RIP Sir Frank Williams

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 racesteamcars 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.

Heritage

Williams Racing has been continuously involved in Formula 1 since being founded in 1977 by Sir Frank Williams and Sir Patrick Head.

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.

Passion

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

Independence

One of the great constructors in Formula 1 history, Williams’ staunch independence allows it to compete with total autonomy, free from any competitive constraints.

Excellence

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

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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The problematic Piquet

Brazilian Nelson Piquet was already a two time Formula 1 World Champion when he arrived at Williams at the end of the 1986 season, replacing the outgoing Keke Rosberg who’d…
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Williams Racing launches new-for-2023 FW45

Williams Racing has launched the Williams FW45 – its 2023 F1 challenger ahead of its first shakedown test of the season at Silverstone later today. The pre-pre-season has been given…

Honours

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

Williams FW43

2023 Williams Racing FW45

Championship position:7th (11 points)
Designed by:Doug McKiernan (aero), Adam Carter (design), Barney Hassell (vehicle dynamics) & Patrick Head
Official entrant: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:Dorilton Ventures, Lavazza, Duracell, Acronis, Versa
Preceded by:Williams FW44

Turkish Grand Prix in

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2030 Turkish Grand Prix - 10th October 2030

Intercity Park | 10th October 2030

Race number:23
Age:27
2023 Championship position:13th (11 points)
Race number:2
Age:22
2023 Championship position:19th (0 points)

1/ Bahrain GP

5th March, 2023 / Sakhir / Report

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2/ Saudi Arabia GP

19th March, 2023 / Jeddah / Report

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3/ Australian GP

2nd April, 2023 / Melbourne / Report

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4/ Azerbaijan GP

30th April, 2023 / Baku / Report

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7th May 2023 / Miami / Report

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28th May 2023 / Monaco / Report

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7/ Spanish GP

4th June, 2023 / Circuit de Catalunya / Report

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18th June, 2023 / Circuit Gilles Villeneuve / Report

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2nd July, 2023 / Red Bull Ring / Report

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9th July, 2021 / Silverstone / Report

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23rd July, 2023 / Hungaroring

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29th August, 2021 / Spa / Report

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5th September, 2021 / Zandvoort

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12th September, 2021 / Monza

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26th September, 2021 / Sochi

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10th October 2021 / Istanbul Park / Report

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Driver of the day

Piers Courage

Piers Courage was 28 when he was killed at the wheel of a Frank Williams Racing Cars De Tomaso Ford at the 1970 Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort. In celebrating all things 'Williams Grand Prix Engineering' the significance of the relationship between Courage and Sir Frank is such that his inclusion is deserved, despite his death coming seven years before the current Williams Formula 1 team was founded. ...Read on