Williams-Mercedes News

Claire Williams smiles as she walks through the paddock after practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of China at Shanghai International Circuit on April 10, 2015
Williams not ready for 2018 driver topic
Williams are not yet ready to show their hand regarding their driver lineup for 2018.
12:30
Jacques Villeneuve pictured on May 17, 2014
Jacques Villeneuve confirms Williams spat
Jacques Villeneuve confirms his spat with his former F1 team Williams.
12:17
Felipe Massa of Williams poses for a portrait during day one of F1 winter testing at Circuit de Catalunya on March 1, 2016
Felipe Massa wants to stay at Williams
Felipe Massa says that he is happy to stay at Williams in 2018.
Jul 14, 11:08
Felipe Massa of Williams poses for a portrait during day one of F1 winter testing at Circuit de Catalunya on March 1, 2016
Williams: 'Ferlipe Massa could stay in 2018'
Felipe Massa could stay in Formula 1 beyond the end of this year, according to Claire Williams.
Jul 7, 21:59
Jacques Villeneuve pictured on May 17, 2014
Jacques Villeneuve: 'Lance Stroll's private testing not fair'
Jacques Villeneuve hits out at the private testing programme being enjoyed this year by controversial F1 rookie Lance Stroll.
Jul 5, 13:37
Jacques Villeneuve pictured on May 17, 2014
Jacques Villeneuve not sorry for Lance Stroll criticism
Jacques Villeneuve refuses to apologise for his harsh outspokenness about his countryman Lance Stroll's performance in F1 this year.
Jul 5, 13:27
Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP leads Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari and Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP into the first corner during the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya on May 10, 2015
Lance Stroll: 'Critic Jacques Villeneuve always negative'
Lance Stroll says that he is not affected by the harsh criticism of his Canadian countryman Jacques Villeneuve.
Jun 30, 09:59
Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP leads Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari and Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP into the first corner during the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya on May 10, 2015
Father: 'Secret Lance Stroll test not podium boost'
Lance Stroll enjoyed a 'secret' test between the recent Canadian and Azerbaijan grands prix.
Jun 26, 10:14
Claire Williams smiles as she walks through the paddock after practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of China at Shanghai International Circuit on April 10, 2015
Williams rule out Honda switch
Williams categorically reject reports that they might become the new works Honda team for 2018.
Jun 23, 09:26
Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP leads Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari and Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP into the first corner during the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya on May 10, 2015
Father, Williams say Lance Stroll deserves Formula 1 seat
Lance Stroll's father and boss say that the under-fire 18-year-old has now proven he deserves to be in Formula 1.
Jun 13, 11:29
Jacques Villeneuve pictured on May 17, 2014
Jacques Villeneuve: 'Lance Stroll worst Formula 1 rookie ever'
Jacques Villeneuve ramps up his criticism of countryman Lance Stroll, following a difficult opening third of the 18-year-old Canadian's rookie Formula 1 season.
Jun 12, 10:25
Valtteri Bottas of Williams in the paddock during previews ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on April 28, 2016
Valtteri Bottas: 'Lance Stroll needs time and patience'
Valtteri Bottas joins those who think that struggling F1 rookie Lance Stroll needs more time to prove himself.
Jun 8, 18:08
Romain Grosjean of Haas F1 in the paddock ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix of China at Shanghai International Circuit on April 17, 2016
Romain Grosjean: 'Lance Stroll struggles no surprise'
Romain Grosjean says that he is not surprised Lance Stroll is struggling in 2017.
Jun 7, 12:53
Sir Jackie Stewart walks in the paddock during previews to the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Singapore at Marina Bay Street Circuit on September 17, 2015
Jackie Stewart: 'Don't assess Lance Stroll until 2018'
F1 legend Sir Jackie Stewart defends struggling rookie Lance Stroll.
Jun 6, 10:04
Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP leads Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari and Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP into the first corner during the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya on May 10, 2015
Father: Lance Stroll not crumbling under "pressure"
Lance Stroll's father denies that his son is crumbling under the "pressure" of expectations in F1.
Jun 1, 13:48
Felipe Massa of Williams poses for a portrait during day one of F1 winter testing at Circuit de Catalunya on March 1, 2016
Felipe Massa defends 'rich kid' Lance Stroll after Monaco crash
Felipe Massa defends his under-fire rookie Williams teammate Lance Stroll.
May 26, 10:43
Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP leads Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari and Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP into the first corner during the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya on May 10, 2015
Lance Stroll expects difficult first Monaco Grand Prix
Lance Stroll says that he has entered Monaco expecting a tough weekend.
May 25, 11:17
Felipe Massa of Williams poses for a portrait during day one of F1 winter testing at Circuit de Catalunya on March 1, 2016
Felipe Massa hails Paddy Lowe's impact at Williams
Felipe Massa hails Paddy Lowe for a noticeable turnaround inside the Williams team.
May 23, 10:18
Felipe Massa of Brazil and Williams is interviewed in the paddock during previews to the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 13, 2014
Felipe Massa could stay at Williams in 2018
Felipe Massa says that he would consider staying in Formula 1 beyond the end of this season.
May 22, 09:40
Felipe Massa of Williams poses for a portrait during day one of F1 winter testing at Circuit de Catalunya on March 1, 2016
Felipe Massa: 'Monaco to be Lance Stroll's toughest test'
Felipe Massa warns teammate Lance Stroll that the rookie's toughest F1 challenge is now looming.
May 15, 09:47
Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP leads Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari and Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP into the first corner during the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya on May 10, 2015
Lance Stroll not getting down about 2017 so far
Lance Stroll says that he is not getting down about the difficult start to his F1 career.
Apr 19, 16:12
Felipe Massa of Brazil and Williams is interviewed in the paddock during previews to the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park on March 13, 2014
Felipe Massa: 'Drivers will cope physically in 2017'
Felipe Massa thinks that Formula 1 drivers will be tested physically in 2017.
Mar 30, 09:17
Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP leads Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari and Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP into the first corner during the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya on May 10, 2015
Lance Stroll expects more difficult races in 2017
Lance Stroll says that he is sure he will have more difficult races as he gets up to speed in Formula 1.
Mar 29, 08:26
Paddy Lowe, Mercedes Technical Executive Director looks on in the team garage during practice for the Malaysia Formula One Grand Prix at Sepang Circuit on March 27, 2015
Paddy Lowe: 'Customer Williams can win title'
Paddy Lowe says that it is possible Williams could win a world championship with customer engine power.
Mar 25, 00:21
Felipe Massa of Williams poses for a portrait during day one of F1 winter testing at Circuit de Catalunya on March 1, 2016
Felipe Massa confirms Williams 'competitive'
Felipe Massa confirms the paddock perception that Williams looks set to be 'best of the rest' behind F1's top three teams early in 2017.
Mar 23, 10:57
Jacques Villeneuve pictured on May 17, 2014
Jacques Villeneuve: 'Lance Stroll debut could be dangerous'
Jacques Villeneuve changes his tune about the F1 debut this weekend of his 18-year-old Canadian countryman Lance Stroll.
Mar 23, 09:14
Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP leads Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari and Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP into the first corner during the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya on May 10, 2015
Teenager Lance Stroll hits back at criticism
Lance Stroll insists that he is "ready" for Formula 1.
Mar 8, 09:43
Felipe Massa of Williams poses for a portrait during day one of F1 winter testing at Circuit de Catalunya on March 1, 2016
Felipe Massa: 'Overtaking much harder in 2017'
Felipe Massa says that overtaking will be harder for F1 drivers in 2017.
Mar 8, 09:32
Felipe Massa of Williams poses for a portrait during day one of F1 winter testing at Circuit de Catalunya on March 1, 2016
Felipe Massa unsure when Paddy Lowe to join Williams
Felipe Massa admits that former Mercedes chief Paddy Lowe is heading to Williams.
Mar 8, 08:52
Felipe Massa of Williams poses for a portrait during day one of F1 winter testing at Circuit de Catalunya on March 1, 2016
Felipe Massa defends teenage Lance Stroll after crashes
Felipe Massa jumps to the defence of his new young F1 teammate, teenager Lance Stroll.
Mar 8, 08:49
Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP leads Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari and Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP into the first corner during the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya on May 10, 2015
Lance Stroll denies being out of depth in new F1
Williams defend rookie Lance Stroll, after the teenage Canadian made three fundamental mistakes in two days of 2017 testing.
Mar 2, 08:45
Claire Williams smiles as she walks through the paddock after practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of China at Shanghai International Circuit on April 10, 2015
Williams admit sponsor wanted older driver
Williams deputy Claire Williams admits that the British team's options were narrow as it looked to replace the Mercedes-bound Valtteri Bottas for 2017.
Jan 31, 12:48
Felipe Massa of Williams poses for a portrait during day one of F1 winter testing at Circuit de Catalunya on March 1, 2016
Felipe Massa won't hand back retirement Formula 1 car
Felipe Massa says that he will not have to hand back the F1 car gifted to him by Williams for his retirement.
Jan 23, 08:37
Valtteri Bottas of Williams in the paddock during previews ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on April 28, 2016
Valtteri Bottas takes sponsor to Mercedes
Valtteri Bottas is taking a personal sponsor with him from Williams to Mercedes.
Jan 20, 08:30
Felipe Massa of Williams poses for a portrait during day one of F1 winter testing at Circuit de Catalunya on March 1, 2016
Lance Stroll happy Felipe Massa replacing Valtteri Bottas
2017 rookie Lance Stroll says he is happy that Felipe Massa will be his teammate this year.
Jan 19, 08:18
Heikki Kovalainen of Finland and Caterham arrives in the paddock before the final practice session prior to qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on August 24, 2013
Heikki Kovalainen made bid to replace Valtteri Bottas
Former F1 driver Heikki Kovalainen admits that he made a bid to replace the Mercedes-bound Valtteri Bottas at Williams for 2017.
Jan 18, 08:19
Valtteri Bottas of Williams in the paddock during previews ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on April 28, 2016
Valtteri Bottas confirmed as Lewis Hamilton's new Mercedes teammate
Valtteri Bottas is named as Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes teammate for 2017, the 27-year-old Finn joining the world champions from Williams.
Jan 16, 14:46
Valtteri Bottas of Williams during previews ahead of the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on March 31, 2016
Mercedes close to landing Valtteri Bottas from Williams
Williams will allow Valtteri Bottas to jump ship and join Mercedes, bringing an end to the Silver Arrows' search for Nico Rosberg's replacement.
Jan 15, 20:58
Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP leads Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari and Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP into the first corner during the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya on May 10, 2015
Williams not commenting on team shakeup
Williams decline to comment on a wave of speculation about the British team's next moves.
Jan 11, 08:22
Felipe Massa of Williams poses for a portrait during day one of F1 winter testing at Circuit de Catalunya on March 1, 2016
Felipe Massa plays down comeback reports
Felipe Massa plays down reports that he is definitely cancelling his retirement plans in order to stay at Williams for 2017.
Dec 21, 09:21



TeamPoints
1Mercedes330
2Ferrari275
3Red Bull174
4Force India95
5Williams-Mercedes41
6Toro Rosso33
7Haas29
8Renault26
9Sauber5
10McLaren2
DriversTeamPoints
1Sebastian VettelFerrari177
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes176
3Valtteri BottasMercedes154
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull117
5Kimi RaikkonenFerrari98
6Max VerstappenRed Bull57
7Sergio PerezForce India52
8Esteban OconForce India43
9Carlos SainzToro Rosso29
10Nico HulkenbergRenault26
11Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes23
12Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes18
13Romain GrosjeanHaas18
14Kevin MagnussenHaas11
15Pascal WehrleinSauber5
16Daniil KvyatToro Rosso4
17Fernando AlonsoMcLaren2
18Jolyon PalmerRenault0
19Marcus EricssonSauber0
20Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren0
21Antonio GiovinazziSauber0
22Jenson ButtonMcLaren0