About

Williams is one of the world’s leading Formula 1 teams. It exists purely to race in the top echelon of motor racing, where it has been winning grands prix for more than three decades.

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Our Partners

Williams has always been a family-run team and the family ethos extends to our partners, who support us every step of the way during the season. Find out more about our Official Team Partners below.

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Our People

Williams is a human capital business, with a wealth of diverse and driven team members all working towards the same goal. Find out more about our people below.

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Our History

Williams Grand Prix Engineering Ltd is founded by Frank Williams and an ambitious British engineer called Patrick Head. The company is based in an empty carpet warehouse in Didcot, Oxfordshire, and enters a purchased March chassis in order to compete in F1 during the latter half of the season.

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United States Grand Prix Preview

We’re headed Stateside as Round 18 takes us to Texas for the final back-to-back of the season

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United States Grand Prix Preview

We’re headed Stateside as Round 18 takes us to Texas for the final back-to-back of the season

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Gallery

Sergey Sirotkin, Japan

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Season Stats
  TEAM POINTS
1 MERCEDES 415
2 FERRARI 390
3 RED BULL 248
4 RENAULT 86
5 HAAS 76
6 MCLAREN 52
7 FORCE INDIA 32
8 TORO ROSSO 30
9 SAUBER 19
10 WILLIAMS 7
eSports

Williams eSports will compete in a range of online sim racing competitions this season. The team’s roster of elite gamers will represent Williams, racing in series and events on multiple platforms during the year.

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About Us

Williams Advanced Engineering Limited is the technology and engineering services business of the Williams Group. The company combines cutting edge technology and the industry’s best engineers, with precision and speed to market derived from four decades of success in the ultra-competitive environment of Formula One.

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What We Do

The core competencies of Williams Advanced Engineering are sector agnostic and do not apply only to motorsport or even automotive. Already this expertise is being applied to sectors as diverse as retail and defence. If a company requires support in any of these areas of competence, the people at Williams Advanced Engineering can provide it.

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Technology and Innovation

The people at Williams are problem solvers, tackling the most complex engineering challenges on a daily basis. Customers come to Williams for help with their new innovations.

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Aerodynamics and Thermodynamics

Williams Advanced Engineering is unique in the desire and capability to apply expertise in high level simulation and aerodynamic know-how from the pinnacle of motor racing to other sectors. Born out of Formula One, working faster than almost anyone else, customers receive an advantage of speed of response and top of the range people, hardware and software providing full aerodynamic services.

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Electrification

Williams Advanced Engineering has created very high performance batteries in the Formula E programme, at the cutting edge of battery performance and management. Formula E is a test bed for electrification and new technologies that is now being transferred into prototype vehicles and road cars in award-winning projects.

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Advanced Lightweight Structures

Williams Advanced Engineering is using its breadth of experience in lightweight materials from Formula One, where lightweighting can make a significant difference on track, and other projects to offer new ideas and solutions to industry.

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Vehicle Programmes

Working with customers, the teams at Williams Advanced Engineering set targets to define the product concept, analyse, evaluate and optimise it, before then real world development refines the result to perfection.

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Specialist Product Delivery

From productions runs of one to the low hundreds, the people at Williams Advanced Engineering are experts in the quality manufacture of high performance products across industry.

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Business Dynamics

Taking lessons from four decades of success in Formula One to help clients apply winning philosophies to their own organisations, Williams Advanced Engineering uses data to setup for success, views regulation changes as an opportunity to gain competitive advantage while combining an understanding of whole system dynamics with detailed analytics, bringing understanding of human performance and developing high performance teams.

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Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund

Launched and managed by Foresight Group, the Fund benefits from a unique collaboration between Williams Advanced Engineering and Foresight Group, combining technological expertise from Williams and Foresight's track record in financial management.

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Simulation

Williams has extensive experience using state-of-the-art simulators in Formula One allowing drivers to prepare more effectively for Grand Prix.

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Working with us

Williams Advanced Engineering is the technology and engineering services business of the Williams Group, providing world class capabilities to deliver energy efficient performance to customers and address the challenges of 21st century mobility and sustainability. Williams Advanced Engineering is also constantly searching for more top talent to deliver for the company and its customers.

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Contact Us

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Asda to install F1-inspired Aerofoil technology in stores

Asda will install F1-inspired Aerofoils in 187 of its supermarkets, reducing energy consumption and slashing CO2 emissions.

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Asda to install F1-inspired Aerofoil technology in stores

Asda will install F1-inspired Aerofoils in 187 of its supermarkets, reducing energy consumption and slashing CO2 emissions.

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Event Rooms

10 multi-purpose event rooms offering great flexibility for events of up to 200 guests in a modern and inspiring surrounding

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Driver Suites

The Ayrton Senna, Piers Courage and Alan Jones driver suites

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Trophy Room

The Trophy Room houses a selection of the team's prestigious silverware

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Circuit Gallery A

The Monza and Hockenheim meeting rooms

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Circuit Gallery B

The Barcelona, Estoril and Jerez event rooms

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Collection & Tours

Housed in the award-winning Williams Conference Centre is Sir Frank Williams' private Williams Grand Prix Collection, the largest of its kind in the world, spanning the history of the Williams F1 team since 1978

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Exclusive Tours

We offer bespoke tours for 10 or more guests with tailored catering

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Public Tours

The Williams Conference Centre is home to the largest private collection of Formula 1 cars in the world

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School and College Tours

Escorted tour of the Williams Grand Prix Collection, accompanied by an audio-visual commentary of the team's history and the stories behind the cars

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Gift Vouchers

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Activities

A wide range of activities are available at the Williams Conference Centre and can be used for team building and hospitality days or to enhance your events.

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Race Day Hospitality

Hosted at the Williams Conference Centre we offer a unique way to view an F1 race, with a review of qualifying, an exclusive live link up to a team member from the track, followed by the race itself

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Dining & Celebrations

We not only pride ourselves on the first class facilities and service we offer at the Williams Conference Centre, but also on our 5 star catering. Our in-house caterers offer the highest standard of cuisine, where possible using local organic suppliers and fair-trade produce

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Private Dining

As part of the first class facilities and service we offer at the Williams Conference Centre, we pride ourselves on our 5 star catering

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Car History

Williams Car History

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Guardians Of Honour

Williams has an ever-growing catalogue of illustrious Grand Prix cars. Now Jonathan Williams and Dickie Stanford must dovetail this sumptuous history with the high-flying Formula 1 team of today

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PRIVACY POLICY

Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited (company number 1297497) (“Williams” / “we” / “our” / “us”) takes your privacy very seriously and is committing to protecting your personal data. 

If you wish to contact us regarding this privacy policy, please see the contact details here. Williams is the data controller and our registered office is Grove, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 0DQ.

This privacy policy (together with the terms and conditions, which you can find here ) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us through your use of our website (http://www.williamsf1.com) (the “Website”), will be processed by us.  

This privacy policy does not apply to websites that you may be able to access via links on the Website and/or activities offered by third parties. We are not responsible for the collection or use of your personal data from these third party websites.  Please ensure you review any relevant policies.

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Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.


DATA WE COLLECT FROM YOU OR ABOUT YOU AND OUR SOURCES OF THAT DATA

We will collect, use, store and transfer the following data about you:


PURPOSE AND LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We will use the personal data held about you for the purposes stated below:

Purpose of Processing

Type of personal data

Legal basis for processing

To process and deliver any order you place directly with Williams, including managing payments, fees and charges and collect and recover money owed to us.

Your name, email address, password, billing address, delivery address, credit or debit card details and phone number.

Performance of a contract.

To manage our relationship with you, including

-       dealing with any enquiries, correspondence, concerns or complaints you have raised with us;

-       notifying you about changes to our terms and conditions and privacy policy; or

-       asking you to leave a review or take a survey.

Your name, email address, address, opinion and information about any concerns or issues you have raised.

Performance of a contract and our legitimate interest – to enable us to keep our records updated and to better understand our fans and customers.

To enable you to partake in a prize draw, competition or complete a survey.

Your name, email address, phone number and address details.

Performance of a contract and legitimate interest – to enable us to understand our fans and customers better.

To allow you to attend the Williams site when visiting the Williams Conference Centre or any other area.

Your name, email address, phone number and address details.

Legitimate interest – to enable us to provide you with access. 

To register you for behind the scenes access.

Your name, email address, password, date of birth and country of residence or your Gmail, Facebook, Twitter or Microsoft details.  

Legitimate interest – to enable you to manage your profile. 

As part of our efforts to keep the Website safe and secure.

Your personal contact details and the technical information mentioned above.

Legitimate interest – to improve and ensure the safety of the Website.

To compile reports (which do not personally identify you) about the use of the Website. 

The technical information mentioned above. 

Legitimate interest – to improve the Website.

To ensure that content on the Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your device.

The technical information mentioned above. 

Legitimate interest – to improve the Website.

To deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you and measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve to you.

The technical information mentioned above.

Legitimate interest – to understand our fans better, keep the Website updated and relevant and to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy. 

To use data analytics to improve our website, products/services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences.

The technical information mentioned above. 

Legitimate interest – to understand our fans better, keep the Website updated and relevant and to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy. 

To better understand our audience.

The technical information mentioned above, email address, address, date of birth, job titles and which organisation you are from.

Legitimate interest – to allow us to prepare statistical information to be used internally to better understand our fans, but also to be shared with our advertisers in non-personally identifying form to enable them to understand who their adverts are presented to and who they wish to target for advertising purposes.

To provide you with marketing communications, for example, newsletters, updates and notifications.

Your name, postal address, phone number or email address.

Consent.

To provide you with marketing communications with information about our sponsors and partners and news and updates about their services, activities and products.  

Your name, postal address, phone number or email address

Consent.

To make suggestions and recommendations to you about products, services or events that may be of interest to you.

Your name, date of birth, email address, postal address, phone number or the technical information mentioned above.

Consent.

To provide you with marketing communications in respect of WMRshop.com, which is operated by Fanatics.

Your name, email address or social media handle.

Consent.

To provide personalised online content to you (via the Website, social media platforms or our online partners). 

The technical information mentioned above, your name and email address.

Consent.

Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you. 

Where we have a legal basis to use your personal data without consent (as we have described above), this policy fulfils our duty to process personal data fairly and lawfully and in a manner that you would expect given the nature of our relationship with you, by giving you appropriate notice and explanation of the way in which your personal data will be used.

Where consent is required for our use of your personal data, by ticking the appropriate consent box or otherwise communicating your consent, you consent to our use of that personal data for the purposes covered by the specific consent that you have given.  For example, we will only process your personal data for marketing purposes if we have your consent to do so. 


MARKETING

As mentioned above, we would like to send and present you with information about Williams which may be of interest to you.

We will provide your details to our partners, including Fanatics (International) Limited, only if you have consented to this (and only to the persons that are covered by your consent), but we will not provide your personal data to other businesses so they can use your personal data for marketing purposes.

We will only send and present you with marketing communications if you would like us to. You will have the opportunity to clearly set out whether you wish to receive marketing communications from us by ticking the relevant boxes.


DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We may share your personal data with selected third parties in accordance with this policy, including:


WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

The personal data that we collect from you is not transferred to or stored at destinations outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

If you would like to find out more about this or obtain a copy of the relevant standard contractual clauses, please contact us at The Legal Department, Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited, Grove, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 0DQ or by email at legal.department@williamsf1.com.


SECURITY

All the information you provide us with is stored on secure servers.  We will use technical and organisation measures to safeguard your personal data. 

Where you have chosen (or we have given you) access details and/or a password which enable you to access your Williams team profile, you are responsible for keeping these access details and password confidential.  We ask you not to share your access details and password with anyone. 

We maintain (and ensure that anyone we share your personal data with maintains) appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure that an appropriate level of security in respect of all personal data we process. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Website and you acknowledge that any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features which are appropriate to the type of personal data you have provided to try to prevent unauthorised access or inadvertent disclosure.


RETAINING PERSONAL DATA

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which we collected it, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data so that it can no longer be associated with you, in which case we may use such information without further notice to you.

Even if you request that we erase your data, we may still need to keep it (please see below) or may keep it in a form that doesn’t identify you.  Unless you have an account on our website (to gain behind the scenes access) or you have agreed that we may use your personal data for marketing purposes (for example, to provide you with team updates and other marketing communications), we will only keep your personal data for six years after you have made a purchase from us or via the Website.  Please note that where you make a purchase through a webpage which is operated by a third party (eg via wmrshop.com or if you buy tickets for the Williams Conference Centre which are sold by The Ticket Factory), you should refer to their privacy policies for further information as to how your data is handled and how long it is kept.


YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS

You have the following rights with regard to your personal data:

Please note that if you ask us to stop processing your personal data in certain ways or erase your personal data, and this type of processing of data is needed to facilitate your use of the Website or the provision of products or services to you, you may not be able to use the Website or receive products or services from us as you did before.  This does not include your right to object to direct marketing, which can be exercised at any time without restrictions. Please allow at least ten working days for your request to be actioned.

Please note that the rights mentioned above do not extend to non-personal data

If you would like to exercise any of the rights mentioned above, please contact us at The Legal Department, Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited, Grove, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 0DQ or by email at legal.department@williamsf1.com.


COOKIES

We use cookies, which are small files of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree.  Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s or mobile device’s hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

We use Google Analytics which is an analytical / performance cookie. The Website uses Google Analytics to help analyse how users use the Website, collecting standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymised form from which no user is identifiable. We have also implemented Google Analytics features based on Display Advertising (Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting).

This information is transmitted to Google and processed to compile statistical reports on activity on the Website and so be able to develop the Website and its content around our users’ interests. These reports allow us to optimise our user experience. Google provide a browser add-on for users who wish to prevent their data from being used by Google Analytics.

Click here and here for an overview of privacy at Google, and click here if you wish to opt out from the operation of Google Analytics.  In addition, you can use the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on to disable tracking by Google Analytics.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie

Expiration

Purpose

Origin

_gid

24 hours

This is a Google cookie that is used to distinguish users.

.williamsf1.com

_gat

1 minute

This is a Google cookie that is used to throttle request rate.

.williamsf1.com

_ga

2 years

This is a Google cookie that is used to distinguish users.

.williamsf1.com

SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE

1 year

This is a Sitecore Engagement Analytics Cookie which identifies repeat visits from a single user. This expires one year after the last page requested by a user. It doesn’t identify individuals using the website.

.williamsf1.com

williamsf1#lang

End of Session

Sitecore cookie to track a user’s language selection.

.williamsf1.com

williamsf1#accept-consent

365 days

Tracks whether a user has consented to the use of cookies.

.williamsf1.com

williamsf1#marketing-opted-out

End of Session

Tracks whether a user has cleared a message about opting in to marketing communications.

.williamsf1.com

ASP.NET_SessionId

End of Session

Used to identify the users session on our web server. 

.williamsf1.com

.AspNet.ApplicationCookie

End of Session or when user explicity logs out.

Authentication cookie for users who have logged into our identity site.

.williamsf1.com

__RequestVerificationToken

End of Session

Anti-forgery token used to help prevent CSRF attacks.

.williamsf1.com

fr

3 months

Facebook Analytics cookie. Contains a unique browser and user id.

.facebook.com

vimeo, __qca, __gads, continuous_play_v3, player, _abexps, vuid, is_logged_in, _ga, has_logged_in, _ceg.s, _ceg.u, __ssid, has_uploaded, _mibhv, sst_aid, sst_uid

Dates are set in the cookies themselves and may vary in length, depending on the purpose of the cookie.

To display and deliver videos on our site, we make use of Vimeo, a video sharing website. The embedded Vimeo player, uses these cookies to check if certain features or preferences have been selected by the user. To find about more about how each cookie is used by see Vimeo’s cookie list. More information can be found on Vimeo’s privacy policy.

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By clicking “agree” in the cookie consent box when you first access the Website and by continuing to access and use the Website you accept the use of the cookies.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or part of the Website.

For more detailed information about cookies and how they can be managed and deleted, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.


CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

Any changes we make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page, where appropriate, or notified to you by e-mail.  Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy. 

Continued use of the Website will signify that you agree to such changes.


HOW TO CONTACT US

Questions, comments and requests regarding our privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to The Legal Department, Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited, Grove, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 0DQ or by email at legal.department@williamsf1.com.

Please also contact us if you would like to know more about our data processing activities, to update or amend any of your personal data which you have provided to us or if you believe our records relating to your personal data are incorrect.

Our privacy policy was last updated on 24 August 2018.

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