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  1. Saturday 27 August 2016

  2. Massa: Williams/Force India fight 'tough' 07:36

    Massa: Williams/Force India fight 'tough'

    Felipe Massa says Williams faces a "tough" fight against Force India to secure fourth in the standings, with the two teams closely matched heading into the…

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  3. Wednesday 24 August 2016

  4. 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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  5. Thursday 11 August 2016

  6. Bottas 'not worried' over Formula 1 future 14:16

    Bottas 'not worried' over Formula 1 future

    Valtteri Bottas has made clear that he is "not worried" over his Formula 1 future, as Williams continues to evaluate its driver line-up options for the 2017…

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  7. Thursday 4 August 2016

  8. Williams also admits to interest in Pérez 12:34

    Williams also admits to interest in Pérez

    Williams has admitted that Sergio Pérez is also on its radar as a potential signing for the 2017 season, off the back of his standout performances with Force…

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  9. Tuesday 2 August 2016

  10. Williams not 'waiting around' for Button 13:10

    Williams not 'waiting around' for Button

    Williams Deputy Team Principal Claire Williams insists that the outfit is not just "waiting around" for a decision from Jenson Button in order to firm up its…

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  11. Monday 1 August 2016

  12. Bottas left to rue length of final stint 09:12

    Bottas left to rue length of final stint

    Valtteri Bottas expressed his frustration at Williams' tyre strategy after he spent half of his German Grand Prix on one set of tyres, and faced severe…

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  13. Saturday 30 July 2016

  14. Sainz Jr. gets three-place grid penalty 15:39

    Sainz Jr. gets three-place grid penalty

    Carlos Sainz Jr. has been given a three-place grid penalty for the German Grand Prix, after it was deemed that he blocked Felipe Massa in Saturday's qualifying…

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  15. Tuesday 26 July 2016

  16. Smedley: Williams must be 'introspective' 15:34

    Smedley: Williams must be 'introspective'

    Williams performance chief Rob Smedley has urged the team to "knuckle down" and be "introspective" in an attempt to recover from a challenging sequence of…

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  17. Alex Lynn's GPUpdate column: Fighting hard 10:02

    Alex Lynn's GPUpdate column: Fighting hard

    Williams development driver and GP2 racer Alex Lynn will write a regular column for GPUpdate.net this year, charting his on and off track activities. Here, he…

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  18. Monday 25 July 2016

  19. Massa lapped twice during 'terrible' race 13:36

    Massa lapped twice during 'terrible' race

    Felipe Massa described his Hungarian Grand Prix as "terrible" as he battled persistent steering wheel issues en route to an 18th-place finish, two laps down on…

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  20. Friday 22 July 2016

  21. Bottas, Sainz Jr. reprimanded over pit entry 16:19

    Bottas, Sainz Jr. reprimanded over pit entry

    Valtteri Bottas and Carlos Sainz Jr. have been reprimanded by the Hungarian Grand Prix stewards for pit entry violations during second practice at the…

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  22. Thursday 21 July 2016

  23. Bottas queries revised radio regulations 13:48

    Bottas queries revised radio regulations

    Williams driver Valtteri Bottas has queried the revised radio regulations, and potential penalties, amid tweaks for this weekend's Hungarian Grand…

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  24. Tuesday 19 July 2016

  25. 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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  26. Thursday 14 July 2016

  27. Bottas hails 'important' test for Williams 09:27

    Bottas hails 'important' test for Williams

    Valtteri Bottas described his day of running in the Williams FW38 at Silverstone as "important" for 2017 as the outfit attempts to move back up the Formula 1…

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  28. Wednesday 13 July 2016

  29. Lynn feels 'ready' for Formula 1 seat 09:16

    Lynn feels 'ready' for Formula 1 seat

    Williams development driver Alex Lynn says he feels ready to graduate to Formula 1 after he conducted his fourth test day in the sport at Silverstone on…

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  30. Monday 11 July 2016

  31. Winners and Losers: British Grand Prix 16:34

    Winners and Losers: British Grand Prix

    Lewis Hamilton delighted the home crowd by delivering a fourth home victory to move within one point of Nico Rosberg in the title race. GPUpdate.net presents…

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  32. Williams drivers pin struggles on tyres 11:02

    Williams drivers pin struggles on tyres

    Williams drivers Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas were left to lament major tyre troubles as they failed to record a point in a lacklustre British Grand Prix…

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  33. Lynn to test for Williams at Silverstone 07:22

    Lynn to test for Williams at Silverstone

    Williams development driver Alex Lynn will get his second outing of the season with the team during this week's post-British Grand Prix test at…

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  34. Friday 8 July 2016

  35. Williams deficit 'bigger than expected' 19:52

    Williams deficit 'bigger than expected'

    Williams' deficit to the front of the Formula 1 field was "bigger than expected" during Friday practice for the British Grand Prix, according to Valtteri…

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  36. Thursday 7 July 2016

  37. Bottas: Red Bull challenge 'still possible' 17:31

    Bottas: Red Bull challenge 'still possible'

    Valtteri Bottas reckons it is "still possible" for Williams to challenge Red Bull for third in the Constructors' Championship but accepts the team will have to…

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  38. Wednesday 6 July 2016

  39. 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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  40. Tuesday 5 July 2016

  41. Williams pit-stop gains down to 'hard work' 15:26

    Williams pit-stop gains down to 'hard work'

    Williams performance chief Rob Smedley says that the outfit's pit lane gains this season, which have led to it setting the standard at all Grands Prix so far…

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  42. Monday 4 July 2016

  43. Bottas: Williams must learn from Austria 09:01

    Bottas: Williams must learn from Austria

    Valtteri Bottas has urged Williams to carry out a post-Austrian Grand Prix investigation after he struggled to get his tyres into their required operating…

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  44. Sunday 3 July 2016

  45. Massa changes wing, to start from pits 12:55

    Massa changes wing, to start from pits

    Felipe Massa has been forced to start the Austrian Grand Prix from the pit lane, along with Daniil Kvyat, after Williams discovered damage on his…

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  46. Bottas eyes top-five race challenge 08:42

    Bottas eyes top-five race challenge

    Valtteri Bottas is hopeful that Williams can challenge for the top five positions in Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix, despite a low key qualifying session at the…

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  47. Friday 1 July 2016

  48. Bottas plans to be 'more involved' in future 07:32

    Bottas plans to be 'more involved' in future

    Valtteri Bottas says he plans to be more involved in discussions regarding his Formula 1 future moving forward, but has made clear that there is "no drama or…

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  49. Thursday 30 June 2016

  50. Bottas eyes Williams podium challenge 14:05

    Bottas eyes Williams podium challenge

    Valtteri Bottas is confident that Williams can challenge for the podium positions at the Austrian Grand Prix as it bids to continue its strong Red Bull Ring…

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  51. Tuesday 28 June 2016

  52. 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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  53. Monday 27 June 2016

  54. Salo tips Bottas to end up at Mercedes 08:32

    Salo tips Bottas to end up at Mercedes

    Mika Salo says he is "pretty sure" that fellow Finn Valtteri Bottas will make the move to Mercedes later in his Formula 1 career, should Lewis Hamilton or Nico…

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  55. Thursday 23 June 2016

  56. Button: Williams comments 'very nice' 12:19

    Button: Williams comments 'very nice'

    Jenson Button has admitted that it was "very nice" to hear positive comments from the Williams camp, amid potential interest from the team, though insists he is…

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  57. Monday 20 June 2016

  58. Williams: Button an 'attractive proposition' 14:26

    Williams: Button an 'attractive proposition'

    Williams Deputy Team Principal Claire Williams has described Jenson Button as an "attractive proposition", as the outfit considers its driver line-up options…

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  59. Williams dips under two-second pit-stop 11:44

    Williams dips under two-second pit-stop

    Williams' impressive pit-stop performances during the 2016 season continued at the European Grand Prix as the outfit broke the two-second barrier with Felipe…

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  60. Bottas: Sixth the maximum for Williams 10:37

    Bottas: Sixth the maximum for Williams

    Valtteri Bottas says he achieved the maximum available to himself and Williams in the European Grand Prix, as he recorded a top six finish in a drama-free…

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  61. Chandhok gets Williams historic role 10:19

    Chandhok gets Williams historic role

    Karun Chandhok has been announced as Williams' official driver for its Heritage division, which showcases cars from the team's first Formula 1 season in 1977 to…

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  62. Saturday 18 June 2016

  63. Verstappen: Bottas 'destroyed' qualifying 16:44

    Verstappen: Bottas 'destroyed' qualifying

    Max Verstappen has hit out at Valtteri Bottas for "destroying" his European Grand Prix qualifying session, in which he placed ninth. Verstappen lost out on…

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  64. Bottas' car damaged by loose drain cover 11:48

    Bottas' car damaged by loose drain cover

    Further trouble at the Baku City Circuit arose during Saturday's final free practice session, when Valtteri Bottas ran over a loose drain cover in the pit lane…

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  65. Williams 'must capitalise' on next races 08:38

    Williams 'must capitalise' on next races

    Williams Deputy Team Principal Claire Williams says the squad must capitalise on the current sequence of races if it is to close the gap to Red Bull in the…

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  66. Friday 17 June 2016

  67. Bottas: 'A lot more' to come from Williams 16:31

    Bottas: 'A lot more' to come from Williams

    Valtteri Bottas feels that there is "a lot more" to come from Williams after the first day of practice for the European Grand Prix in Azerbaijan. Bottas…

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  68. Monday 13 June 2016

  69. Massa halted by water system issue 10:16

    Massa halted by water system issue

    Felipe Massa's retirement from the Canadian Grand Prix was the result of a water system problem that caused his power unit to overheat, Williams has…

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  70. Sunday 12 June 2016

  71. Bottas praises Williams after podium 21:47

    Bottas praises Williams after podium

    Valtteri Bottas praised Williams for a "really good" strategy and pit-stop as he finished on the podium at the Canadian Grand Prix. Bottas, who started back…

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  72. Williams disappointed by one-lap pace 08:48

    Williams disappointed by one-lap pace

    Williams' Head of Performance Engineering Rob Smedley says the squad is disappointed by its pace at the Canadian Grand Prix, after locking out the fourth row of…

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  73. Saturday 11 June 2016

  74. Wolff backs Stroll to reach Formula 1 11:26

    Wolff backs Stroll to reach Formula 1

    Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff says he is "sure" that FIA European Formula 3 championship leader Lance Stroll will become Canada's next Formula 1…

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  75. Claire Williams awarded an OBE 09:02

    Claire Williams awarded an OBE

    Williams Deputy Team Principal and Commercial Director Claire Williams has been appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen's…

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  76. Friday 10 June 2016

  77. Williams 'analysing everything' over Massa off 20:54

    Williams 'analysing everything' over Massa off

    Felipe Massa says Williams is still working to understand the exact cause of the DRS problem which triggered the Brazilian's accident during the first practice…

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  78. Verstappen under investigation for block 17:39

    Verstappen under investigation for block

    Max Verstappen has been summoned to see the Canadian Grand Prix stewards after allegedly impeding Valtteri Bottas during Friday morning's opening practice…

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  79. Thursday 9 June 2016

  80. Stroll wants F1 seat when 'time is right' 11:49

    Stroll wants F1 seat when 'time is right'

    European Formula 3 championship leader and Williams development driver Lance Stroll says he will only make the step up to Formula 1 when he feels that the "time…

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  81. Wednesday 8 June 2016

  82. Massa sets sights on Canada podium 12:52

    Massa sets sights on Canada podium

    Felipe Massa is optimistic that Williams will be able to fight for the podium positions when Formula 1 reconvenes at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Canada…

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  83. Tuesday 7 June 2016

  84. 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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  85. Thursday 2 June 2016

  86. Massa 'still motivated' to stay in Formula 1 07:34

    Massa 'still motivated' to stay in Formula 1

    Felipe Massa has insisted that he is "still motivated and happy" to compete in Formula 1 beyond his current Williams contract, which expires at the end of the…

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  87. Monday 30 May 2016

  88. Williams pleased with Monaco progress 10:12

    Williams pleased with Monaco progress

    Williams performance chief Rob Smedley has declared himself satisfied with the team's progress in Monaco, though regretted not scoring more points in Sunday's…

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  89. Sunday 29 May 2016

  90. Ericsson gets three-place grid drop 16:17

    Ericsson gets three-place grid drop

    Marcus Ericsson has been given a three-place grid drop for the Canadian Grand Prix after his collision with Sauber team-mate Felipe Nasr in Monaco on…

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  91. Wednesday 25 May 2016

  92. Bottas hopes to end Monaco drought 14:39

    Bottas hopes to end Monaco drought

    Valtteri Bottas is confident that Williams can implement the lessons learned across the past few seasons as he chases his first Monaco Grand Prix points this…

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  93. Tuesday 24 May 2016

  94. 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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  95. Thursday 19 May 2016

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    Video of the Day: Williams motorhome tour

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  97. Tuesday 17 May 2016

  98. Williams debuts radical rear wing at test 09:28

    Williams debuts radical rear wing at test

    Williams has tested a radical rear wing during the first day of pre-season testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Williams development driver Alex…

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  99. Monday 16 May 2016

  100. Bottas: Fifth was 'maximum' for Williams 09:36

    Bottas: Fifth was 'maximum' for Williams

    Valtteri Bottas believes that his fifth place finish in Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix represented the "maximum" result available to Williams at the end of a…

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  101. Saturday 14 May 2016

  102. Massa wants 'more margin' after Q1 exit 13:33

    Massa wants 'more margin' after Q1 exit

    Felipe Massa expressed his frustration at being able to run only once in Q1 as he was eliminated at the first hurdle during qualifying for the Spanish Grand…

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  103. Tuesday 10 May 2016

  104. Massa sets Williams podium target 13:16

    Massa sets Williams podium target

    Felipe Massa has set Williams the target of finishing on the podium at this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix, after the team's best result of the season in Russia…

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  105. Saturday 7 May 2016

  106. Lynn to test for Williams in Spain 10:26

    Lynn to test for Williams in Spain

    Williams has confirmed that development driver Alex Lynn will receive his first run out in the FW38 during the post-race test days in Spain. Lynn, 22, joined…

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  107. Sunday 1 May 2016

  108. Williams pair positive despite missing podium 17:29

    Williams pair positive despite missing podium

    Williams drivers Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa described the team's Russian Grand Prix as "positive" despite missing out on the podium places. Bottas…

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