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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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Budapest Test Four - Day Two

Robert Kubica completed 103 laps in the Williams Mercedes FW41 on Day 2 of this week's Budapest test

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Budapest Test Four - Day Two

Robert Kubica completed 103 laps in the Williams Mercedes FW41 on Day 2 of this week's Budapest test

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Season Stats
  TEAM POINTS
1 MERCEDES 345
2 FERRARI 335
3 RED BULL 223
4 RENAULT 82
5 HAAS 66
6 FORCE INDIA 59
7 MCLAREN 52
8 TORO ROSSO 28
9 SAUBER 18
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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Robot trial takes SSEN networks innovation into the fast lane with Williams

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has entered into a partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering to design a functional specification for the first live overhead line inspection robot to be used on SSEN’s high voltage electricity networks.

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Robot trial takes SSEN networks innovation into the fast lane with Williams

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has entered into a partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering to design a functional specification for the first live overhead line inspection robot to be used on SSEN’s high voltage electricity networks.

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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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James Urwin

Nationality: British
Born: 10th February
Job description: Race Engineer

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2017 - Race Engineer for Lance Stroll, Williams

2014 – 2016 - Race Operations Analyst, Williams

2011 - 2014 - Race Engineer, GP2, Caterham Racing

2010 - Race Engineer, Auto GP, Super Nova Racing

2007 – 2010 - Data/Performance Engineer, GP2, Super Nova Racing

2006 - 2007 - Data Engineer, A1GP, Team New Zealand, Super Nova Racing

2005 - 2006 - Mechanic, GP2 Series, Super Nova Racing

2004 - Mechanic, European Le Mans Series; British GT Championship

2002 - 2004 - Mechanic, British Touring Car Championship; UK Formula Renault

2002 - Master of Engineering, Automotive Engineering from Loughborough University

James graduated in 2002 with a Master’s degree in Automotive Engineering from Loughborough University. 

Soon after graduating from Loughborough, James worked as a mechanic in various championships, including the British Touring Car Championship and UK Formula Renault, where he spent a combined two years before moving on to the British GT Championship and the European Le Mans Series.

In 2005 James made the move to GP2 as a Number Two Mechanic with Super Nova Racing, before becoming a Data Engineer for Team New Zealand in A1GP and continuing in GP2 as a Data/Performance Engineer.

James’ first spell as a Race Engineer came in Auto GP in 2010 whilst combining duties as Performance Engineer in GP2, before he moved to Caterham Racing in 2011.

James was a Race Engineer in GP2 for at Caterham Racing until 2014, when he joined Williams as Race Operations Analyst. His position swiftly developed into a factory-based Performance Engineer and in the last two years has also fulfilled positions of both trackside Performance Engineer and Race Engineer for in-season testing, before becoming Lance Stroll’s Race Engineer for the 2017 season.