The History of Williams – 2016

Williams Martini Racing – 138(5)
Year Points(Position) Car Driver Chassis Engine
2016 53(11) 19 Felipe Massa FW38 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid
85(8) 77 Valtteri Bottas

A year of stability for the team and a third year for the line-up of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas with the championship being won by Williams old boy Nico Rosberg.

This season saw Williams slip down the order in the constructors championship with only one podium for Bottas in Canada. The eam cam fifth falling behind other Mercedes customer Force India.

Towards the end of the year it became clear that the team were lining up Lance Stroll to replace Massa for 2017. Massa, seeing the writing on the wall chose to retire leading to a very touching scenes in Brazil. However, the retirement of Rosberg after his championship win and Williams releasing Bottas to replace him meant the Massa would return in 2017.

One particular highlight of the year was that Williams took the DHL Fastest Pitstop Award for 2016 an incredible 14 times. The team had worked hard over the winter to improve on their pitstops and the hard work was well rewarded.

Results

YearRoundCountryDriverGrid PosFinish PosResult
20161Australian Grand PrixFelipe Massa65Finished
20161Australian Grand PrixValtteri Bottas168Finished
20162Bahrain Grand PrixFelipe Massa78+1 Lap
20162Bahrain Grand PrixValtteri Bottas69+1 Lap
20163Chinese Grand PrixFelipe Massa106Finished
20163Chinese Grand PrixValtteri Bottas510Finished
20164Russian Grand PrixFelipe Massa45Finished
20164Russian Grand PrixValtteri Bottas24Finished
20165Spanish Grand PrixFelipe Massa188Finished
20165Spanish Grand PrixValtteri Bottas75Finished
20166Monaco Grand PrixFelipe Massa1410+1 Lap
20166Monaco Grand PrixValtteri Bottas1012+1 Lap
20167Canadian Grand PrixFelipe Massa820Retired
20167Canadian Grand PrixValtteri Bottas73Finished
20168European Grand PrixFelipe Massa510Finished
20168European Grand PrixValtteri Bottas86Finished
20169Austrian Grand PrixFelipe Massa1020Brakes
20169Austrian Grand PrixValtteri Bottas79+1 Lap
201610British Grand PrixFelipe Massa1211+1 Lap
201610British Grand PrixValtteri Bottas614+1 Lap
201611Hungarian Grand PrixFelipe Massa1818+2 Laps
201611Hungarian Grand PrixValtteri Bottas109+1 Lap
201612German Grand PrixFelipe Massa1022Suspension
201612German Grand PrixValtteri Bottas79+1 Lap
201613Belgian Grand PrixFelipe Massa1010Finished
201613Belgian Grand PrixValtteri Bottas88Finished
201614Italian Grand PrixFelipe Massa119Finished
201614Italian Grand PrixValtteri Bottas56Finished
201615Singapore Grand PrixFelipe Massa1112+1 Lap
201615Singapore Grand PrixValtteri Bottas1020Overheating
201616Malaysian Grand PrixFelipe Massa1013+1 Lap
201616Malaysian Grand PrixValtteri Bottas115Finished
201617Japanese Grand PrixFelipe Massa129Finished
201617Japanese Grand PrixValtteri Bottas1110Finished
201618United States Grand PrixFelipe Massa97+1 Lap
201618United States Grand PrixValtteri Bottas816+1 Lap
201619Mexican Grand PrixFelipe Massa99Finished
201619Mexican Grand PrixValtteri Bottas88Finished
201620Brazilian Grand PrixFelipe Massa1318Collision
201620Brazilian Grand PrixValtteri Bottas1111Finished
201621Abu Dhabi Grand PrixFelipe Massa109Finished
201621Abu Dhabi Grand PrixValtteri Bottas1121Suspension

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