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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 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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MULTIPLE LE MANS WINNER PIRRO TO DRIVE WILLIAMS FW08B AT GOODWOOD

Five-time Le Mans 24 Hours victor Emanuele Pirro has been confirmed to drive the Williams-Ford FW08B at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed on 12-15 July.

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MULTIPLE LE MANS WINNER PIRRO TO DRIVE WILLIAMS FW08B AT GOODWOOD

Five-time Le Mans 24 Hours victor Emanuele Pirro has been confirmed to drive the Williams-Ford FW08B at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed on 12-15 July.

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Season Stats
  TEAM POINTS
1 MERCEDES 237
2 FERRARI 214
3 RED BULL 164
4 RENAULT 62
5 MCLAREN 40
6 FORCE INDIA 28
7 HAAS 27
8 TORO ROSSO 19
9 SAUBER 13
10 WILLIAMS 4
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

Williams Advanced Engineering provides world class technical innovation, engineering, testing, and manufacturing services to deliver energy efficient performance to the motorsport, automotive, defence and healthcare sectors. Working in close collaboration with its customers, Williams Advanced Engineering helps meet the engineering challenges of the 21st century, with its expertise in electrification, aero and thermodynamics, advanced lightweight materials and vehicle integration.

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Lightweight Structures

From composites to metal alloys to intelligent combinations of both

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Core Markets

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Foresight Williams

This fund benefits from a unique collaboration between Williams and Foresight Group, combining the technological expertise of Williams Advanced Engineering and Foresight's track record in investment management, of making and exiting investments in UK-based early stage and later stage SMEs

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Jaguar C-X75

Williams Advanced Engineering partnered with Jaguar to create the revolutionary C-X75 hybrid supercar, with a top speed of more than 200mph and 0-60mph in less than three seconds, yet with 50km range on electric drive alone and CO2 emissions of less than 99g/km

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Jaguar C-X75

Williams Advanced Engineering partnered with Jaguar to create the revolutionary C-X75 hybrid supercar, with a top speed of more than 200mph and 0-60mph in less than three seconds, yet with 50km range on electric drive alone and CO2 emissions of less than 99g/km

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Nismo

Williams Advanced Engineering has partnered with Nismo, the performance-orientated brand of Nissan, to work on development of high performance road cars

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Formula E

Williams Advanced Engineering designs and assembles the battery system for the 42 fully-electric cars that compete in the FIA Formula E Championship

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Aerofoils

Williams Advanced Engineering has collaborated with UK start-up Aerofoil Energy to develop a new aerodynamic device that can significantly reduce the energy consumed by refrigerators in supermarkets and convenience stores...

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Incubating Technology

Williams Advanced Engineering specialises in incubating innovative energy efficient technologies that have their origins in Formula One. We work with leading commercial partners to validate this new technology in preparation for market entry

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Four years of electrifying Formula E racing celebrated with Williams Advanced Engineering

The team at Williams Advanced Engineering is celebrating the successful partnership with Formula E that has powered the series since its inception.

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Four years of electrifying Formula E racing celebrated with Williams Advanced Engineering

The team at Williams Advanced Engineering is celebrating the successful partnership with Formula E that has powered the series since its inception.

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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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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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Karun Chandhok

Nationality: Indian
Born: 19 January 1984
Job description: Williams Heritage Driver
Height: 1.75m
Weight: 69kg

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2016 - 2017 - Williams Heritage Driver

2014 - 2015 - FIA Formula E
 
2012-2014 - 24 Hours of Le Mans

2014 - 2015 - FIA World Endurance Championship

2011 - Reserve Driver/Race Driver, Team Lotus

2010 - Race Driver, HRT F1 Team

2007 - 2009- GP2 Series, 2 Wins

2006 - Formula V6 Asia, Champion; 7 wins, 4 pole positions

2005 - 2006 - A1 GP

2005 - Formula Renault 3.5

2002 - 2004 - British Formula 3; 7 wins, 7 pole positions

2001 - Formula 2000 Asia, Champion, 10 pole positions

2000 - Formula Maruti, Champion; 7 wins, 10 pole positions

Karun was born with racing in his blood. His father, Vicky Chandhok, was a multiple Indian rallying champion and president of the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India. Karun won seven races on his way to becoming champion in Formula Maruti before moving to Formula 2000 Asia where he secured a further eight wins and picked up another championship.

In 2002 Karun made the move to British Formula 3, where he competed in the National Class for two years, securing seven wins on his way to third in the standings with T-Sport, before moving up to the main class for 2004. In 2005 Karun raced in Formula Renault 3.5 and became the first driver to represent A1 Team India in A1 Grand Prix. Karun took seven race wins on his way to becoming the first Formula Asia V6 by Renault champion in 2006.

Karun made the move to GP2 Series in 2007, with Durango. He took his first win in the Series towards the end of his debut season, at Spa-Francorchamps. Karun’s first Formula One outing soon followed, when he tested for Red Bull Racing in Barcelona.

For 2008 Karun was partnered with Bruno Senna at iSport International. He took another victory, this time at Hockenheim, and scored two podiums at Monaco and Silverstone on his way to 10th in the standings.

The switch to Ocean Racing Technology for the 2009 GP2 season was a tough one for Karun. He could only manage one podium, at Silverstone, and only amassed 10 points throughout the year.

Following links to Force India, Karun signed for Hispania Racing in 2010 alongside former GP2 teammate, Bruno Senna. The season was a difficult one. The team struggled to get Karun out on track at the first races, and the following races proved to be just as trying. Karun only completed half a season for HRT but he did achieve the team’s best finish, a 14th place in Australia. Karun was signed as a reserved driver at Team Lotus in 2011. He only competed in one race during the season in Germany, in place of Jarno Trulli. Following his brief stint in Formula One, Karun moved to the World Endurance Championship before competing in the inaugural season of Formula E for Mahindra Racing. Alongside his racing career Karun has become a household name as a commentator and Formula One analyst for the likes of BBC Radio 5 Live, Sky Sports F1, BeIN Sports, Autosport Magazine and most recently Channel 4 F1.

In 2016 Karun became Williams Heritage Driver. In his role Karun tests and drives Williams’ historic racing cars at public demonstrations such as the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed, where he drove the FW08C and the FW13B up the iconic Goodwood Hill