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User Image williamsmartiniracing Posted: Dec 5, 2017 10:15 AM (UTC)

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Continuing our series showcasing the faces behind the team, today it’s Paul Williams, Race Engineer. “No two days are the same, which is why the job is so interesting and challenging. As an engineer, a typical day at the factory would be working 8.30am – 7pm doing pre or post-event analysis, technical meetings or working with the drivers in the simulator. Over a race weekend the hours are typically longer with Friday’s the most intense working 7am until late! I have been working in motorsport for over fifteen years in both the USA and the UK, and would advise anyone wanting to work in Formula One to try to get experience in other junior series first.” #WeAreWilliams #WeAreRacing #F1 #TeamWork #WilliamsLife #PaddockLife 📸 @glenn_dunbar

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Happy New Year!! And it’s a happy new home for our 2017 challenger the FW40 who now takes up prime position in our Conference Centre reception! Now time to start building the FW41..... #newyear #newseason #newcar #fw40 #newhome #timeflies #f1 #weareracing #williams #2018
User Image williamsmartiniracing Posted: Dec 15, 2017 5:08 PM (UTC)

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Completing our series for 2017 showcasing the faces behind the team, is Ross Pick, Garage Technician. “Williams is a good team to work for and the best part of the job is the people I work with. You have to be very hard working and have a very good sense of humour. I’m very proud to work at Williams. To work for Frank is mega. I never thought I’d be able to do that and to have met him, and worked with him is mega. I think that’s why we all do it. I’m lucky.” Hope you have all enjoyed meeting a few of the faces behind the team. We will be back to showcase more faces in 2018 when testing gets underway in Barcelona! #WeAreWilliams #WeAreRacing #F1 #TeamWork #WilliamsLife #PaddockLife #williamslife #f1 #weareracing 📸 @f1gregoryheirman
User Image williamsmartiniracing Posted: Dec 13, 2017 2:28 PM (UTC)

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Continuing our series showcasing the faces behind the team, today it’s Alex Lukic, Junior Partner Manager. “I was working in Formula One sponsorship for an agency based in London for two years before joining the Williams marketing department. My job now is specifically to look after a handful of Williams’ technical partners and suppliers. My job is to make sure that the rights and benefits they have are delivered, and to build a good relationship with them. That’s probably the part of the job I enjoy most - building that relationship with the partners I look after. I’m also one of the lucky few that gets to attend races and, being quite new to the team, this is something I really enjoy as I get to see plenty of cool places around the world and be part of the paddock. That’s quite a unique and surreal environment to be in so it’s quite interesting to have that as your office every few weeks. Equally, travel can be one of the hard parts of the job. It can be quite difficult to stay on top of things back at base and maintain a consistently high level of service for your partners whilst on the road. The unique thing about Williams is the camaraderie and family feel to the team. Everyone’s very friendly, welcoming and willing to help you, whether that’s in the garage at the track or at the factory. It’s also an independent team, the last one remaining, and the fact it’s our 40th year this year, I think says a lot about the team.” #WeAreWilliams #WeAreRacing #F1 #TeamWork #WilliamsLife #PaddockLife
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Continuing our series showcasing the people behind the team, today it’s Charlie Hooper, Vehicle Engineer. “I have been at Williams for ten years now having originally joined in 2007 for an industrial placement year whilst at university. Upon graduating I was offered a full-time role in the design office where I stayed for two and half years before working for WIlliams Advanced Engineering on customer projects with both HRT and Marussia. I then moved to the Williams race team in 2013 to my current role. My role includes a variety of things including real-time analysis of data whilst the cars are on track to ensuring the build of the cars is correct both at the factory during pre-season and trackside. I am also lucky to be in a position that involves liaising with all areas of the team including aero, production and design to identify areas where our reliability and performance can be improved.” #WeAreWilliams #WeAreRacing #F1 #TeamWork #WilliamsLife #PaddockLife 📸 @glenn_dunbar
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The best way to get around today! Hope you are all having a lovely Sunday wherever you are! We are enjoying a snow day! #weareracing #nocarstoday #snow #sunday #williamslife
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Continuing our series showcasing the faces behind the team, today it’s Ed Smith, No 2 Mechanic. “I have the glamorous title of rear-end mechanic for the team. This means that I am in charge of building the gearbox and rear suspension for the car. I’m also part of the pit crew so during pitstops I am the right-front gunman. We have had a great first season with Lance, with two highlights being the podium finish in Baku followed by the front-row start in Monza. I have worked in a few different motorsport teams over the years, but the group of guys we have working on the cars at Williams is one of a kind; we get on like family. When you spend five and a half months of the year traveling together it is important to have that kind of bond with each other. But now the season has ended, we are all definitely looking forward to having some time off over Christmas with our families.” #WeAreWilliams #WeAreRacing #F1 #TeamWork #WilliamsLife #PaddockLife 📸 @f1gregoryheirman
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Continuing our series showcasing the faces behind the team, meet Dale Latimer, Garage Technician. “I’m Felipe Massa’s fuel man. We run a lot of tests on the fuel cell and obviously we put the fuel in the car in each session, and ensure Felipe doesn’t run out! I do the garage set up when we arrive at the circuit, unloading the freight boxes and building the garage. I really enjoy the team camaraderie, we have a great set of guys, and obviously getting points and hopefully wins for the team! The family atmosphere is unique at Williams, it’s still family owned and you get a nicer atmosphere, the lads seem to look after each other better.” #WeAreWilliams #WeAreRacing #F1 #TeamWork #WilliamsLife #PaddockLife 📸 @glenn_dunbar
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Continuing our series showcasing the faces behind the team, meet Matt Bold, Sub Assembly Technician. “I’m the travelling sub assembly technician so basically I look after sub assembly for both cars – that’s gearboxes, uprights, driveshafts, brakes, clutches, everything the guys need from a sub assembly point of view to build the cars. During build week, I will allocate to the mechanics everything they need and then on a Friday night when we change the car from practice to race set-up, I make sure all the parts I look after move over and the ones that need to be serviced come off. Generally, during the sessions I work on Massa’s car, helping the guys out. In between sessions I work behind the garage, again for both cars, measuring the brakes, clutch wear and gearbox oil levels. All the stuff I’m generally responsible for, I make sure happens in the background and the guys don’t have any delay in building the cars. The main thing I enjoy about my job is you don’t stand still, there’s always something going on. The adrenaline rush between sessions and when the cars have got to go out and you’ve got that set timeframe to get them out in. Sometimes there’s a lot of work to do and sometimes there’s a little bit less. Working with Williams it’s the atmosphere with the guys you work with, it makes it fun to be here, and you have a good laugh with them. Most importantly, you get the job done.” #WeAreWilliams #WeAreRacing #F1 #TeamWork #WilliamsLife #PaddockLife 📸 @glenn_dunbar
User Image williamsmartiniracing Posted: Dec 5, 2017 10:15 AM (UTC)

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Continuing our series showcasing the faces behind the team, today it’s Paul Williams, Race Engineer. “No two days are the same, which is why the job is so interesting and challenging. As an engineer, a typical day at the factory would be working 8.30am – 7pm doing pre or post-event analysis, technical meetings or working with the drivers in the simulator. Over a race weekend the hours are typically longer with Friday’s the most intense working 7am until late! I have been working in motorsport for over fifteen years in both the USA and the UK, and would advise anyone wanting to work in Formula One to try to get experience in other junior series first.” #WeAreWilliams #WeAreRacing #F1 #TeamWork #WilliamsLife #PaddockLife 📸 @glenn_dunbar
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Continuing our series showcasing the faces behind the team, today it’s Pete Simmons, Chief Garage Technician. “I’ve been at Williams 18 years. Before that I was at Triple 888 Racing Touring Car team for 3 years, before that at Silverstone driving centre as a mechanic and started my apprenticeship at Brodie Brittain racing when I was 16. I would advise people wanting to get into F1 to do a lower formula to get experience with all aspects of the job – fuel, tyres, garage build, etc.” #wearewilliams #weareracing #f1 #williamslife #garagelife #pitcrew #team 📸 @glenn_dunbar
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Continuing our series showcasing the faces behind the team, meet Becky Hampton, Partner Manager. “I work in the partnerships team, managing our team sponsors at races and back in the UK. We plan their guest programmes at track, which includes everything from taking garage tours, managing pit lane and grid walks, and arranging VIP hospitality and passes. Sponsorship is really important to F1, and we’re really fortunate to have some great partners who have stuck by us throughout the years. They’ve really become a part of the Williams family. The best thing about working for the team is all the amazing places we get to go, we’re very lucky that our job takes us to so many different countries. We’re a really close team, so it’s nice to know that there’s always someone willing to help you if you need.” #WeAreWilliams #WeAreRacing #F1 #WilliamsLife #PaddockLife 📸 @glenn_dunbar
User Image williamsmartiniracing Posted: Nov 30, 2017 9:42 AM (UTC)

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Continuing our series showcasing the faces behind the team, it’s Jack Hoodless, Number One Mechanic. “I was promoted to number one mechanic only last week, so I am now responsible for looking after one of the race cars. This includes overseeing the car build, set-up and making sure the car configuration is right. Before that, I was a senior mechanic that worked out the back, looking after gearboxes, engines and bodywork as opposed to the complete car. It gave me a really good opportunity to get experience managing people. I joined Williams in January 2012 from an apprenticeship I served in a local car garage. I went straight from working in a garage to working in Formula One, in the wind tunnel. I was really lucky to get an opportunity to work there. I did a year and a half and I met some of the coolest people I’ve ever come cross, who inspired me to go racing. I was a mechanic beforehand but had no real ambition to go racing, but listening to people that had raced, it sounded like somewhere I never knew existed with the atmosphere, the pressure, the people, the travel, and I really wanted to be a part of it. So, I pushed my line managers and I served a lot of hours outside of my working hours just going to the race bay in the factory to learn more. I was lucky enough to do a few days with the support team and they employed me as a mechanic. At the end of 2014 I went racing full-time as a front-end mechanic. One thing I would say about Williams is it’s a place that’s not about what you’ve done but how you are with people. You hear people say we’re a family, yes it’s a family-run team, but it’s how you’re taken at face value, how you present yourself to people. If you show willing and show commitment, this place will open so many doors for you. Williams is the best employer I’ve ever worked for because all they do is open doors for you. If you show the right attitude, they give you the opportunity. In Abu Dhabi, I worked my first race as a number one mechanic in a Formula One garage. A real dream come true.” #wearewilliams #weareracing #williamslife #team #f1 📸 @glenn_dunbar
User Image williamsmartiniracing Posted: Nov 29, 2017 5:04 PM (UTC)
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The sun sets on another season as we prepare to leave Abu Dhabi. Thank you to everyone once again who has supported us throughout 2017. It’s been a year of highs and lows. We celebrated our 40th anniversary which we couldn’t have imagined going any better than it did thanks to all the fans and people who have driven or been part of Williams over the years. We have had some epic on track battles, a fantastic podium in Baku as Lance became the youngest rookie to finish up there, and we secured fifth in the Championship after a close fight! We couldn’t do without every single person that makes up the Williams family.... over 700 people in Grove, not to mention our partners, suppliers and friends who have helped us along the way. And all the fans..... words will never be enough but you keep us motivated to continue fighting in this tough world of F1. So thank you for your continued belief in us. Time for a moment of rest before we are back and ready to build the FW41...... only 89 days until winter testing starts!! #f1 #williamslife #massa #stroll #2017 #abudhabi #f1finale #thankyou #travelgram 📸 @jamespbearne
User Image williamsmartiniracing Posted: Nov 29, 2017 2:02 PM (UTC)
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The sun sets on the final day of running here in Abu Dhabi. @sergeysirotkin_official completed 86 laps with Robert Kubica ending the day P7 with 28 laps. A good end to a productive final test.... and the final ever running for the FW40. Time to pack her way for the final time..... 2017 is officially over 🙁 #F1 #AbuDhabiTest 📸 @zakmauger #Sirotkin #Kubica