Williams: Our story





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Published on Feb 1, 2013

Williams is a leading Formula One team and advanced engineering business. Over the past 35 years we have won 16 World Championship Titles and become one of the most iconic names in motor racing. We are also using our engineering expertise to create new products and services that are helping to solve pressing issues such as global warming and road safety. This is our story

About Pastor Maldonado
Pastor began his single-seater racing career in 2003 in the Italian Formula Renault Series. The following year he became the series champion with eight wins and gained his first taste of Formula One machinery with Minardi. Pastor then finished third in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series in 2006 with three wins and six podiums. He graduated to GP2 the following year where he raced until 2010, claiming the title with 10 wins. He made his F1 debut when he joined Williams F1 for the 2011 season, picking up his maiden victory at the 2012 Spanish Grand Prix. 2013 will be his third season with the Williams F1 Team.

About Valtteri Bottas
After winning three prestigious kart titles in 2006, Valtteri moved into single-seaters, winning the 2008 Formula Renault Eurocup and the 2008 Formula Renault Northern European Cup. In June 2009 he won the Masters of Formula 3 at Zandvoort, a title he won again in 2010 and he remains the only driver ever to have won the title twice. Valtteri raced in F3 in 2010, securing two victories en route to third place in the championship. He joined Williams F1 that year as test driver, continuing this role into 2011 when he also won the GP3 Series at the first attempt. In 2012 Valtteri became the team's Official Reserve Driver and 2013 will see him progress to a race seat with the Williams F1 Team.

Find out more about our 2013 driver line-up on our website: http://www.williamsf1.com/news/view/2315

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