On arriving at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez for the the 2019 Mexican Grand Prix Williams hoped that they might be able to match rivals Haas and Alfa Romeo if not over a single lap then certainly for race pace. A new front wing that had given them (and us) much Read more…

The Williams Formula 1 team has announced a major new multi-year sponsorship deal with ROKiT drinks, the drinks division of current title sponsor ROKiT. The deal, beginning next year will see ROKiT drinks logos featured prominently on Williams’ new-for-2020 FW43 that everyone hopes will fare much better than the beleaguered Read more…

Russell optimistic about 2020

By Michaelmad, ago

George Russell has seen enough progress from Williams in a difficult 2019 to make him feel optimistic towards a second campaign with the team. Williams’ 2019 season began slowly when it was late to pre-season testing in Barcelona and the Williams FW42 proving to be the slowest car on the Read more…

F1 Qualifying race idea scrapped

By Michaelmad, ago

Formula 1 has scrapped its idea for reverse grid qualifying races, due to be trialled in three races next year (France, Russia and inexplicably Belgium), as it failed to secure unanimous support from its ten teams in a vote on Wednesday. The official thinking behind the change was that qualifying Read more…

While Robert Kubica was making all the headlines in Japan (the Williams-related headlines anyway) with his ‘wing-gate’ (not to be confused with ‘Wingate’, the town in County Durham!) outburst, accusing his team of ‘crossing boundaries’ & fiendishly undermining him by doing exactly what they said they were going to do Read more…

F1 proposes change to weekend schedule

By Michaelmad, ago

The top bods at Formula 1 are seeking a way to make it possible to squeeze more Grand Prix on to the calendar as Liberty kick on with their expansion plans. Next year will see the first 22 race-long season up an average of one additional race every two years Read more…

Williams’ 2019 Japanese Grand Prix

By Michaelmad, ago

Well, what a great Japanese Grand Prix for Williams!! …is what I look forward to writing one day in the not too distant future, rather than the weekly lament on the fortunes of a team that seem to be lurching from one low point to the next. Obviously not this Read more…

It’s the autumn of 2018 and Williams are in the midst of their worst season in their entire 41 year participation in Formula 1. SMP, then Williams driver Sergey Sirotkin’s primary backer, disgruntled at the team’s performance, decide that they’d rather not extend their & Sirotkin’s deal for another season Read more…

We might be approaching the penultimate act of the 2019 Formula 1 season, but with a new front wing Williams continue to push ahead with developments of its FW42 that could carry forward into the winter and the season beyond should they show promise. Formula 1 2019 has been a Read more…

The demise of Autosport magazine

By Michaelmad, ago

On Sunday rumours started to circulate that Motorsport network, the company behind some of the world’s leading motorsport media including Autosport, F1 Racing & Motorsport.com was about to retire a number of their titles and in doing so, break the hearts of thousands of motorsport fans worldwide. For amongst the Read more…

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