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Japanese GP:Single point from Massa for Williams Martini
The results from the 2017 Japanese GP would aagin see very mixed result for the Williams Martini team with Felipe Massa been able to secure a single point with a 10th place finish. But for team-mate Lance Stroll his race would see him make a greta start only to go off the circuit dropping down the order only to retire with a failure with his car near the closing stages of the race seeing him retire. A single point is still a result but it really does not help when one of their main rivals Hass would have both their cars finish ahead of the single Williams of Felipe.
Japanese GP: Qualifying sees Massa 8th for Williams Martini
Qualifying for the 2017 Japanese GP would see Williams Martini driver Felipe Massa finish in an encouraging 9th but he will start from 8th as other drivers received penalties. This is an improvement from the Brazilian over his last few Grand Prix. But for team-mate Lance Stroll his session would be a real struggle with his lack of pace as well as been hampered in his runs by other drivers. It was a shame that he could not match his team-mate but it was his first run at the demanding Suzuka circuit. But with the revised grid Lance will start the race from 15th.
Japanese GP: Tough session for Williams Martini in FP3
The final practice session for the 2017 Japanese GP would be another tough one for the Williams Martini team. Felipe Massa and Lance Stroll would have an uneventful session but they could only manage 11th and 15th with Felipe ahead of Lance. The session would be a stop start one with two red flags. Looking ahead qualifying is going to be a difficult one for the Williams team with the second period most likely the best they can hope for.
Japanese GP: Far from productive FP2 for Williams Martini
With heavy rain falling the second Friday practice session for the 2017 Japanese GP would firstly see its start be delayed by an hour and then once the session got underway there would only be five times set during the session and only 14 cars would run. For the Williams team Felipe Massa and Lance Stroll would finish in 4th and 5th. It was a far from productive session with the team only getting some data of the track conditions with the heavy rain.
Japanese GP: Disappointing FP1 for Williams Martini
The opening Friday practice session for the 2017 Japanese GP would be another disappointing one for the Williams Martini team. Both drivers would finish well down the times with Lance Stroll in 14th and Felipe Massa 16th. Not a great start to the weekend and it is looking very similar to Malaysia. But on their initial performance it is again looking to be another difficult Grand Prix for the Williams team.
Japanese GP: Williams Martini Grand Prix Preview
Coming off a double points scoring result in Malaysia the Williams Martini team will complete the third of their Asian series of races with the 2017 Japanese GP. The team has moved to the famous Suzuka circuit know for its series of sweeping curves as well as the famous 130R corner. The circuit requires power and downforce something the Williams team is hoping that they can bring to the weekend. For team drivers Felipe Massa and Lance Stroll the weekend will see Felipe return to a circuit that he has a vast amount of experience but for Lance it will be his first visit to this circuit.
Malaysian GP: Double points for Williams Martini
The 2017 Malaysian GP would see the Williams Martini team come away with a double points scoring result. Lance Stroll would finish in 8th while team-mate Felipe Massa was 9th. At one stage in the race Lance and Felipe would fight for position with Lance able to keep in front. But the result was somewhat soured when Lance would make contact with the Ferrari of Vettel on the slow down lap badly damaging the Ferrari. Regardless of this incident the result of the race was the best that the Williams team could achieve so in that sense it was a positive outcome.
Malaysian GP: Williams Martini qualifies outside top ten
Qualifying for the 2017 Malaysian GP would see the Williams Martini team only manage 11th and 13th. Felipe Massa would finish ahead of team-mate Lance Stroll in a session that saw both cars out after the second period. Despite this for Williams both drivers are just outside the top ten so there is a good chance that they can come away with points come Sundays race. But it was still a disappointment not to see at least Felipe get into the final period based on his practice pace.
Malaysian GP: Encouraging FP3 for Williams Martini
The final practice session for the 2017 Malaysian GP would see the Williams Martini team produce an encouraging result with their drivers finishing in 8th and 12th. Felipe Massa was again ahead of team-mate Lance Stroll but the gap between the pair was just 0.2. It was looking very positive for qualifying with both drivers looking like they can make it into the final period. In the session it was worth noting that Lance spent a considerable amount of time running on the medium tyre possibly giving an indication on race strategy.
Malaysian GP: Williams Martini outside top ten in FP2
For the Williams Martini team the second Friday pracyice session for the 2017 Malaysian GP would see both cars finishing outside the top ten with Felipe Massa 12th and Lance Stroll 14th. At least both drivers were able to get through the session without any issues with only Lance having a lockup that saw him pit with a flat spot. Both acrs were well off the pace but at least they were matching if not leading their Championship rivals.
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