Williams FW29

The Williams FW29, designed by Sam Michael and Loic Bigois marked a new Formula 1 partnership between Williams and Toyota for the supply of engines for 2007 and beyond. AT&T were Williams' new title sponsors, but the cars remained the now familiar dark blue & white. It was hoped that the FW29 would be a step forward in reliability from the oft-conking out FW28.

17

Races

3rd

Best race result

4th

Best WCC result

2007

Debut

0

Poles

0

Fastest Laps

33

Total Points

The Williams FW29 was constantly challenging for points, but was rarely in contention for podiums, scoring just the one in the hands of Alex Wurz in Canada.

The FW29 was well off the pace of the McLarens and the Ferraris, but when McLaren were excluded from the 2007 championship due to the spygate scandal, the 33 points Williams thought had secured them 5th place in the World Constructors Championship became fourth place.

Having worked as chief aerodynamicist under Sam Michael since 2005 & as such been fundamental in the design of the FW29 and its immediate predecessors, in July 2007 it was announced that Loïc Bigois would be joining the Honda F1 team for 2008 and as a result he was immediately suspended by Williams.

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Williams Logo
Toyota normally aspirated 2.4 litre V8
Tyres

Williams FW29 Specs

Designed by:Sam Michael & Loïc Bigois
Year(s) active:2007
Official entrant:AT&T Williams
Drivers:Nico Rosberg, Austria Alexander Wurz, Kazuki Nakajima
Engine:Toyota normally aspirated 2.4 litre V8
Tyres:Bridgestone
Fuel:Petrobras
Brakes:Vented ceramic discs
Transmission:Williams Gears 7-speed, semi-automatic seamless shift
Preceded by:Williams FW28
Succeeded by:Williams FW30

Williams FW29 Results

2007

AUS MAL BHR ESP MON CAN USA FRA GBR EUR HUN TUR ITA BEL JPN CHN BRA
ROSBERG 7 DNF 10 6 12 10 16 9 12 DNF 7 7 6 6 DNF 16 4
WURZ DNF 9 11 DNF 7 3 10 14 13 4 14 11 13 DNF DNF 12
NAKAJIMA 10
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