2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by LookBackTime » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:52 am

At age 18, Lance Stroll is the first Canadian to race in Formula One in 11 years

http://www.ctvnews.ca/w5/at-age-18-lanc ... -1.3327363

very intresting!

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by LookBackTime » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:14 pm

Williams stronger than Mercedes in certain areas - Lowe

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/will ... we-884114/

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by LookBackTime » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:47 pm

Lance's 2017 helmet!

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by LookBackTime » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:49 pm

Felipe's 2017 helmet!

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by LookBackTime » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:58 pm

Williams: Everybody energised for the new season

Paddy Lowe: “It is an exciting time of year for everyone in Formula One including the huge number of fans around the world, as we head to Australia for the first race of the season. This year is particularly exciting as the regulations have changed substantially concerning the bodywork of the cars and the dimensions of the tyres, so we expect to see quicker cars and far more challenging racing for the drivers.”

“Coming back to the paddock has that feeling of being “back to school” after our winter away: everybody energised for the new season ahead, meeting friends again and welcoming new faces. I always feel that the first qualifying session of the year is the most intense and interesting hour in the entire Formula One calendar, as that is the point when all the smoke and mirrors of winter testing must stop and the real pace is finally put on the table. It is only then that we will see how the cars and drivers perform and get our first true indication of the season which will unfold.”

“The race itself is always eventful with more than the usual degree of incident and car failure as the cars and drivers engage in their first competition of the year. And the spectators bring extra enthusiasm to Albert Park, many of them having come from all over the world to see this first race of the F1 season. From a technical point of view, the tyres for this year’s race are not only wider but also softer – having the ultrasoft in play at Melbourne for the first time – so we will without doubt see some record breaking lap times this weekend and perhaps more evidence of driver fatigue in the race than we have seen in recent years.”

“For me personally, I’m very happy to be back at Williams, the team where I started my Formula One career. We have a very talented group of people here and two great drivers with whom I haven’t worked before, so I’m looking forward to stepping into the paddock with them in Melbourne to start the 2017 season.”

Felipe Massa: “Australia is a fantastic place to start the season, not only because it’s a beautiful country, but also because the people are so nice. So it’s always a big pleasure to go to Australia. It really is the perfect place to get started. It’s quite a tricky track though. It’s half racetrack, half street circuit, so it’s definitely not easy. It’s good to have a difficult challenge at the start of the season though. I’m just really looking forward to getting started! It’s always a very important race because it’s the first time all of the teams will be together and racing for real.”

Lance Stroll: “I am really excited for Melbourne. It’s going to be quite an experience being my first ever Grand Prix. It’s a new track and I have never been to Australia. I am just really looking forward to it all and very excited to get started. I can’t wait. I have driven the track in the simulator and I have seen some videos, and onboards. It looks quite tricky. Even though it is a new track for me it’s a different track also. It’s kind of a road course, so the track really changes a lot throughout the weekend, so that will be a good challenge. I will just take it as it comes, push as hard as I can, enjoy it and look forward to the weekend.”

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by Mr Brooksy » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:26 am

Does this mean we have no more Rob Smedley doing team updates? Is Rob heading to Australia? Is he still part of the team?
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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by LookBackTime » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:13 am

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by LookBackTime » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:20 am

New sponsor?

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by LookBackTime » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:26 am

Wider 2017 tyres will make F1 pitstop times hard to replicate

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.ph ... d-to-match

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by LookBackTime » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:33 am

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by LookBackTime » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:41 am

New goodies has arrived !!!

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And it's big box !!!

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by Mr Brooksy » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:25 pm

LookBackTime wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:20 am
New sponsor?

https://imgr4.auto-motor-und-sport.de/W ... 059755.jpg
Thanks for the image of Paddy and Rob. Team gear looks pretty good again this year!

Also I love the chemist warehouse sponsorship. If it's the Australian chemist warehouse (correct logo) then it's rather funny as they are a budget chemist in Australia! And yet they have the cash to splash on an F1 team? At least it's to Williams...
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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by LookBackTime » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:11 pm

My guess "Chemist Warehouse" is the sponsor of Williams Racing for this weekend!

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by Sevach » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:03 pm

PS: Lance is quite tall for a F1 driver isn't he?

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by LookBackTime » Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:57 am

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