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There are many, many engineers within the sport who began their careers at Williams and learned that spirit of racing from Frank and Patrick, including myself, Ross Brawn and Adrian Newey. Frank is obsessed with racing and all that it takes to win. That's why we are still here after 40 years.feedback
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Jul 16 2017
Paddy Lowe has most recently been quoted in an article called Bottas leads Mercedes one-two in British GP practice. Paddy Lowe said, “We're worried about reflections but there may be solutions to that. We will be testing it on various cars over the coming months.”. Paddy Lowe has been quoted a grand total of 38 times in 18 articles.
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Jun 14 2017

I was talking to Riccardo Patrese the other day about this and without mentioning any specific instances, bearing in mind you didn't get a penalty for blocking in qualifying in those days, you actually just had to go and see the bloke and intimidate him so he didn't do it again! That is how it was back then. Now you can rely on the police to give the guy a ticket! It is a very different world and Ayrton played it how he had to back then.feedback

Jun 14 2017

It sounds like I'm about to say Ayrton wasn't! But, with Ayrton, we have a tendency to get a bit rose tinted. Mostly I was playing against Ayrton, that is why I struggle a bit with perspective, but mostly I was at Williams in those days and Ayrton was the guy we were struggling to beat. We eventually did in 1992 but it seemed impossible in the years building up to that, and he was ruthless. He had some various tactics to intimidate his opposition, but that was more the name of the game back then.feedback

Jun 14 2017

Stating the obvious, they both sit within the handful of greats we have in the sport. Yeah, undoubtedly. Those great drivers are able to pull out an extraordinary lap and I think you kind of saw that with Lewis [in qualifying]... probably on Mercedes estimations and simulations, that time wasn't in the car.feedback

Jun 12 2017

I know it was only ninth, but it seriously felt like a race win, just because we all know it's been a very, very difficult introduction to the sport for him. We've all felt for him and especially in the team willing him to be better and to make the progress. I think he went out there today and just showed that he can drive.feedback

Jun 12 2017

So to do that in his home race... I understand there was extra crowd here because we had a Canadian driver, so it's good to give them that reward. But yeah the benefits are immeasurable. He's going to have himself so much more confidence that he now knows what it takes. You know they say in this sport that when you've won your first race all the rest of them are so much easier? I'm sure it's the same with points and I hope we'll see that he's out of the starting blocks and we'll see it come into play now.feedback

Jun 12 2017

As always with these cars there's a lot of things that are on the edge, he had some issues with keeping brake temperatures in control, keeping some engine temperatures in control, the left front had signs of not lasting the race and he managed that at a certain point, so he did everything that he needed to do. I think we've seen the real Lance there today, now hopefully we can see him more regularly.feedback

Jun 12 2017

He said afterwards about that there were those few times and he just thought 'it's a long race, I'll get him next time' rather than taking that risk and it ending in tears. So that's really mature, sensible driving. That was the best position he was going to get from 17th and he did with the right sort of control.feedback

Jun 12 2017

The talent was all there, the race-craft was fantastic. Those points didn't fall in his lap, he went and fought for them. I don't know if we got an overall count of the number of overtakes ... but it was a lot. Almost ten or something, including a double world champion who he dueled with a the end. And actually handled some pretty tricky situations with traffic into Turn 1 and lots of stuff that could have easily been mishandled.feedback

Jun 11 2017

A huge congratulations to Lance. He's the first Canadian in Formula One since Jacques Villeneuve, and now he's scored his first points at his home race. It's a great story. Given the difficult start Lance has had to his Formula One career, this feels like a race win to us. It was an incredible drive. He showed some fantastic race-craft, great overtaking and he really earned those points today. From 17th on the grid up to ninth, including a battle with a double world champion, which he took in his stride. I think today's result will boost his confidence going forward and will give him some real momentum. On the other side of the garage, Felipe had an unfortunate race. He actually had a good start, but then lost a few places as a result of the jostling that normally takes place at Turns 1 and 2 at this race. He was then collected by Carlos, through no fault of his own. With the pace of the car this weekend it's very unfortunate. We could have scored some very good points. We're now looking ahead to Azerbaijan. The car should be reasonably strong there so we'll give it another go.feedback

May 23 2017

One of the very difficult things for Lance is the enormous pressure placed on him. He's a driver with a lot of expectation around him across the paddock, because there's a spotlight on how he got here and 'does he really deserve the drive?feedback

May 17 2017

Why do people drive racing cars? It's because they love driving quick cars and if you are not here enjoying it then it's actually not helping. But it's easier said than done with all the pressure I mentioned.feedback

May 17 2017

One of the very difficult things for Lance is the enormous pressure placed upon him. He's a driver with a lot of expectation around him from, not just people close to him, but across the board I think. There is a spotlight on him, on how he got here and does he really deserve the drive.feedback

May 17 2017

Racing drivers are, by their nature, super competitive so they are the best and worst at beating themselves up if they are not performing as they should. So that cascades and creates its own pressure on him, even if it's not already got enough from outside. There are no easy answers to about how you undo that pressure. There's a bit of coaching involved and I appreciate the challenging position he's in, so I'm trying to help him through that. One thing that is important is to actually be able to enjoy it, to be honest.feedback

Apr 16 2017 - Bahrain

It became a very disappointing day in the end today. During FP3 this morning we were able to complete our practice programme as planned to find suitable qualifying and race settings. Unfortunately this afternoon in qualifying we had to end Fernando's Q2 session prematurely after detecting an MGU-H issue. We are still investigating to find out exactly what the issue is and whether or not it's related to Stoffel's issues yesterday.feedback

Apr 16 2017 - Bahrain

It also puts him in a good position to start the race, with a free tyre choice and new sets available. Equally for Felipe we have some good opportunities for the race and we look forward to seeing what we can do tomorrow. I also want to say a massive congratulations to Valtteri, who started his Formula One journey at Williams back in 2010, and who did a great job achieving his first pole position today.feedback

Apr 16 2017 - Bahrain

Overall I'm quite pleased. We had a trouble free session and Felipe did a good lap at the end for P8. I think Lance should be very happy with his qualifying because it's a difficult circuit with varying conditions between sessions and it's quite tricky on tyres, so I think he's done a really good job in only his third Formula One qualifying session.feedback

Apr 07 2017 - China

It's a great shame for the fans here today. We've got some fantastic fans in China, who are so enthusiastic for the sport and its personalities and they were denied some excitement on the track. I think we definitely have to look at it. There is an important history behind this, going back to the 1980s.feedback

Apr 07 2017

I think it was the accident with [Elio] de Angelis in testing [1986], where there was a suspicion that if there had been a helicopter he would have been in better shape. Since then they've put this rule in place and of course it's become a lot more sophisticated as well. I think we should understand the importance behind it and respect that first and foremost.feedback

Apr 05 2017

It is an important race for us understand where we are in the championship to address the challenges for the season with our continued aim to improve and make progress.feedback

Apr 05 2017

The Shanghai International Circuit is the first track this season which will test the all-round performance of the car and so we will arguably see a truer measure of the relative performance of the cars within the new regulations. It is a great track with some demanding high-speed corners and a long back straight which is traditionally good for overtaking, but requires good set-up to ensure speed can be carried onto the straight.feedback

Mar 25 2017

I'm predicting that with these far higher loads that we have, with higher cornering speeds, driver endurance is much more demanding, so we may see more mistakes in races, drivers more on their human limits. That could be another interesting factor. With faster laps times and more grip, driver fatigue may emerge as more of a factor than it has in recent years.feedback

Mar 23 2017

It's a great opportunity, I think that's the simplest way to put it. We achieved incredible things at Mercedes in three years and, of course, they may continue to do so. I'm very proud of the part I played in that set of championships, but for me personally a great opportunity came up at Williams and I'm very excited about it.feedback

Mar 23 2017

It's been discussed many times the disparity of funding between teams in the pitlane so clearly it's more difficult to compete at the front when you have less money, nobody will deny that. The challenge here is to make the most efficient use we can with the resources we have. In parallel you're constantly trying to gain access to more resources that's what drives success in this sport. Do a good job, generate more income so you can do an even better job. If we want to move forward we have to move forward technically and then financially when you make all of those factors contribute together.feedback

Jan 10 2017

I have had a fantastically successful and enjoyable three and a half years at Mercedes working with an incredible team of people. I am now looking forward to a new challenge and wish everyone well at Mercedes.feedback

Oct 22 2016

On Lewis's car we are running now the engine we first ran in Spa. From running it yesterday we found that there is a small fault in the fuel system, it is not a serious problem but for precautionary reasons we felt we should put a better one in there. The people working on the engine itself were in until 1 a.m. and then another group of people were in at four a.m. to do some more work and then the main group were in at six.feedback

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