About Williams Racing
Given its current position it’s easy to forget 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 Williams Racing FW43
|Championship position:||10th (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
Scot David Coulthard was drafted in to Williams by Sir Frank to fill the void left by the death of Ayrton Senna (no pressure then!) Making his debut in the 1994 Spanish Grand Prix, he would drive for Williams until the end of 1995, winning one race and finishing third in the 1995 F1 World Championship - his first full season in the sport. ...Read on