Williams F1 team 2015

Williams Formula 1 car 2015
11 Mar, 2015 3:39pm

Engine Mercedes
Races 630
Wins 114
Titles 9
Last year 3rd (320pts)

Williams finally emerged from the doldrums in 2014, and was frequently Mercedes’ closest challenger, although unlike Red Bull it failed to win a race, so it finished third in the standings.

There’s a sense that the Oxfordshire-based team has reached the limit of what can be achieved with its current resources, so while a step up to Mercedes’ level seems unlikely, it should still be able to give Ferrari and Red Bull a decent fight for a podium position at every round. In the cockpit, the rapid Valtteri Bottas will probably have the edge on veteran Felipe Massa once more.

Our verdict: Needs to take at least one race victory this season to consolidate last season’s progress – although considering the pace of the Mercedes, that’s a big ask.

Drivers

Valtteri Bottas

Races 38
Wins 0
Titles 0
Last year 4th (186pts)
Age 25
Twitter @ValtteriBottas
Did you know? This is Bottas’ fifth year with Williams, after two years as test driver from 2011.

Felipe Massa

Races 212
Wins 11
Titles 0
Last yr 7th (134pts)
Age 33
Twitter @MassaFelipe19
Did you know? Massa supports Turkish football club Fenerbahce, formerly managed by Brazilian soccer legend Zico.

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