For the past five years, Williams has had one of the only good looking Formula One cars on the grid. Their main sponsor has been Martini, who dressed up the car in their classic, aesthetically pleasing stripes. Sadly, Martini will step away from F1 entirely after the 2018 season is done, so no one can have the…
Most racing fans aren’t huge fans of the aesthetics of the halo—Formula One’s new cockpit protection device which envelopes a driver’s upper body in a big flip-flop-looking thing. But they’re so here for the classic livery of Williams’ main sponsor Martini. Friends, this is what I call a missed opportunity.
Singer, the California-based company that “restores and reimagines” Porsche 911s made between 1989 to 1994, has been working with Williams Advanced Engineering (of Formula One fame), Michelin, Brembo, BBS Motorsport and others to offer new “lightweight services” for owners of classic Porsche 911s. The results are…
One of the few good things to happen this year was Porsche perfectionists Singer teamed up with William Advanced Engineering (yes, the Formula One Williams) to make a new air-cooled, naturally-aspirated, 9,000 RPM, 500-horsepower 4.0-liter flat six. Finally, we can hear it yarp.
Haas Formula One driver Romain Grosjean had a brown-shorts moment when he ran wide heading out of Circuit of the Americas’ faster-than-anyone-thinks Turn 19, where he encountered a surprise from Lance Stroll’s Williams car in his path.
Williams almost had to fork over a €10,000 fine for being three seconds late turning in a tire used in Free Practice 1 on Friday. Three seconds. Holy crap, man. I thought my friends laid on the guilt trip when I show up late to things, but this is a whole ‘nother level.
Lance Stroll’s Williams Formula One car became an out-of-control torpedo after a right front tire problem, sending him off-roading through the gravel trap. If that wasn’t terrifying enough, his car popped out right as Daniel Ricciardo’s Red Bull was passing by. Behold, the near miss of the year.
Formula One is back! One of the hottest silly season rumors to come out of F1's first weekend back racing is that Williams might offer bad luck man Fernando Alonso a seat, reports Auto Motor und Sport. Williams! A team with a functional engine! Holy crap, please let this be true.
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.