Mark Gillan, chief operations engineer, has left Williams.
Citing the confirmation of a team spokeswoman, Reuters news agency reports that Gillan – who only joined the famous British team just over a year ago – wants to “spend more time with his family”. Read more... (95 words, estimated 23 secs reading time)
Valtteri Bottas insists securing a contract to race a Williams in 2013 would not change his life. The young Finn, who this year has been testing on Fridays for the famous British team, is waiting to know if he will debut as expected alongside Pastor Maldonado next year. Read more... (240 words, estimated 58 secs reading time)
Pastor Maldonado has revealed he wants to stay at Williams in 2013.
With his PDVSA backing and Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez freshly re-elected, the Barcelona winner’s place at the great British team was considered firmly secure. But he surprised the paddock in Japan last weekend by admitting he might switch teams for 2013. Read more... (104 words, estimated 25 secs reading time)
Pastor Maldonado has admitted there is “a chance” he will switch teams ahead of the 2013 season. Read more... (180 words, estimated 43 secs reading time)
Bruno Senna on Thursday declared himself fully fit, a day after media reports revealed the Brazilian suffered burns to his back in Singapore last weekend.
News of the burns followed his retirement on the last lap of the arduous city night race, shortly after the KERS unit in his Williams car failed. Read more... (126 words, estimated 30 secs reading time)
Bruno Senna suffered burns to his back in last Sunday’s Singapore grand prix, the Williams team has revealed.
The Brazilian driver retired from the night race on the last lap, several laps after the KERS unit failed in his FW34 car. Read more... (97 words, estimated 23 secs reading time)
A 21-year-old Dutchman could be a regular in the F1 paddock next year.
Last Friday, we reported the rumour from the Singapore paddock that Renault World Series driver Robin Frijns has lined up a F1 reserve driver role for 2013. De Telegraaf newspaper reports that the possible destination teams are Sauber and Williams. The report said Sauber could give him a cockpit for the Abu Dhabi young driver test, before announcing him as a full-time test driver for 2013. Read more... (129 words, estimated 31 secs reading time)
Valtteri Bottas has admitted he is very keen to end his reserve duties and join the F1 grid as soon as possible. Read more... (368 words, estimated 1:28 mins reading time)
Toto Wolff on Monday admitted he hopes Pastor Maldonado stays with Williams in 2013.
Venezuelan Maldonado, although winning in Barcelona earlier this year, has been a highly controversial figure on the 2012 grid. Bringing millions in backing to the famous British team, the 27-year-old is often fast and impressive, but he has also been involved in numerous on-track incidents. Wolff, the team’s shareholder and new executive director, insisted Maldonado is “extremely fast”. Read more... (272 words, estimated 1:05 mins reading time)
Williams has provided an interesting insight into the sport’s Concorde Agreement negotiations so far.
Most teams have now signed up with Bernie Ecclestone for 2013 and beyond; the exceptions being Mercedes, Marussia and HRT. Because Williams is listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange, it must publicly publish its financial results. Read more... (110 words, estimated 26 secs reading time)