The team’s first double podium finish since 2005 secured third in the Constructors’ Championship with Valtteri Bottas fourth and Felipe Massa seventh in the Drivers’ Championship.
Valtteri Bottas:: "It is important for the team to get third in the championship and we have set ourselves up well to achieve that."
Felipe Massa: "The Mercedes are still looking quick, but we will keep working to close the gap."
Championship leader finishes first ahead of title rival Rosberg in opening practice at Yas Marina Circuit
Valtteri Bottas: "The double points could be interesting and we will try and play it to our advantage."
The following is a complete transcript from the post-race press conference.
Williams Martini Racing has extended its advantage over Ferrari for third in the Constructors’ Championship to 44 points.
Both drivers were pushing the Mercedes cars hard for a front row position, but neither driver was able to complete a clean final flying lap in Q3
Felipe Nasr’s last FP1 session for Williams.
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Both Williams drivers showed strong and consistent pace in all three sessions to lock out the second row of the grid.
Valtteri Bottas finished third and Felipe Massa 11th in today’s Russian Grand Prix
The race ended early due to an accident involving Jules Bianchi.
Williams objectives on Friday was aero evaluations, set-up and tyre work.
Williams Martini Racing has maintained its third place in the Constructors’ Championship.
The team have been working overnight to improve the performance of the Williams Mercedes FW36.
Objectives: Aero evaluations, set-up and tyre work