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Valtteri Bottas joins Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport for 2017
Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas will race for the Silver Arrows in 2017
Valtteri Bottas becomes the 11th driver to compete in Formula One with the Silver Arrows
Q&A with Felipe Massa
Q: You said at the end of last season that you felt it was the right time to retire from Formula One, what has changed?
A: My intention was always to race somewhere, as I still have the passion for racing and competing. I also have a strong love for Williams as I have enjoyed the last three years with the team, and therefore coming back to help give stability and experience to drive things forward in 2017 was something that felt right to do.
Felipe Massa to replace Valtteri Bottas for 2017 Season
WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING is pleased to confirm that Felipe Massa has agreed to re-join Williams on a one-year deal, coming out of retirement to replace Valtteri Bottas who the team has released to join Mercedes for the 2017 season.
Felipe will race for a fourth consecutive season with Williams, alongside Lance Stroll who will make his Formula One debut in the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship.
Pascal Wehrlein joins Sauber for 2017 season
The Sauber F1 Team is pleased to announce that Pascal Wehrlein will complete the team’s driver line-up for the 2017 Formula One World Championship. The 22-year old German started in karting and has proved his potential in junior single seater racing, but above all with Mercedes-Benz in the DTM where he drove from 2013 until 2015, breaking record after record: He became the youngest debutant in 2013, the youngest race winner in 2014, followed by becoming the youngest champion in 2015. In 2017 Wehrlein will move on become a race driver with the Sauber F1 Team alongside Marcus Ericsson.
Williams Driver Lance Stroll Confirmed at Autosport Show
Williams is delighted to announce that Lance Stroll, who will race for WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING in the 2017 Formula One World Championship, will be appearing at this year’s Autosport Show (12th – 15th January 2017, NEC, Birmingham).
The Canadian will be taking to the Autosport International stage on Saturday 14th January, whilst Deputy Team Principal Claire Williams and Head of Performance Engineering Rob Smedley will be interviewed on Sunday 15th January.