About Williams Racing
Given its current position it’s easy to forget ROKiT Williams Racing‘s importance to the history of Formula 1. Our fan community allows us all to show them our support in attempting to get back the the front of the grid. Here’s what we think makes them so great…
Williams Racing has been continuously involved in Formula 1 since being founded in 1977 by Sir Frank Williams (who remains the majority shareholder) and Sir Patrick Head.
In a 42 year history in Formula 1 Williams has won 114 races and 16 titles - a record matched only by Ferrari and McLaren.
Williams exists solely as a racing team. It simply wants to race against the best Grand Prix teams in the world and win.
One of the few great constructors in Formula 1 history, Williams' staunch independence allows it to compete with total autonomy, free from any competitive constraints.
Since 1977 Williams has been at the forefront of Formula 1 excellence, driving the sport forward with technical & sporting innovation.
The Williams team continues to receive enormous global support, having built up a huge fanbase in its 40+ years at the top of the sport.
News and chat about the Williams Racing F1 Team, past present and future. Some speculation, plenty of opinion and every now and again a small amount of actual fact.
The achievements of the Williams Racing Formula 1 Team since its debut in 1977
2020 ROKiT Williams Racing FW43
|Championship position:||10th (0 points)|
|Designed by:||Doug McKiernan (aero), Adam Carter (design), Barney Hassell (vehicle dynamics) & Patrick Head|
|Official entrant:||ROKiT Williams Racing|
|Engine:||Mercedes Hybrid Turbo V6|
|Brakes:||AP 6 piston front and 4 piston rear calipers with carbon discs and pads|
|Transmission:||Williams 8 speed semi-automatic|
|Sponsors:||ROKiT, Sofina, Lavazza, Royal Bank of Canada|
|Preceded by:||Williams FW42|
Driver of the day
Jacques-Henri Laffite enjoyed an F1 career lasting from 1974 to 1986 when injuries sustained in a shunt at the British Grand Prix forced his retirement. He has the honour of being the only man to drive for both Frank Williams' Grand Prix entities having made his Formula 1 debut for Frank Williams Racing Cars/ISO-Marlboro in 1974, later joining Williams Grand Prix Engineering for the 1983 and 1984 seasons. ...Read on