Williams Racing Fansite
wi77iams.com is an unofficial not-for-profit community for fans of the Williams Racing Formula 1 team, featuring all the latest news, chat and opinion about races, team, cars and drivers. Williams Racing‘s importance to the history of Formula 1 can’t be exaggerated, and our fan community allows us to show our support for them in their efforts to get back the the front of the grid, as a new chapter begins with the team’s sale to Dorilton Capital.
Williams Racing has been continuously involved in Formula 1 since being founded in 1977 by Sir Frank Williams 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 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
2021 Williams Racing FW43 (B)
|Championship position:||9th (0 points)|
|Designed by:||Doug McKiernan (aero), Adam Carter (design), Barney Hassell (vehicle dynamics) & Patrick Head|
|Official entrant:||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:||Sofina, Lavazza, Royal Bank of Canada|
|Preceded by:||Williams FW42|
Driver of the day
When Belgian Patrick Nève took the start of the 1977 Spanish Grand Prix, he was the first driver to take part in a Formula 1 Grand Prix for Williams Grand Prix Engineering. It was Williams' debut season, and their first car: the Williams FW06, was still in the pipeline and so the team gave Nève a year old March 761 to drive. With it he enjoyed limited success: a seventh place in the Italian Grand Prix being the highlight of his solitary season with the team. ...Read on