About

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 Partners

Williams has always been a family-run team and the family ethos extends to our partners, who support us every step of the way during the season. Find out more about our Official Team Partners below.

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Our People

Williams is a human capital business, with a wealth of diverse and driven team members all working towards the same goal. Find out more about our people below.

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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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Singapore Grand Prix

Lance Stroll finished 14th and Sergey Sirotkin 19th in the Singapore Grand Prix

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Singapore Grand Prix

Lance Stroll finished 14th and Sergey Sirotkin 19th in the Singapore Grand Prix

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Gallery

Lance Stroll, Singapore

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Season Stats
  TEAM POINTS
1 MERCEDES 415
2 FERRARI 390
3 RED BULL 248
4 RENAULT 86
5 HAAS 76
6 MCLAREN 52
7 FORCE INDIA 32
8 TORO ROSSO 30
9 SAUBER 19
10 WILLIAMS 7
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 Us

Williams Advanced Engineering Limited is the technology and engineering services business of the Williams Group. The company combines cutting edge technology and the industry’s best engineers, with precision and speed to market derived from four decades of success in the ultra-competitive environment of Formula One.

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What We Do

The core competencies of Williams Advanced Engineering are sector agnostic and do not apply only to motorsport or even automotive. Already this expertise is being applied to sectors as diverse as retail and defence. If a company requires support in any of these areas of competence, the people at Williams Advanced Engineering can provide it.

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Technology and Innovation

The people at Williams are problem solvers, tackling the most complex engineering challenges on a daily basis. Customers come to Williams for help with their new innovations.

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Aerodynamics and Thermodynamics

Williams Advanced Engineering is unique in the desire and capability to apply expertise in high level simulation and aerodynamic know-how from the pinnacle of motor racing to other sectors. Born out of Formula One, working faster than almost anyone else, customers receive an advantage of speed of response and top of the range people, hardware and software providing full aerodynamic services.

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Electrification

Williams Advanced Engineering has created very high performance batteries in the Formula E programme, at the cutting edge of battery performance and management. Formula E is a test bed for electrification and new technologies that is now being transferred into prototype vehicles and road cars in award-winning projects.

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Advanced Lightweight Structures

Williams Advanced Engineering is using its breadth of experience in lightweight materials from Formula One, where lightweighting can make a significant difference on track, and other projects to offer new ideas and solutions to industry.

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Vehicle Programmes

Working with customers, the teams at Williams Advanced Engineering set targets to define the product concept, analyse, evaluate and optimise it, before then real world development refines the result to perfection.

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Specialist Product Delivery

From productions runs of one to the low hundreds, the people at Williams Advanced Engineering are experts in the quality manufacture of high performance products across industry.

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Business Dynamics

Taking lessons from four decades of success in Formula One to help clients apply winning philosophies to their own organisations, Williams Advanced Engineering uses data to setup for success, views regulation changes as an opportunity to gain competitive advantage while combining an understanding of whole system dynamics with detailed analytics, bringing understanding of human performance and developing high performance teams.

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Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund

Launched and managed by Foresight Group, the Fund benefits from a unique collaboration between Williams Advanced Engineering and Foresight Group, combining technological expertise from Williams and Foresight's track record in financial management.

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Simulation

Williams has extensive experience using state-of-the-art simulators in Formula One allowing drivers to prepare more effectively for Grand Prix.

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Working with us

Williams Advanced Engineering is the technology and engineering services business of the Williams Group, providing world class capabilities to deliver energy efficient performance to customers and address the challenges of 21st century mobility and sustainability. Williams Advanced Engineering is also constantly searching for more top talent to deliver for the company and its customers.

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Asda to install F1-inspired Aerofoil technology in stores

Asda will install F1-inspired Aerofoils in 187 of its supermarkets, reducing energy consumption and slashing CO2 emissions.

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Asda to install F1-inspired Aerofoil technology in stores

Asda will install F1-inspired Aerofoils in 187 of its supermarkets, reducing energy consumption and slashing CO2 emissions.

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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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Gift Vouchers

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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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Williams and Unilever Launch Engineering Academy

10 Sep 2018

Williams is delighted to announce its engineering academy, which first launched in 2015 with the support of Randstad, will continue this year in collaboration with Unilever.

The Unilever Williams Engineering Academy (UWEA) is designed to identify young, talented engineers and will launch later this month at the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix. 

The high-profile programme will give up to ten students from around the world a head start in a competitive job market by providing advice, mentoring and guidance. Academies designed to identify and train future racing drivers have existed in Formula One for a number of years, but this unique scheme is dedicated to recognising and supporting a new generation of engineering stars.

The cohort on the competitive e-learning programme will complete a series of extra-curricular projects, vocational placements and mentoring experiences at Williams and Unilever. Gradually, the ten students will be reduced on a yearly basis with the potential for two students to graduate to full-time roles.

Dave Penrith, Chief Engineer at Unilever, comments, "It is really exciting to further develop our partnership with Williams and to launch the Unilever Williams Engineering Academy. Encouraging young people to consider a career in engineering is a key priority for our organisation and fundamental to ensuring we give future talent the opportunities and support at this early stage of their career. I am looking forward to meeting the students at the F1 in Schools World Finals in Singapore this month and to welcome ten new students to the academy."

Claire Williams, Deputy Team Principal, added, “I am delighted to see our partnership with Unilever extend to include a rewarding and exciting initiative such as this. Education is extremely important to us in terms of finding the next generation of engineers. We’ve been running the academy since 2015 and we’re thrilled to see Unilever help take this forward to find the young engineering talent of the future.”

The ten students will be selected at the F1 in Schools World Final in Singapore.  F1 in Schools is a not-for-profit organisation which encourages the development of STEM skills by allowing schools to take on the role of a Formula One team. The UWEA will be open to those aged between 16 and 18 who have made it through to the World Finals with successful candidates being selected following a series of assessments.

The FMCG giant Unilever has been a partner of the Williams Formula One team since 2015. The partnership includes marketing and promotional rights, as well as offering a strategic way to activate the sponsorship – The Unilever Synergy Programme.  The Synergy Programme forms a central pillar of the partnership activity, using engineering expertise from the Formula One environment and Williams Advanced Engineering (the technology and engineering arm of the business).  The Synergy Programme aims to drive efficiencies, sustainability and cost savings via multiple work streams and maximising the two-way relationship.