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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.

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Williams 2020 car launch plans revealed

Details of when and how ROKiT Williams Racing plans to launch its 2020 car – the Williams FW43 – to the world have been revealed, albeit unofficially. On the 17th…
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What would success look like for Williams in 2020?

After their worst Formula 1 season on record in 2019, Williams are looking for positive signs to show that the behind-the-scenes changes they’ve made in response to two truly dreadful…
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Russell concentrating on job at hand

It’s no secret that current Williams driver George Russell is one Formula 1 season into a journey that will almost inevitably lead to him leaving Williams Racing and joining the…
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Claire Williams should step down: Brundle

Tricky one, this. There are many people who think that one of the duties of Team Principal, as leader, is to accept ultimate responsibility for performance and results, irrespective of…
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Six sense: Latifi chooses Number 6

2020 Williams new-boy Nicholas Latifi has chosen the #6 (six) – the number he raced last year in F2 – as his race number for the season ahead, and for…

Honours

The achievements of the Williams Racing Formula 1 Team since its debut in 1977

Williams FW43 | Formula 1 Racing Car

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
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

Antonio Pizzonia

Brazilian Antonio Pizzonia began his motorsport career in Formula Vauxhall Juniors in the UK in 1997, before steadily progressing up to British Formula 3 in 2000, winning just about every class he entered. Sixth place in Formula 3000 in 2001 was enough to earn him a test driver's role with Williams for 2002. ...Read on