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Williams rookie Sergey Sirotkin has a three-place grid penalty for the Spanish GP after stewards deemed him to be solely responsible for crashing into Sergio Perez in Baku.
Sauber’s Charles Leclerc earns his first points in F1 with a stunning drive; Fernando Alonso comes through the wars to finish P7.
Williams will not become a B-team to Mercedes or anyone else with deputy team boss Claire Williams declaring they are “a constructor.”
Lance Stroll and Sergey Sirotkin both feel Williams are making a step forward after an encouraging performance in qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
Force India and Williams show big signs of improvement as Fernando Alonso qualifies in a familiar P13 position.
Lance Stroll has rubbished Felipe Massa’s claims that Williams’ driver choice is hurting their chances of recovering from a poor start to this season.
It was the usual suspects toward the back of the field in practice; Sauber’s Marcus Ericsson suffered a gear box problem.
Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams has once again criticised the structure of Formula 1, saying it is “impossible to keep up” with the big teams.
Williams technical boss Paddy Lowe insists the team are “very happy” with the way their drivers are performing, saying it’s the car that is not up to standard.
Felipe Massa has said Williams have “put money first” for 2018 but are still not able to be “competitive” in the World Championship.