is already a conversation
Wolff will drive in the UK and Spain

Wolff will drive in the UK and Spain

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Susie Wolff will be working with the Williams on two weekends this season. The team has confirmed that we will see her at the first free practice in the UK and Spain. She has already performed in pre-season testing this year, and is also participating in an extensive program in the Williams Simulator. "We're focusing on building on last year's success. I've been training hard over the winter, so I've never been in such good shape physically and I'm ready for the season ahead," said Wolff as the only woman in the last two decades to. Claire Williams, deputy head of the team, said of Wolff: "Last year she impressed us with her performances at the first free practice in Silverstone and Hockenheim, so we now offer her a new opportunity. She knows racing well.
Williams is gaining new sponsors

Williams is gaining new sponsors

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Williams acquired two sponsors within a week and both moved in with them from Lotus. Last week, the Rexona brand, this year’s Lotus sponsor, moved to Williams. Deputy team boss Claire Williams said that given the successful season, when they managed to break through from the bottom of the table to the top three of the best teams, the interest in sponsors is really increasing. He adds: "People want to be a part of this. We have a lot of positive conversations in the pipeline." Apparently he was one of them with the IT services company Avenade, which also graced the Lotus race car this year. The Avenad logo is set to appear on the Williams race car and team members ’overalls page for the 2015 season.
Wolff's test racer at Williams

Wolff's test racer at Williams

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Susie Wolff was named as the official test driver at Williams in the 2015 season. She took over the position from Felipe Nasr, who moved to Sauber, and thus progressed from the role of development racer. She will take part in two free trainings and extensive tests in a simulator, which will help in the further development of the car. The role, however, gives her a chance to be used as the first choice if Valtteri Bottas or Felipe Massa are unable to compete on the race weekend. Already this year, Wolff became the first woman to perform in free practice. We saw her two Friday mornings, in the UK and Germany. "It's the next step in the right direction. I'm glad the team has recognized my progress, my hard work, because that's the way it counts. Williams is in an exciting phase and in pr
Apologies to Massi and Bottas for team commands

Apologies to Massi and Bottas for team commands

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Williams boss Claire Williams publicly apologized to Massi and Bottas, and of course to the team's fans for the team's orders. Namely, Williams explained that in the situation in which Massa was, the team orders were not appropriate: “We want to apologize to our fans because we didn’t do our best. We are disappointed with our action, as we should have required racers to fight for higher places, not to descend in front of them. We should have acted better, so we were not up to the situation in the right way. Of course, we also apologize to the racers, and that is, after all, the most we can do. ”Claire therefore acknowledged the mistakes, on which, of course, they intend to learn a lot:“ We admit mistakes and learn from them quickly. Malaysia was not our best dir
Teams want permanent numbers for racers

Teams want permanent numbers for racers

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At the next meeting of the strategic Formula One team, they will probably discuss that the racers will no longer have numbers according to the achievements of the teams from the previous year, but will race under the same race number again throughout their racing career. The race number should also be written in the super license, and the number itself could be assigned to the racers, or you could choose it yourself. At the previous meeting, team bosses (Christian Horner, Ross Brawn, Martin Whitmarsh, Stegfano Domenicali, Claire Williams and Eric Boullier) agreed that a permanent number would be a good choice for Formula One. The next meeting is expected to follow on December XNUMX, and the adoption of the said draft rule is expected, which would also be written in the FIA ​​agreement by Charlie Whiting. Of course for t