Bruno Senna will be at the wheel of his Williams throughout the Monaco grand prix weekend.
Recently, the Brazilian has been giving up his seat to the team’s rising young reserve driver Valtteri Bottas on Friday mornings. Because the Finn is managed by team shareholder Toto Wolff, and with him recently bringing new sponsors Wihuri and Kempii to the livery of the FW24, speculation had suggested Bottas might soon replace struggling Senna altogether. Read more... (240 words, estimated 58 secs reading time)
The F1 car photographed amid the charred remains of Williams’ burnt-out garage in Barcelona will be back in action this weekend at Monaco. Read more... (162 words, estimated 39 secs reading time)
The oddest element of the 2012 season so far is that the unlikeliest of candidates could now be genuine title contenders.
Before the Spanish grand prix weekend, Pastor Maldonado was a commonly derided ‘pay driver’ with 500-1 odds of winning in Barcelona, and just a single point to his name in 2011. Now, he is F1′s newest pole-getter and race victor, and genuinely regarded as a potential contender for the world championship. Read more... (160 words, estimated 38 secs reading time)
Two days after winning in Spain, Williams is scrambling to put together the equipment it needs to contest next weekend’s Monaco grand prix, having lost a lot of equipment in a post-race garage fire. Read more... (322 words, estimated 1:17 mins reading time)
An Austrian influence is growing at Williams, the famous British F1 team. The team’s 15 per cent shareholder is Christian ‘Toto’ Wolff, and given Adam Parr’s recent departure he is now tipped as Sir Frank Williams’ natural successor. Read more... (157 words, estimated 38 secs reading time)
The day after marking its first win for eight years, the once-great Williams team is counting its losses.
“Everything in our garage is totally destroyed,” said team manager Dickie Stanford, who mere hours after holding aloft the constructors’ trophy on the podium found himself wielding a fire extinguisher. “Now I have to ensure that we have everything we need for Monte Carlo,” he told Auto Motor und Sport. Read more... (213 words, estimated 51 secs reading time)
Action at the Spanish Grand Prix was not confined to the race track. After the chequered flag had waved after Williams’first win since 2004, a major fire occurred in the British team’s garage. Read more... (129 words, estimated 31 secs reading time)
As ever, in the complex and political world of F1, the press has reacted with cynicism to the news Adam Parr is leaving Williams. Read more... (268 words, estimated 1:04 mins reading time)
Williams have announced that chairman Adam Parr has resigned and will step down this Friday after five years with the team.
A media statement said Sir Frank Williams “will continue to oversee the company with the support of” fellow shareholder Toto Wolff, chief executive Alex Burns and new chairman Nick Rose. Read more... (124 words, estimated 30 secs reading time)
Williams’ Nico Rosberg has spoken of his optimism for the season ahead despite dropping to sixth place in Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix.
The German lost some places towards the end of the race after his tyres began to drop off, but up to that point he and his Grove-based outfit were having a stellar weekend. Read more... (211 words, 1 image, estimated 51 secs reading time)