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  1. Saturday 23 May 2015

  2. Williams still targets double points finish 15:17

    Williams still targets double points finish

    Williams is still hoping to get both cars home in the points-paying positions in Monaco, despite a disappointing qualifying performance. Valtteri Bottas…

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  3. Thursday 21 May 2015

  4. Massa: Nothing to learn in wet conditions 16:22

    Massa: Nothing to learn in wet conditions

    Williams' Felipe Massa expressed his frustration after rainfall restricted running on the first day of practice for the Monaco Grand Prix. Drivers were…

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  5. Thursday 14 May 2015

  6. Bottas: Williams closing in on Ferrari 10:22

    Bottas: Williams closing in on Ferrari

    Valtteri Bottas believes that Williams is slowly closing in on Ferrari in the battle to be 'best of the rest' behind championship leaders Mercedes. Bottas…

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  7. Tuesday 12 May 2015

  8. Spanish Grand Prix: Winners and Losers 08:51

    Spanish Grand Prix: Winners and Losers

    Nico Rosberg claimed his first victory of 2015 while Lewis Hamilton ensured Mercedes took another 1-2 finish in Barcelona. Here, GPUpdate.net presents its…

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  9. Sunday 10 May 2015

  10. Williams duo buoyed by Spain showing 17:05

    Williams duo buoyed by Spain showing

    Williams drivers Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa were in high spirits after combining to score a healthy total of points in Barcelona. Bottas realised his…

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  11. Saturday 9 May 2015

  12. Bottas looks to keep Räikkönen at bay 16:09

    Bottas looks to keep Räikkönen at bay

    Valtteri Bottas has set his sights on another top four finish in the Spanish Grand Prix, after out-qualifying Ferrari's Kimi Räikkönen. The Williams driver…

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  13. Thursday 7 May 2015

  14. Bottas denies signing Ferrari pre-contract 14:53

    Bottas denies signing Ferrari pre-contract

    Williams driver Valtteri Bottas has denied putting pen to paper on a pre-contract agreement with Ferrari, although he admits his Formula 1 future beyond the…

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  15. Tuesday 5 May 2015

  16. Williams pinning hopes on Barcelona upgrades 15:31

    Williams pinning hopes on Barcelona upgrades

    Williams drivers Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas say that the squad needs to take advantage of the upgrades which it plans to introduce to the FW37 at this…

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  17. Monday 20 April 2015

  18. Bahrain Grand Prix: Winners and Losers 16:32

    Bahrain Grand Prix: Winners and Losers

    Lewis Hamilton claimed his third win of the year while Kimi Räikkönen took advantage of Nico Rosberg's late brake issue to finish second in Bahrain.…

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  19. Sunday 19 April 2015

  20. Bottas pleased to fend off Vettel 19:56

    Bottas pleased to fend off Vettel

    Valtteri Bottas was pleased with his efforts after keeping Sebastian Vettel at bay during the closing stages of the Bahrain Grand Prix. The Williams driver…

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  21. Sunday 12 April 2015

  22. Williams duo pleased to maximise points 11:17

    Williams duo pleased to maximise points

    Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas say they achieved the maximum possible for Williams in the Chinese Grand Prix by finishing fifth and sixth. Massa and Bottas…

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  23. Saturday 11 April 2015

  24. Bottas doubts Williams can fight Ferrari 10:42

    Bottas doubts Williams can fight Ferrari

    Valtteri Bottas says it is unlikely that Williams will be able to fight Ferrari in the Chinese Grand Prix, despite spliting their cars on the grid. Felipe…

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  25. Friday 10 April 2015

  26. Massa's crash due to rear wing stall 10:28

    Massa's crash due to rear wing stall

    Williams has revealed that Felipe Massa's accident during second practice for the Chinese Grand Prix was caused by a rear wing stall. Massa's car snapped…

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  27. Friday 27 March 2015

  28. Bottas confident over back injury 09:43

    Bottas confident over back injury

    Williams driver Valtteri Bottas says he is sure that he won't be bothered by the back pain which forced him out of the Australian Grand Prix, after the Finn…

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  29. Thursday 26 March 2015

  30. Bottas makes car changes to aid back 09:14

    Bottas makes car changes to aid back

    Valtteri Bottas says he has changed the seat and pedal positions in his Williams in a bid to prevent a repeat of the back issue that ruled him out of the season…

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  31. Alonso, Bottas declared fit to race 05:22

    Alonso, Bottas declared fit to race

    McLaren-Honda's Fernando Alonso and Williams driver Valtteri Bottas have been declared fit to compete at this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix, following final…

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  32. Monday 23 March 2015

  33. Bottas confident he will be cleared to return 12:27

    Bottas confident he will be cleared to return

    Valtteri Bottas says he has "taken the necessary measures" to ensure that he returns to action at the Malaysian Grand Prix, after missing the opening round of…

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  34. Sunday 15 March 2015

  35. Bottas ruled out of Australian Grand Prix 04:12

    Bottas ruled out of Australian Grand Prix

    Williams driver Valtteri Bottas has been declared unfit to take part in Sunday's Australian Grand Prix, with the team revealing that he suffered a small tear in…

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  36. Saturday 14 March 2015

  37. Bottas fitness to be decided on Sunday 10:19

    Bottas fitness to be decided on Sunday

    Williams says that Valtteri Bottas' participation in this weekend's Australian Grand Prix will be determined on Sunday morning, after the Finn complained of…

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  38. Bottas checked by doctors amid back pain 08:39

    Bottas checked by doctors amid back pain

    Valtteri Bottas is being checked by the FIA's doctors after suffering from back pain during Australian Grand Prix qualifying. The Williams driver qualified…

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  39. Monday 9 March 2015

  40. Williams drivers say strong start is crucial 10:57

    Williams drivers say strong start is crucial

    Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa say it is vital that Williams makes a strong start to the season at the Australian Grand Prix, given the development potential…

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  41. Sunday 1 March 2015

  42. Bottas tops final day of pre-season testing 17:03

    Bottas tops final day of pre-season testing

    Williams driver Valtteri Bottas set the fastest time as the third and final pre-season test reached its conclusion at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on…

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  43. Friday 27 February 2015

  44. Bottas impressed by Mercedes test pace 19:13

    Bottas impressed by Mercedes test pace

    Valtteri Bottas says he was impressed by Nico Rosberg's time on the second day of the final pre-season test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Rosberg…

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  45. Tuesday 24 February 2015

  46. Massa to start Williams running at third test 11:31

    Massa to start Williams running at third test

    Felipe Massa will begin Williams' running on the first day of the final pre-season test of the campaign at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya this…

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  47. Saturday 21 February 2015

  48. Williams focuses on pit-stops in Barcelona 19:30

    Williams focuses on pit-stops in Barcelona

    Williams drivers Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas shared duties on the third day of the second pre-season test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya as the…

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  49. Tuesday 17 February 2015

  50. Wolff to test Williams FW37 on Thursday 15:08

    Wolff to test Williams FW37 on Thursday

    Williams has confirmed that Susie Wolff will pilot the squad's FW37 on the first day of the upcoming test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Wolff, who…

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  51. Tuesday 10 February 2015

  52. Feature: Bottas bidding to join F1 winners 07:43

    Feature: Bottas bidding to join F1 winners

    Valtteri Bottas was one of the standout drivers of the 2014 season, as an overhauled Williams team returned to form. GPUpdate.net sat down for a conversation…

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  53. Sunday 1 February 2015

  54. Bottas aims for first win with Williams 12:09

    Bottas aims for first win with Williams

    Williams' Valtteri Bottas says he is aiming to claim his first Formula 1 victory this season, on the back of his successful 2014 season. Bottas took six…

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  55. Monday 26 January 2015

  56. Bottas to debut Williams FW37 at Jerez 08:53

    Bottas to debut Williams FW37 at Jerez

    Williams has confirmed that Valtteri Bottas will give the new Mercedes-powered FW37 its public debut on the first day of pre-season testing at Jerez on…

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  57. Friday 2 January 2015

  58. Mercedes: Alonso an option if Hamilton talks fail 09:29

    Mercedes: Alonso an option if Hamilton talks fail

    Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says that McLaren driver Fernando Alonso is the primary alternative to Lewis Hamilton, should the squad be unable to agree a new deal…

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  59. Tuesday 9 December 2014

  60. 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 Champion…

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  61. Wednesday 26 November 2014

  62. 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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  63. Tuesday 25 November 2014

  64. 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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  65. Sunday 23 November 2014

  66. 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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  67. Saturday 22 November 2014

  68. 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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  69. Friday 21 November 2014

  70. 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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  71. Monday 17 November 2014

  72. 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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  73. Sunday 9 November 2014

  74. 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 first…

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  75. Saturday 8 November 2014

  76. 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 Brazilian…

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  77. Friday 7 November 2014

  78. 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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  79. Monday 3 November 2014

  80. 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 the…

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  81. Saturday 1 November 2014

  82. 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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  83. Thursday 30 October 2014

  84. 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 from…

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  85. Wednesday 29 October 2014

  86. 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 weeks…

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  87. Saturday 18 October 2014

  88. 05:07

    Video of the Day: Bottas let loose in FW18

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  89. Sunday 12 October 2014

  90. 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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  91. Saturday 11 October 2014

  92. 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 overall…

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  93. Friday 10 October 2014

  94. 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, which…

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  95. 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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  96. Saturday 4 October 2014

  97. 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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  98. Friday 3 October 2014

  99. 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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  100. Tuesday 23 September 2014

  101. 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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  102. Sunday 21 September 2014

  103. 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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  104. Saturday 20 September 2014

  105. 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 Singapore…

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  106. Tuesday 16 September 2014

  107. 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 after…

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  108. Monday 8 September 2014

  109. 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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  110. 04:12

    Video of the Day: How Bottas prepares

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  111. Sunday 7 September 2014

  112. 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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  113. 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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  114. Saturday 6 September 2014

  115. 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 driver…

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