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  • 2019 Williams FW42 Formula One race car

    Williams F1 has dropped its title sponsor and is now open to a sale of all or part of the company.

  • 2020 Cupra e-Racer electric race car
    New electric touring car series will use Williams tech

    The world of electric motorsport is expanding with a new touring car series featuring racers with 679 horsepower of peak power and 65-kilowatt-hour batteries.

  • George Russell
    Williams F1 swaps Lance Stroll for George Russell for 2019

    Williams confirmed Friday that George Russell will drive for the team in the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship. Russell will fill the seat of Lance Stroll who is expected to replace Esteban Ocon at Force India next season. Stroll's father, Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll, heads a consortium of...

  • Force India Formula 1 team during 2018 summer test in Hungary
    Force India saved by F1 driver Lance Stroll's billionaire father

    Canadian fashion mogul Lawrence Stroll has emerged as the head of a consortium of investors with a rescue deal for the financially capped but highly competitive Force India F1 team. Force India entered administration on July 27, a process similar to bankruptcy protection, following a court decision...

  • 964 Porsche 911 lightweight restoration by Singer and Williams
    Singer and Williams go into detail on their lightweight 911

    California Porsche restorer Singer Vehicle Design last year teamed up with Williams Advanced Engineering, the technology offshoot of the Williams Formula 1 team, to use the latest engineering knowledge, including some F1 techniques, to transform an original air-cooled Porsche 911 into the ultimate...

  • Sergey Sirotkin
    Sergey Sirotkin picked as driver for Williams F1 team, Robert Kubica picked as reserve

    Williams has ended the hopes of Robert Kubica driving with the team in the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship by announcing on Tuesday that it has signed Sergey Sirotkin. The 22-year-old Russian impressed the team with his performance at a recent tire test in Abu Dhabi plus the list of...

  • 964 Porsche 911 lightweight restoration by Singer and Williams

    Porsche restoration/modification/reimagination specialist Singer officially dropped details on its most drool-worthy 911 project to date: a lightweight 964-era 911 with a 500-horsepower 4.0-liter flat-6 engine. The formula is simple: subtract weight and add power; the results are incredible. Singer worked with Williams Advanced Engineering to bring the car to life. Owner Scott Blattner commissioned the car. He approached Singer and challenged the company to find ways to reduce the 1990 911's weight and add performance, all while restoring the car to a somewhat factory finish. Singer didn't...

  • Felipe Massa
    Felipe Massa retires from F1, again

    Felipe Massa on Saturday announced he will retire from Formula 1 at the end of the 2017 season. It is the second time in less than two years the Williams driver has made the announcement, though this time he really means it. After first announcing his retirement in September 2016, Massa stayed on...

  • Williams Advanced Engineering electric car platform
    Williams Advanced Engineering debuts off-the-shelf EV platform

    Automakers spend millions to design and engineer vehicle platforms, but some suppliers think a switch to off-the-shelf solutions may be an essential part of future vehicles. To capitalize on this, Williams Advanced Engineering, the technology offshoot of the Williams Formula 1 team, has revealed...

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    Williams first to reveal 2017 F1 car, Mercedes signs James Allison as Technical Director

    The cars of the 2017 Formula One World Championship will be very different to anything we’ve seen in the past several years. Among the changes are longer, wider bodies and much wider tires. The changes are aimed at increasing downforce and grip, which should lead to higher speeds and thus...

  • Valtteri Bottas
    Bottas confirmed for Mercedes AMG F1 team, Massa to stay on at Williams

    Mercedes AMG has confirmed that current Williams driver Valtteri Bottas will fill the seat of retired reigning champion Nico Rosberg in the 2017 Formula One World Championship. Rosberg stepped down at the end of the 2016 after scoring his first title. Bottas will be teaming up with Lewis Hamilton...

  • Paddy Lowe
    Mercedes AMG F1 technical boss rumored to join Williams

    The Mercedes AMG Formula One team on Tuesday confirmed that its Technical Director Paddy Lowe has stepped down. Lowe is currently on garden leave but is expected to join another team. It’s rumored he may end up at Williams, which is using Mercedes power units. “I have had a...

  • Felipe Massa

    Brazilian Formula One driver Felipe Massa might be planning to hold off on retirement for another year in order to continue driving for Williams. Massa in September announced that his contract with Williams would expire at the end of the 2016 season and that he had no intention to renew it. Shortly after, Williams announced that replacing Massa would be Canadian youngster Lance Stroll. However, Motorsport is reporting that Williams is about to lose its other driver Valtteri Bottas to Mercedes AMG and thus would like to retain Massa so that it has at least one experienced driver among its...

  • Felipe Massa
    Felipe Massa to quit F1 at end of 2016 season

    Felipe Massa confirmed today that he will retire from Formula One at the end of the 2016 season. Speaking to reporters at the Italian Grand Prix, the Brazilian driver, whose current contract with Williams expires at the end of this year, said he had already decided some months ago that this would...

  • Felipe Massa drives the Jaguar C-X75 concept
    Felipe Massa Drives Bond Villain’s Jaguar C-X75 Supercar: Video

    Williams Formula One driver Felipe Massa took some time out from his busy schedule during the past weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix to hop behind the wheel of the burnt orange Jaguar C-X75 supercar driven in the new James Bond movie Sceptre by one of the villains. Bond stuck with an Aston Martin...

  • Williams FW37 2015 Formula One car
    Williams Is First To Reveal Its 2015 Formula One Car

    Williams is the first to reveal its new car for the 2015 Formula One World Championship. The British team, which reigning world champion Mercedes AMG sees as its biggest threat going into the new season, is sticking with a Mercedes power unit and has gone with an evolutionary design for its latest...

  • Williams Advanced Engineering in Oxfordshire, England
    New Engineering Facility To Bring Williams F1 Tech To Road Cars, Other Sectors

    British Formula One team Williams has made steady progress this season, no doubt thanks to its decision to run superior Mercedes AMG engines as well as its new blood in the form of Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa. But the team, founded in 1977 by Sir Frank Williams, who still serves as team...

  • Williams marks 20th anniversary of the death of Ayrton Senna
    Williams F1 Car To Feature 20th Anniversary Ayrton Senna Logo

    This year is the 20th since the death of Formula One racing legend Ayrton Senna, and to mark the occasion British team Williams will run a special logo on its car throughout the 2014 season. Since Senna’s death at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix in Italy, Williams has placed the iconic Senna...

  • Williams’s FW36 2014 Formula One car in Martini Racing livery

    It was only a year ago that Martini Racing, the official racing brand of Italian distillery Martini & Rossi, the maker of some very fine vermouth, made its return to international motorsport, teaming up with long-time partner Porsche to run its famous blue and red livery on a car raced by Sébastien Loeb in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. Martini is now making its return to the world of Formula One, by partnering with Williams, which has been rebranded Williams Martini Racing. At a special event held in London overnight, Williams’ FW36 2014 F1 car was rolled out wearing the...

  • Williams’ FW36 2014 Formula One car
    Williams Reveals 2014 Formula One Car

    Williams is the second Formula One team to reveal its new race car for the 2014 season, following on the heels of Force India, which showed off its car yesterday. Williams’ new racer is called the FW36 and it comes powered by an engine and Energy Recovery System (ERS) sourced from...

  • Felipe Massa
    Felipe Massa Replaces Pastor Maldonado At Williams F1

    With Kimi Räikkönen taking Felipe Massa’s seat at Ferrari for the 2014 Formula One season and beyond, many thought the Brazilian may finally step down from a career in motorsport’s top echelon. Massa, however, was determined to continue his fight in F1 and this week it’s...

  • 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition
    New Nissan GT-R To Feature Williams Hybrid Tech: Report

    Last month reports emerged claiming Nissan’s next GT-R, the R36, would be introduced as early as the 2016 model year and that it would likely come with some form of vehicle electrification in order to boost its performance while also cutting back on emissions and fuel consumption. In fact, a...

  • 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition
    2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO To Do 0-60 MPH In 2.0 Seconds?

    The latest iteration of the Nissan GT-R can already hit 60 mph from rest in a blistering 2.7 seconds but that number is expected to drop with the arrival of a more potent GT-R NISMO model currently in the works. Set for a reveal at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show in November, the GT-R NISMO is tipped to...

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    Williams And NISMO To Collaborate On Performance Road Cars

    Two of the biggest names in motorsport, Williams and NISMO, have announced today a collaboration aimed at developing high-performance road cars. Williams’ technology offshoot, Williams Advanced Engineering, will join the engineering development team from NISMO to help develop new...

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