Pat Symonds on the Williams revival

Pat Symonds on the Williams revival

Under the technical guidance of Pat Symonds, Williams has returned to the sharp-end of the grid this season. GPUpdate.net sat down with him to discuss the journey since his arrival last summer... Read more…

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  1. Saturday 13 September 2014

  2. Pat Symonds on the Williams revival 09:30

    Pat Symonds on the Williams revival

    Under the technical guidance of Pat Symonds, Williams has returned to the sharp-end of the grid this season. GPUpdate.net sat down with him to discuss the...

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  3. Thursday 11 September 2014

  4. Williams hopes to challenge for 2016 title 09:11

    Williams hopes to challenge for 2016 title

    Williams is confident that it has a solid enough foundation in place to continue its rise up the Formula 1 pecking order and be in a position to fight for...

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  5. Sunday 7 September 2014

  6. Williams expects to be closer than ever 06:17

    Williams expects to be closer than ever

    Williams should be the closest it has been to Mercedes all year in the Italian Grand Prix, according to Chief Technical Officer Pat Symonds. Valtteri...

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  7. Tuesday 12 August 2014

  8. Belief restored at Williams, says Symonds 10:03

    Belief restored at Williams, says Symonds

    Williams Chief Technical Officer Pat Symonds says there is new-found belief at the team this season. Symonds has been part of a transformation since...

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  9. Tuesday 5 August 2014

  10. Symonds: Williams has third fastest car 11:47

    Symonds: Williams has third fastest car

    Williams Chief Technical Officer Pat Symonds reckons the team has the third fastest car on the 2014 grid. Although Ferrari pushed Williams back down to...

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  11. Tuesday 25 February 2014

  12. Symonds: Williams F1 on the up 17:28

    Symonds: Williams F1 on the up

    Williams’ chief technical officer Pat Symonds believes the team is 'on the up' and he is hopeful that the results will come during F1 2014. The G...

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  13. Thursday 23 January 2014

  14. Aerodynamics still key, says Symonds 10:07

    Aerodynamics still key, says Symonds

    Although the sport's new turbocharged 1.6-litre V6 engines are set to take centre stage this season, Williams Technical Director Pat Symonds says...

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  15. Wednesday 21 August 2013

  16. Symonds: My focus is on 2014 development 13:31

    Symonds: My focus is on 2014 development

    Williams’ new Chief Technical Officer Pat Symonds has explained that he will primarily be working towards the 2014 campaign, the Englishman overseeing s...

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  17. Monday 19 August 2013

  18. Symonds begins work with Williams team 12:15

    Symonds begins work with Williams team

    Acclaimed engineer Pat Symonds has started work with the Williams team and is expected to attend this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix at...

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  19. Tuesday 16 July 2013

  20. Symonds to join Williams as technical chief 09:45

    Symonds to join Williams as technical chief

    Pat Symonds will join Williams as its Chief Technical Officer next month. The former Renault chief, whose departure from Marussia was announced earlier on...

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  21. Marussia and Pat Symonds part ways 09:12

    Marussia and Pat Symonds part ways

    Marussia has parted ways with technical consultant Pat Symonds, the Banbury-based team announced on Tuesday morning. The former Renault engineering chief...

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  22. Tuesday 30 April 2013

  23. Marussia 'close' to new engine deal 10:47

    Marussia 'close' to new engine deal

    Marussia is edging closer to confirming the identity of its engine supplier for the 2014 Formula 1 campaign, with Technical Director Pat Symonds explaining...

    F1
  24. Wednesday 2 January 2013

  25. Glock: McLaren wind tunnel work a boost 07:00

    Glock: McLaren wind tunnel work a boost

    Timo Glock says the aerodynamic work that has been carried out by his Marussia team at McLaren's wind tunnel 'looks very positive' for future seasons, with...

    F1
  26. Friday 21 September 2012

  27. 05:00

    Video of the Day: ‘Crashgate’ unfolds in 2008

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  28. Wednesday 29 August 2012

  29. Marussia confirms KERS for 2013 season 10:16

    Marussia confirms KERS for 2013 season

    Pat Symonds, Technical Consultant at Marussia F1, has confirmed that the squad will use KERS from the 2013 season onwards. The team will integrate the unit...

    F1
  30. Tuesday 6 March 2012

  31. Marussia passes final FIA crash test 16:29

    Marussia passes final FIA crash test

    Following the track debut of its new MR01 chassis at Silverstone on Monday, the Marussia Formula 1 team announced that it has passed the final FIA-observed...

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  32. Wednesday 29 February 2012

  33. 05:00

    Video of the Day: Tips on entering F1

    F1
  34. Sunday 11 December 2011

  35. Symonds flat out at factory, explains Booth 05:00

    Symonds flat out at factory, explains Booth

    Despite being unable to actively assist Virgin Racing in the Formula 1 paddock, Pat Symonds is currently working ‘flat out’ on the team’s new design at its B...

    F1
  36. Friday 22 April 2011

  37. Virgin to have a 'pretty close' to B-spec car for Turkey 14:08

    Virgin to have a 'pretty close' to B-spec car for Turkey

    Virgin Racing Team Principal John Booth has revealed the upgrades the squad will introduce in Turkey are 'almost' significant enough to warrant giving the...

    F1
  38. Monday 12 April 2010

  39. FIA Tribunal de Grande Instance: Full statement 19:11

    FIA Tribunal de Grande Instance: Full statement

    Monday this week is significant in that Formula 1 governing body the FIA has lessened the punishments of Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds, naturally raising...

    F1
  40. Briatore and Symonds allowed to return in 2013 18:36

    Briatore and Symonds allowed to return in 2013

    Former Renault F1 team chiefs Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds have apologised to motorsport governing body the FIA for their roles in the Singapore 2008...

    F1
  41. Monday 5 October 2009

  42. 'Victim' Piquet talks of 'Crashgate' 12:41

    'Victim' Piquet talks of 'Crashgate'

    Nelson Piquet Jr. has described himself as the 'victim' of the 'Crashgate' race-fixing saga which dominated the run-up to this year's Singapore Grand Prix....

    F1
  43. Wednesday 23 September 2009

  44. Symonds claims Piquet suggested crash idea 13:14

    Symonds claims Piquet suggested crash idea

    Pat Symonds, former Executive Director of Engineering for the Renault team, has explained that driver Nelson Piquet Jr. developed the infamous 'Crashgate'...

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  45. Monday 21 September 2009

  46. FIA reaction: Symonds suspended for 5 years 15:42

    FIA reaction: Symonds suspended for 5 years

    The FIA has revealed that former Renault Executive Director of Engineering Pat Symonds has been handed a five-year suspension from Formula One following...

    F1
  47. FIA Verdict: Renault handed suspended disqualification 15:13

    FIA Verdict: Renault handed suspended disqualification

    Formula One governing body the FIA has handed the Renault team a suspended disqualification from the World Championship following Monday's World Motor Sport...

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  48. Friday 18 September 2009

  49. 'Singapore a genuine accident?' - Hill 06:00

    'Singapore a genuine accident?' - Hill

    Former World Champion and current British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) Chairman Damon Hill has joined the long list of concerned voices in F1 over the...

    F1
  50. Thursday 17 September 2009

  51. Renault President requesting detailed analysis 18:38

    Renault President requesting detailed analysis

    Renault President and Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn has made clear than onlookers should walk before they run and fully examine the 'Crashgate'...

    F1
  52. Lauda: 'Crashgate' worst scandal in F1 history 11:59

    Lauda: 'Crashgate' worst scandal in F1 history

    Former World Champion Niki Lauda believes that the race-fixing disgrace involving the Renault team in last year's Singapore Grand Prix is the worst such...

    F1
  53. Scar left by Renault acts, says Jordan 10:52

    Scar left by Renault acts, says Jordan

    Former team owner Eddie Jordan is stunned by Wednesday's news that former Renault team chiefs Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds seemingly instructed a...

    F1
  54. Wednesday 16 September 2009

  55. Briatore and Symonds leave Renault F1 14:44

    Briatore and Symonds leave Renault F1

    Renault announced on Wednesday that both team boss Flavio Briatore and Executive Director of Engineering, Pat Symonds, have left the team. Furthermore, the...

    F1
  56. Tuesday 15 September 2009

  57. Symonds exempt from FIA punishment 11:14

    Symonds exempt from FIA punishment

    Formula One governing body the FIA has granted Pat Symonds, Executive Director of Engineering at Renault, immunity in the controversial case surrounding...

    F1
  58. Thursday 10 September 2009

  59. 'Piquet Singapore crash result of pre-race meeting' 16:15

    'Piquet Singapore crash result of pre-race meeting'

    Reports on Thursday have suggested that Nelson Piquet's race-ending crash in the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix was believed to have taken place following a...

    F1
  60. Monday 7 September 2009

  61. Renault: Significant gains with KERS 17:06

    Renault: Significant gains with KERS

    The Renault team will be reintroducing the Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) at the Italian Grand Prix this weekend as the French squad is confident...

    F1
  62. Tuesday 18 August 2009

  63. Renault on the up, says Symonds 16:49

    Renault on the up, says Symonds

    Pat Symonds is confident that the Renault team can achieve strong results in the seven remaining races of the season as Romain Grosjean steps in to join...

    F1
  64. Monday 6 July 2009

  65. New aerodynamic components at Renault 16:52

    New aerodynamic components at Renault

    Like BMW and championship leaders Brawn GP, the Renault team will introduce several new components to its car at the Nürburgring this weekend. Currently...

    F1
  66. Tuesday 2 June 2009

  67. Toro Rosso emailed apology to Renault 05:00

    Toro Rosso emailed apology to Renault

    The Toro Rosso team sent an email of apology to Renault after the Monaco Grand Prix, it has been revealed. The Italian team sent the message after the race,...

    F1
  68. Saturday 23 May 2009

  69. Mixed day for Renault 20:42

    Mixed day for Renault

    The Renault team experienced a day of mixed results in qualifying on Saturday as Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet took their R29s to ninth and twelfth...

    F1
  70. Tuesday 5 May 2009

  71. Renault to introduce new floor and diffuser 15:12

    Renault to introduce new floor and diffuser

    The Renault team introduced a new diffuser for Fernando Alonso car at the Chinese Grand Prix, followed by team-mate Nelson Piquet receiving the upgrade on hi...

    F1
  72. Thursday 19 March 2009

  73. Renault to use KERS in Australia 11:13

    Renault to use KERS in Australia

    The Renault team has confirmed that it will be using the new Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) at the opening round in Australia. The device, new for...

    F1
  74. Tuesday 28 October 2008

  75. Turnaround gave Renault vital boost - Symonds 04:00

    Turnaround gave Renault vital boost - Symonds

    Renault engineering director Pat Symonds says his team's turnaround in form in the second half of the season has given the entire outfit a vital boost after...

    F1
  76. Thursday 25 September 2008

  77. Renault car better than Toyota's - Symonds 06:00

    Renault car better than Toyota's - Symonds

    With his team level on points with Toyota in the constructors' championship and fighting to finish the season fourth overall, Renault engineering director...

    F1
  78. Monday 22 September 2008

  79. Renault to introduce new front wing 17:07

    Renault to introduce new front wing

    The Renault Formula 1 team will introduce a brand-new front wing at this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix. Renault's Pat Symonds confirmed it will be one of...

    F1
  80. Thursday 11 September 2008

  81. Symonds questions penalty Hamilton 14:35

    Symonds questions penalty Hamilton

    Renault F1's executive director of engineering has now also shown his concern about the penalty Lewis Hamilton was given at the Belgian Grand Prix....

    F1
  82. Tuesday 2 September 2008

  83. Renault not giving up on fourth 06:00

    Renault not giving up on fourth

    Despite slipping ten points behind Toyota in the battle for fourth in the constructors' championship, the Renault team is not giving up on its chances of...

    F1
  84. Wednesday 30 July 2008

  85. Renault realistic despite podium 06:00

    Renault realistic despite podium

    The Renault team is remaining realistic about its performance level despite a second place finish for Nelson Piquet in the German Grand Prix which brought...

    F1
  86. Monday 21 July 2008

  87. Symonds grateful to lady luck 05:00

    Symonds grateful to lady luck

    Renault engineering chief and master strategist Pat Symonds was grateful to lady luck after a safety car at the perfect time helped Nelson Piquet Jr's race...

    F1
  88. Wednesday 4 June 2008

  89. Symonds confident Piquet will come good 06:00

    Symonds confident Piquet will come good

    Renault engineering chief Pat Symonds is confident that his rookie driver Nelson Piquet Jr will bounce back from a difficult first third of the season....

    F1
  90. Wednesday 7 May 2008

  91. Renault confident ahead of Turkey 07:00

    Renault confident ahead of Turkey

    The Renault team heads to Turkey with renewed confidence after improvements made to its car for the last round in Spain showed a significant...

    F1
  92. Thursday 1 May 2008

  93. Renault found three tenths on rivals - Symonds 06:00

    Renault found three tenths on rivals - Symonds

    Renault engineering chief and F1 veteran Pat Symonds says his team gained three tenths a lap on its rivals thanks to improvements made mainly to the...

    F1
  94. Sunday 27 April 2008

  95. Symonds reveals Renault's split strategy 08:30

    Symonds reveals Renault's split strategy

    Renault engineering director Pat Symonds admitted that his drivers Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet are on significantly different strategies for this...

    F1
  96. Wednesday 9 April 2008

  97. Renault promises Alonso improvement in Spain 05:00

    Renault promises Alonso improvement in Spain

    Renault has promised Fernando Alonso an improvement in its car performance ahead of the Spaniard's home Grand Prix in Barcelona at the end of the month. The...

    F1
  98. Monday 7 April 2008

  99. Renault rubbishes Alonso lift rumours 08:30

    Renault rubbishes Alonso lift rumours

    Renault has moved to rubbish rumours that suggested Fernando Alonso may have brake-tested, or at very least lifted off the throttle in front of arch-rival...

    F1
  100. Tuesday 1 April 2008

  101. Renault boss praises Alonso's calming effect 11:30

    Renault boss praises Alonso's calming effect

    Fernando Alonso is having an overwhelmingly positive impact on the Renault team since his return, according to the outfit's engineering chief Pat Symonds....

    F1
  102. Renault needs major aero improvement - Symonds 07:00

    Renault needs major aero improvement - Symonds

    Renault engineering director and F1 veteran Pat Symonds says the single biggest area his team must improve with its current car is the aerodynamics. He is u...

    F1
  103. Wednesday 19 March 2008

  104. Two more races to see true order - Symonds 06:00

    Two more races to see true order - Symonds

    Fernando Alonso may have brought his Renault home in a stronger than expected fourth place at the Australian Grand Prix, but his engineering chief Pat...

    F1
  105. Tuesday 7 August 2007

  106. Alonso to leave McLaren? 14:02

    Alonso to leave McLaren?

    Fernando Alonso's future at McLaren has been cast in doubt following the weekend's events in Budapest. The qualifying embargo left the double-world champion...

    F1
  107. Monday 6 August 2007

  108. Symonds not surprised by Alonso gamesmanship 06:45

    Symonds not surprised by Alonso gamesmanship

    Renault engineering director Pat Symonds says he is not surprised that there may have been some gamesmanship going on in qualifying for the Hungarian Grand...

    F1
  109. Monday 18 June 2007

  110. Renault directors pleased with progress 07:00

    Renault directors pleased with progress

    The 2007 US Grand Prix saw the ING Renault F1 Team out-score championship rivals BMW Sauber for the first time this season, cancelling out the three point...

    F1
  111. Tuesday 21 February 2006

  112. Renault sees challenge from Honda and McLaren 10:54

    Renault sees challenge from Honda and McLaren

    Renault sees its main threat in the championship coming from Honda and now McLaren after Kimi Raikkonen put in a blistering lap at Valencia last week....

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  113. Monday 13 February 2006

  114. Symonds predicts less action on Fridays 12:02

    Symonds predicts less action on Fridays

    Renault engineering chief Pat Symonds says the new Grand Prix weekend format and the return of tyre changes during the race will mean Fridays of Grand Prix...

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