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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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German Grand Prix Preview

Formula One’s first ever triple-header drew to a conclusion after three long, busy weeks on the road. After a week at home and back at base, the team’s suitcases are packed and it’s time for the return of the popular German Grand Prix.

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German Grand Prix Preview

Formula One’s first ever triple-header drew to a conclusion after three long, busy weeks on the road. After a week at home and back at base, the team’s suitcases are packed and it’s time for the return of the popular German Grand Prix.

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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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Frank Williams

Sir Frank Williams

After a brief career as a driver and mechanic, Frank Williams founded Frank Williams Racing Cars in 1966. After running cars in Formula 2 and Formula 3 for several years, he purchased a Brabham Formula One chassis and ran his friend and driver Piers Courage throughout the 1969 Formula One season, twice finishing in second place.

In 1970, Frank undertook a partnership with chassis manufacturer De Tomaso, but it ended with the tragic death of Courage at the Dutch Grand Prix. The following year Williams ran Frenchman Henri Pescarolo in a March and in 1972 the first F1 car built by the Williams works, the Politoys FX3 designed by Len Bailey, hit the track. Unfortunately, Pescarolo crashed and destroyed it at its first race.

In 1976, after two existing sponsors fell through, Frank took on a partner in Austro-Canadian oil magnate Walter Wolf. Although Williams stayed on as an employee, the team no longer belonged to him and he left in 1977 to establish Williams Grand Prix Engineering with Patrick Head.

The team's first win came in 1979 when Clay Regazzoni drove the Cosworth-powered Williams FW07 to victory at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Their first Drivers' and Constructors' championships both came in 1980, with Australian Alan Jones winning the drivers' championship and the team winning the constructors’ title by 54 points. Between 1979 and 1997, the team won seven drivers' championships, nine constructors' championships and a total of 113 wins.

A road car accident near the Paul Ricard circuit in March 1986 resulted in Frank sustaining a spinal cord injury and rendered him unable to walk. In 1987, the Queen awarded Frank the title of CBE and he was knighted in 1999. He is also one of only a few non-Frenchmen to have been made a Chevalier of France's Legion d'honneur, accorded for his work with Renault engines.

In 2008, Frank was awarded the Wheatcroft trophy for his contribution to the motorsport industry. On 19 December 2010, he was awarded the Helen Rollason Award for "outstanding achievement in the face of adversity" at the BBC Sports Personality of The Year Awards.

IN FRANKS WORDS

Williams is the enthusiasm, the passion for motorsport, motor cars, speed. There is no one man who has done this, believe me. This is many elements of very clever, resourceful people. It is challenging. It is exciting. I just love it. There’s nothing else I’d even think of doing

We make a point of learning from our mistakes - and we make a lot. Everybody does. That’s really how humans learn

It is a privilege to work inside F1. It is sometimes a burden to operate a grand prix team, financially it is very expensive. But being around racing cars and around racing drivers, it is a marvellous place to be

It is a competitive sport and I am a competitive person. Above all, it is the need for speed. If you’ve watched Top Gun, as I have done very many times, you remember the quote? I feel the need for speed. That says it all. It is just speed

We’ve had some great successes over the past four decades. 16 world championship wins and over 100 wins to our name. But since the very beginning, I’ve helped instil a sense that the next race is always the most important