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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…

Point 1.

Heritage

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.

Point 2.

Success

In a 42 year history in Formula 1 Williams has won 114 races and 16 titles - a record matched only by Ferrari and McLaren.

Point 3.

Racing Spirit

Williams exists solely as a racing team. It simply wants to race against the best Grand Prix teams in the world and win.

Point 4.

Independence

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.

Point 5.

Excellence

Since 1977 Williams has been at the forefront of Formula 1 excellence, driving the sport forward with technical & sporting innovation.

Point 6.

Support

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.

Williams launch FW43, take to track

Williams Racing has launched its latest car, the FW43, two days ahead of the first F1 pre-season test it famously missed last year. The car, bedecked in a new red,…
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Williams FW43 car launch: What to expect

Williams Racing will, tomorrow, unveil their new challenger, the FW43, days ahead of the first F1 pre-season test at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona on Wednesday. But what can…
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2020 car launches predictably underwhelming

Formula 1’s new car launch season is almost as hotly anticipated as the start of the season itself. Back at HQ, F1 teams’ focus switched to the design and build…
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Brawn concerned about Williams

Managing director of Formula 1, former Ferrari team principal, double championship winning team owner and once Williams employee Ross Brawn has admitted that there is some concern at F1 HQ…
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Williams FW43 fired up for first time

It might seem a routine step in the building of a racing car ahead of its inclusion in the forthcoming Formula 1 World Championship and it’s ordinarily an occasion that…
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Jack Aitken joins Williams

British/Korean driver Jack Aitken has joined Williams Racing as reserve driver for the 2020 Formula 1 season. After announcing on Monday that he was leaving Renault where he’d been reserve…

Honours

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
Tyres:Pirelli
Fuel:Petronas
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
Williams FW43 | Formula 1 Racing Car
ROKiT Williams Racing FW42
Race number:63
Age:21
Championship position:19th (0 points)
Race number:6
Age:24
Championship position:20th (0 points)

Driver of the day

Robert Kubica

The first Polish driver to race in Formula 1, Robert Kubica made his F1 debut for the BMW Sauber team mid-way through the 2006 season, replacing the injured Jacques Villeneuve for the Hungarian Grand Prix. His performance was such that the team instantly made his deal permanent and there he remained for the following three seasons. Kubica joined the Williams team in 2018 as reserve driver, following a near fatal rally crash in 2011 kept him away from the sport in the intervening six years. ...Read on