Sir Frank Williams has credited the 'passion' of his team for the turnaround that saw it surge back up the F1 hierarchy in 2014, as he predicts a similar performance in 2015.

Speaking as Williams Martini Racing gave a first glimpse at its new Mercedes-powered FW37, Williams has praised the efforts of team members for turning fortunes around from a lowly ninth place overall in 2013 with just five points, to third place overall, nine podiums, one pole position and 320 points.

Looking ahead to 2015, team principal Williams is confident the gathered momentum can continue into the new season, which will be spearheaded once again by drivers Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa.

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"The team had a fantastic season last year, we are aiming to replicate this development over the winter and to start the 2015 season in a strong position," he said. "We have an enormously talented group of people here at Williams who want nothing more than the team to do well. This passion produced a great turn around in fortunes for the team in 2014 and everybody has worked tirelessly to continue that climb up the grid.'

'We have added a few more high profile names to accompany the incredibly supportive group of partners we have. After a very strong first year with Mercedes we are looking to further develop the relationship as we look for more podiums in 2015.

"I feel this year will be equally as exciting as the last and look forward to seeing the car on the grid at the first race.'


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Something tells me that the W06 will look eerily similar.