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Williams confirms driver lineup of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas for the 2015 season

  • Brasil's Felipe Massa steers his Williams on his way to clock the fourth fastest time during the qualifying session at the Monza racetrack, in Monza, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 6 , 2014. The Formula one race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

    Brasil's Felipe Massa steers his Williams on his way to clock the fourth fastest time during the qualifying session at the Monza racetrack, in Monza, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 6 , 2014. The Formula one race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)  (The Associated Press)

  • Brazil driver Felipe Massa steers his Williams during the third free practice session at the Monza racetrack, in Monza, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. The Formula One race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

    Brazil driver Felipe Massa steers his Williams during the third free practice session at the Monza racetrack, in Monza, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. The Formula One race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)  (The Associated Press)

  • Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, center, of Britain, celebrates after setting the pole position with second placed Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg, left, of Germany, and third placed Williams driver Valtteri Bottas, of Finland, during the qualifying session at the Monza racetrack, in Monza, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. The Formula One race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, center, of Britain, celebrates after setting the pole position with second placed Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg, left, of Germany, and third placed Williams driver Valtteri Bottas, of Finland, during the qualifying session at the Monza racetrack, in Monza, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. The Formula One race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)  (The Associated Press)

Williams has confirmed it will retain Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas as its drivers for the 2015 Formula One season.

Massa was already under contract but on Sunday the team announced it has taken up the option on Bottas' contract following an impressive campaign.

Team principal Frank Williams says "Felipe is a pleasure to work with, and combines raw pace with a wealth of experience. As for Valtteri, we have known for many years he is a very special talent."

Massa joined Williams following his release from Ferrari at the end of last season and secured the team's first pole position since 2012 at the Austrian Grand Prix.

Bottas has secured four podiums in the last five races to lie fifth in the drivers' standings.