Japanese Grand Prix Race

Valtteri Bottas finished sixth and Felipe Massa seventh as the Japanese Grand Prix started, and ended, behind the safety car. As the track conditions improved the race began but both drivers struggled on the intermediate tyres in tricky conditions. The race ended early due to an accident involving Jules Bianchi, and the team’s thoughts and hopes are with him and […]

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Japanese Grand Prix Qualifying

Valtteri Bottas qualified third for the sixth time this season with Felipe Massa fourth after a strong qualifying session for WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING. Valtteri and Felipe were third and fourth throughout all three sessions, closing the gap to the Mercedes pair ahead. Rob Smedley, Head of Performance Engineering: Today has been a really good day’s work. The team have all […]

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Japanese Grand Prix Practice

Objectives: Set-up work, tyre runs, and aero evaluations. Xevi Pujolar, Chief Race Engineer: In FP1 we did a number of different aerodynamic tests across the two cars including front wing comparisons and tested some development floor and front brake duct components. Following this we picked the best configuration for FP2 when we switched our focus to tyre work. Valtteri was […]

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