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

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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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Our People

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Monaco Grand Prix Preview

The team takes to Monaco following a busy race weekend in Spain, which was followed by a successful two-day test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with Oliver Rowland and Robert Kubica sharing driving duties.

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Monaco Grand Prix Preview

The team takes to Monaco following a busy race weekend in Spain, which was followed by a successful two-day test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with Oliver Rowland and Robert Kubica sharing driving duties.

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Season Stats
  TEAM POINTS
1 MERCEDES 153
2 FERRARI 126
3 RED BULL 80
4 RENAULT 41
5 MCLAREN 40
6 HAAS 19
7 FORCE INDIA 18
8 TORO ROSSO 13
9 SAUBER 11
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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MIRICO Receives Injection From Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund

Foresight Group is pleased to announce the investment of £1.58 million into MIRICO Limited from Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund

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MIRICO Receives Injection From Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund

Foresight Group is pleased to announce the investment of £1.58 million into MIRICO Limited from Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund

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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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Williams Reports 2017 Annual Results

20 Apr 2018
Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC (WGPH, Ticker: WGF1) today announced the Group’s financial results for the year ended 31 December 2017. WGPH is the holding company of the Williams group of companies, which includes Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited and Williams Advanced Engineering Limited.

Group revenue remained broadly unchanged in 2017 at £166.2m, compared to £167.4m in 2016. EBITDA for 2017 was £10.8m, compared to £15.5m in 2016. This performance represents solid results at our Formula One operation and continued good progress at Williams Advanced Engineering.

Financial performance improved across both Formula One and Williams Advanced Engineering last year, offset by a reduction in non-recurring project revenue that impacted overall Group revenue and EBITDA. The Formula One business generated £125.6m in revenue in 2017 (2016: £116.7m) with an EBITDA of £16.0m (2016: £12.4m). Williams Advanced Engineering recorded revenue of £39.5m in 2017 (2016: £36.9m) with an EBITDA of £5.0m (2016: £4.2m).

“The team at Williams delivered solid results last year and our 2017 financial performance reflects that continued progress,” said Mike O’Driscoll, Group Chief Executive Officer. “Revenue was up at both the Formula One operation and Williams Advanced Engineering in 2017, following on from a strong performance in 2016. Our results gave us confidence to continue investing in our facility and technical capabilities.

“Our Formula One team maintained fifth place position in the FIA Constructors’ Championship for the second successive year. Williams Martini Racing was the only team, outside of the top three, to reach the podium in 2017, which was achieved by Lance Stroll at the Azerbaijan GP. This illustrates the large gap in competitive expenditure between the leading teams and the rest of the grid. We are hopeful that Liberty Media’s long-term vision for the future of the sport can deliver a more level playing field, on which all teams can compete more fairly. In the meantime, we are intensely focused on improving our own performance, following a tough start to this season’s campaign.

“Williams Advanced Engineering goes from strength-to-strength, and 2017 represented another year of growth. We continued to invest in our own proprietary technology, in electrification and composite technology, and together with our capabilities in aerodynamics and systems integration, we have a solid foundation for future growth. Our customer base continued to expand, attracted by our engineering expertise, innovative approach, and pace of delivery.

“Although there are many challenges on the horizon, we are well placed to succeed, with a strong and talented organization, and world class facilities. These results once again demonstrate the capabilities of the Williams team to continue to grow the business in a tough and unrelenting environment.”