2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by adrianjordan » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:40 am

In 2007 I had the chance to go to a meet-and-greet with an F1 test driver. I decided not to as I didn't think he'd even amount to much...he was the BMW Sauber test driver and his name was Sebastian Vettel...

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by Scuderia1967 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:49 am

So that's how they blackmailed him to come back! :lol:

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Re: Williams FW40 Mercedes

Post by kooleracer » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:09 pm

I hope for Williams sake that this is a render from the very early design fase and not the actual car. Because it looks really underdeveloped. But, than again it looks like a car that is deveolped under the guidance of Pat Symmonds.

Williams is heading for though season they have struggled massively with aero the last three years almost no improvement on rear downforce issues and now the emphasis is on downforce. Williams will be fighting with Haas and Sauber this year. Force India and STR will be ahead of them.
Irvine:"If you don't have a good car you can't win it, unless you are Michael or Senna. Lots of guys won in Adrian Newey's cars, big deal. Adrian is the real genius out there, there is Senna, there is Michael and there is Newey.They were the three great talents."

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by LookBackTime » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:38 pm

18 year old Lance Stroll will be the youngest driver on the grid in 2017, having recently secured his place in the Williams Martini Racing team. Speaking from the Williams Heritage exhibition at Autosport International, Mobil 1 The Grid caught up with Canadian to find out more about his hopes and expectations for the season ahead.


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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by LookBackTime » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:01 pm

Williams "promised" Bottas release to top F1 team

Williams promised Bottas it would not stand in his way again after blocking his potential move to Ferrari.

http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/willi ... am-874580/

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by bauc » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:19 pm

Massa with his new teammate Lance Stroll

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by Manoah2u » Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:50 pm

I am fairly confident this is not at all the end product. it will be the product in general lines, but this is not the end product.
I don't think the thumb will disappear else they would have not put the effort of showing it like this, though you can never be sure.
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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by Sevach » Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:53 am

http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/galle ... 9-11700347

Every Williams of the last 20 years, from Villeneuve championship winning car until the FW40.

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by FW17 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:35 am

bauc wrote:Massa with his new teammate Lance Stroll

https://scontent-sof1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/ ... e=59034E4C

Will be quiet awkward when he gets his ass kicked by the young one

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by Eddie_Temple » Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:11 am

FW17 wrote:
bauc wrote:Massa with his new teammate Lance Stroll

https://scontent-sof1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/ ... e=59034E4C

Will be quiet awkward when he gets his ass kicked by the young one

nothing awkward about it. the STROLL's payed for an experienced driver along side Lance. Experienced in this particular situation means intra-team, so there was never any doubt Massa was the other driver after Valteri was on exit.

Massa surely was able to milk them for as many millions as he could, way over what he's worth and he knows that.

Emotionally it seems the only thing Williams had to pull on was Massa's Brazil chassis and for some reason that deal wasn't water tight enough, Williams keeps the car for the entire '17 season.

Either that or Massa let go of possession for 12months and has a performance clause that see's not only extra millions but the chassis as well.
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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by zac510 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:46 am

Why do we always have to think that drivers are each other's mortal enemies and their entire motivation is driven by money only? It's a far too simplistic and naive opinion of human behaviour.

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by Stalker1 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:30 am

FW17 wrote:
bauc wrote:Massa with his new teammate Lance Stroll

https://scontent-sof1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/ ... e=59034E4C

Will be quiet awkward when he gets his ass kicked by the young one
It would not be awkward - I think, it is rather expected of Stroll to be on the same level with Massa or higher in the second part of the upcoming season.
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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by Gridlock » Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:04 pm

Why would you want your '16 car delivered when you've got a year of competing in a '17 to come? And it's not like he can run it anyway. What if he wins a race this year? Which car is he going to want then?

To suggest they withheld a gift seems a bit mean.
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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by hemichromis » Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:14 pm

LookBackTime wrote:Williams "promised" Bottas release to top F1 team

Williams promised Bottas it would not stand in his way again after blocking his potential move to Ferrari.

http://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/willi ... am-874580/
Williams keeping him from going to Ferrari looks like a big favour now!