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Williams Grand Prix Engineering

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Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited, currently racing in Formula One as Williams Racing, is a British Formula One motor racing team and constructor. It was founded by former team owner Frank Williams and automotive engineer Patrick Head. The team was formed in 1977 after Frank Williams’s earlier unsuccessful F1 operation: Frank Williams Racing Cars. All of Williams F1 chassis are called “”FW”” then a number, the FW being the initials of team co-founder and original owner, Frank Williams.

The team’s first race was the 1977 Spanish Grand Prix, where the new team ran a March chassis for Patrick NГЁve. Williams started manufacturing its own cars the following year, and Switzerland’s Clay Regazzoni won Williams’s first race at the 1979 British Grand Prix. At the 1997 British Grand Prix, Canadian Jacques Villeneuve scored the team’s 100th race victory, making Williams one of only four teams in Formula One, alongside Ferrari, fellow British team McLaren, and Mercedes to win 100 races. Williams won nine Constructors’ Championships between 1980 and 1997. This stood as a record until Ferrari surpassed it in 2000.

Drivers for Williams have included Australia’s Alan Jones; Finland’s Keke Rosberg; Britain’s Nigel Mansell, Damon Hill, David Coulthard and Jenson Button; Colombia’s Juan Pablo Montoya; France’s Alain Prost; Brazil’s Nelson Piquet and Ayrton Senna; Italy’s Ricardo Patrese; and Canada’s Jacques Villeneuve. Each of these drivers, with the exception of Senna, Patrese, Coulthard, Montoya and Button, have won one Drivers’ title with the team. Of those who have won the championship with Williams, only Jones, Rosberg and Villeneuve actually defended their title while still with the team. Piquet moved to Lotus after winning the 1987 championship, Mansell moved to the American-based Indy Cars after winning the 1992 championship, Prost retired from racing after his 4th World Championship in 1993, while Hill moved to Arrows after winning in 1996. No driver who has won a drivers’ title with Williams has managed to again win a title with another team.

Williams have worked with many engine manufacturers, most successfully with Renault, winning five of their nine Constructors’ titles with the French company. Along with Ferrari, McLaren, Benetton and Renault, Williams is one of a group of five teams that won every Constructors’ Championship between 1979 and 2008 and every Drivers’ Championship from 1984 to 2008.

Williams F1 also has business interests beyond Formula One racing. Based in Grove, Oxfordshire, England, Williams has established Williams Advanced Engineering and Williams Hybrid Power which take technology originally developed for Formula One and adapt it for commercial applications. In April 2014, Williams Hybrid Power were sold to GKN. Williams Advanced Engineering had a technology centre in Qatar until it was closed in 2014.

In May 2020, Williams announced they were seeking buyers for a portion of the team due to poor financial performance in 2019 and that they had terminated the contract of title sponsor ROKiT. On 21 August 2020, Williams was acquired by Dorilton Capital.

Claire Williams and Sir Frank Williams stepped down from their management roles on 6 September 2020, with the 2020 Italian Grand Prix being their last time in their respective positions.

United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes
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Full name Williams Racing
Base Grove, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Team principal(s) Jost Capito (Chief Executive Officer and Team Principal)
Technical director François-Xavier Demaison
Founder(s) Frank Williams Patrick Head
Website www.williamsf1.com
2021 Formula One World Championship
Race drivers 06. Canada Nicholas Latifi 63. United Kingdom George Russell
Test drivers 89. United Kingdom Jack Aitken 45. Israel Roy Nissany
Chassis FW43B
Engine Mercedes M12 E Performance
Tyres Pirelli
Formula One World Championship career
First entry As a team 1977 Spanish Grand Prix As a constructor 1978 Argentine Grand Prix
Last entry 2021 Austrian Grand Prix
Races entered As a team: 757 entries (753 starts) As a constructor: 746 entries (745 starts)
Engines Ford, Honda, Judd, Renault, Mecachrome, Supertec, BMW, Cosworth, Toyota, Mercedes
Constructors’ Championships 9 (1980, 1981, 1986, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997)
Drivers’ Championships 7 (1980, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997)
Race victories 114
Podiums 312
Points 3556 (3561)
Pole positions 128
Fastest laps 133
2020 position 10th (0 pts)

Racing history – Formula One

Supertec engines (1999)

1999 season

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Mercedes-Benz power units (2014-present)

2020-present: Buyout and new management

Formula One results

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(italics indicates non-works entries; bold indicates championships won)
Year Name Car Engine Tyres No. Drivers Points WCC
1977 United Kingdom Williams Grand Prix Engineering March 761 Ford-Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 27. Belgium Patrick Nève N/A
1978 United Kingdom Williams Grand Prix Engineering FW06 Ford-Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 27. Australia Alan Jones 11 9th
1979 United Kingdom Albilad-Saudia Racing Team FW06 FW07 Ford-Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 27. 28. Australia Alan Jones Switzerland Clay Regazzoni 75 2nd
1980 United Kingdom Albilad Williams Racing Team FW07 FW07B Ford-Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 27. 28. Australia Alan Jones Argentina Carlos Reutemann 120 1st
United Kingdom Brands Hatch Racing 43. South Africa Desiré Wilson
United Kingdom RAM – Penthouse Rizla Racing United Kingdom RAM – Rainbow Jeans Racing United Kingdom RAM Theodore – Rainbow Jeans Racing 50. 51. 51. United Kingdom Rupert Keegan United States Kevin Cogan United Kingdom Geoff Lees
1981 United Kingdom Albilad Williams Racing Team FW07C Ford-Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 M G 1. 2. Australia Alan Jones Argentina Carlos Reutemann 95 1st
United Kingdom TAG Williams Racing Team
1982 United Kingdom TAG Williams Racing Team FW07C FW08 Ford-Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 5. 5. 5. 6. Argentina Carlos Reutemann United States Mario Andretti Republic of Ireland Derek Daly Finland Keke Rosberg 58 4th
1983 United Kingdom TAG Williams Racing Team FW08C Ford-Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 G 1. 2. 42. Finland Keke Rosberg France Jacques Laffite United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer 36 4th
FW09 Honda RA163E 1.5 V6 t 2 11th
1984 United Kingdom Williams Grand Prix Engineering FW09 FW09B Honda RA163E 1.5 V6 t Honda RA164E 1.5 V6 t G 5. 6. France Jacques Laffite Finland Keke Rosberg 25.5 6th
1985 United Kingdom Canon Williams Honda Team FW10 FW10B Honda RA164E 1.5 V6 t G 5. 6. United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Finland Keke Rosberg 71 3rd
1986 United Kingdom Canon Williams Honda Team FW11 Honda RA166E 1.5 V6 t G 5. 6. United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Brazil Nelson Piquet 141 1st
1987 United Kingdom Canon Williams Honda Team FW11B Honda RA167E 1.5 V6 t G 5. 5. 6. United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Italy Riccardo Patrese Brazil Nelson Piquet 137 1st
1988 United Kingdom Canon Williams Team FW12 Judd CV 3.5 V8 G 5. 5. 5. 6. United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Martin Brundle France Jean-Louis Schlesser Italy Riccardo Patrese 20 7th
1989 United Kingdom Canon Williams Team FW12C FW13 Renault RS1 3.5 V10 G 5. 6. Belgium Thierry Boutsen Italy Riccardo Patrese 77 2nd
1990 United Kingdom Canon Williams Team FW13B Renault RS2 3.5 V10 G 5. 6. Belgium Thierry Boutsen Italy Riccardo Patrese 57 4th
1991 United Kingdom Canon Williams Team FW14 Renault RS3 3.5 V10 G 5. 6. United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Italy Riccardo Patrese 125 2nd
1992 United Kingdom Canon Williams Team FW14B Renault RS3C 3.5 V10 Renault RS4 3.5 V10 G 5. 6. United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Italy Riccardo Patrese 164 1st
1993 United Kingdom Canon Williams Team FW15C Renault RS5 3.5 V10 G 0. 2. United Kingdom Damon Hill France Alain Prost 168 1st
1994 United Kingdom Rothmans Williams Renault FW16 FW16B Renault RS6 3.5 V10 G 0. 2. 2. 2. United Kingdom Damon Hill Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom David Coulthard United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 118 1st
1995 United Kingdom Rothmans Williams Renault FW17 FW17B Renault RS7 3.0 V10 G 5. 6. United Kingdom Damon Hill United Kingdom David Coulthard 112 2nd
1996 United Kingdom Rothmans Williams Renault FW18 Renault RS8 3.0 V10 G 5. 6. United Kingdom Damon Hill Canada Jacques Villeneuve 175 1st
1997 United Kingdom Rothmans Williams Renault FW19 Renault RS9 3.0 V10 G 3. 4. Canada Jacques Villeneuve Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 123 1st
1998 United Kingdom Winfield Williams FW20 Mecachrome GC37-01 3.0 V10 G 1. 2. Canada Jacques Villeneuve Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 38 3rd
1999 United Kingdom Winfield Williams FW21 Supertec FB01 3.0 V10 B 5. 6. Italy Alessandro Zanardi Germany Ralf Schumacher 35 5th
2000 United Kingdom BMW WilliamsF1 Team FW22 BMW E41 3.0 V10 B 9. 10. Germany Ralf Schumacher United Kingdom Jenson Button 36 3rd
2001 United Kingdom BMW WilliamsF1 Team FW23 BMW P80 3.0 V10 M 5. 6. Germany Ralf Schumacher Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 80 3rd
2002 United Kingdom BMW WilliamsF1 Team FW24 BMW P82 3.0 V10 M 5. 6. Germany Ralf Schumacher Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 92 2nd
2003 United Kingdom BMW WilliamsF1 Team FW25 BMW P83 3.0 V10 M 3. 4. 4. Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Germany Ralf Schumacher Spain Marc Gené 144 2nd
2004 United Kingdom BMW WilliamsF1 Team FW26 BMW P84 3.0 V10 M 3. 4. 4. 4. Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Germany Ralf Schumacher Spain Marc Gené Brazil Antônio Pizzonia 88 4th
2005 United Kingdom BMW WilliamsF1 Team FW27 BMW P84/5 3.0 V10 M 7. 8. 8. Australia Mark Webber Germany Nick Heidfeld Brazil Antônio Pizzonia 66 5th
2006 United Kingdom WilliamsF1 Team FW28 Cosworth CA2006 2.4 V8 B 9. 10. Australia Mark Webber Germany Nico Rosberg 11 8th
2007 United Kingdom AT&T Williams FW29 Toyota RVX-07 2.4 V8 B 16. 17. 17. Germany Nico Rosberg Austria Alexander Wurz Japan Kazuki Nakajima 33 4th
2008 United Kingdom AT&T Williams FW30 Toyota RVX-08 2.4 V8 B 7. 8. Germany Nico Rosberg Japan Kazuki Nakajima 26 8th
2009 United Kingdom AT&T Williams FW31 Toyota RVX-09 2.4 V8 B 16. 17. Germany Nico Rosberg Japan Kazuki Nakajima 34.5 7th
2010 United Kingdom AT&T Williams FW32 Cosworth CA2010 2.4 V8 B 9. 10. Brazil Rubens Barrichello Germany Nico Hülkenberg 69 6th
2011 United Kingdom AT&T Williams FW33 Cosworth CA2011K 2.4 V8 P 11. 12. Brazil Rubens Barrichello Venezuela Pastor Maldonado 5 9th
2012 United Kingdom Williams F1 Team FW34 Renault RS27-2012 2.4 V8 P 18. 19. Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Brazil Bruno Senna 76 8th
2013 United Kingdom Williams F1 Team FW35 Renault RS27-2013 2.4 V8 P 16. 17. Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Finland Valtteri Bottas 5 9th
2014 United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing FW36 Mercedes PU106A Hybrid 1.6 V6 t P 19. 77. Brazil Felipe Massa Finland Valtteri Bottas 320 3rd
2015 United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing FW37 Mercedes PU106B Hybrid 1.6 V6 t P 19. 77. Brazil Felipe Massa Finland Valtteri Bottas 257 3rd
2016 United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing FW38 Mercedes PU106C Hybrid 1.6 V6 t P 19. 77. Brazil Felipe Massa Finland Valtteri Bottas 138 5th
2017 United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing FW40 Mercedes M08 EQ Power+ 1.6 V6 t P 18. 19. 40. Canada Lance Stroll Brazil Felipe Massa United Kingdom Paul di Resta 83 5th
2018 United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing FW41 Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ 1.6 V6 t P 18. 35. Canada Lance Stroll Russia Sergey Sirotkin 7 10th
2019 United Kingdom ROKiT Williams Racing FW42 Mercedes M10 EQ Power+ 1.6 V6 t P 63. 88. United Kingdom George Russell Poland Robert Kubica 1 10th
2020 United Kingdom Williams Racing FW43 Mercedes M11 EQ Performance 1.6 V6 t P 6. 63. 89. Canada Nicholas Latifi United Kingdom George Russell United Kingdom Jack Aitken 0 10th
2021 United Kingdom Williams Racing FW43B Mercedes M12 E Performance 1.6 V6 t P 6. 63. Canada Nicholas Latifi United Kingdom George Russell 0* 9th*
* Season still in progress.

Formula E

Williams Driver Academy

Driver Joined Since Current Series Titles
United Kingdom Jamie Chadwick 2019 W Series and Formula Regional European Championship 2019 W Series
United Kingdom Dan Ticktum Formula 2 Championship none as Williams Driver Academy member
Israel Roy Nissany 2020
United Kingdom Jack Aitken