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. Monday 8 September 2014

  6. 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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  7. 04:12

    Video of the Day: How Bottas prepares

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  8. Sunday 7 September 2014

  9. 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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  10. Massa hails 'perfect' Williams display 15:57

    Massa hails 'perfect' Williams display

    Felipe Massa has praised his Williams team for doing a "perfect job" throughout Sunday afternoon's Italian Grand Prix at Monza. With Mercedes duo Lewis...

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Saturday 6 September 2014

  14. 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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  15. Friday 5 September 2014

  16. Williams: Performance push led to losses 11:59

    Williams: Performance push led to losses

    Williams has claimed that the additional investment required to try to move the team towards the front of the Formula 1 grid is the reason behind it...

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  17. Sunday 31 August 2014

  18. Williams plans to retain Massa, Bottas – Smedley 14:31

    Williams plans to retain Massa, Bottas – Smedley

    Williams Head of Performance Engineering Rob Smedley says the team plans to retain current drivers Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas into the 2015 Formula 1...

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  19. Sunday 24 August 2014

  20. 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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  21. Saturday 23 August 2014

  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. Friday 22 August 2014

  25. 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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  26. Tuesday 19 August 2014

  27. Smedley wary of middle sector at Spa 12:00

    Smedley wary of middle sector at Spa

    Williams Head of Vehicle Performance Rob Smedley says the team must be wary not to lose out in the middle sector at Spa-Francorchamps in this weekend's...

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  28. Monday 18 August 2014

  29. 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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  30. Tuesday 12 August 2014

  31. 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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  32. Saturday 9 August 2014

  33. 05:00

    Video of the Day: Susie Wolff – 'Never giving up'

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  34. Thursday 7 August 2014

  35. 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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  36. Tuesday 5 August 2014

  37. 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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  38. Sunday 3 August 2014

  39. Massa optimistic for second half of season 09:00

    Massa optimistic for second half of season

    Felipe Massa hopes that Williams can go from strength to strength during the second half of the season. After recording just five points during a dismal...

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  40. Wednesday 30 July 2014

  41. Mallya: Force India can catch Williams 13:22

    Mallya: Force India can catch Williams

    Vijay Mallya is hopeful that Force India will be able to reclaim fourth in the Constructors' Championship from Williams before the end of the campaign,...

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  42. Sunday 27 July 2014

  43. 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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  44. Saturday 26 July 2014

  45. 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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  46. Friday 25 July 2014

  47. 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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  48. Monday 21 July 2014

  49. 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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  50. Sunday 20 July 2014

  51. 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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  52. Massa hits out at Magnussen after clash 16:07

    Massa hits out at Magnussen after clash

    Felipe Massa laid the blame fully at Kevin Magnussen's door after the duo collided on the opening lap of the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim. Massa and...

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  53. 05:00

    Video of the Day: Discover all about Williams

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  54. Saturday 19 July 2014

  55. 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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  56. Friday 18 July 2014

  57. Massa wary of race day rain threat 16:57

    Massa wary of race day rain threat

    Felipe Massa says he will take into account the race day rain threat when it comes to setting up his car for the remainder of the German Grand Prix...

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  58. Upbeat Wolff pleased with performance 15:14

    Upbeat Wolff pleased with performance

    Williams Development Driver Susie Wolff says she is pleased with her performance after setting the 15th fastest time during the first practice session for...

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  59. Thursday 17 July 2014

  60. Massa sets sights on Ferrari, Red Bull 14:16

    Massa sets sights on Ferrari, Red Bull

    Felipe Massa is hopeful that Williams will be able to overhaul Ferrari and Red Bull in the championship standings during the second half of the...

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  61. Wednesday 16 July 2014

  62. 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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  63. Wednesday 9 July 2014

  64. 05:00

    Video of the Day: Hill reunited with Williams FW18

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  65. Tuesday 8 July 2014

  66. Massa: Williams will be second best in Germany 18:21

    Massa: Williams will be second best in Germany

    Felipe Massa is hopeful Williams will be the second quickest team again at the German Grand Prix. Massa was forced out of the British Grand Prix after...

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  67. Massa fastest on Day 1 of Silverstone test 17:05

    Massa fastest on Day 1 of Silverstone test

    Williams driver Felipe Massa topped the timesheets on the opening day of the post-British Grand Prix test at Silverstone, ahead of Red Bull's Daniel...

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  68. 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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  69. 05:00

    Video of the Day: Susie Wolff makes history

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  70. Monday 7 July 2014

  71. 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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  72. Sunday 6 July 2014

  73. 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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  74. Saturday 5 July 2014

  75. 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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  76. Friday 4 July 2014

  77. Massa admits to playing catch-up after shunt 17:20

    Massa admits to playing catch-up after shunt

    Felipe Massa has admitted that he is slightly behind his rivals after crashing out of the first practice session for the British Grand Prix at...

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  78. Wolff positive despite short practice debut 12:06

    Wolff positive despite short practice debut

    Susie Wolff refused to be too downbeat after her Formula 1 practice debut lasted no longer than four laps. The Williams development driver, who had...

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  79. Thursday 3 July 2014

  80. 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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  81. Wednesday 2 July 2014

  82. 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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  83. Massa set for 200th start at Silverstone 10:28

    Massa set for 200th start at Silverstone

    Felipe Massa will reach a landmark this weekend at the British Grand Prix when he makes his 200th start in Formula 1. The Brazilian, who took pole...

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  84. Saturday 28 June 2014

  85. 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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  86. Monday 23 June 2014

  87. 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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  88. Hill to drive title-winning Williams at Goodwood 10:30

    Hill to drive title-winning Williams at Goodwood

    Damon Hill will reunite with his title-winning Williams FW18 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Hill, who now acts as a pundit for Sky Sports, is set to...

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  89. Sunday 22 June 2014

  90. 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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  91. Williams: We knew Mercedes would win 15:28

    Williams: We knew Mercedes would win

    Claire Williams has admitted that Mercedes' one-two result during Sunday afternoon's Austrian Grand Prix came as no surprise. After locking out the front...

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  92. Saturday 21 June 2014

  93. 16:42

    Video: Massa's pole position lap in Austria

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  94. 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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  95. 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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  96. Massa on pole as Williams locks out front row 14:08

    Massa on pole as Williams locks out front row

    Felipe Massa claimed pole position for the Austrian Grand Prix in a dramatic qualifying session at the Red Bull Ring on Saturday. Valtteri Bottas ensured...

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  97. 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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  98. Friday 20 June 2014

  99. Wolff sells portion of Williams shares 11:21

    Wolff sells portion of Williams shares

    Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has sold a stake of his Williams shares to an American healthcare entrepreneur. Since joining Mercedes at the beginning of last...

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  100. Pérez/Massa collision to be reviewed 10:57

    Pérez/Massa collision to be reviewed

    Force India driver Sergio Pérez and Williams rival Felipe Massa will meet with the stewards at the Red Bull Ring this afternoon, with a second hearing into...

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