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2014-09-08 08:31

GREAT DAY FOR WILLIAMS: Williams drivers Valtteri Bottas (right) and Felipe Massa (left) achieved third and fourth at the 2014 Italian GP. Image: AP/Darko Vojinovic

MONZA, Italy - Williams will field an unchanged race driver line-up in 2015.

The news, announced by the British team early on Sunday (September 7 2014) during the Monza GP weekend, ends speculation that Finnish sensation Valtteri Bottas could be scooped up by a grandee team such as McLaren.

Williams is fourth in the Constructors' championship.

Therre had also been a rumour that Brazilian Felipe Massa, who joined the team from Ferrari only ikn 2014,might be replaced by his well-sponsored countryman Felipe Nasr for 2015.

3RD AND 4TH PLACE FINISH

Nasr is Williams' third driver but the UK-based team said in a statement on Sunday that the 2015 reserve would be announced "in due course". Bottas explained: "Felipe and I have a good working relationship and this early announcement will help us both with the ongoing development of the FW36 and the FW37."

Massa finished on the podium behind the two Mercedes drivers in third with Bottas in fourth place respectively at Sunday's (September 7) Italian GP.

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