Azerbaijan GP: Stroll out-qualifies Massa
The result so fqualifying for the 2017 Azerbaijan GP would see both Williams Martini drivers finish in the top ten. But what was out of the ordinary was the fact that rookie Lance Stroll had finished ahead of team-mate Felipe Massa. It was a great result from both drivers and puts them in a good position for Sundays race in terms of the opportunity to score points.
Azerbaijan GP: Williams Martini drivers in top ten in FP3
In what was an encouraging result for the Williams Martini team both team drivers would finish in the top ten in the final practice session for the 2017 Azerbaijan GP. Felipe Massa would finish in 7th while team-mate Lance Stroll was 9th. Both drivers had set their times using the super soft tyre. If they can continue their pace in practice qualifying is looking very positive.
Azerbaijan GP: Williams Martini Grand Prix Preview
The Williams Martini team returns to the Baku circuit for the 2017 Azerbijan GP. This will be the teams second visit to this circuit, a circuit that runs around the city's centre. For team driver Felipe Massa he is looking to put behind him the disappointment of Canada while for team-mate Lance Stroll he is aiming to add to his first points scoring result. For Lance it will be a new experience having not run at this track before.
Canadian GP: Stroll scores first F1 points
The 2017 Canadian GP would see Williams Martini driver Lance Stroll score his first points in Formula One with a 9th place finish in the race. This result was made even more satisfying because it was at his home race. His race would see him pit early and then move back up through the field passing several more expereinced drivers in the process. For team-mate Felipe Massa his race could not have been anymore different with Felipe suffering a DNF as a result of another car coliding with his on the first lap. A positive race for the Williams Martini team with Lance's first points but the result could have been even better.
Canadian GP: Mixed qualifying for Williams Martini
Qualifying for the 2017 Canadian GP would see the Williams Martini team achieve a mixed result with their drivers qualifying at opposite ends of the grid. Felipe Massa would produce a great result finishing the session in 7th. For team-mate Lance Stroll his qualifying would see him only manage 17th but he would suffer from various issues including not taking on a second set of ultra soft tyres as welll as a yellow flag near the end of the period. Despite this Lance is optimistic about Sunday's race while on Felipe's side of the garage a points scoring result is quite likely.
Canadian GP: Massa 7th fastest in FP3 for Williams Martini
The final practice session for the 2017 Canadain GP would see another mixed result for the Williams Martini team. Felipe Massa would set a time that would see him 7th late in the session. But for team-mate Lance Stroll, despite using the ultra soft tyre, he would again struggle to move away from the bottom of the times ending in a disappointing 18th. Qualifying should see Massa through into Q3 but for Stroll it is going to be difficult to get past Q1.
Canadian GP: Massa top six for Williams Martini after Friday
Friday practice for the 2017 Canadian GP would see the Williams Martini team come away with a positive start to the weeekend. Felipe Massa would finish in sixth after the two sessions feeling very happy with the feeling of his car. For team-mate Lance Stroll he would finish well down the order in 17th after his Friday runs using the super soft tyre. Having not been to this circuit before he spent the session learning the circuit. The team had several upgrades for the weekend that both drivers would work through.
Canadian GP: Williams Martini Grand Prix Preview
The Williams Martini team moves to the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for the 2017 Canadian GP. This circuit has seen a successful history for the Williams team and as such is a favourite. For the Williams team the most noteable feature of the weekend is the fact that it is the home race for team driver Lance Stroll. For team-mate Felipe Massa this is a circuit where he has driven many times. It is expected that this circuit should be one where the FW40 can perform well allowing the team to look at securing more points.
Monaco GP: Massa secures 9th for Williams Martini
The results of the 2017 Monaco GP would see the Williams Martini team secure a 9th place finish from Felipe Massa. Having started the race well outside the top ten to finish in 9th was a great effort. Drivers would retire around him but Felipe was able to bring his car home on this difficult track. For team-mate Lance Stroll he would run well down the order and would retire his car in the pits. The Williams team should leave Monaco satisfied with the result that they were able to achieve. But there is still a lot of work to do for Lance as he still comes to grips with driving a 2017 Formula One car.
Monaco GP: Disappointing qualifying for Williams Martini
Qualifying for the 2017 Monaco GP would be a disappointing session for the Williams Martini team. Neither driver would make it into the final period with Felipe Massa finishing 15th while team-mate Lance Stroll was 18th. Both drivers would have issues hindering their runs with Lance oinly able to complete one run stopping in his garage with a hydraulic issue. For Felipe his second run was looking to be quicker but a crash involving Vandoorne would see Felipe unable to complete his lap at speed seeing him fail to improve. But depite this neither driver had shown any real pace in the lead-up to qualifying so there lap times was not surprising.