News Details

Beating Mercedes was impossible - Smedley

Sutton Images Enlarge Related Links Race: Austrian Grand Prix Rob Smedley says he is happy with third and fourth in Austria because Williams knew it risked a double retirement if it tried to challenge Mercedes for victory. Williams locked out the front row in qualifying at the Red Bull Ring as Mercedes failed to maximise its slight advantage on Saturday, raising hopes of the team's first victory since 2012. But while running first and second at the opening round of stops Williams did not immediately cover off the Mercedes drivers, which ultimately allowed Nico Rosberg to take the lead and saw its chances of victory slip away. Lewis Hamilton then got by Valtteri Bottas at the second round...
Full Story »
1y ago from espnF1.com 0
Share

You May Also Be Interested In...

Victory never in doubt for Rosberg

Getty Images Enlarge Nico Rosberg says he knew Williams did not have the...
1y ago from espnF1.com

Williams plotting defensive Austria GP strategy

Rob Smedley believes Williams will have to play a defensive strategy to...
1y ago from SpeedCafe.com

Austria offers challenge and opportunity for Williams

Although Austria was once a staple on the F1 calendar, returning to the...
1y ago from Crash.net

Elsewhere On The Network

Popular On MotoGPToday.com

Doohan: Age hasn't hindered Rossi

MotoGP Legend and five time 500cc World Champion Mick Doohan gives his...
6h ago from MotoGP.com

Marquez: Lorenzo s speed vs. Rossi s experience

Marc Marquez's fourth DNF of the season means he is now all but certain...
6h ago from Crash.net

#BritishGP: Bridgestone tyre review

Bridgestone Motorsport’s Shinji Aoki looks back on how the soft...
6h ago from MotoGP.com

Popular On IndyCarToday.com

IndyCar: Dixon pockets $1 million bonus for winning...

Less than 24 hours after claiming the fourth Verizon IndyCar Series...
1d ago from Racer.com

FEATURE: Dixon’s run to the IndyCar title

Scott Dixon's come-from-behind victory in the IndyCar Series had Juan...
13h ago from SpeedCafe.com

Wilson wins IndyCar fan favourite award

– The late Justin Wilson was posthumously awarded IndyCar's fan...
1d ago from GPUpdate.net

IndyCar: Herta aiming to return with Chaves in 2016

Fresh off a smooth run to 15th in the standings and Rookie of the Year...
21h ago from Racer.com

Popular On TotalWRC.com

Paddon closes on WRC future

Kiwi hopes to sign 2016 contract shortly
35m ago from WRC.com

Australia countdown: driver line-up

The biggest talking point is Hyundai’s decision to rotate the driver...
1h ago from WRC.com

Kubica's rallying passion undimmed

In his second full season in the World Rally Car category, the former F1...
1d ago from WRC.com

Al-Attiyah to return in 'fantastic' Skoda

Qatari confirms Spain in new Fabia R5
1d ago from WRC.com

Popular On GunnersToday.com

David Beckham pays £10,000 for an Arsenal shirt that...

David Beckham pays £10,000 for an Arsenal shirt that he signed for...
3h ago from DailyMail.co.uk

The most bizarre reasons transfers broke down

VIP Boxes, STIs, muddy pitches, volcanoes...after Emmanuel Adebayor turned...
2h ago from Telegraph.co.uk

Berahino hints at West Brom strike

Berahino has reacted to news of third and fourth bids of the summer from...
6h ago from Football365.com

Blame the owner or the manager?

Well, this seasons transfer window wasn't a debacle, it wasn't a train...

Comments

comments powered by Disqus

Hottest News

Red Bull oppose 2016 shutdown

Red Bull have revealed their opposition to F1's... Read More »
7h ago from SkySports.com

Renzi to Ecclestone: Hands off the grand prix at Monza!

The big guns are now firing over the question of... Read More »
54m ago from GrandPrix247.com

Recent News

2014 GPToday.com
GPToday.com is not responsible for the news headlines and associated descriptions and images it indexes, the content of externally linked sites or the comments & postings of its users.

This website is unofficial and is not associated in any way with the Formula One group of companies. F1, FORMULA ONE, FORMULA 1, FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, GRAND PRIX and related marks are trade marks of Formula One Licensing B.V.