Williams F1 team 2016

F1 season preview 2016 - Williams car
15 Mar, 2016 1:40pm Stephen Errity

Twitter: @WilliamsRacing
Engine: Mercedes 
Races: 649
Wins: 114 
Titles:
Last year: 3rd (257pts) 

Williams will be hoping to continue the renaissance it has enjoyed over the past couple of seasons, helped in no small part by having the class-of-the-field Mercedes power unit in the back of its cars. The feeling within the team is that its chassis is good enough to equal or even better Ferrari’s efforts, but the Scuderia may possess a greater ability to develop further as the season progresses, leaving Williams behind. A strong upper-midfield run is certain, however, even if a return to the top step of the podium still feels only a remote possibility.

Our verdict: Both drivers are in fine form and should keep on delivering podiums. Force India, Red Bull and Toro Rosso could all threaten, though.

Drivers

Valtteri Bottas

Races: 57
Wins: 0
Titles: 0
Last year: 5th 
Age: 26
Twitter: @ValtteriBottas

Did you know? Bottas pushed compatriot Raikkonen hard for fourth place in the drivers’ standings last year.

Felipe Massa

Races: 230
Wins: 11 
Titles: 0
Last year: 6th 
Age: 34
Twitter: @MassaFelipe19

Did you know? Massa is on course to crack 250 Formula One race starts this season, with 21 rounds.

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