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Abu Dhabi GP: Williams Martini Grand Prix Preview
In what is the final race of the 2017 Formula One season the Williams Martini team moves to the Yas Marina circuit for the 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. This race will mark the end of the Formula One career for Felipe Massa as well as the last race in rookie Lance Stroll's first season of Formula One. It is for this reason that the Williams team is hopeful of ending the season on a high note for both drivers as well as ensyring they finish the season in fifth position in the championship.
Brazilian GP: Massa secures points in final home race
In what was his final home race Williams Martini driver Felipe Massa would finish in 7th place securing further points for the Williams team. Felipe would describe his race as perfect seeing him finish ahead of Alonso and been the best of the rest. For team-mate Lance Stroll his race was the opposite struggling with having to start from 16th as well as having to run an older spec engine. During the race he would flat spot his tyre adding to his issues. For the Williams team the points scored would see them maintain their 5th in the championship.
Brazilian GP: Qualifying disappointing for Williams Martini
Qualifying for the 2017 Brazilian GP would turn out to be a somewhat disappointing session for the Williams Martini team even with one of their drivers making it into the final period. For Lance Stroll he would get out late in the first period after an engine change but would only set a time good enough for 18th. For team-mate Felipe Massa he would quite easily make it into the final period only to have to abort his first run after getting mixed up with another car and then only managing 10th on his second. A somewhat disappointing result especially in light of the fact that it is Felipe's last Brazilian GP and to start higfher on the grid would have been great for the Brazilian.
Brazilian GP: Frustrating FP3 for Williams Martini
The final practice session for the 2017 Brazilian GP would be a frustrating time for the Williams Martini team. Firstly they would have to cope with the retirement of Lance Stroll out on the track with a loss of power. He had yet to set a time prior to the failure. As for team-mate Felipe Massa his final option tyre run would be ruined when he was to come across another car that had spun forcing him to abort his lap. Felipe would finish the session in 12th. Not the results that the team would have hope for going into qualifying.
Brazilian GP: Productive FP2 for Williams Martini
In what was a productive session for the Williams Martini team the second Friday practice session would see Felipe Massa again finish in the top ten this time being 8th. For team-mate Lance Stroll he would drop down the order a few places finishing in 14th. Hopefully the team can find some pace overnight as find those few extra tenths in order to maintian their position in the midfield.
Brazilian GP: Massa encouraging 7th in FP1
The opening Friday practice for the 2017 Brazilian GP would see the Williams Martini team finish with their drivers in 7th and 11th. Felipe Massa would finish ahead of team-mate Lance Stroll with both drivers setting their quickest times on the super soft tyre. Lance would spend a considerable longer time on the track as he comes to grips with the Interlagos circuit. Overall and encouraging start to the weekend.
Brazilian GP: Williams Martini Grand Prix Preview
The Williams Martini team moves to the Interlagos circuit for the 2017 Brazilian GP. It is a special race for the team as it marks the final home race for Feipe Massa. The team is hoping to see a result that will allow Felipe to take away good memories. For team-mate Lance Stroll he is keen to get to the track and experience the Brazilian atmosphere. For the Williams team they are hoping to secure a result that will allow them to retain their fifth place in the championship.
Massa to leave Williams Martini Racing
After a lengthy period of speculation as to his future the Williams Martini team confirmed that Felipe Massa will be leaving the team at the end of the 2017 Formula One season. Felipe has been with the Williams team for four years and was meant to have left the team back in 2016 but the departure of Valtteri Bottas saw Felipe stay with the team for 2017. As for who will replace him the team stated that they will announce their 2018 driver line-up in due course.
Mexican GP: Stroll finishes an excellent sixth
The results of the 2017 Mexican GP would see Williams Martini driver Lance Stroll finish in an excellent 6th having run as high as 4th. But the race for team-mate Felipe Massa was ruined by him been forced to make an early pit stop due to a slow puncture picked up at the start of the race. Felipe would recover to be tenth but would drop out of the points late in the race. Despite this Lance's 6th was a great result for the Williams team further consolidating their position in the championship.
Mexican GP: Williams Martini qualifying good for race
The Williams Martini team would see their drivers finish in 11th and 12th in qualifying for the 2017 Mexican GP. Felipe Massa would finish ahead of team-mate Lance Stroll with the session seeing both drivers hampered by yellow flags forcing them to abort their first runs in Q2. After that both Felipe Massa and Lance Stroll would only get one run seeing them achieve the positions they did. But their starting positions will see them have the choice of tyre and their race pace should enable both drivers to look for points in Sunday's race.
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