Williams FW25

For the 2003 Formula 1 campaign, the Williams design team of Patrick Head and Gavin Fisher were joined by Antonia Terzi, formerly of Ferrari, allowing the Williams team to make marked progress with the aerodynamic performance of their FW25 car, something they hoped would move them closer to the dominant Ferrari team.

16

Races

4

Wins

2nd

Best WCC result

2003

Debut

4

Poles

4

Fastest Laps

144

Total Points

The FW25 was a completely new design after BMW showed signs of discontent at the performance of its predecessor in 2002.

Despite showing early promise with a potential win in the opening round at Albert Park in Melbourne (which became an actual second place, following a spin by Juan Pablo Montoya whilst in the lead of the race), the FW25 struggled for pace until Monaco when Michelin brought a new, wider tyre which eliminated the understeer problem with the FW25 that both Schumacher and Montoya bemoaned earlier in the season.

The pace of the FW25 immediately picked up, and started to show real championship potential at the Austrian Grand Prix, when, after qualifying third, Montoya led until his engine blew on lap 32.

Four wins and four second places followed in the the subsequent six Grands Prix.

The uplift in form was not to last, however. Ferrari protested the improved Michelin tyre, claiming it was wider than the regulations allowed, the FIA agreed Michelin remodelled their tyre and with the thinner tyre Williams wouldn’t win another race in 2003.

The sequence of fantastic results in the middle of the year was enough to again secure second place in the World Constructors Championship for the Williams team, but with that one FIA ruling, their chance of title was quashed.

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Williams Logo
BMW normally aspirated 3 litre V10
Tyres

Williams FW25 Specs

Designed by:Patrick Head, Gavin Fisher & Antonia Terzi
Year(s) active:2003
Official entrant:BMW WilliamsF1 Team
Drivers:Ralf Schumacher, Juan-Pablo Montoya
Engine:BMW normally aspirated 3 litre V10
Tyres:Michelin
Fuel:Petrobras
Brakes:Carbone Industrie discs and pads and AP callipers
Transmission:Williams 7-speed longitudinal semi-automatic sequential
Preceded by:Williams FW24
Succeeded by:Williams FW26

Williams FW25 Results

2003

AUS MAL BRA SMR ESP AUT MON CAN EUR FRA GBR GER HUN ITA USA JPN
MONTOYA 2 11 DNF 7 4 DNF 1 3 2 2 2 1 3 2 6 DNF
SCHUMACHER 8 4 7 4 5 6 4 2 1 1 9 DNF 4 DNF 12
GENE 5
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