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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, 2019, 2020,

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
55 George Russell RUS
56 Robert Kubica KUB
57 Nicholas Latifi LAT
58 Jack Aitken AIT

Williams news

Williams announced on Friday that 2009 F1 world champion Button would be taking up an advisory role with the team on a multi-year deal.<br>It marked a return to Williams for Button almost 21 years to the day since he was named in a race seat for the 2000 season, marking his F1 debut.<br>The move is the latest change at Williams following its takeover by American investment fund Dorilton Capital ...

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Button made his F1 debut with Williams in 2000, and would go on to score 15 race wins and win the world title with Brawn nine years later, before making his final grand prix start in 2017.<br>Button has remained involved in motorsport since leaving F1, focusing mainly on sportscar racing across Super GT and the World Endurance Championship, as well as backing a team in British GT.<br>He will now ...

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Almost 21 years to the day since being named as a Williams Formula 1 driver for the 2000 season, Jenson Button has returned to Grove. Since then, Button has won a world championship, scored 15 wins, defeated Lewis Hamilton as a teammate, and established himself among the top tier of F1 drivers before stepping away at end of the 2016 season.<br>Post-F1 life has been kind to Button. He has won the ...

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The Israeli, who joined the Grove team last year, is the first support driver to be formally confirmed by the new owners, who took over in September.<br>Nissany drove in three FP1 sessions in 2020 in Spain, Italy and at the first Bahrain race, and he also completed a full day of running at the post-season Abu Dhabi test.<br>He has been promised three more Friday outings in 2021, and significantly ...

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Following its sale to Dorilton Capital last year, the Grove-based outfit is undergoing a period of investment and restructure as it bids to move up the grid.<br>But despite the exit of Frank Williams and Claire Williams, the new management is adamant that any changes the team do make will not be to the detriment of the tight-knit spirit that was the team’s ...

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Williams has been powered by Mercedes since the start of the V6 hybrid era in 2014, but has made all other parts in-house and stressed pride in its independence.<br>But following a takeover by Dorilton Capital in August and a change in management at Williams, the decision has been taken to draw closer to Mercedes from next year.<br>Williams announced on Tuesday that it had "expanded its technical ...

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As part of a number of regulation tweaks coming for this year aimed at cutting downforce to help lessen the stress put on tyres, teams will have to deal with tighter restrictions around the floor areas.<br>In particular, they will be required to cut away a section of the floor ahead of the rear tyre and will be banned from using slots in this region.<br>Teams have been exploiting this area of the ...

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After the Williams family announced back in May that it was considering selling the team, American investment fund Dorilton Capital acquired the British squad at the end of August.<br>The deal put an end to the financial uncertainty facing the Williams team, giving a boost to its finances after recording a loss of £13 million through 2019.<br>Parallels were drawn ...

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Williams had been admitted to hospital just over a week ago, with his family confirming he was in a stable condition, while keeping the details of his medical situation private.<br>Earlier on Thursday the 78-year-old’s former team, which he founded in junior single-seater categories in 1966, announced Williams had been released from hospital to continue his recovery at home.<br><br>Read ...

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As F1 heads to a new era of limited resources, thanks to tighter cost controls and the arrival of a budget cap, there has been a move for some outfits to co-operate more.<br>Red Bull and AlphaTauri will work a lot closer from next year than before, while there are also strong ties between Ferrari, Haas and Alfa Romeo, as well as Mercedes and Racing Point.<br>Williams has traditionally preferred to ...

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Russell was drafted in by Mercedes for the Sakhir Grand Prix as replacement for world champion Lewis Hamilton, who had been sidelined by coronavirus.<br>A botched pitstop and late puncture cost Russell the chance of a maiden F1 win, before he returned to Williams for the season finale in Abu Dhabi.<br>While Russell will not be allowed to reveal any of Mercedes' direct secrets, his knowledge of how ...

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The Grove outfit has also announced that acting team principal Simon Roberts will take on the job full time.<br>Roberts will report to Capito, who will in turn report to Dorilton boss and Williams chairman Matthew Savage.<br>The 62-year-old Capito has a busy CV, having worked for several manufacturers and F1 teams in a variety of roles.<br>A former motorbike racer and Paris-Dakar participant, he ...

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The Briton had been loaned out to Mercedes as replacement for Lewis Hamilton for the Sakhir Grand Prix, and looked all set to grab his maiden F1 victory before a botched pitstop and a late puncture wrecked his hopes.<br>With Hamilton able to return for last weekend's F1 season finale in Abu Dhabi, Russell returned to the Williams team where he has been racing since 2019.<br>Reflecting on switching ...

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Williams, 78, founded his racing team in junior single-seater categories in 1966, and became an F1 constructor in the late 1970s – his team winning its first Grand Prix at Silverstone in 1979.<br>Under his patronage, Williams won seven drivers’ and nine constructors’ championship in a 50-year career.<br>A statement from Williams’s family said: “Sir Frank Williams has recently been ...

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Russell raced for Mercedes at the Sakhir Grand Prix after seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton tested positive for COVID-19, and came close to scoring his maiden F1 victory before eventually finishing ninth.<br>As Mercedes waited to learn whether Hamilton could race in Abu Dhabi, Russell took part in Thursday's media duties for the team, only for it to be confirmed later in the day that he ...

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Russell was loaned out to Mercedes for last weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix, as a temporary replacement for Lewis Hamilton who was struck down with coronavirus.<br>Despite not having driven the car before, Russell put in a starring performance and looked on course for the win before a botched pitstop and a late puncture wrecked his hopes.<br>Hamilton’s return to F1 this weekend means that Russell ...

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After Russell's starring drive in the second Bahrain race, where he was making his Mercedes race debut following Lewis Hamilton's positive COVID-19 test, he said "from Toto [Wolff's] perspective, hopefully I have given him a headache, not just for 2022, maybe sooner".<br>This referred to the expected seat alongside Hamilton should Mercedes not retain Valtteri Bottas in the future after signing the ...

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Russell was loaned out by Williams to Mercedes for last weekend’s race, with the Briton being chosen as the replacement for Lewis Hamilton who was absent because of coronavirus.<br>After qualifying on the front row, Russell led away at the start and looked on course for the victory before a botched pitstop by Mercedes and a late puncture cost him a shot at the win.<br>Russell’s move to ...

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Aitken was drafted in by Williams as replacement for George Russell, who has been loaned out to Mercedes to stand in for Lewis Hamilton.<br>Having instantly got up to speed in Sakhir Grand Prix practice, Aitken was faster than teammate Nicholas Latifi in the first two runs in qualifying, before being pipped by less than one tenth of a second on their last effort.<br>Williams has seen enough ...

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Campos Formula 2 driver Aitken will make his first grand prix start on Sunday in Bahrain after being drafted in by Williams in the wake of Russell’s switch to Mercedes.<br>Russell is replacing Lewis Hamilton for the weekend after the seven-time world champion tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.<br>Mercedes struck a deal with Williams to release Russell for this weekend’s Sakhir Grand Prix ...

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Russell has been part of Mercedes’ junior programme since 2017, and has impressed since making his F1 debut with Williams last year, with Lewis Hamilton saying he has “the potential to be a future champion”.<br>Williams announced in July that Russell would be remaining at Grove for 2021, seeing out the third and final year of his contract, only for the sale of the team in ...

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Williams announced on Wednesday evening that Roberts had been retested earlier in the day after showing minor symptoms for COVID-19, having previously returned a negative result on Monday.<br>This result returned positive, meaning Roberts has not travelled to Istanbul for the race weekend, and will now self-isolate as per the UK government guidelines. The team confirmed that Roberts is “feeling ...

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All F1 teams are running with reduced on-site personnel numbers through 2020 as part of the FIA’s protocols to run grands prix during the current pandemic.<br>Every team member is required to undergo rigorous screening while working at events, as well as testing independently conducted by teams, which have support staff on standby to step in should results come back positive.<br>Williams will ...

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Williams has failed to score a point so far this season and sits at the bottom of the constructors' championship, but has regularly competed with Alfa Romeo and Haas in both qualifying and race trim.<br>Russell was on course to score his first F1 point at Imola last weekend before crashing out behind the safety car, having sat ahead of Alfa Romeo drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio ...

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Williams announced back in July that Russell and Nicholas Latifi would be retained as its driver line-up for 2021, albeit prior to a change in the team's ownership.<br>Racing Point driver Sergio Perez emerged as a candidate for Russell's seat in recent weeks, potentially bringing financial backing that could boost new owner Dorilton Capital's future plans for the team.<br>Although Russell said he ...

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