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about Williams

Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited, currently racing in Formula One as Williams Martini Racing, is a British Formula One motor racing team and constructor. It was founded and is run by team owner Sir Frank Williams and automotive engineer Sir Patrick Head. The team was formed in 1977 after Frank Williams's two earlier unsuccessful F1 operations: Frank Williams Racing Cars (1969 to 1975) and Wolf–Williams Racing (1976). All of Williams F1 chassis are called "FW" then a number, the FW being the initials of team owner, Frank Williams.

The team's first race was the 1977 Spanish Grand Prix, where the new team ran a March chassis for Patrick Nève. 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 three teams in Formula One, alongside Ferrari and fellow British team McLaren, 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 and Jenson Button; France's Alain Prost; Brazil's Nelson Piquet and Ayrton Senna; and Canada's Jacques Villeneuve. Each of these drivers, with the exception of Senna and Button, have captured 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.

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, UK, 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.


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seasons

1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018,

finishing positions

grid positions

driver championships

1 Alan Jones season
2 Keke Rosberg season
3 Nelson Piquet season
4 Nigel Mansell season
5 Alain Prost season
6 Damon Hill season
7 Jacques Villeneuve season

constructor championships

1 season
2 season
3 season
4 season
5 season
6 season
7 season
8 season
9 season

wins

# event driver
1 1979 British Grand Prix round 9 Clay Regazzoni
2 1979 German Grand Prix round 10 Alan Jones
3 1979 Austrian Grand Prix round 11 Alan Jones
4 1979 Dutch Grand Prix round 12 Alan Jones
5 1979 Canadian Grand Prix round 14 Alan Jones
6 1980 Argentine Grand Prix round 1 Alan Jones
7 1980 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 Carlos Reutemann
8 1980 French Grand Prix round 7 Alan Jones
9 1980 British Grand Prix round 8 Alan Jones
10 1980 Canadian Grand Prix round 13 Alan Jones
11 1980 United States Grand Prix round 14 Alan Jones
12 1981 United States Grand Prix West round 1 Alan Jones
13 1981 Brazilian Grand Prix round 2 Carlos Reutemann
14 1981 Belgian Grand Prix round 5 Carlos Reutemann
15 1981 Caesars Palace Grand Prix round 15 Alan Jones
16 1982 Swiss Grand Prix round 14 Keke Rosberg
17 1983 Monaco Grand Prix round 5 Keke Rosberg
18 1984 Dallas Grand Prix round 9 Keke Rosberg
19 1985 Detroit Grand Prix round 6 Keke Rosberg
20 1985 European Grand Prix round 14 Nigel Mansell
21 1985 South African Grand Prix round 15 Nigel Mansell
22 1985 Australian Grand Prix round 16 Keke Rosberg
23 1986 Brazilian Grand Prix round 1 Nelson Piquet
24 1986 Belgian Grand Prix round 5 Nigel Mansell
25 1986 Canadian Grand Prix round 6 Nigel Mansell
26 1986 French Grand Prix round 8 Nigel Mansell
27 1986 British Grand Prix round 9 Nigel Mansell
28 1986 German Grand Prix round 10 Nelson Piquet
29 1986 Hungarian Grand Prix round 11 Nelson Piquet
30 1986 Italian Grand Prix round 13 Nelson Piquet
31 1986 Portuguese Grand Prix round 14 Nigel Mansell
32 1987 San Marino Grand Prix round 2 Nigel Mansell
33 1987 French Grand Prix round 6 Nigel Mansell
34 1987 British Grand Prix round 7 Nigel Mansell
35 1987 German Grand Prix round 8 Nelson Piquet
36 1987 Hungarian Grand Prix round 9 Nelson Piquet
37 1987 Austrian Grand Prix round 10 Nigel Mansell
38 1987 Italian Grand Prix round 11 Nelson Piquet
39 1987 Spanish Grand Prix round 13 Nigel Mansell
40 1987 Mexican Grand Prix round 14 Nigel Mansell
41 1989 Canadian Grand Prix round 6 Thierry Boutsen
42 1989 Australian Grand Prix round 16 Thierry Boutsen
43 1990 San Marino Grand Prix round 3 Riccardo Patrese
44 1990 Hungarian Grand Prix round 10 Thierry Boutsen
45 1991 Mexican Grand Prix round 6 Riccardo Patrese
46 1991 French Grand Prix round 7 Nigel Mansell
47 1991 British Grand Prix round 8 Nigel Mansell
48 1991 German Grand Prix round 9 Nigel Mansell
49 1991 Italian Grand Prix round 12 Nigel Mansell
50 1991 Portuguese Grand Prix round 13 Riccardo Patrese
51 1991 Spanish Grand Prix round 14 Nigel Mansell
52 1992 South African Grand Prix round 1 Nigel Mansell
53 1992 Mexican Grand Prix round 2 Nigel Mansell
54 1992 Brazilian Grand Prix round 3 Nigel Mansell
55 1992 Spanish Grand Prix round 4 Nigel Mansell
56 1992 San Marino Grand Prix round 5 Nigel Mansell
57 1992 French Grand Prix round 8 Nigel Mansell
58 1992 British Grand Prix round 9 Nigel Mansell
59 1992 German Grand Prix round 10 Nigel Mansell
60 1992 Portuguese Grand Prix round 14 Nigel Mansell
61 1992 Japanese Grand Prix round 15 Riccardo Patrese
62 1993 South African Grand Prix round 1 Alain Prost
63 1993 San Marino Grand Prix round 4 Alain Prost
64 1993 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Alain Prost
65 1993 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 Alain Prost
66 1993 French Grand Prix round 8 Alain Prost
67 1993 British Grand Prix round 9 Alain Prost
68 1993 German Grand Prix round 10 Alain Prost
69 1993 Hungarian Grand Prix round 11 Damon Hill
70 1993 Belgian Grand Prix round 12 Damon Hill
71 1993 Italian Grand Prix round 13 Damon Hill
72 1994 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Damon Hill
73 1994 British Grand Prix round 8 Damon Hill
74 1994 Belgian Grand Prix round 11 Damon Hill
75 1994 Italian Grand Prix round 12 Damon Hill
76 1994 Portuguese Grand Prix round 13 Damon Hill
77 1994 Japanese Grand Prix round 15 Damon Hill
78 1994 Australian Grand Prix round 16 Nigel Mansell
79 1995 Argentine Grand Prix round 2 Damon Hill
80 1995 San Marino Grand Prix round 3 Damon Hill
81 1995 Hungarian Grand Prix round 10 Damon Hill
82 1995 Portuguese Grand Prix round 13 David Coulthard
83 1995 Australian Grand Prix round 17 Damon Hill
84 1996 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Damon Hill
85 1996 Brazilian Grand Prix round 2 Damon Hill
86 1996 Argentine Grand Prix round 3 Damon Hill
87 1996 European Grand Prix round 4 Jacques Villeneuve
88 1996 San Marino Grand Prix round 5 Damon Hill
89 1996 Canadian Grand Prix round 8 Damon Hill
90 1996 French Grand Prix round 9 Damon Hill
91 1996 British Grand Prix round 10 Jacques Villeneuve
92 1996 German Grand Prix round 11 Damon Hill
93 1996 Hungarian Grand Prix round 12 Jacques Villeneuve
94 1996 Portuguese Grand Prix round 15 Jacques Villeneuve
95 1996 Japanese Grand Prix round 16 Damon Hill
96 1997 Brazilian Grand Prix round 2 Jacques Villeneuve
97 1997 Argentine Grand Prix round 3 Jacques Villeneuve
98 1997 San Marino Grand Prix round 4 Heinz-Harald Frentzen
99 1997 Spanish Grand Prix round 6 Jacques Villeneuve
100 1997 British Grand Prix round 9 Jacques Villeneuve
101 1997 Hungarian Grand Prix round 11 Jacques Villeneuve
102 1997 Austrian Grand Prix round 14 Jacques Villeneuve
103 1997 Luxembourg Grand Prix round 15 Jacques Villeneuve
104 2001 San Marino Grand Prix round 4 Ralf Schumacher
105 2001 Canadian Grand Prix round 8 Ralf Schumacher
106 2001 German Grand Prix round 12 Ralf Schumacher
107 2001 Italian Grand Prix round 15 Juan Pablo Montoya
108 2002 Malaysian Grand Prix round 2 Ralf Schumacher
109 2003 Monaco Grand Prix round 7 Juan Pablo Montoya
110 2003 European Grand Prix round 9 Ralf Schumacher
111 2003 French Grand Prix round 10 Ralf Schumacher
112 2003 German Grand Prix round 12 Juan Pablo Montoya
113 2004 Brazilian Grand Prix round 18 Juan Pablo Montoya
114 2012 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Pastor Maldonado

pole positions

# event driver
1 1979 British Grand Prix round 9 Alan Jones
2 1979 Canadian Grand Prix round 14 Alan Jones
3 1979 United States Grand Prix round 15 Alan Jones
4 1980 Argentine Grand Prix round 1 Alan Jones
5 1980 Belgian Grand Prix round 5 Alan Jones
6 1980 German Grand Prix round 9 Alan Jones
7 1981 Belgian Grand Prix round 5 Carlos Reutemann
8 1981 Caesars Palace Grand Prix round 15 Carlos Reutemann
9 1982 British Grand Prix round 10 Keke Rosberg
10 1983 Brazilian Grand Prix round 1 Keke Rosberg
11 1985 French Grand Prix round 7 Keke Rosberg
12 1985 British Grand Prix round 8 Keke Rosberg
13 1985 South African Grand Prix round 15 Nigel Mansell
14 1986 Belgian Grand Prix round 5 Nelson Piquet
15 1986 Canadian Grand Prix round 6 Nigel Mansell
16 1986 British Grand Prix round 9 Nelson Piquet
17 1986 Australian Grand Prix round 16 Nigel Mansell
18 1987 Brazilian Grand Prix round 1 Nigel Mansell
19 1987 Belgian Grand Prix round 3 Nigel Mansell
20 1987 Monaco Grand Prix round 4 Nigel Mansell
21 1987 Detroit Grand Prix round 5 Nigel Mansell
22 1987 French Grand Prix round 6 Nigel Mansell
23 1987 British Grand Prix round 7 Nelson Piquet
24 1987 German Grand Prix round 8 Nigel Mansell
25 1987 Hungarian Grand Prix round 9 Nigel Mansell
26 1987 Austrian Grand Prix round 10 Nelson Piquet
27 1987 Italian Grand Prix round 11 Nelson Piquet
28 1987 Spanish Grand Prix round 13 Nelson Piquet
29 1987 Mexican Grand Prix round 14 Nigel Mansell
30 1989 Hungarian Grand Prix round 10 Riccardo Patrese
31 1990 Hungarian Grand Prix round 10 Thierry Boutsen
32 1991 Canadian Grand Prix round 5 Riccardo Patrese
33 1991 Mexican Grand Prix round 6 Riccardo Patrese
34 1991 French Grand Prix round 7 Riccardo Patrese
35 1991 British Grand Prix round 8 Nigel Mansell
36 1991 German Grand Prix round 9 Nigel Mansell
37 1991 Portuguese Grand Prix round 13 Riccardo Patrese
38 1992 South African Grand Prix round 1 Nigel Mansell
39 1992 Mexican Grand Prix round 2 Nigel Mansell
40 1992 Brazilian Grand Prix round 3 Nigel Mansell
41 1992 Spanish Grand Prix round 4 Nigel Mansell
42 1992 San Marino Grand Prix round 5 Nigel Mansell
43 1992 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 Nigel Mansell
44 1992 French Grand Prix round 8 Nigel Mansell
45 1992 British Grand Prix round 9 Nigel Mansell
46 1992 German Grand Prix round 10 Nigel Mansell
47 1992 Hungarian Grand Prix round 11 Riccardo Patrese
48 1992 Belgian Grand Prix round 12 Nigel Mansell
49 1992 Italian Grand Prix round 13 Nigel Mansell
50 1992 Portuguese Grand Prix round 14 Nigel Mansell
51 1992 Japanese Grand Prix round 15 Nigel Mansell
52 1992 Australian Grand Prix round 16 Nigel Mansell
53 1993 South African Grand Prix round 1 Alain Prost
54 1993 Brazilian Grand Prix round 2 Alain Prost
55 1993 European Grand Prix round 3 Alain Prost
56 1993 San Marino Grand Prix round 4 Alain Prost
57 1993 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Alain Prost
58 1993 Monaco Grand Prix round 6 Alain Prost
59 1993 Canadian Grand Prix round 7 Alain Prost
60 1993 French Grand Prix round 8 Damon Hill
61 1993 British Grand Prix round 9 Alain Prost
62 1993 German Grand Prix round 10 Alain Prost
63 1993 Hungarian Grand Prix round 11 Alain Prost
64 1993 Belgian Grand Prix round 12 Alain Prost
65 1993 Italian Grand Prix round 13 Alain Prost
66 1993 Portuguese Grand Prix round 14 Damon Hill
67 1993 Japanese Grand Prix round 15 Alain Prost
68 1994 Brazilian Grand Prix round 1 Ayrton Senna
69 1994 Pacific Grand Prix round 2 Ayrton Senna
70 1994 San Marino Grand Prix round 3 Ayrton Senna
71 1994 French Grand Prix round 7 Damon Hill
72 1994 British Grand Prix round 8 Damon Hill
73 1994 Australian Grand Prix round 16 Nigel Mansell
74 1995 Brazilian Grand Prix round 1 Damon Hill
75 1995 Argentine Grand Prix round 2 David Coulthard
76 1995 Monaco Grand Prix round 5 Damon Hill
77 1995 French Grand Prix round 7 Damon Hill
78 1995 British Grand Prix round 8 Damon Hill
79 1995 German Grand Prix round 9 Damon Hill
80 1995 Hungarian Grand Prix round 10 Damon Hill
81 1995 Italian Grand Prix round 12 David Coulthard
82 1995 Portuguese Grand Prix round 13 David Coulthard
83 1995 European Grand Prix round 14 David Coulthard
84 1995 Pacific Grand Prix round 15 David Coulthard
85 1995 Australian Grand Prix round 17 Damon Hill
86 1996 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Jacques Villeneuve
87 1996 Brazilian Grand Prix round 2 Damon Hill
88 1996 Argentine Grand Prix round 3 Damon Hill
89 1996 European Grand Prix round 4 Damon Hill
90 1996 Spanish Grand Prix round 7 Damon Hill
91 1996 Canadian Grand Prix round 8 Damon Hill
92 1996 British Grand Prix round 10 Damon Hill
93 1996 German Grand Prix round 11 Damon Hill
94 1996 Belgian Grand Prix round 13 Jacques Villeneuve
95 1996 Italian Grand Prix round 14 Damon Hill
96 1996 Portuguese Grand Prix round 15 Damon Hill
97 1996 Japanese Grand Prix round 16 Jacques Villeneuve
98 1997 Australian Grand Prix round 1 Jacques Villeneuve
99 1997 Brazilian Grand Prix round 2 Jacques Villeneuve
100 1997 Argentine Grand Prix round 3 Jacques Villeneuve
101 1997 San Marino Grand Prix round 4 Jacques Villeneuve
102 1997 Monaco Grand Prix round 5 Heinz-Harald Frentzen
103 1997 Spanish Grand Prix round 6 Jacques Villeneuve
104 1997 British Grand Prix round 9 Jacques Villeneuve
105 1997 Belgian Grand Prix round 12 Jacques Villeneuve
106 1997 Austrian Grand Prix round 14 Jacques Villeneuve
107 1997 Japanese Grand Prix round 16 Jacques Villeneuve
108 1997 European Grand Prix round 17 Jacques Villeneuve
109 2001 French Grand Prix round 10 Ralf Schumacher
110 2001 German Grand Prix round 12 Juan Pablo Montoya
111 2001 Belgian Grand Prix round 14 Juan Pablo Montoya
112 2001 Italian Grand Prix round 15 Juan Pablo Montoya
113 2002 Brazilian Grand Prix round 3 Juan Pablo Montoya
114 2002 Monaco Grand Prix round 7 Juan Pablo Montoya
115 2002 Canadian Grand Prix round 8 Juan Pablo Montoya
116 2002 European Grand Prix round 9 Juan Pablo Montoya
117 2002 British Grand Prix round 10 Juan Pablo Montoya
118 2002 French Grand Prix round 11 Juan Pablo Montoya
119 2002 Italian Grand Prix round 15 Juan Pablo Montoya
120 2003 Monaco Grand Prix round 7 Ralf Schumacher
121 2003 Canadian Grand Prix round 8 Ralf Schumacher
122 2003 French Grand Prix round 10 Ralf Schumacher
123 2003 German Grand Prix round 12 Juan Pablo Montoya
124 2004 Canadian Grand Prix round 8 Ralf Schumacher
125 2005 European Grand Prix round 7 Nick Heidfeld
126 2010 Brazilian Grand Prix round 18 Nico Hülkenberg
127 2012 Spanish Grand Prix round 5 Pastor Maldonado
128 2014 Austrian Grand Prix round 8 Felipe Massa

drivers who drove for Williams

# driver
1 Arturo Merzario
2 Jacques Laffite
3 Tony Brise
4 Damien Magee
5 Ian Scheckter
6 François Migault
7 Ian Ashley
8 Jo Vonlanthen
9 Renzo Zorzi
10 Lella Lombardi
11 Emilio Zapico
12 Alan Jones
13 Clay Regazzoni
14 Carlos Reutemann
15 Rupert Keegan
16 Desiré Wilson
17 Kevin Cogan
18 Geoff Lees
19 Keke Rosberg
20 Mario Andretti
21 Derek Daly
22 Jonathan Palmer
23 Nigel Mansell
24 Nelson Piquet
25 Riccardo Patrese
26 Martin Brundle
27 Jean-Louis Schlesser
28 Thierry Boutsen
29 Alain Prost
30 Damon Hill
31 Ayrton Senna
32 David Coulthard COU
33 Jacques Villeneuve VIL
34 Heinz-Harald Frentzen
35 Ralf Schumacher SCH
36 Alessandro Zanardi
37 Jenson Button BUT
38 Juan Pablo Montoya MON
39 Marc Gené
40 Antônio Pizzonia PIZ
41 Mark Webber WEB
42 Nick Heidfeld HEI
43 Nico Rosberg ROS
44 Alexander Wurz WUR
45 Kazuki Nakajima NAK
46 Rubens Barrichello BAR
47 Nico Hülkenberg HUL
48 Pastor Maldonado MAL
49 Bruno Senna SEN
50 Valtteri Bottas BOT
51 Felipe Massa MAS
52 Lance Stroll STR
53 Paul di Resta DIR
54 Sergey Sirotkin SIR

Williams news

Williams has endured a tougher than expected start to 2018, and is the only team that has yet to score a point in the first three races of the campaign.Massa, who retired from F1 at the end of last season and was replaced by Sergey Sirotkin, believes the difficulties that Williams is facing can be traced back to it not having the kind of money that is enjoyed by the big manufacturer ...

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The team generated £125.6m in 2017, up from £116.7m in 2016, presumably because sponsorship associated with Lance Stroll made a significant contribution.Earnings (EBITDA) for the F1 team increased from £12.4m to £16.0m.Despite an improved performance from the F1 team's sister company Williams Advanced Engineering, the picture for parent Williams Grand Prix Holdings saw overall ...

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The Williams FW41 features flared exits at the rear of the sidepods, which are significantly wider than what we have seen in testing or during the Australian Grand Prix weekend.Adequate cooling is one of the first requirements of the Formula 1 car concept when you are putting it together.If you are not honest with yourself in the early stages of the design, then you will have to ...

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Chase Carey and Ross Brawn outlined key points of their plan to the teams, including a redistribution of income between the teams from 2021, as well as efforts to cap costs and reduce spending – both of which are good news for the likes of Williams, Force India, Sauber, Haas and Toro Rosso."I was extremely positive about today's meeting, I have to say," said Williams. "I think we've ...

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The French manufacturer took over the struggling Lotus outfit ahead of the 2016 season, and scored just eight points in its comeback campaign to finish ninth overall.That turned into 57 points and sixth overall last year, and the team looks to have made another step for 2018 – with both its cars finishing in the points in Australia and Carlos Sainz logging the best lap of the weekend ...

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The British team failed to score a point in the Australian Grand Prix last weekend, with Sergey Sirotkin retiring early on and Lance Stroll getting beaten by Charles Leclerc's Sauber.Stroll blamed a lack of power for getting jumped by Leclerc at a restart mid-race, which Motorsport Show technical analy ...

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Stroll came home 14th at Albert Park, second-to-last of the finishers, the final car on the lead lap, and behind Sauber rookie Charles Leclerc.The race was a continuation of a troubled weekend for Stroll, with ongoing balance and cooling issues limiting his running and leaving him less than comfortable in the car."We're not racing out there at the moment, we are surviving," said the ...

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Coming off the back of an unspectacular winter of testing, and with the likes of Renault, Haas and McLaren showing signs of potential improvement, Williams could face a tough battle to hang on to its fifth spot in the constructors' standings for a second consecutive year.That's not lost on Stroll, who admits that Williams' testing form, paired with gains being made elsewhere on the ...

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Kubica was a strong contender for a 2018 Williams drive alongside Lance Stroll towards the end of last year, but lost out on the seat to Russian rookie Sergey Sirotkin and joined the Grove-based team as reserve driver instead.He shared the new FW41 with Sirotkin on the second day of the first week of Barcelona pre-season testing, before splitting duties with Stroll on day three of the ...

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In a clip from the latest episode of Motorsport.tv's weekly programme The Flying Lap, Craig Scarborough and Peter Windsor examine the design of the 2018 Williams engine cover, and explain how the team has tried to carry over what it learned from last year, despite the rule change."For a big chunk of the shark fin last year, Williams had a flat plate running along the top of it," says ...

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The Mercedes-powered FW41 is the first car designed from the start by technical chief Paddy Lowe, and marks a big change of concept from its previous challengers.But with the team having faced some difficulties delivering good lap times in pre-season testing in Barcelona, Lowe has admitted that there are issues that need resolving."The limitation in the car at the moment is corner ...

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In the wake of the technical directive on the matter issued by Charlie Whiting in January, Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner suggested that the media “should ask Claire Williams” where the impetus for the FIA’s new focus on parity came from.Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff has since denied that the FIA has targeted Mercedes or that either Williams or Force ...

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Luckily for the Montreal native, he got his first taste of the Mercedes powered Williams FW41 on Monday despite the unusual cold temperatures in this region of Spain.Stroll admitted it was impossible for him to say if the car was to be competitive or not. “I only drove the car for about 40 laps, and most of them we designed to see if everything was working fine. So it’s difficult to ...

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Martini brought its famous white, blue and red colour scheme back to F1 in 2014 when it signed the Williams deal that resulted in a full rebranding of the car.The colour scheme was last seen on the Brabham cars in 1975 and marked Martini's largest F1 programme since it backed Lotus in 1979.Motorsport.com understands Martini discussed an extension with Williams as well as speaking to ...

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The Montreal native completed 46 laps around the Circuit de Catalunya, setting the sixth fastest time in 1:22.452, a little more than two seconds slower than Daniel Ricciardo, quickest of all in the new Red Bull RB14 in 1:20.179.This year’s car features several design changes, some of which are due to regulation changes such as the introduction of the halo and the removal of the shark ...

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The Grove-based team used one of its two allotted filming days to give the new halo-fitted FW41 a shakedown at Spanish venue Motorland Aragon, and has released footage of the running from Kubica's point of view.The former grand prix winner joined Williams as reserve and development driver in the off-season, after missing out on a race seat.Kubica will get to pil ...

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Rowland, who finished third in last year's Formula 2 standings, will drive current F1 machinery for the first time when he takes part in the first in-season test at Barcelona and complete extensive work in the simulator."I'm really pleased to be working with Williams," Rowland told Motorsport.com. "I will be doing a lot of work at the factory and I will drive at the Barcelona rookie ...

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Claire Williams went to last week's launch of her Formula 1 team's 2018 programme knowing she would probably be quizzed on two subjects.Given that this was her first public appearance since she returned from maternity leave, she anticipated questions about combining motherhood with work. She pre-empted the issue and won over the audience by saying that giving birth to her son was the ...

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The Grove-based outfit's 2018 line-up is made up of Lance Stroll and Sergey Sirotkin, a relatively inexperienced duo who are both understood to be contributing to the team's budget.However, talking to the media at the team's 2018 launch event, Williams pointed out that many drivers - including two-time F1 world champion Fernando Alonso - have financial packages attached to them, and ...

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Formula 1 has got itself to the point where it's no longer about the 'hero' driver, it's about how much money you have to develop the chassis and power unit. It's a sad state of affairs, but that's the way it is.The competition between two teammates will always exist and, yes, one driver will normally stand out against the other. In reality, that is the only measure of their ...

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Since catapulting up to third in the constructors' championship in 2014 with the help of a switch to Mercedes propulsion, it has been a case of diminishing returns for Williams. Third with 80 percent of the points of the previous season in 2015, fifth in '16, fifth in '17 with fewer points...the pattern is clear.Formula 1 car launches are always steeped in optimism. But to predict ...

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Images of Williams' 2018 F1 car were revealed on Thursday night, with the car being the first that has been designed under the complete influence of Lowe since he joined last year.Although aware that the fight for top positions will be incredibly tough this year – with McLaren and Renault tipped to challenge F1's big three outfits – Lowe says that his team has its own bold ambitions ...

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Williams has become the second Formula 1 team to reveal its 2018 car at an event in London.The FW41 is the first Williams chief technical officer Paddy Lowe and head of aerodynamics Dirk de Beer have had influence on from the start as they only joined at the beginning of last year.The Mercedes-powered design looks significantly different to its predecessor, as Williams followed ...

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