Williams preview the Austrian GP

Date published: July 5 2016

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.