Williams preview the Austrian GP


As the F1 paddock heads to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix, Williams duo Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas are looking for to the challenge.

Felipe Massa: Silverstone is the home grand prix for the team, which is really special, and it’s truly an amazing track to drive. It’s a circuit with a lot of high-speed corners, so you need to have a very good car in that respect. Typically British, it’s a circuit where the weather changes very quickly! It can be wet, dry, or completely mixed – anything can happen, which we’ve seen many times over the last few years. As Williams’ home grand prix, it’s an important place for the team to get a good result, especially as we have so much history there. Plus, it’s one of the oldest races in the calendar, so I’m really looking forward to what will be a special race.

Valtteri Bottas: Silverstone is a special event. It’s a home race for Williams and it’s one of the good tracks for our car. It’s also one of the most enjoyable tracks to drive a Formula One car because of the high-speed nature of the circuit. My favourite part of the track is Becketts, which is a lot of fun because it has a really nice flow to it. The crowd at Silverstone is amazing, as well. I’m always impressed by how much support the motorsport fans in the UK give to us.