Williams FW28

The Williams FW28 was a car plagued with handling problems and poor reliability with 20 retirements over the course of the 2006 season. This led to an eighth place finish in the World Constructors Championship, the Williams team's worst since their first year in the sport.

18

Races

6th

Best race result

8th

Best WCC result

2006

Debut

0

Poles

1

Fastest Laps

11

Total Points

The season began promisingly for the Williams FW28 when in the opening round of the 2006 Formula 1 World Championship in Bahrain, drivers Mark Webber, in his second season with the team, and new-boy Nico Rosberg, reigning GP2 Champion and son of former Williams World Champion Keke Rosberg brought their cars home sixth and seventh.

That early promise was short lived, however, as after Rosberg qualified in third for the following round in Malaysia, only three more points finishes were to follow over the course of the rest of the season.

Persistent handling issues were largely to blame for the FW28’s lack of pace, however, there were bigger issues in that when the car did show the occasional flash of competitiveness, races would invariably be compromised by the FW28’s reliability.

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Williams Logo
Cosworth normally aspirated 3 litre V8
Tyres

Williams FW28 Specs

Designed by:Sam Michael, Jörg Zander & Loïc Bigois
Year(s) active:2006
Official entrant:WilliamsF1 Team
Drivers:Mark Webber, Nico Rosberg
Engine:Cosworth normally aspirated 3 litre V8
Tyres:Bridgestone
Fuel:Petrobras
Brakes:Vented ceramic discs
Transmission:Williams 7-speed seamless-shift semi-automatic
Preceded by:Williams FW27
Succeeded by:Williams FW29

Williams FW28 Results

2006

BHR MAL AUS SMR EUR ESP MON GBR CAN USA FRA GER HUN TUR ITA CHN JPN BRA
WEBBER 6 DNF DNF 6 DNF 9 DNF DNF 12 DNF DNF DNF DNF 10 10 8 DNF DNF
ROSBERG 7 DNF DNF 11 7 11 DNF 9 DNF 9 14 DNF DNF DNF DNF 11 10 DNF
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