Brazilian GP Race Preview
When: Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th November, 2013
Where: São Paulo, Brazil
Round: 19 of 19
Pastor Maldonado: Brazil is one of the most enjoyable races of the season and I always look forward to coming back. It may not have the same impressive infrastructure as some of the newer circuits, but the atmosphere is amazing and the track is very historic and usually leads to very interesting racing as there are a couple of good overtaking opportunities. The circuit layout is technically challenging and you need to find a good balance when setting the car up between the medium-low speed corners in sector 2 and the long straight as you exit turn 12. The track surface is also very bumpy so you need a car that can react well to this. Heavy rain is also common and if you react quickly and are on the right tyre at the right time, you can make up a lot of places. This will be my last Grand Prix as a Williams driver after three seasons with the team so it will be an emotional race, and hopefully I can have a good weekend and finish on a high.
Valtteri Bottas: After a strong performance in Austin where I picked up my first points for the team, I think we will have a good opportunity to finish in the top ten once again in Brazil. The weather is often quite variable at Interlagos which gives teams a chance to play with their strategy and make up places if we see rain during qualifying or the race. I drove in FP1 last year and I have done a lot of work in our simulator which correlates well to the actual track so I’m feeling well prepared. The circuit is anti-clockwise, so has more left handed corners than right handed ones, which is different to most tracks and you need a car that has good downforce and is good in long corners. There is normally a different atmosphere to this race as it’s the final one of the season and historically the races are very entertaining, so I’m looking forward to racing here and hopefully finishing my first season in Formula One with a good result that will give us confidence going in to next year.
Randstad is the official partner of the Williams F1 Team.
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Success in Formula One requires the commitment of a talented team performing at the best of their ability.
This is also true for employees at Randstad, and Williams share Randstad’s core value in “striving for perfection”. Randstad’s ability to attract, coach and retain the best people for its global client base is testament to the fact that we live by this core value.
what does our Williams F1 partnership mean?
Unlike other Formula 1 racing teams, Williams F1 does most of the work in-house. Which means having the right people on board is paramount.
see the partnership in action on the track in 2013
From the person that designs the bolts, to the person that radios instructions, to the person in the pit stop changing the tyre, to the driver… everyone plays a vital role in achieving success.
Whether Randstad is recruiting for Williams (which we do) or any of our clients, in “striving for perfection”, it’s not just the rigorous checks that come as standard. We understand the importance of the right fit for your company - the “team spirit” that can drive an organisation’s success.
Our partnership also enables us to provide opportunities for our clients and candidates to join us on unique events and F1-themed experiences.
Our most recent event was an inspirational networking evening with Williams driver Susie Wolff.
We also offer clients the possibility of watching the race at the Williams F1 centre in Grove, with live commentary from the pits and a chance to tour the museum.
18] 17 November Austin, United States
19] 24 November Interlagos, Brazil
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