With the longest ever grand prix career now behind him, and half a season into his new foray, Rubens Barrichello is still not willing to say he is done with F1 quite yet.
“I think there is still a way back,” he said in an interview with Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport. Read more... (528 words, estimated 2:07 mins reading time)
Williams’ driver lineup will “definitely” remain in place this year, team shareholder and executive director Toto Wolff insists.
He joked that a change of policy will happen “when the sun falls from the sky,” according to Speed Week. Read more... (282 words, estimated 1:08 mins reading time)
Toto Wolff, a shareholder and now Williams’ new executive director, has ruled out testing the famous British team’s 2012 car. Read more... (202 words, estimated 48 secs reading time)
Valtteri Bottas is staking his claim on a race seat at Williams in 2013.
The Finn, who is the British team’s reserve and morning practice driver, was marginally faster than Williams racer and Spanish grand prix winner Pastor Maldonado early on Friday at the Hungaroring. Reigning GP3 champion Bottas, 22, was keen to underline his achievement, telling the Finnish broadcaster MTV3: “There was no (specification) difference between the (two) cars.” Read more... (222 words, estimated 53 secs reading time)
Williams has finally confirmed reports Toto Wolff is ramping up his role with the Grove based team.
Even before chairman Adam Parr left the team recently, F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone said he thinks “people like Toto Wolff should get more control” at Williams. Read more... (129 words, estimated 31 secs reading time)
Susie Wolff is sure she will get more chances to prove her skills in an F1 car.
Some insiders saw the serious injuries sustained by Maria de Villota during a recent straight-line test for Marussia as a major setback for F1′s other female driver. But Wolff, who is a test driver for Williams, remains scheduled to drive the FW34 in October. Read more... (258 words, estimated 1:02 mins reading time)
Williams co-owner Toto Wolff has slammed rumours Damon Hill is being lined up to be the famous British team’s new boss. Read more... (154 words, estimated 37 secs reading time)
At least three teams are going ahead with the young driver test at Silverstone this week.
With November’s Abu Dhabi plans up in the air, there had been uncertainty the Silverstone alternative was going ahead at all until HRT said Chinese driver Ma Qing Hua will be running on Thursday and Friday. The French-language news agency AFP now reports that Williams and Marussia will also be in action. Read more... (149 words, estimated 36 secs reading time)
Eighteen years after Ayrton Senna’s death, Sir Frank Williams has finally removed the ‘S’-logo tribute from the nose of his Grove-built single seaters.
Ever since that fateful day at Imola in 1994, Williams’ small and silent tribute to the great Brazilian has been visible to eagle-eyed spectators. Read more... (278 words, estimated 1:07 mins reading time)
Sir Frank Williams has revealed he is back at the helm at his famous British F1 team.
Although still the major shareholder and team principal, the now 70-year-old had taken a step back at the Oxfordshire based team, including stepping down from the board. He had expressed great faith in the abilities of Adam Parr, but Williams’ chairman surprised the F1 world by resigning early this season. Williams told F1′s official website on Wednesday that he is now back in charge. Read more... (236 words, estimated 57 secs reading time)