Williams FW08

By Michaelmad, ago

An evolution of the Williams FW07, the Frank Dernie designed FW08 debuted five races into the 1982 season at the Belgian Grand Prix at Zolder. Incredibly, during the course of the season, the Williams team won just one Grand Prix but that one win was enough to take Keke Rosberg to Read more…

Williams FW07

By Michaelmad, ago

Designed by Patrick Head, Frank Dernie, and Neil Oatley, the Williams FW07 made its debut at the 1979 Spanish Grand Prix. Loosely based around the Lotus 79, the car was small and simple, light with clean lines and an uncluttered aerodynamic design. It was again, powered by the Ford Cosworth Read more…

Williams FW06

By Michaelmad, ago

Neat and uncomplicated, the Williams FW06 debuted at the 1978 Argentine Grand Prix with Alan Jones at the wheel, and as a single-car-team they competed in each of the 16 rounds of the 1978 World Championship, with three points finishes, including a second place at the 1978 US Grand Prix Read more…

Williams FW41

By Michaelmad, ago

Actually there are two connections between the Halo and the Lionel Ritchie classic ‘Hello’. Firstly, their names are similar sounding, and secondly, when I look at a halo, part of me wishes I was the blind lass in the video. The Williams FW41 is the first Williams Grand Prix car Read more…

Williams FW40

By Michaelmad, ago

The Williams FW40 was designed by and attributed to Pat Symonds despite him leaving before the beginning of the 2017 Formula 1 season along with Williams’ Head of aerodynamics, Jason Somerville who’d been with the team for six years. Other than modifications to the bodywork to ensure the FW40 complied Read more…

Williams FW14

By Michaelmad, ago

After two competitive seasons in 1989 and 1990, Williams and Renault were keen to move up to the next level for 1991 and compete for championships. Adrian Newey‘s arrival heralded a new dawn at Williams that would be the beginning of the team’s most successful period and introduce a new Read more…

Williams FW11

By Michaelmad, ago

Having won the final three races of 1985 with the FW10, the Williams Team were keen to continue their successful run into 1986. Propelled by the Honda 1.5 Litre V6 turbo engine, which at the time was one of the most powerful in Formula 1, producing 800 bhp at 12,000rpm Read more…

Claire Williams

By Michaelmad, ago

Growing up in and around Formula 1 it was only natural that Claire would develop a passion for the sport her father has devoted his life to. After graduating from Newcastle University in 1999 with a degree in politics, Claire Williams became press officer for Silverstone Circuits in the UK, Read more…

Patrick Head

By Michaelmad, ago

Inspired by his father Michael, who raced sportscars in the 1950s, and after discovering a career in the military wasn’t for him, Patrick Head, equipped with a degree in Mechanical engineering, joined racing car chassis manufacturer Lola. Without realising, Head had already begun the relationship that would influence the rest Read more…

Adrian Newey

By Michaelmad, ago

Having been inexplicably sacked in 1990 by the Leyton House Formula 1 Team, Newey was quickly snapped up by Sir Patrick Head, having spotted the then 32 year-old Newey’s potential. With a greater budget at his disposal, Newey, alongside Head was able to develop ideas that had previously never left Read more…

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