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  1. Wednesday 24 August 2016

  2. Symonds expects Belgian GP to suit Williams 09:24

    Symonds expects Belgian GP to suit Williams

    Williams Chief Technical Officer Pat Symonds says he expects the upcoming Belgian Grand Prix to suit the team, as it bids to bounce back from a difficult…

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  3. Tuesday 19 July 2016

  4. Williams brings new floor to Hungary 14:38

    Williams brings new floor to Hungary

    Williams will introduce a new floor at this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix, as the team looks to fend off Force India in the championship…

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  5. Wednesday 6 July 2016

  6. Williams confident wing issue won't repeat 10:48

    Williams confident wing issue won't repeat

    Williams is confident that the front wing issue which affected Felipe Massa at the Austrian Grand Prix has been solved, ahead of the team's home race at…

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  7. Tuesday 28 June 2016

  8. Williams confident over Austria chances 14:12

    Williams confident over Austria chances

    Pat Symonds is confident that Williams will deliver another strong Austrian Grand Prix performance, though remains wary of changeable weather and a resurfaced…

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  9. Tuesday 7 June 2016

  10. Symonds expects Montreal to suit Williams 07:44

    Symonds expects Montreal to suit Williams

    Williams technical chief Pat Symonds expects the characteristics of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve to suit the Mercedes-powered FW38 and mark a "return to form…

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  11. Tuesday 24 May 2016

  12. Williams hopes for Monaco improvement 09:55

    Williams hopes for Monaco improvement

    Williams technical chief Pat Symonds hopes that the outfit can deliver an improved showing at this year's Monaco Grand Prix, after performing "well below par…

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  13. Monday 25 April 2016

  14. Symonds: Reverse grid could aid overtaking 10:20

    Symonds: Reverse grid could aid overtaking

    Formula 1 opting to introduce a mixed-up grid format would force teams to address fundamental overtaking issues, according to Williams technical chief Pat…

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  15. Tuesday 29 March 2016

  16. Symonds intrigued by tyre choice variations 14:05

    Symonds intrigued by tyre choice variations

    Williams technical chief Pat Symonds says he is interested to see how the differing tyre choices between leading teams play out over the course of this…

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  17. Thursday 24 March 2016

  18. Williams feels it underestimated Toro Rosso 09:39

    Williams feels it underestimated Toro Rosso

    Williams feels that it underestimated Toro Rosso's potential for 2016 following the pre-season period, and is now behind Red Bull's junior team in the Formula 1…

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  19. Wednesday 9 March 2016

  20. Symonds: Big teams to gain from rules delay 12:26

    Symonds: Big teams to gain from rules delay

    Formula 1's bigger-budget teams will be at a major advantage when it comes to adapting to Formula 1's yet-to-be-determined 2017 regulations, according to…

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  21. Friday 19 February 2016

  22. Symonds: Slow-speed focus for FW38 09:00

    Symonds: Slow-speed focus for FW38

    Williams technical chief Pat Symonds is confident that the squad's new FW38 chassis has addressed the relative slow-speed cornering weakness of its…

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  23. Wednesday 20 January 2016

  24. Symonds: Mercedes has 'chinks in armour' 10:32

    Symonds: Mercedes has 'chinks in armour'

    Williams technical chief Pat Symonds is adamant that Mercedes can be beaten in 2016, but admits his outfit must raise its game if it is to exploit the "chinks…

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  25. Sunday 17 January 2016

  26. Symonds: 2017 changes 'feel a bit rushed' 15:06

    Symonds: 2017 changes 'feel a bit rushed'

    Williams Chief Technical Officer Pat Symonds says Formula 1's planned rule changes for 2017 "feel a bit rushed" and has suggested postponing them until the 2018…

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  27. Saturday 28 February 2015

  28. Symonds supportive of Manor revival 14:28

    Symonds supportive of Manor revival

    Williams' Chief Technical Officer Pat Symonds says it will be a boost for Formula 1 if Manor can make it to the grid for the season-opening Australian Grand…

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  29. Wednesday 21 January 2015

  30. Symonds: New nose rules had big impact 10:37

    Symonds: New nose rules had big impact

    Williams Chief Technical Officer Pat Symonds has admitted that the impact of Formula 1's new nose regulations has been greater than expected, describing a…

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  31. Saturday 10 January 2015

  32. Symonds: Williams 'has to push on' in 2015 14:43

    Symonds: Williams 'has to push on' in 2015

    Williams Chief Technical Officer Pat Symonds admits that improving on the squad's third place in the 2014 Constructors' Championship will be tough, but says the…

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  33. Thursday 8 January 2015

  34. F1 'not a sustainable business model' – Symonds 11:22

    F1 'not a sustainable business model' – Symonds

    Williams Chief Technical Officer Pat Symonds says that Formula 1's business model is not sustainable as the sport faces the prospect of entering the 2015 season…

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  35. Tuesday 23 September 2014

  36. Lotus 'very close to scoring points' 18:02

    Lotus 'very close to scoring points'

    Lotus Deputy Team Principal Federico Gastaldi has said that he was happy with the squad's performance in the Singapore Grand Prix, even though the outfit…

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  37. Saturday 13 September 2014

  38. 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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  39. Thursday 11 September 2014

  40. 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 World…

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  41. Sunday 7 September 2014

  42. 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 Bottas…

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  43. Tuesday 12 August 2014

  44. 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 arriving…

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  45. Tuesday 5 August 2014

  46. 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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  47. Tuesday 25 February 2014

  48. 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 Grove-based…

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  49. Thursday 23 January 2014

  50. 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 aerodynamics…

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  51. Wednesday 21 August 2013

  52. 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…

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  53. Monday 19 August 2013

  54. 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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  55. Tuesday 16 July 2013

  56. 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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  57. 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 joined…

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  58. Tuesday 30 April 2013

  59. 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 that…

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  60. Wednesday 2 January 2013

  61. 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 the…

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  62. Friday 21 September 2012

  63. 05:00

    Video of the Day: ‘Crashgate’ unfolds in 2008

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  64. Wednesday 29 August 2012

  65. 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…

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  66. Tuesday 6 March 2012

  67. 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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  68. Wednesday 29 February 2012

  69. 05:00

    Video of the Day: Tips on entering F1

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  70. Sunday 11 December 2011

  71. 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…

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  72. Friday 22 April 2011

  73. 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 car a…

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  74. Monday 12 April 2010

  75. 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 the…

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  76. 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…

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  77. Monday 5 October 2009

  78. '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.…

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  79. Wednesday 23 September 2009

  80. 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' plan…

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  81. Monday 21 September 2009

  82. 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…

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  83. 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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  84. Friday 18 September 2009

  85. '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…

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  86. Thursday 17 September 2009

  87. 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' scenario…

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  88. 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 case in…

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  89. 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 deliberate…

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  90. Wednesday 16 September 2009

  91. 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…

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  92. Tuesday 15 September 2009

  93. 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…

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  94. Thursday 10 September 2009

  95. '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 pre-race…

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  96. Monday 7 September 2009

  97. 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 that a…

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  98. Tuesday 18 August 2009

  99. 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…

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  100. Monday 6 July 2009

  101. 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…

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  102. Tuesday 2 June 2009

  103. 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, in…

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  104. Saturday 23 May 2009

  105. 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…

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  106. Tuesday 5 May 2009

  107. 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…

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  108. Thursday 19 March 2009

  109. 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 this…

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  110. Tuesday 28 October 2008

  111. 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 it…

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  112. Thursday 25 September 2008

  113. 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 Pat…

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  114. Monday 22 September 2008

  115. 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 the…

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