Deputy head Williams Claire Williams told how valuable for the team from grove will be the experience of Felipe Massa in the introduction of new technical regulations.
At the end of 2016, the Brazilian announced the completion of the career pilot of F1, but in January 2017, it became known that Felipe will return to Williams, which will take the place of Valtteri Bottas, who joined Mercedes in place of reigning world champion Nico Rosberg.
“Felipe for 15 years acted in F1 is one of the most experienced pilots of the grid,’ said Clare. – When we enter a new campaign with brand new rules, it is important to be part of such a knowledgeable driver like Felipe.
It would be of great assistance to engineers in the process of improving the machine from the first day of pre-season testing. Weight will play a key role in the performance FW40 in 2017″.
Companion Masses in the upcoming campaign will be the 18-year-old canadian lance Stroll.
Williams has not yet announced the date of the presentation of the new car FW40.
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