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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 – Narain Karthikeyan Completes HRTs Lineup For 2012

February 3, 2012

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Spanish outfit HRT F1 announces that Indian driver, Narain Karthikeyan, will complete the team’s line up for the 2012 season alongside Spanish driver Pedro de la Rosa. These two drivers will contest the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship for the team, which gets underway on March 16th at the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne, […]

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Indy – Barrichello samples IZOD IndyCar Series with KV Racing

January 31, 2012

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What began as a pick-me-up message from Tony Kanaan two weeks ago has developed into serious consideration by Brazilian Formula One veteran Rubens Barrichello  to join the IZOD IndyCar Series for the 2012 season. “We’ll see,” said Barrichello, who drove a second car prepared by KV Racing Technology. “I don’t have anything else (competitive driving), […]

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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 – Raikkonen; “I Never Really Lost The Passion For Racing In Formula 1”

November 30, 2011

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Kimi, good news today, you have decided to come back to Formula 1. Why are you coming back? The main reason was that I never really lost the passion for racing in Formula 1, just maybe for all the other things around it. But when I did some NASCAR races this year I noticed that […]

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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 – Renault Sport F1 Hungarian Grand Prix Preview

July 28, 2011

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Just one week after the thrilling German Grand Prix comes the next round of the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship: the Hungarian Grand Prix. Held at the Hungaroring, the 4.381km track outside Budapest, the race has one of the slowest average speeds on the calendar, just 182kph, yet one of the highest average ambient […]

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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 – Q&A With Bernard Rey, Renault Sport F1 President

July 5, 2011

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Why did Renault Sport F1 choose Williams as its fourth partner ? With a fourth team, one third of the grid, Renault has more opportunity to increase its brand visibility through credible results and marketing opportunities, therefore further enhancing the efficiency of its investment into the sport. Renault remains in F1 to achieve success in […]

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Formula 1 – Williams Renault Legendary Partnership Revived For 2012

July 5, 2011

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Renault Sport F1 and Williams F1 are delighted to announce a long-term chassis-engine partnership.   Renault Sport F1, the F1 division of Renault, will supply AT&T Williams with its championship-winning V8 power units for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. In addition to the supply of its Formula One engines, the newly-formed alliance includes several other […]

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Formula 1 – Q&A With Mike Coughlan, AT&T Williams Chief Engineer

June 14, 2011

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How do you feel about joining AT&T Williams? I am thrilled to be at AT&T Williams. I have always admired Williams, it is such a renowned name in motorsport so I am excited to work with the team to try and recapture their past glory. This would have been great at any point in my […]

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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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Formula 1 – AT&T Williams Canadian Grand Prix Preview

June 8, 2011

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The first low downforce track of the year. The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, situated on the Ile Notre Dame in the St Lawrence river, is made up of long straights, chicanes and hairpins. It’s a completely different challenge to the other tracks to date. Top-end speed, braking stability and traction are the keys to a good […]

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Formula 1 – AT&T Williams Monaco Grand Prix Race Report

May 30, 2011

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In what was one of the most tense battles of the 2011 Championship so far, Rubens Barrichello took his best finishing position of the year and claimed AT&T Williams’ first points of the season with a ninth place finish. Today’s action-packed Monaco Grand Prix also allowed Pastor Maldonado to demonstrate his abilities. After a competitive […]

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Formula 1 – AT&T Williams Spanish Grand Prix Report

May 23, 2011

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Today’s Spanish Grand Prix resulted in another two car finish for AT&T Williams. From ninth on the grid, Pastor Maldonado lost position off the line and then time in the pitlane; a sticking rear jack costing him valuable seconds during in his second stop. A four stop strategy compounded his afternoon, leaving him out of […]

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Formula 1 – AT&T Williams Turkish Grand Prix Report

May 9, 2011

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The Turkish GP resulted in a non-points scoring finish for AT&T Williams today. A stronger showing in yesterday’s qualifying put the team’s drivers in P11 and P14 on the grid but a lack of race pace, combined with being too hard on tyres for a three stop strategy and some significant tyre degradation left Rubens […]

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