Williams Week – 16th March 2015
A roundup of interesting Williams related stories found on the web this week:
Williams to be closest challenger in Australia – Lauda
Mercedes sees Williams as main threat
While Mercedes uses Petronas products in its engines, Williams has a deal with Petrobras. Williams technical chief Pat Symonds said the difference in suppliers gave his team the possibility of getting an edge now that fuel technology had become a key battleground under the turbocharged V6 hybrid engine rules.
Williams hoping to find fuel gains
Teams that rely just on their F1 income are more exposed to the “vagaries of motor racing”, said Williams Group chief executive Mike O’Driscoll.
Williams boss warns on F1 financing (BBC)
Brad Hollinger, who runs the Vibra Healthcare business, a network of private hospitals across the U.S., recently became a 10% shareholder in the Williams F1 team.
Hollinger Sees Healthy Side to F1 (WSJ)
Valtteri Bottas has been ruled out of the Australian Grand Prix as a result of back problems that developed during qualifying.
Valtteri Bottas ruled out of Australian GP on medical grounds
Felipe Massa suspects the Mercedes works team has an engine advantage over his Williams and claims it is only serving to help Ferrari.
Massa suspects Williams is not getting equal engines