Williams narrowly misses out on first point

Williams narrowly misses out on first point

1 July 2013 – Williams missed out on its first point of the 2013 Formula 1 season by less than one of a half seconds during Sunday afternoon's British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Having started from the eighth row of the grid, Pastor Maldonado and Valtteri Bottas made steady progress in a race dominated by tyre failures, but their efforts ultimately went unrewarded after crossing the line in respective 11th and 12th positions.

Williams just misses out
"It was a difficult race but our pace was consistent," Maldonado commented. "We weren't quick enough but I was happy with the balance of the car and we had no problems with our tyres. I am looking forward to continuing to improve, particularly in qualifying.

"We were close to scoring our first point, but before the second restart I was on the inside when Hülkenberg went off the track and he made contact with me when he rejoined, which cost me two positions."

Bottas, who passed Jenson Button on the final lap, wound up just under four seconds behind Maldonado, arguing that Williams must make progress "in all areas".

"It wasn’t an easy race for me because the car was quite difficult to handle," explained Bottas. "We didn’t have the best set-up for qualifying and the race, and we also lost some time in the pit-stops, so we need to improve in all areas moving forward. Points were certainly possible for us here but unfortunately we just missed out."

Bruno Senna remains the latest driver to record a point for Williams, having followed former team-mate Maldonado home in tenth at the 2012 United States Grand Prix.

Marussia and Caterham are the only other teams yet score so far this season.

related

Comments

Latest News
Full
Compact

  1. Sunday 22 October 2017

  2. Verstappen penalised, Räikkönen third 21:49

    Verstappen penalised, Räikkönen third

    Max Verstappen has been issued with a five-second time penalty after stewards at the United States Grand Prix deemed that he cut…

    F1
  3. 21:45

    In full: United States Grand Prix race results

    F1
  4. Hamilton edges closer to title with victory 21:43

    Hamilton edges closer to title with victory

    Lewis Hamilton won the United States Grand Prix to edge closer to a fourth title, regaining the lead from Seastian Vettel after…

    F1
  5. 19:20

    Follow the United States Grand Prix live!

    F1
  6. 19:00

    Starting grid for the United States GP

    F1
  7. 18:52

    Latest Formula 1 photos: Sunday in Austin

    F1
  8. Vandoorne gets additional 25-place drop 17:29

    Vandoorne gets additional 25-place drop

    Stoffel Vandoorne is set to incur an additional 25-place grid penalty for taking on new power unit components, after Honda…

    F1
  9. Pirelli expects two-stop United States GP 15:32

    Pirelli expects two-stop United States GP

    Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli believes a two-stop strategy will "theoretically" be the fastest approach in dry conditions at…

    F1
  10. Hartley confident over long-run potential 14:42

    Hartley confident over long-run potential

    Brendon Hartley says he is confident over his long-run performance as he prepares to make his Formula 1 debut at the United…

    F1
  11. Van der Mark gets Sepang Tech 3 call-up 14:12

    Van der Mark gets Sepang Tech 3 call-up

    World Superbike rider Michael van der Mark has been drafted in by Tech 3 for his MotoGP debut at next weekend's Malaysian Grand…

    MotoGP
  12. Alonso: First lap crucial in points push 13:14

    Alonso: First lap crucial in points push

    Fernando Alonso is wary that McLaren could be "exposed" on the opening lap of the United States Grand Prix due to its speed…

    F1
  13. Dovizioso left to lament 'big disappointment' 12:29

    Dovizioso left to lament 'big disappointment'

    Andrea Dovizioso described his Australian Grand Prix as a "big disappointment" as he lost substantial ground in the title race…

    MotoGP
  14. Renault debutant Sainz Jr. targets top six 11:32

    Renault debutant Sainz Jr. targets top six

    Carlos Sainz Jr. believes he can capture a strong points haul on his Renault debut at the United States Grand Prix, after…

    F1
  15. Rossi prepared to play changed 'game' 11:06

    Rossi prepared to play changed 'game'

    Valentino Rossi says MotoGP tactics have become "a bit more dangerous" but insists he is prepared to match his rivals, after a…

    MotoGP
  16. Video: Behind the scenes with Ferrari 10:22

    Video: Behind the scenes with Ferrari

    Take another look behind-the-scenes with Ferrari during the weekend's action at the Circuit of the Americas.

    F1
  17. Márquez: Australian GP 'like a Moto3 race' 09:42

    Márquez: Australian GP 'like a Moto3 race'

    Marc Márquez labelled the Australian Grand Prix as "like a Moto3 race" after he prevailed in a thrilling scrap for victory at…

    MotoGP
  18. 06:48

    Latest MotoGP photos: Sunday in Australia

    MotoGP
  19. 06:46

    In full: Australian Grand Prix results

    MotoGP
  20. Márquez triumphs in Australian GP thriller 06:44

    Márquez triumphs in Australian GP thriller

    Marc Márquez put himself on the brink of a fourth MotoGP title after prevailing in an epic Australian Grand Prix, which…

    MotoGP
  21. 05:30

    Starting grid for the Australian Grand Prix

    MotoGP
  22. Video: Rosberg vs Rosberg vs Rosberg 04:06

    Video: Rosberg vs Rosberg vs Rosberg

    Reigning Formula 1 World Champion turned vlogger and pundit Nico Rosberg displays his various personas in this advertisement…

    F1
  23. 02:31

    Follow us on Instagram for the best photos!

    F1
  24. 02:29

    Latest Formula 1 photos: Saturday in Austin

    F1
  25. Verstappen 'very angry' over Q3 showing 02:27

    Verstappen 'very angry' over Q3 showing

    Max Verstappen says he was "very angry" over his showing in the final phase of qualifying for the United States Grand Prix…

    F1
  26. Vettel hails turnaround after Friday issues 00:48

    Vettel hails turnaround after Friday issues

    Sebastian Vettel has heaped praise on Ferrari after significant car changes contributed to him claiming a front row start for…

    F1
  27. Stroll also hit with grid penalty for blocking 00:42

    Stroll also hit with grid penalty for blocking

    Lance Stroll has also been given a grid penalty of three places for the United States Grand Prix after blocking Romain Grosjean…

    F1
  28. Magnussen penalised for impeding Pérez 00:11

    Magnussen penalised for impeding Pérez

    Kevin Magnussen has been hit with a notional three-place grid drop for the United States Grand Prix after impeding Sergio Pérez…

    F1
  29. Saturday 21 October 2017

  30. Hamilton: Austin coronation 'highly unlikely' 23:59

    Hamilton: Austin coronation 'highly unlikely'

    Lewis Hamilton reckons it is "highly unlikely" that he will secure a fourth world title at the United States Grand Prix, given…

    F1
  31. 23:10

    In full: US Grand Prix qualifying results

    F1
  32. Hamilton claims pole, Vettel grabs second 23:02

    Hamilton claims pole, Vettel grabs second

    Lewis Hamilton stormed to pole position for the United States Grand Prix, ahead of title rival Sebastian Vettel, building on a…

    F1
  33. 21:45

    Follow qualifying for the United States GP!

    F1
  34. Alonso hints at Daytona 24 Hours outing 20:40

    Alonso hints at Daytona 24 Hours outing

    Fernando Alonso has suggested that he would like to compete at next year's Daytona 24 Hours, having renewed with McLaren in…

    F1
  35. Video: 'In his shoes' at the US Grand Prix 19:28

    Video: 'In his shoes' at the US Grand Prix

    Take a look behind-the-scenes with Ferrari in the paddock and garage at the Circuit of the Americas, ahead of the United States…

    F1
  36. 18:03

    United States GP: Full Practice 3 results

    F1
  37. Hamilton completes practice clean sweep 18:01

    Hamilton completes practice clean sweep

    Formula 1 championship leader Lewis Hamilton completed a practice clean sweep by topping FP3 for the United States Grand Prix…

    F1
  38. Verstappen set for 15-place grid penalty 17:41

    Verstappen set for 15-place grid penalty

    Red Bull's Max Verstappen is set to receive a 15-place grid penalty after taking on new power unit components at the United…

    F1
  39. 16:45

    Follow final practice for the United States GP!

    F1
  40. Video: Texas Longhorns mascot visits F1 14:26

    Video: Texas Longhorns mascot visits F1

    Texas Longhorns Mascot Hook 'Em visits the Red Bull Racing garage ahead during the 2017 United States Grand Prix at the Circuit…

    F1
  41. Hartley encouraged by practice progress 13:12

    Hartley encouraged by practice progress

    Toro Rosso debutant Brendon Hartley believes he made substantial progress over the course of Friday's practice sessions in the…

    F1
  42. Márquez remains wary of Dovizioso recovery 12:24

    Márquez remains wary of Dovizioso recovery

    Marc Márquez insists he still has to be wary of title rival Andrea Dovizioso, despite the Ducati rider struggling for pace…

    MotoGP
more news