You’ve worked hard your whole life, or you made your money the American way, by inheriting most of it. You like speed and deserve nice things. But the idea of a new Porsche 911 bores you, and buying a used one is for plebes—no matter how good it is. You need something better, more special. So you turn your eyes to …
Williams Martini Racing finally showed off their 2017 Formula One car in the flesh. Unlike the renders unveiled earlier, the 2017 Williams FW40 now features a giant Martini billboard riding on its engine cover.
Behold, our very first look at one of the 2017 Formula One cars. This is the 2017 Williams Mercedes FW40, named after its the team’s 40th year in Formula One, per Autosport. Naturally, it’s a looker, given the team’s sharp Martini livery and the car’s new wider tires.
The Mercedes Formula One team confirmed that their technical-side Executive Director Paddy Lowe will be leaving the team after three and a half years. His likely (though still unconfirmed) destination is Williams, reports NBC Sports. Williams has to receive someone in exchange for letting Finnish driver Valtteri…
The Williams Formula One team doesn’t just want more money to agree to let their driver Valtteri Bottas take Nico Rosberg’s seat at Mercedes. They also demand an experienced driver to take Bottas’ seat, reports BBC Sport. Otherwise, they’re left with the youngest guy on the grid and whoever they can pull from every…
This weekend is Brazilian Formula One driver Felipe Massa’s last Brazilian Grand Prix after 248 races. Williams team sponsor and iconic-livery-haver Martini gave their name-space on the Williams cars to Massa to thank one of the longest-running faces on the Formula One grid for many years of racing.
After Formula One instituted an 18-year minimum age limit (thanks, Verstappen), newly-signed, currently-17-year-old Williams Formula One driver Lance Stroll can only be the second youngest driver in Formula One. Eh, that’s still pretty impressive.
Formula One teams transform their garages into exceedingly tidy apartments for each race, with storage space for items you’d never think to give its own little cubbyhole. We walked through Williams’ space, and here’s how they explained their garage/suite works on a race weekend.
One of the longest-running drivers in Formula One announced his retirement today ahead of the Italian Grand Prix. Williams driver Felipe Massa will be moving on at the end of 2016. The 35-year-old won 11 Grands Prix in his career. The season finale at Abu Dhabi will be his 250th and final F1 race.
Four tires in 1.92 seconds is ludicrous even by Formula 1's madcap standards of speed.
In an incident Williams head of performance engineering Rob Smedley called “a shitty set of circumstances,” Valtteri Bottas’ Williams F1 car kicked up a drain cover at the new Baku track. The cover damaged Bottas’ car during the final practice session for the race and sent debris flying towards nearby marshals.
See that ‘Roadkill Hedgehog’ sticker on Senna’s 1993 McLaren MP4/8? It was his message to Williams and their very fast Frenchman Alain Prost.
Jaguar Land Rover intends to put fully electric cars on the market in the long run, and there’s no better way to develop their technology than to go back to racing with their old pals at Williams. We can only approve.
Susie Wolff will retire at the end of the season. By the manner in which this news has been greeted, one would imagine the announcement had been made by one of the all-time greats. There has been an outpouring of emotion, of platitudes and sadness.
Williams Formula One driver Valtteri Bottas cut across into a turn in Russia and was knocked out of position by Ferrari’s Kimi Räikkönen. While Kimi received a 30 second penalty for that, the incident cost Bottas a solid top ten finish in Russia. Now it’s Bottas’ turn to take the inside line and knock Räikkönen out of…
I stepped into Sir Frank Williams’ complex expecting to see Felipe Massa’s Formula One car in bits and pieces, but my visit revealed that their engineering department would make Tony Stark run for his money.
Much like IndyCar, Formula One has also threatened to split multiple times, but for one crucial moment - ahead of it American counterpart - it did go separate ways for a few races. This is the story of the F1 series that never was.
If you ask Jaguar, they say the C-X75 is still a no go. If you ask the people who actually designed and built the car, they say if anybody, Agent 007 just might be able to push it into production. Take your bets!
Take your bets now! I only drove her from the airport to the airport hotel’s parking lot here in Birmingham so far, but the next time I jump in it, I’ll have to take her to Edinburgh. Everything is on the wrong side, I can’t see out of it, 380 horsepower. Yep.
Williams’ Valtteri Bottas had a bit of an oops during the Belgian Grand Prix. They had three yellow-banded soft tires and one white-banded medium. Mixing compounds is not allowed, plus Pirelli makes it really easy to spot when you’ve got the wrong one via color codes.