Brazilian GP: Another frustrating race for Williams Martini
The results for the 2018 Brazilian GP would again see the Williams Martini come away with a result which was far away fromn what they hoped for. Sergey Sirotkin and Lance Stroll would finish in 16th and 18th two laps behind the leaders. It was a race that saw the team tyre strategy fail to produce the expected perofrmance with both drivers suffer tyre degredation and losing places as a result. A race of survival where all the team could achieve was to get both cars to the end of the race.
Brazilian GP: Encouraging Qualifying for Williams Martini
Qualifying for the 2018 Brazilian GP would see an encouraging result for the Williams Martini team. Sergey Sirotkin was able to get into the second period of qualifying and would finish the session in 15th. For team-mate Lance Stroll his session was not as productive finishing in 19th. Sergey will start the race in 14th as a result of other drivers grid penalties. Sunday's race is another opportunity for the Williams team to secure further points, in particular with Sergey, but again it will be a up hill task.
Brazilian GP: FP3 sees mixed result for Williams Martini
The final Saturday practice for the 2018 Brazilian GP would see the Williams Martini team achieve a bit of a mixed result with Sergey Sirotkin finishing in 15th and Lance Stroll 17th. It was a session that would see both drivers using used soft tyres early on prior to switching to the supersoft tyre for additional runs. But in what was assumed to be their qualifying simulations neither driver would improve. If they can reverse this in qualifuong there is a chance that one if not both drivers can make it into Q2. Sergey certainly is very close in terms of his times to achieving this.
Brazilian GP: FP2 sees more of the same for Williams Martini
The second Friday practice session for the 2018 Brazilian GP would see the Williams Martini team produce results that were in line with thei8r current level of performance. Sergey Sirotkin and Lance Stroll would finish in 16th and 18th after a session that would see the pair complete supersoft tyre runs followed by longer runs on both the supersoft, soft and medium tyres.
Brazilian GP: Positive FP1 for Williams Martini
The opening Friday practice for the 2018 Brazilian GP would see the Williams Martini team have a positive start to the wqeekend with their drivers finishing in 14th and 17th positions. Lance Stroll would finish ahead of team-mate Sergey Sirotkin with both drivers having several runs on new supersoft tyres followed by a longer run on the same tyre late in the session.
Brazilian GP: Williams Martini Grand Prix Preview
The penultimate round of the 2018 Formula One championship sees the Williams Martini team move to Brazil for the 2018 Brazilian GP. For team driver Sergey Sirotkin this is his first visit to the circuit while for team-mate Lance Stroll it is his second race. Again the team is hoping to come away with an improved result as the difficult 2018 season draws to a close.
Rob Smedley to leave Williams
Williams confirmed that Rob Smedley will leave the team at the end of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship season. Rob joined the team in 2014 as Head of Performance Engineering, making his first appearance at the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Mexican GP: Another difficult race for Williams Martini
The results of the 2018 Mexican GP would see the Williams Martini team drivers finish in 12th and 13th with Lance Stroll leading team-mate Sergey Sirotkin. The team, like many o0thers, would struggle with their tyre management so from that perspective both drivers would pleased with their performances. But in the overall results both drivers would still finish two laps behind the leaders. On top of this the team would receive a fine for an unsafe release of Lance in one of his pit stops which would see a mechanic knocked over thankfully escaping injury.
Mexican GP: Can't get any worse for Williams Martini
Qualifying for the 2018 Mexican GP would see the Williams Martini team again suffer the worst result possible with both drivers finishing last in the field. Lance Stroll would finish in 19th while team-mate Sergey Sirotkin was one place behind in 20th. Neither driver was able to get a good lap on their final run on the hypersoft tyre. Sunday's race is again going to be challenging as they start from the rear of the grid.
Mexican GP: Williams Martini still down the times in FP2
The second Friday practice session for the 2018 Mexican GP would see the Williams Martini team finish with their drivers in 16th and 18th. Lance Stroll would reverse the positions from FP1 this time ahead of Sergey Sirotkin. The team would continue to work on issues with tyres with the drivers sharing the tyre testing with Lance focusing on the ultrasoft and Sergey the superosft.