Italian GP: Williams Martini Grand Prix Preview
Just a week after the disappointment of the Belgian GP the Williams Martini team moves to the Monza circuit for the 2016 Italian GP. Both team drivers, Valtteri BOttas and Felipe Massa, enjoy the famous Monza circuit. After seeing their Force India rivals move ahead in the championships the Williams team is having to push hard for a good result on a circuit that should suit the FW38. 2015 saw a podium finish for the Williams team, will they be able to repeat this in 2016?
Belgian GP: Another disappointing race for Williams Martini
The 2016 Belgian GP would see the Williams Martini team suffer another disappointing result with Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa finishing in 8th and 10th. The results of the race would see Force India move ahead of the Williams team in the Constructors Championship. For Williams it was again a race that saw them struggle for pace as well as making some poor calls in regard to things such as pit stops.
Belgian GP: Problematic qualifying for Williams Martini
The Williams Martini team would suffer a disappointing qualifying session resulting in Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa only finishing in 8th and 10th. Both cars would suffer software issues during the first period of qualifying that would hamper their performance and affected the rest of the session. As a result both drivers, according to the team, would be a few grid positions below that which was expected. Now it comes down to Sunday's race where the team has to outscore their championship rivals. The team is confident that their long run pace has been encouraging which should help them during the race.
Belgian GP: FP2 one of those days for Williams Martini
The second Friday practice session for the 2016 Belgian GP would see the Williams Martini team have one of those days. The team would see both Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa finish well down the times being in 16th and 17th with Valtteri leading his team-mate. Valtteri would lose a lot of the session with an ECU issue. Overall a disappointing session for the Williams team with both drivers well off the pace with a big question hanging over their performances and whether they can improve significantly on Saturday.
Belgian GP: Uneventful FP1 for Williams Martini
In what was an uneventful session for the Williams Martini team the opening Friday practice session for the 2016 Belgian GP would see their drivers finish in 9th and 12th. Valtteri Bottas would lead his team-mate Felipe Massa in the session with both drivers working through runs on the medium and soft tyres as the team worked through their programme for the session.
Belgian GP: Williams Martini Grand Prix Preview
With the end of the mid-season summer break the Williams Martini team now moves to the famous Spa circuit for the 2016 Belgian GP. After a series of disappointing results in the last few races the Williams team is hoping to secure an improved result at a circuit that should favour them with its long straights and high power demands. For both Williams drivers Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa it is a circuit where they have achived good results in the past and are hopeful of repeating this in 2016.
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Massa not just talking to Williams
The 2016 F1 season has seen the Williams team have limited results with Felipe Massa currently behind his team-mate Valtteri Bottas in the Drivers championship. With his contract with the Williams team ending in 2016 there has been much discussion as to where Felipe will be in 2017. Felipe has spoken as to how he is taking not just to the Williams team about his 2017 future.
Williams evaluating options for 2017
Discussions in regard to the Williams Martini teams driver line-up for the 2017 season have increased with various options open to the team. In recent races the performance of the teams 2016 drivers Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa have draw the inevitable views that the team will be looking for replacements for one or both for 2017. Various drivers names have risen to the top of the list as far as who Williams are considering including Jenson Button and Sergio Perez.
German GP: Bottas 9th for Williams Martini
It what was another frustrating race for the Williams Martini team only seeing one of their drivers cross the finish line with Valtteri Bottas finishing in a disappointing 9th. Team-mate Felipe Massa would retire with the team telling him to stop after reviewing damage to the rear of his car after been hit early in the race. Valtteri was looking at a possible 7th place finish but a two stop strategy saw him struggle at the end of the race allowing several drivers to get past. The results would see their Force India rivals close the gap in the championship.