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British GP: Williams Martini Grand Prix Preview

By Williams Martini Racing
July 13 2017

The Williams Martini team moves to the famous Silverstone circuit for the 2017 British GP. The circuit is not only famous for its history but also for the fact that it is the track where the Williams team scored their 1st and 100th race victories. On top of this this race weekend is the home race for the Williams team as they continue their 40th year celebrations. For this reason both team drivers Felipe Massa and Lance Stroll are looking forward to this special weekend. Now it is up to the team to achieve a result worthy of this race weekend.

2017 British GP Preview
Silverstone Circuit

ĎThe Home of British Motorsportí is naturally a treasured place in Williamsí heart and not only because the team won both its first and 100th Grand Prix at the circuit. The track consists of long sweeping corners and fast straights, making it one of the quickest laps on the calendar. The race at Silverstone is the joint-oldest consecutively staged Grand Prix, along with Monza, and a race Williams has won 10 times, including four consecutive years from 1991 to 1994. This yearís British Grand Prix will be a special one for the team, as we continue celebrating our 40th anniversary. For Silverstone, Pirelli has made available the medium, soft and supersoft tyres.

Our home race; the British GP. Itís always great to go to Silverstone as they have one of the biggest crowds of the year, and the fans are all super-enthusiastic. Itís a  circuit with a rich history, and has produced some memorable races over the many years we have raced there, particularly for Williams. The weather can be a bit of a lottery, so you always need to keep an eye on where the next rain shower may  come from. Itís a high-speed circuit so it is really important to have good aerodynamic performance. It is quite easy on brakes, aggressive on the tyres, but very demanding on the driver with the high loads. We hope we can put on a great show for the home fans as we continue celebrating our 40th anniversary.

Tyre Selection Stroll
Tyre Selection Massa

Silverstone is always a very important race. Itís the home Grand Prix for the team, and we know how important that is for everyone, especially with the 40th anniversary celebrations. Itís going to be a very important weekend for Williams and I really hope we can have an amazing race, and an amazing result, to celebrate even more. The track itself is really nice. Thereís a lot of high speed corners and the car normally performs very well there.

This is going to be a very special weekend. I know the 40th anniversary celebrations for the team will continue, and, as I witnessed at the fan day we had at the circuit on the 2nd June, we will have a lot of support. I have only had a few laps there in our 2014 Formula 1 car, but I do know it from racing there in 2015 in Formula 3. There is a lot of history surrounding the track and that always adds to the enjoyment. It is a very fast circuit and I find the Maggots/Beckets section really interesting. I think we will have a lot of fun this weekend.

Race Data
Practice 1: 9:00 - 10:30
Practice 2: 13:00 - 14:30
Practice 3: 10:00 - 11:00
Qualifying: 13:00 Ė 14:00
Sunday: Race: 13:00

GP Statistics
Championship Points after Austrian GP

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