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  1. Tuesday 9 December 2014

  2. Ricciardo voted best driver by GPUpdate readers 07:36

    Ricciardo voted best driver by GPUpdate readers

    Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo has been voted the best driver of the 2014 F1 season by global GPUpdate.net readers, edging out Mercedes rival and World...

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  3. Wednesday 26 November 2014

  4. Bottas: New Pirelli tyres more consistent 07:42

    Bottas: New Pirelli tyres more consistent

    Valtteri Bottas says he experienced "more consistent" tyre degradation on Pirelli's development 2015 rubber at this week's Abu Dhabi test. The Williams...

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  5. Tuesday 25 November 2014

  6. Bottas tops first day of Abu Dhabi test 14:22

    Bottas tops first day of Abu Dhabi test

    Williams driver Valtteri Bottas set the standard on the opening day of the post-Abu Dhabi Grand Prix test at the Yas Marina Circuit, ahead of Ferrari's Kimi...

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  7. Sunday 23 November 2014

  8. Massa says 2014 'just the beginning' 15:58

    Massa says 2014 'just the beginning'

    Felipe Massa says the 2014 season is "just the beginning" of a more competitive period for the Williams team. Massa pushed title-winning Mercedes driver...

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  9. Saturday 22 November 2014

  10. Bottas: Beating Ferrari remains the goal 15:22

    Bottas: Beating Ferrari remains the goal

    Valtteri Bottas says securing third in the Constructors' standings, ahead of Ferrari, remains Williams' target at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Bottas and...

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  11. Friday 21 November 2014

  12. Williams not concerned by bodywork issues 17:06

    Williams not concerned by bodywork issues

    Rob Smedley has played down the bodywork problems that struck both Williams cars during first practice for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Williams missed the...

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  13. Monday 17 November 2014

  14. Bottas looking to overhaul Alonso, Vettel 12:34

    Bottas looking to overhaul Alonso, Vettel

    Valtteri Bottas has set his sights on snatching fourth in the Drivers' standings at this weekend's double points season finale in Abu Dhabi. The Williams...

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  15. Sunday 9 November 2014

  16. Massa relieved after pit lane mistakes 18:40

    Massa relieved after pit lane mistakes

    Felipe Massa says he was relieved to finish on the Brazilian Grand Prix podium after a race that featured a pair of pit lane errors. The Brazilian was...

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  17. Saturday 8 November 2014

  18. Massa says he could have been closer to pole 18:00

    Massa says he could have been closer to pole

    Williams driver Felipe Massa says traffic prevented him from getting closer to the Mercedes duo in the final stage of qualifying at Interlagos. The...

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  19. Friday 7 November 2014

  20. Massa: Interlagos grip an improvement 19:53

    Massa: Interlagos grip an improvement

    Williams driver Felipe Massa believes that the resurfacing work undertaken at Interlagos – the home of the Brazilian Grand Prix – has had the desired effect...

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  21. Monday 3 November 2014

  22. Massa feels podium was possible 00:18

    Massa feels podium was possible

    Williams driver Felipe Massa believes that a podium opportunity slipped through his grasp at the United States Grand Prix. Massa started from fourth on...

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  23. Saturday 1 November 2014

  24. Bottas: We need to get everything right 21:27

    Bottas: We need to get everything right

    Valtteri Bottas says Williams will need to "get everything right" in the United States Grand Prix if it is to take full advantage of its strong qualifying...

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  25. Thursday 30 October 2014

  26. Drivers open to three-car F1 teams 17:12

    Drivers open to three-car F1 teams

    Formula 1 drivers say they are open to being a part of three-car teams, as the debate over grid size continues. With Marussia and Caterham both absent...

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  27. Wednesday 29 October 2014

  28. Bottas targeting podium finish in Austin 10:23

    Bottas targeting podium finish in Austin

    Valtteri Bottas is hoping to secure his sixth podium of the season at the United States Grand Prix. The Williams driver finished third in Russia three...

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  29. Saturday 18 October 2014

  30. 05:07

    Video of the Day: Bottas let loose in FW18

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  31. Sunday 12 October 2014

  32. Bottas left wanting more after fifth podium 15:21

    Bottas left wanting more after fifth podium

    Valtteri Bottas was left with a feeling of disappointment after failing to beat either of the Mercedes drivers in the Russian Grand Prix. While Lewis...

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  33. Saturday 11 October 2014

  34. Bottas: Mistake did not cost me pole 14:47

    Bottas: Mistake did not cost me pole

    Valtteri Bottas does not think the error he made in the closing stages of qualifying for the Russian Grand Prix cost him pole position. Bottas set...

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  35. Friday 10 October 2014

  36. Formula 1 drivers praise Sochi Autodrom 16:34

    Formula 1 drivers praise Sochi Autodrom

    Formula 1 drivers have praised Sochi Autodrom after the first day of practice for the Russian Grand Prix. The 5.848-km, semi-permanent street circuit,...

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  37. Massa hopeful of smaller gap to Mercedes 15:02

    Massa hopeful of smaller gap to Mercedes

    Felipe Massa is hopeful that Mercedes will hold a smaller advantage over its rivals compared to recent races, following Friday's practice sessions for the...

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  38. Saturday 4 October 2014

  39. Bottas: Williams closer than expected 09:52

    Bottas: Williams closer than expected

    Valtteri Bottas reckons Williams has been able to cut the gap to the pace-setting Mercedes team at this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix. With a host of car...

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  40. Friday 3 October 2014

  41. Massa searching for improved grip 10:14

    Massa searching for improved grip

    Felipe Massa says he is sure he will move forward at this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix after finishing Friday's second free practice session in 14th...

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  42. Tuesday 23 September 2014

  43. Winners and Losers at the Singapore Grand Prix 08:32

    Winners and Losers at the Singapore Grand Prix

    The 2014 edition of the Singapore Grand Prix was a slow burner but nonetheless vitally important in the context of the championship fight. Lewis Hamilton...

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  44. Sunday 21 September 2014

  45. Bottas links late slump to power steering 17:53

    Bottas links late slump to power steering

    Valtteri Bottas says an issue with his power steering system contributed to his tumble down the order in the Singapore Grand Prix. Bottas, one of many...

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  46. Saturday 20 September 2014

  47. Massa encouraged by Williams improvements 18:32

    Massa encouraged by Williams improvements

    Felipe Massa says he is encouraged by the progress which Williams has made since Friday's practice sessions after qualifying in sixth position for the...

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  48. Tuesday 16 September 2014

  49. Williams looks to consolidate third position 12:56

    Williams looks to consolidate third position

    Williams says its focus during the season run-in is to solidify third in the Constructors' standings. The Grove-based outfit jumped ahead of Ferrari...

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  50. Monday 8 September 2014

  51. Williams to investigate Bottas start issue 14:43

    Williams to investigate Bottas start issue

    Williams will launch an investigation into its start procedures after Valtteri Bottas suffered a torrid getaway at the Italian Grand Prix. Having fought...

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  52. 04:12

    Video of the Day: How Bottas prepares

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  53. Sunday 7 September 2014

  54. Bottas happy to see Massa back on podium 17:22

    Bottas happy to see Massa back on podium

    Valtteri Bottas says he was happy to see Williams team-mate Felipe Massa return to the podium at the Italian Grand Prix. After it became clear that the...

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  55. Williams confirms Bottas, Massa for 2015 09:21

    Williams confirms Bottas, Massa for 2015

    Williams will contest the 2015 Formula 1 season with an unchanged driver line-up, after the Grove-based outfit confirmed that it had concluded a deal for...

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  56. Saturday 6 September 2014

  57. Bottas pleased with near-perfect lap 14:52

    Bottas pleased with near-perfect lap

    Valtteri Bottas felt satisfied with his efforts after posting a lap that was "pretty close to perfect" in Italian Grand Prix qualifying. The Williams...

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  58. Sunday 24 August 2014

  59. Bottas pleased to achieve podium target 16:59

    Bottas pleased to achieve podium target

    Valtteri Bottas says he was pleased to achieve his pre-race target of finishing on the podium in Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix. Williams struggled for pace...

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  60. Saturday 23 August 2014

  61. Rain masks Williams potential in qualifying 16:27

    Rain masks Williams potential in qualifying

    Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa blamed the wet weather on their Williams team's low key qualifying performance in Belgium. Having looked set to be the...

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  62. Bottas quickest in wet/dry final practice 11:07

    Bottas quickest in wet/dry final practice

    Valtteri Bottas finished atop the timesheets in Saturday morning's wet/dry final practice session for the Belgian Grand Prix. The Williams driver made the...

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  63. Friday 22 August 2014

  64. Bottas: Williams can be close to Mercedes 18:01

    Bottas: Williams can be close to Mercedes

    Valtteri Bottas is hopeful that his Williams team can put pressure on championship leaders Mercedes at the Belgian Grand Prix. Mercedes drivers Lewis...

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  65. Monday 18 August 2014

  66. Williams duo sure of strong Spa showing 14:00

    Williams duo sure of strong Spa showing

    Williams duo Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa reckon that the layout of Spa-Francorchamps, which plays host to this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix, will suit...

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  67. Thursday 7 August 2014

  68. Formula 1 mid-season review: Williams 07:00

    Formula 1 mid-season review: Williams

    As the Formula 1 fraternity enjoys the summer break, GPUpdate.net takes the opportunity to analyse team and driver performances over the first 11 rounds of...

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  69. Sunday 27 July 2014

  70. Bottas feels tyre strategy cost podium shot 19:54

    Bottas feels tyre strategy cost podium shot

    Williams driver Valtteri Bottas reckons he could have been in the podium fight in Hungary if he had chosen a better tyre strategy. Bottas had already...

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  71. Saturday 26 July 2014

  72. Bottas surprised by second row grid spot 15:36

    Bottas surprised by second row grid spot

    Williams driver Valtteri Bottas has admitted to feeling surprised over his third-place starting position for the Hungarian Grand Prix. The Finn had...

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  73. Friday 25 July 2014

  74. Williams duo expecting tougher weekend 16:25

    Williams duo expecting tougher weekend

    Williams drivers Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa say they are expecting to face a more difficult weekend at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Bottas has enjoyed...

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  75. Wednesday 23 July 2014

  76. Bottas: Hungary not best circuit for our car 10:12

    Bottas: Hungary not best circuit for our car

    Valtteri Bottas has admitted he might struggle to get on the podium again this weekend in the Hungarian Grand Prix. Bottas has taken three rostrums in as...

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  77. Monday 21 July 2014

  78. Smedley: Both cars on podium aim now 14:34

    Smedley: Both cars on podium aim now

    Rob Smedley has said that Williams now wants a double podium finish in the wake of Valtteri Bottas' latest success in the German Grand Prix. Bottas took...

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  79. Sunday 20 July 2014

  80. Bottas: Engineers key in Hamilton battle 16:13

    Bottas: Engineers key in Hamilton battle

    Valtteri Bottas has paid tribute to his engineers for their assistance amid his late German Grand Prix battle with Lewis Hamilton. The Williams driver...

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  81. Saturday 19 July 2014

  82. Williams drivers buoyed by qualifying performance 15:21

    Williams drivers buoyed by qualifying performance

    Williams drivers Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa were both feeling positive after Saturday afternoon's qualifying session for the German Grand...

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  83. Wednesday 16 July 2014

  84. Smedley: Hockenheim should be good for us 14:05

    Smedley: Hockenheim should be good for us

    Rob Smedley reckons the German Grand Prix this coming weekend should be a good one for Williams Martini Racing. The Grove-based outfit has been strong...

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  85. Tuesday 8 July 2014

  86. Bottas: Williams getting stronger all the time 16:08

    Bottas: Williams getting stronger all the time

    Valtteri Bottas says Williams is "getting stronger all the time" and that he is also continuosly improving. Bottas impressed en route to a second place...

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  87. Monday 7 July 2014

  88. Smedley: Bottas displayed incredible race craft 10:42

    Smedley: Bottas displayed incredible race craft

    Rob Smedley has said Valtteri Bottas showed 'incredible race craft' in the British Grand Prix and that he couldn't have asked for anything more from the...

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  89. Sunday 6 July 2014

  90. Bottas admits Williams pace surprising 16:38

    Bottas admits Williams pace surprising

    Williams driver Valtteri Bottas has admitted to feeling surprised over his pace during the British Grand Prix. The Finn avoided the drama of the initial...

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  91. Saturday 5 July 2014

  92. Smedley: Williams got timings wrong 17:37

    Smedley: Williams got timings wrong

    Williams' Head of Performance Engineering Rob Smedley has admitted that the British team miscalculated its timings during qualifying for the British Grand...

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  93. Thursday 3 July 2014

  94. Bottas unsure of consistent Williams threat 18:01

    Bottas unsure of consistent Williams threat

    Valtteri Bottas is unsure whether Williams can consistently challenge Mercedes for race wins, having taken the fight to Formula 1's dominant outfit at the...

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  95. Wednesday 2 July 2014

  96. Bottas keen to build on Austrian momentum 16:27

    Bottas keen to build on Austrian momentum

    Valtteri Bottas has said he wants to build on what he achieved in Austria at the British Grand Prix this weekend. Bottas qualified on the front row in...

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  97. Saturday 28 June 2014

  98. Häkkinen: Third the maximum for Bottas 10:00

    Häkkinen: Third the maximum for Bottas

    Two-time F1 World Champion Mika Häkkinen reckons third was the best result fellow Finn and protege Valtteri Bottas could have achieved in Austria, opposing...

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  99. Monday 23 June 2014

  100. Bottas underlines Finnish podium efficiency 16:00

    Bottas underlines Finnish podium efficiency

    Williams enjoyed its strongest weekend of the season at the Austrian Grand Prix, with a front row lockout being followed up by Valtteri Bottas reaching the...

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  101. Winners and Losers at the Austrian Grand Prix 09:14

    Winners and Losers at the Austrian Grand Prix

    Formula 1 returned to Austria for the first time since 2003 and it was Nico Rosberg who led home Lewis Hamilton to collect Mercedes' sixth 1-2 of the...

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  102. Sunday 22 June 2014

  103. Delighted Bottas hails 'best weekend ever' 15:41

    Delighted Bottas hails 'best weekend ever'

    Williams driver Valtteri Bottas hailed the Austrian Grand Prix as his "best weekend" in Formula 1 after taking a maiden podium finish. Although the Finn,...

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  104. Saturday 21 June 2014

  105. Williams: We must capitalise on grid slots 15:19

    Williams: We must capitalise on grid slots

    Claire Williams says it is crucial that Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas capitalise on their front row grid slots in the Austrian Grand Prix. Despite a...

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  106. Massa thrilled to see Williams back on top 14:54

    Massa thrilled to see Williams back on top

    An emotional Felipe Massa spoke of his delight after heading a Williams 1-2 in Saturday's qualifying session for the Austrian Grand Prix. As the Mercedes...

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  107. Bottas tops final Red Bull Ring practice 11:06

    Bottas tops final Red Bull Ring practice

    Valtteri Bottas put Williams atop the timesheets during Saturday morning's final practice session for the Austrian Grand Prix. The Finn posted a best effort...

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  108. Wednesday 11 June 2014

  109. 05:00

    Video of the Day: Bottas, Kvyat play ice hockey

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  110. Tuesday 10 June 2014

  111. Bottas 'had to save everything' to finish 16:34

    Bottas 'had to save everything' to finish

    Valtteri Bottas has blamed the timing of his second pit-stop for his failure to finish higher than seventh in the Canadian Grand Prix. Bottas ran fourth...

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  112. Saturday 7 June 2014

  113. Bottas sure Williams can challenge Red Bull 21:07

    Bottas sure Williams can challenge Red Bull

    Valtteri Bottas is adamant that Williams can challenge Red Bull for the podium positions after the Finn set the fourth fastest time during qualifying for...

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