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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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Chinese Grand Prix

Lance Stroll finished 14th and Sergey Sirotkin 15th in the Chinese Grand Prix

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Season Stats
  TEAM POINTS
1 MERCEDES 85
2 FERRARI 84
3 RED BULL 55
4 MCLAREN 28
5 RENAULT 25
6 TORO ROSSO 12
7 HAAS 11
8 SAUBER 2
9 FORCE INDIA 1
10 WILLIAMS 0
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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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Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund Invests £1.05 Million Into Codeplay Software Limited

A £1.05m investment from Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund is made into Codeplay Software Limited

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Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund Invests £1.05 Million Into Codeplay Software Limited

A £1.05m investment from Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund is made into Codeplay Software Limited

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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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Chinese GRAND PRIX PREVIEW

13 - 15 Apr
Round 3 of 21
11 Apr 2018

Welcome to China! Shanghai presents the third race, and the first back-to-back, of the season. Whilst teams focus on on-track performance, it’s easy to ignore the logistical challenge this race brings. The beginning of the season is a constant race to manufacture and deliver car parts to the track, and with races backto- back, each team’s machine shop will be working overdrive to deliver everything in time. The team endured a difficult weekend in Bahrain and is working hard on finding solutions going forward.

MILES HOURS TO TRAVEL
TOTAL MILES HOURS TRAVELLED THIS SEASON

TYRE ALLOCATION

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Hypersoft
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Ultrasoft
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Supersoft
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Soft
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Medium
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Hard
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Superhard
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Intermediate
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Wet
For China, Pirelli have made available the medium, soft and ultrasoft tyres.

DRIVER TYRE SELECTION



Circuit

Direction
Clockwise
Lap Distance
5.451km
Longest Straight
1397m
Top Speed
327kph
Average Speed
194kph
Altitude
4m above sea level
Lap Record
1.32.328
 
Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 2004

Race

Number of Laps
56
Circuit Length
5.451km
Race Distance
305.066km
Best Finish
5th - Juan Pablo Montoya (2004), Felipe Massa (2015)

Weather

Air Temperature
17°C
Air Pressure
1023mbar
Humidity
45%

Car

Downforce Level
Medium
Cooling Requirement
Medium
Fuel Consumption
1.88kg/lap
Full Throttle
51% of lap


Paddy Lowe
Paddy Lowe

We head to China for the first back-to-back race of the season. The Shanghai International Circuit is a great track with some demanding high-speed corners and a long back straight which is traditionally good for overtaking. It is an important race as it is an exciting new market for Formula one with a rapidly growing fan base. It has produced some thrilling races over the years especially because the weather can be a bit challenging which tends to give some twists to the weekend. It can also be very cold at this time of year - one of the coldest races of the season – so always remember to bring your warm clothes to China!

Lance Stroll
Lance Stroll

Last year the weather wasn’t great and I remember it being quite foggy, wet and cold at the start of the weekend. This aside, it is a good track to drive as it has high speed corners and there is a nice flow to it. Last year in qualifying we were quite competitive, but then it was a shame what happened in the race. Hopefully we will have some better weather this year, a better result and that it will be an enjoyable weekend.

Sergey Sirotkin
Sergey Sirotkin

China is quite a difficult track with difficult weather conditions which can affect tyre wear and car behaviour. It has some very nice long, high-speed corners as well as quite good overtaking opportunities, and it probably has one of the heaviest braking zones of the season. So yeah, it’s a challenging track and it’s really new to me. I know that it’s not going to be easy but hopefully with a good amount of laps and some clean running, we can build our confidence and deliver a better result in Shanghai.