Lance Stroll to join Williams in 2017?
With the retirement of Felipe Massa from Formula One at the end of the 2016 season it has opened the door to a full-time drive at the Williams Martini team in 2017. One driver whose name has come to prominence is that of Lance Stroll.
Singapore GP: Zero points for Williams Martini
The result of the 2016 Singapore Grand Prix would see the Williams Martini team fail to achieve any points with only one car finishing the race down in twelfth. Felipe Massa would finish a lap down in twelfth while Valtteri Bottas would retire in his garage. For Valtteri his race would go wrong at the first corner after having made contact with another car seeing him suffer a rear puncture as well as rear bodywork damage as a result. The Williams team was hoping to extend their lead over Force India but this was not to be.
Singapore GP: Difficult qualifying for Williams Martini
Qualifying for the 2016 Singapore GP would see the Williams Martini drivers finish in 11th and 12th, right behind their championship rivals Force India. Valtteri Bottas would finish ahead of Felipe Massa but both drivers would be hindered by yellow flags that were shown as a result of an accident out on the circuit. At least both Williams drivers will be able to start the race on their choice of tyres for Sunday's race which should help with strategy.
Singapore GP: Little improvement for Williams Martini in FP3
The final practice session for the 2016 Singapore GP would see Williams Martini drivers Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa finish in 10th and 14th. Another disappointing result for the Williams team with neither driver close to the quickest times. The only change was that in this session Valtteri would lead team-mate Felipe in the times. Their pace would raise questions as to whether both drivers would make it into the final period of qualifying.
Singapore GP: Williams Martini outside the top ten in FP2
The second Friday practice sessionfor the 2016 Singapore GP would see both Williams Mrtini drivers finish outside the top ten. Felipe Massa would again lead his team-mate finishing in 14th while Valtteri Bottas was 15th. Both drivers would finish over 2.5 seconds off the quickest time. Despite this the Williams team would comment that there lack of performance compare to other teams was not something of major concern given their fuel and engine settings. Saturday practice will confirm how accurate such statements are.
Singapore GP: Massa 9th for Williams Martini in FP1
The opening Friday practice session for the 2016 Singapore GP would be a low key session for the Williams Martin team. Felipe Massa would finish ahead of his team-mate in 9th while Valtteri Bottas would be 14th. It was a session that saw the Williams team focus on runs on the superosft tyre. It was not a session that saw the Williams team looking for outright pace sticking with the supersoft tyre for the session while the majority of those in front were on the ultrasoft tyre.
Singapore GP: Williams Martini Grand Prix Preview
As the Williams Martini team completes the last of their European races they now commence a series of flyaway races starting with the 2016 Singapore GP. For the Williams team it is a circuit that will see them having to contend with not only a night race but also a circuit that requires high low speed grip and and high braking loads. It is a circuit that has seen the Williams team have some success in the past so they are hopeful of again coming home with further points that will see them able to improve their position over their championship rivals.
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Italian GP: Williams Martini reclaims 4th in championship
The results of the 2016 Italian GP would see the Williams Martini team reclaim 4th in the championship with Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa finishing in 6th while team-mate Felipe Massa was 9th. Not a stunning race for the Williams team but they came away with what was probably the best result that they could have hoped for. Those in front of Valtteri simply had the pace to end any hopes of a repeat podium for the Williams team.
Italian GP: Bottas 5th for Williams Martini in Qualifying
Qualifying for the 2016 Italian GP would be a mixed session for the Williams Martini team with Valtteri Bottas finishing in an excellent 5th but team-mate Felipe Massa would be fail to get into the final period finishing in 11th. Despite not making it into the top ten Felipe will have a choice of tyres for Sunday's race. Overall a result that will allow the Williams team to work on scoring further points to get them back in front of Force India.