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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 New

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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French Grand Prix Qualifying

Sergey Sirotkin qualified 19th with Lance Stroll 20th for the French Grand Prix

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French Grand Prix Qualifying

Sergey Sirotkin qualified 19th with Lance Stroll 20th for the French Grand Prix

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Season Stats
  TEAM POINTS
1 MERCEDES 206
2 FERRARI 189
3 RED BULL 134
4 RENAULT 56
5 MCLAREN 40
6 FORCE INDIA 28
7 HAAS 19
= TORO ROSSO 19
9 SAUBER 12
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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Jaguar Vector Racing break maritime electric world record with Williams Advanced Engineering

Jaguar Vector Racing have broken the outright world and national electric speed records in a battery-powered boat. The unique Jaguar Vector V20E recorded an average speed of 88.61mph across the two legs of the famous 1km course on Coniston Water, England. The electric boat was designed and constructed by Jaguar Vector in partnership with Jaguar Racing’s technical partner Williams Advanced Engineering.

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Jaguar Vector Racing break maritime electric world record with Williams Advanced Engineering

Jaguar Vector Racing have broken the outright world and national electric speed records in a battery-powered boat. The unique Jaguar Vector V20E recorded an average speed of 88.61mph across the two legs of the famous 1km course on Coniston Water, England. The electric boat was designed and constructed by Jaguar Vector in partnership with Jaguar Racing’s technical partner Williams Advanced Engineering.

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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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Mike O'Driscoll

Mike O'Driscoll was born in Coventry, England. He began his career in the automotive industry as a business student in the late 1970s with Jaguar Rover Triumph in the UK, and held various positions in the company's Finance, Product Development and Marketing functions. Mike has an MBA from the University of Warwick.

In 1987, Mike moved to the United States as Marketing & Product Planning Manager for Jaguar North America. In 1992 he was appointed General Sales Manager for Jaguar in the USA, a position he held until 1995 when he left to join Ford Motor Company, where he held a number of executive positions. Mike returned to Jaguar in 2000 as president of the North American operation. The following year he became president for Aston Martin, Jaguar and Land Rover North America, a position he held for the next six years.

Mike moved back to the UK in 2007 as the Jaguar Managing Director, to lead Jaguar Cars through the sale process to Tata Motors. Over the next four years he revitalised the Jaguar brand and oversaw the introduction of an all-new product line-up, including the launch of the award-winning XF, XJ, and XK, which dramatically transformed the business. He led the early development of the universally acclaimed F-Type sports car, and the stunning C-X75 supercar concept, which he introduced at the Paris Salon in the autumn of 2010.

Mike retired from his full-time duties as a Director of Jaguar Land Rover at the end of March 2011 and returned to his home in the US. He remains Chairman of Jaguar Heritage, an independent trust that manages the brand's museum and classic car collection, and regularly drives at classic car events. He is a passionate automobile enthusiast and has served as a judge at historic sports car concours, and consulted on classic car collections. He has a home in the Washington D.C. area and is married with three children.

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 and provide support to Founder and Team Principal Sir Frank Williams, and to work in partnership with Claire Williams, Deputy Team Principal and Commercial Director. Mike leads the Executive Committee and reports to Sir Frank Williams and the Williams Grand Prix Holdings board.