Williams FW27

Williams went into 2005 with a major new sponsor RBS, and a new car, the FW27, designed by Sam Michael and Loïc Bigois. It was the last Williams to be powered by the BMW engine, and the last year of Williams' deal with Michelin tyres before they moved to Cosworth and Bridgestone for 2006.

18

Races

2nd

Best race result

5th

Best WCC result

2005

Debut

1

Poles

0

Fastest Laps

66

Total Points

With a new driver line-up and on the back of a string of race-winning seasons, the Williams team approached the 2005 season with quiet optimism.

However, while the Williams FW27 was regularly able to compete for points, and from time-to-time podiums, it was significantly slower than the front running teams and a win was never really a possibility.

In a season that yielded a single pole position for Heidfeld in his home Grand Prix at the Nurburgring, a high point was a 2-3 finish in Monaco.

Heidfeld was replaced by Antonio Pizzonia mid-season after Heidfeld suffered injuries in a testing accident, and then on his return his misery was confounded when he was again injured in a collision with a motorcycle and was forced to sit out the remainder of the season.

The team ended the season in fifth place in the World Constructors Championship, which fell considerably short of the targets set by the team pre-season.

In 2005 the Williams FW27 was the first Formula 1 car tested by a young German by the name of Sebastian Vettel.

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Williams Logo
BMW normally aspirated 3 litre V10
Tyres

Williams FW27 Specs

Designed by:Sam Michael & Loïc Bigois
Year(s) active:2005
Official entrant:BMW WilliamsF1 Team
Drivers:Mark Webber, Nick Heidfeld, Antônio Pizzonia
Engine:BMW normally aspirated 3 litre V10
Tyres:Michelin
Fuel:Petrobras
Brakes:Carbone Industrie discs and pads and AP callipers
Transmission:Williams 6-speed transverse semi-automatic
Preceded by:Williams FW26
Succeeded by:Williams FW28

Williams FW27 Results

2005

AUS MAL BHR SMR ESP MON EUR CAN USA FRA GBR GER HUN TUR ITA BEL BRA JPN CHN
WEBBER 5 DNF 6 7 6 3 DNF 5 DNS 12 11 NC 7 DNF 14 4 NC 4 7
HEIDFELD DNF 3 DNF 6 10 2 2 DNF DNS 14 12 11 6 DNF
PIZZONIA 7 15 DNF DNF 13
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