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1994


STATISTICS
Car: FW16
Engine: Renault V10
Drivers: Ayrton Senna, Damon Hill, David Coulthard, Nigel Mansell
GPs contested: 16
Wins: 7
Podiums: 14
Poles: 6
Fastest laps: 8
Constructors’ Championship: 1st, 118 points
Drivers’ Championship: Hill, 2nd; Coulthard, 8th; Mansell, 9th

 

Fastest Lap 8
Poles 6
Wins 7
Podiums 14
Car FW16
Engine Renault V10

 

The year is marred by tragedy when Ayrton Senna is killed in an incident at the Tamburello corner on lap seven at Imola, San Marino. Since his death, all Williams cars have been branded with the Senna 'S' on or around the nose cone.

From Monaco onwards, Damon Hill is thrust into the role of team leader and he runs Michael Schumacher close in the world title fight. He loses out to the German at the last race, following a controversial collision that takes both cars out of the race. The team’s second FW16 was shared by David Coulthard and Nigel Mansell. It was a testament to the team’s resilience – but no consolidation – that it retained the constructors’ title in 1994. As a result of his impressive race performances , Coulthard was given a full-time race seat in 1995.

SEASON HIGHLIGHT

Damon’s victory in the British Grand Prix, where he came home 68s ahead of second-placed Jean Alesi.

DID YOU KNOW?

Hill and Coulthard’s 1-2 finish in the Portuguese Grand Prix was the first British 1-2 in Formula One since Graham Hill and Piers Courage did the same at the Monaco Grand Prix.