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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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Hungarian GRAND PRIX PREVIEW

27 - 29 Jul
Round 12 of 21
24 Jul 2018

Hungary hosts the final stop on the calendar before teams are rewarded for their hard work with a well-earned break during the annual summer shutdown. Factories are forbidden to operate for a fortnight in August to give teams the chance to take some respite before the final haul of races begins in Belgium. The Hungaroring is one of the shortest tracks on the calendar, and its popularity amongst drivers, teams and fans doesn’t go unnoticed for its location near the beautiful city of Budapest. Teams will want to close the first half of the season on a positive note in Hungary and with the race known for its reliably high temperatures, the scene is set to test both man and machine.

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 Hungary, Pirelli has made available the medium, soft and ultrasoft tyres.

DRIVER TYRE SELECTION

Lance Tyre choice Hungary Grand Prix
Sirotkyn Tyre choice Hungary Grand Prix


Circuit

Direction
Clockwise
Lap Distance
4.381km
Longest Straight
800m
Top Speed
322.2kph
Average Speed
158.27kph
Altitude
220m above sea level
Lap Record
1.19.071
 
Michael Schumacher, Ferrari, 2004

Race

Number of Laps
70
Circuit Length
4.381km
Race Distance
306.630km
Best Finish
1st - Nelson Piquet (1986, 1987), Thierry Boutsen (1990), Nigel Mansell (1994), Damon Hill (1993,1995), Jacques Villeneuve (1996, 1997)

Weather

Air Temperature
32°C
Air Pressure
1012mbar
Humidity
46%

Car

Downforce Level
High
Cooling Requirement
High
Fuel Consumption
1.386kg/lap
Full Throttle
65.10% of lap


Paddy Lowe
Paddy Lowe

The Hungaroring is one of the shortest tracks on the calendar but as it is set in its own amphitheatre, it is a terrific place for fans to come and watch. Indeed, the race usually attracts a great crowd from across Europe who enjoy the event as well as the beautiful city of Budapest. Temperatures can be very high and the circuit itself is quite tricky technically, so it is a good challenge for the drivers. The Hungarian Grand Prix also marks the end of the mid-season, and the beginning of the long-awaited summer break for the drivers and teams, which after a triple-header followed by this double-header is greatly deserved.

Lance Stroll
Lance Stroll

This is a hard race, it is demanding on the drivers as it is tough physically, you don't get a break and it is usually very hot weather. Having said that, it is really enjoyable to drive there and I am looking forward to getting back to what I consider a great track. It is an old school circuit, but it has been resurfaced so it’s not exactly the same as it used to be. It is also quite narrow and, like in Monaco, overtaking is not that easy, but that is all part of the challenge. Not only is the track great, but I also love the city and have had some good times there.

Sergey Sirotkin
Sergey Sirotkin

Hungary will be another back-to-back, but by now we have enough experience on how to manage this. It’s a track I really like, I have had quite a few wins in Hungary and have good memories with this place. It will be challenging as I assume the weather will be hot, along with a very demanding track layout, so it will not be easy. However, it will be a good challenge for us to see how all the upgrades are working in the lead up to the summer break.