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Formula 1 – Williams – Jerez Test – Day 4

February 11, 2012

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Driver: Bruno Senna Chassis / engine: FW34-01 / RS27-5326/1 Location: Jerez de la Frontera 4.428km Objectives: Set-up work and race simulation Weather: Cold and sunny Ambient & track temps: -2 – 17ºC / 0 – 26ºC Mark Gillan, Chief Operations Engineer:  We had a very productive day, with Bruno successfully completing a full race simulation this morning and performance development testing […]

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Formula 1 – Williams – Jerez Test – Day Three‏

February 10, 2012

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Driver: Bruno Senna Chassis / engine: FW34-01 / RS27-5326/1 Location: Jerez de la Frontera 4.428km Objectives: Continued systems checks, set-up work and mileage for Bruno Weather: Cold and sunny Ambient & track temps: 14ºC / 21ºC Mark Gillan, Chief Operations Engineer: I am very pleased with both Bruno’s first day in the car and the team’s performance today. We managed to […]

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Formula 1 – Williams – Jerez Test – Day Two‏

February 9, 2012

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Driver: Pastor Maldonado Chassis / engine: FW34-01 / RS27-5326/1 Location: Jerez de la Frontera 4.428km Objectives: Set-up work and long runs Weather: Dry and sunny Ambient & track temps: 12ºC / 15ºC Mark Gillan, Chief Operations Engineer:  We successfully completed the majority of our planned test programme today with Pastor covering 97 laps. We performed a mixture of mechanical and aerodynamic […]

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Formula 1 – Williams Jerez Test Day One‏

February 8, 2012

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Driver: Pastor Maldonado Chassis / engine: FW34-01 / RS27-5326/1 Location: Jerez de la Frontera 4.428km Objectives: Systems checks and aero testing Weather: Dry and sunny all day Ambient & track temps: 16ºC / 25ºC Mark Gillan, Chief Operations Engineer: We performed a number of systems checks on the car today, including testing our new engine installation and some aerodynamic correlation […]

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Formula 1 – The Williams F1 Team Launches Its 2012 Line Up

February 7, 2012

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The Williams F1 Team unveiled its 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship season entry, the Williams Renault FW34, at the Jerez circuit in Spain today. This year marks the team’s 35th year competing in the sport which it will do with a revitalised line-up. The mechanical and aerodynamic design and development direction of the FW34 […]

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Formula 1 – Williams F1 Confirms Bruno Senna for 2012‏; including Q&A

January 18, 2012

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Williams F1 today confirmed that Bruno Senna will contest the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship for the Williams F1 Team. The appointment finalises the team’s line up for this year following confirmation in December that Pastor Maldonado will enter his second season in Formula One as a Williams race driver. Bruno will make his […]

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Formula 1 – AT&T Williams – Italian GP Preview‏

September 6, 2011

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The fastest track in Formula One. It’s known colloquially as ‘La Pista Magica’, and with good reason: the atmosphere is second to none. The old banking, lying adjacent to the modern racetrack, gives the circuit a sense of history that can’t be found anywhere else in the world and the Italian fans are passionate about […]

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Formula 1 – AT&T Williams – Hungarian GP Race‏

August 1, 2011

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Today’s Hungarian Grand Prix was dominated by uncharacteristically mixed weather conditions; a wet-dry-wet-dry race forcing a total of 88 trips to the pitlane. For AT&T Williams, conditions didn’t play to the team’s advantage with both drivers also suffering significant tyre wear. The 70 lap race concluded with Rubens Barrichello in 13th place from P15 on […]

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Formula 1 – AT&T Williams Hungarian GP Qualifying‏

July 31, 2011

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Rubens Barrichello led the team in qualifying at the Hungaroring this afternoon, setting a time of 1:22.684 to put him 15th on the grid for the Hungarian Grand Prix. Whilst Rubens set his quickest time on Pirelli’s prime tyre in Q2, Pastor Maldonado opted not to run in the second session. After making it through […]

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Formula 1 – AT&T Williams Hungarian GP Preview‏

July 26, 2011

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Monaco with more run-off. The 4.381km Hungaroring is tight and twisty; there isn’t a straight worthy of the name and the average speed is just 190kph. The race is usually held in scorching heat, making it an endurance test for the drivers, despite the relatively small g-forces. The track is used infrequently during the year, […]

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Formula 1 – AT&T Williams – German GP Race‏

July 25, 2011

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It was a mixed result for AT&T Williams at the Nürburgring today with Pastor Maldonado bringing his Williams Cosworth FW33 home in 14th while teammate Rubens Barrichello was forced to retire on lap 16. A good start from 14th on the grid allowed Rubens to move up to 11th by the end of the first […]

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Formula 1 – AT&T Williams German Grand Prix Qualifying Report

July 24, 2011

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With a time of 1:32.635 in Q2, Pastor Maldonado led the team in qualifying at the Nürburgring this afternoon. Pastor’s time set on Pirelli’s Option tyre puts his Williams Cosworth FW33 13th on the grid for the German Grand Prix. Rubens Barrichello was also unable to progress beyond Q2 with his fastest time of 1:33.043 […]

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Formula 1 – AT&T Williams German Grand Prix Free Practice Report

July 23, 2011

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Objectives P1 • Evaluation of new aero parts including new front and rear wings • Dry set-up work Objectives P2 • Comparison work of new aero parts on both cars • Tyre testing on long runs and set-up work Sam Michael, Technical Director Today we spent the morning evaluating a new rear wing, front wing […]

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Formula 1 – AT&T Williams German Grand Prix Preview

July 19, 2011

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Sitting in the shadow of the majestic 22km Nürburgring Nordschleife, the modern day ’Ring is definitely the poorer relation. But as modern circuits go, the 5.148km track has its merits. It has a couple of good overtaking places; there’s a quick chicane (the Schumacher ‘S’) that requires commitment from the drivers and the atmosphere will […]

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Formula 1 – AT&T Williams Silverstone Grand Prix Qualifying Report

July 10, 2011

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Pastor Maldonado claimed his best qualifying position of the year for tomorrow’s British Grand Prix, putting his Williams Cosworth FW33 seventh on the grid with a time of 1:31.933 in his debut qualifying at Silverstone. A brief shower at the end of Q1 resulted in the remaining field jostling for track position in Q2, with […]

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Formula 1 – AT&T Williams Silverstone Grand Prix Free Practice Report

July 9, 2011

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Objectives P1 • Comparisons runs of new aero parts Objectives P2 • Evaluation of the new diffuser • Engine mapping & set-ups Sam Michael, Technical Director All of today’s running was done on wet or intermediate tyres. We still managed to get through our test programme, however. That included evaluating diffusers, exhausts, front wings and […]

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Formula 1 – AT&T Williams Silverstone Grand Prix Preview

July 5, 2011

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Williams and its home circuit of Silverstone are inextricably linked. The team scored its first grand prix victory at the track in 1979 and it went on to take its 100th win there as well, in 1997. Silverstone has had more facelifts than any other track on the calendar, yet it’s managed to retain its […]

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Formula 1 – AT&T Williams European Grand Prix FP 1 & 2 Report

June 25, 2011

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Objectives P1 • Evaluation of new aero parts including a new exhaust and rear wing Objectives P2 • Comparison work of new aero parts between both cars • Tyre testing and set-up work Sam Michael, Technical Director Today we evaluated different front wings, a new rear wing as well as a new exhaust system. After […]

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Formula 1 – AT&T Williams European GP Preview‏

June 21, 2011

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Spain is the only country in the world to have two Grands Prix; Barcelona is the first and Valencia the second, under the auspices of the European Grand Prix. The race joined the F1 calendar in August 2008, since when it has moved to a June date in search of cooler weather. The 5.419km circuit […]

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Formula 1 – AT&T Williams – Canadian GP Race‏

June 13, 2011

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Four hours after its start time, the Canadian Grand Prix reached its conclusion after a safety car start, four further safety car appearances and a red flag period of more than two hours due to heavy rain. AT&T Williams’ Rubens Barrichello had a clean afternoon to convert 16th on the grid to ninth position and […]

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