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Sir Frank Williams - Team Principal

After a brief career as a driver and mechanic, Frank Williams founded Frank Williams Racing Cars in 1966. He entered Formula One in 1969 and went on to establish Williams Grand Prix Engineering in 1977

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Sir Patrick Head - Co-Founder

Patrick was approached by Frank Williams in 1976 to spearhead the design department of what became Williams Grand Prix Engineering. The Patrick Head-designed FW06 made its race debut in 1978 and two years later the 1980 car won the first two of the team's 16 Formula One world titles

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Claire Williams - Deputy Team Principal

Growing up in the sport, it is perhaps unsurprising that Claire would eventually enter the family business. She joined the team full time in 2002, serving as Communications Officer and then Head of Communications before becoming Director of Marketing in 2012 and Deputy Team Principal in 2013

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Mike O'Driscoll - Group CEO

Mike joined Williams as a Non-Executive Director in 2011 and became full-time Group CEO in June 2013. The newly-created role has seen Williams Martini Racing and Williams Advanced Engineering united under one management structure which enables Mike to oversee the long term strategy of the group

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Felipe Massa

Felipe started his F1 career with Sauber as a test driver, he later became a race driver before moving to Ferrari as a test driver, he once again became a race driver for Sauber and after two years became a race driver for Ferrari. In 2014 Felipe ended his seven year history with Ferrari as he joined Williams

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Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas joined Williams in 2010 and as a result of winning the GP3 Championship in 2011 became the team's Reserve Driver for 2012. He graduated to the role of Race Driver after one year and in 2014 finished 4th in the Drivers' Championship

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Adrian Sutil - Reserve Driver

Adrian will spend time in the team's simulator to ensure he is fully accustomed to the FW37 controls and procedures should he be required to step into the cockpit at any time

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Susie Wolff - Test Driver

After rising up through British F3, Susie entered DTM in 2006. After 6 years Susie was named Development Driver for Williams, a position she held for two years before being named as Williams' Official Test Driver for 2015

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Alex Lynn - Development Driver

After winning the GP3 title in 2014, Alex made the step up to GP2 for 2015 as well as being named as Williams' Development Driver. He rose up through British Formula Renault and British F3 before winning the Macau Grand Prix in 2013

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Pat Symonds - Chief Technical Officer

After starting his F1 career in 1981 working at Toleman, Pat established himself whilst at Benetton. Pat has worked with champions such as Michael Schumacher, Ayrton Senna and Fernando Alonso and joined Williams in 2013

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Rob Smedly

Rob Smedley - Head of Performance Engineering

Rob joined Williams in 2014 after establishing himself as a leading engineer in F1 as Felipe's Race Engineer at Ferrari. He previously worked at Jordan as well as Stewart

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Ed Wood - Chief Designer

Previous to taking the position of Chief Designer at Williams, Ed had been Chief Designer on Prodrive's World Rally Championship Subaru as well as spending three years with Ferrari and two years at Renault as a Development Engineer

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Jason Somerville - Head of Aerodynamics

Jason's first role in F1 came as an aerodynamicist for Williams, after two years he became a Senior Aerodynamicist before spending six years at Toyota and a year at Lotus-Renault GP before returning to Williams as Head of Aero

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Andrew Murdoch - Senior Performance Engineer

Andrew spent six years as a Data and Test Engineer for Williams before becoming a Race Engineer in 2013, a position he held for just two years before becoming the Senior Performance Engineer at the begining of the 2015 season

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Jonathan Eddolls - Race Engineer

Jonathan joined Williams in 2003 after completing a summer placement in 2002. Seven years as a Data and Test Engineer gave Jonathan the skills to step up as Valtteri's Race Engineer in 2013

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Dave Robson - Race Engineer

Dave started at Williams in 2015 as Felipe's Race Engineer after spending four years at McLaren as Race Engineer for Jenson Button. Previous to that he had worked as a Performance Engineer and part of the Test Team at McLaren

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Steve Nielsen - Sporting Manager

Steve joined Williams after establishing a name for himself in Formula One in a career stretching 30 years and 10 different teams. Joining from Toro Rosso Steve becomes the Sporting Manager at Williams

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Mark Biddle - General Counsel

After graduating from Cambridge University with a Masters in Law, Mark Biddle spent seven years working in private practice in London and then in Hong Kong, before taking a legal advisory role with Deutsche Bank

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Alan Kinch - Chief Financial Officer

Alan started in the finance world at KPMG before moving to Cable & Wireless. After seven years here the company was taken over by Vodafone, where Alan helped in the business intergration. In December 2014 Alan was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Williams and also appointed to the board

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