FW35

The Williams FW35 was a Formula One racing car designed and built by the Williams team for use in the 2013 Formula One season. It was driven by Pastor Maldonado and 2011 GP3 Series champion Valtteri Bottas in his Formula One debut. The car was launched on 19 February at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain, with the team using an interim version of the FW34 for the first test in Jerez de la Frontera. This was also the team's last season using a Renault engine before a new long term deal with Mercedes was activated for 2014.

After an impressive 2012, which saw the team pick up their first win since 2004 at the Spanish Grand Prix, 2013 was a massive disaster for the team, similar to 2011. The team was eliminated in Q1 mostly along with Marussia and Caterham, and failed to score a point until Hungary, when Maldonado finished 10th. Bottas, on the other hand, qualified an impressive third in Canada, but could only finish 14th, and he failed to score a point until Austin, when he finished 8th. The team finished 9th in the Constructors’ Championship, with 5 points, their equal-worst season.

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Results

YearRoundCountryDriverGrid PosFinish PosResult
20131Australian Grand PrixPastor Maldonado1721Spun off
20131Australian Grand PrixValtteri Bottas1614+1 Lap
20132Malaysian Grand PrixPastor Maldonado1619Retired
20132Malaysian Grand PrixValtteri Bottas1811Finished
20133Chinese Grand PrixPastor Maldonado1414Finished
20133Chinese Grand PrixValtteri Bottas1613Finished
20134Bahrain Grand PrixPastor Maldonado1711Finished
20134Bahrain Grand PrixValtteri Bottas1514Finished
20135Spanish Grand PrixPastor Maldonado1714+1 Lap
20135Spanish Grand PrixValtteri Bottas1616+1 Lap
20136Monaco Grand PrixPastor Maldonado1620Collision
20136Monaco Grand PrixValtteri Bottas1412Finished
20137Canadian Grand PrixPastor Maldonado1316+2 Laps
20137Canadian Grand PrixValtteri Bottas314+1 Lap
20138British Grand PrixPastor Maldonado1511Finished
20138British Grand PrixValtteri Bottas1612Finished
20139German Grand PrixPastor Maldonado1815Finished
20139German Grand PrixValtteri Bottas1716+1 Lap
201310Hungarian Grand PrixPastor Maldonado1510+1 Lap
201310Hungarian Grand PrixValtteri Bottas1620Hydraulics
201311Belgian Grand PrixPastor Maldonado1717+1 Lap
201311Belgian Grand PrixValtteri Bottas2015Finished
201312Italian Grand PrixPastor Maldonado1414Finished
201312Italian Grand PrixValtteri Bottas1815Finished
201313Singapore Grand PrixPastor Maldonado1811Finished
201313Singapore Grand PrixValtteri Bottas1613Finished
201314Korean Grand PrixPastor Maldonado1813Finished
201314Korean Grand PrixValtteri Bottas1712Finished
201315Japanese Grand PrixPastor Maldonado1516+1 Lap
201315Japanese Grand PrixValtteri Bottas1317+1 Lap
201316Indian Grand PrixPastor Maldonado1812Finished
201316Indian Grand PrixValtteri Bottas1516+1 Lap
201317Abu Dhabi Grand PrixPastor Maldonado1411Finished
201317Abu Dhabi Grand PrixValtteri Bottas1515+1 Lap
201318United States Grand PrixPastor Maldonado1717+1 Lap
201318United States Grand PrixValtteri Bottas98Finished
201319Brazilian Grand PrixPastor Maldonado1616+1 Lap
201319Brazilian Grand PrixValtteri Bottas1321Accident