Formula One is a human capital business. Without world class talent matched to a profound commitment to go beyond the definition of the normal understanding of commitment, success in Formula One would be an elusive goal.
It follows therefore that Williams' staff are its most important asset. The company prizes itself in a positive level of engagement, support and reward for its workforce, reflected in the number of employees who have served 25 years or more with the organisation.
Today Williams employs around 600 personnel at a 40ha technology campus based in the heart of the UK’s ‘Motorsport Valley’ in rural Oxfordshire. The company’s core competencies are the design and manufacture of Formula One race cars, and the deployment of this expertise in running the team’s entries into the Grands Prix each season.
Although Williams has expanded over recent times, we believe we have kept the family within the team and a supportive and friendly environment. Williams was founded back in 1977 by former team owner Sir Frank Williams and automotive engineer Patrick Head.
We are an independent Formula One team with a philosophy and history of winning races. We have won 16 World Championship Titles and 114 Grand Prix, making us one of the most succesful team's in the history and the sport and an iconinc global brand name.
Williams Advanced Engineering
Williams has expanded and diversified its business in recent years. Williams Advanced Engineering provides world class technical innovation, engineering, testing, and manufacturing services to a diverse customer base and utilises cutting edge technology and know-how honed by the Williams Martini Racing Formula One team.
Williams Advanced Engineering specialises in the commercial application of advanced lightweight materials, hybrid power systems, and electronics derived from the extremely competitive world of Formula One. The team has specialist experience in offering improved systems solutions, cutting edge aerodynamics, vehicle chassis dynamics, and holistic integration capability, all within accelerated development timeframes.
The company's comprehensive industry knowledge, specialist skills, and highly innovative products and services are helping to improve efficiency, safety, and performance in the motorsport, automotive, transport, and energy sectors.
The capability of Williams Advanced Engineering can be observed by the versatility of its project portfolio, ranging from a novel bicycle electric drive, hybrid power systems for motorsport, automotive and energy applications, through to the stunning Jaguar C-X75 hybrid supercar.
Working in close collaboration with its customers, Williams Advanced Engineering helps them improve their performance, market position, and brand image whilst meeting the sustainability challenges of the 21st century.