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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

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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German Grand Prix Practice

Friday practice report from the German Grand Prix

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German Grand Prix Practice

Friday practice report from the German Grand Prix

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Season Stats
  TEAM POINTS
1 MERCEDES 237
2 FERRARI 214
3 RED BULL 164
4 RENAULT 62
5 MCLAREN 40
6 FORCE INDIA 28
7 HAAS 27
8 TORO ROSSO 19
9 SAUBER 13
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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Four years of electrifying Formula E racing celebrated with Williams Advanced Engineering

The team at Williams Advanced Engineering is celebrating the successful partnership with Formula E that has powered the series since its inception.

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Four years of electrifying Formula E racing celebrated with Williams Advanced Engineering

The team at Williams Advanced Engineering is celebrating the successful partnership with Formula E that has powered the series since its inception.

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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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British GRAND PRIX PREVIEW

6 - 8 Jul
Round 10 of 21
03 Jul 2018

It’s round 10 and the final leg of Formula One’s first triple-header. After two weeks on the road in France and Austria, the team turns to Silverstone for its home race. Last year, we celebrated our 40th anniversary at the home of British motor racing, which was made all the more special with a Williams Heritage display. This year, the Heritage team joins us once again, with Guy Martin behind the wheel of the Williams FW08C and Jenson Button in the six-wheeled FW08B on Thursday afternoon. What’s more, this year’s race will see the addition of a third DRS zone to aid overtaking, meanwhile Pirelli debut their new blue-walled hard tyre compound.

MILES HOURS TO TRAVEL
TOTAL MILES HOURS TRAVELLED THIS SEASON

TYRE ALLOCATION

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Hypersoft
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Ultrasoft
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Supersoft
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Soft
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Medium
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Hard
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Superhard
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Intermediate
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Wet
For Silverstone, Pirelli has made available the hard, medium and soft tyres.

DRIVER TYRE SELECTION



Circuit

Direction
Clockwise
Lap Distance
5.891km
Longest Straight
750m
Top Speed
320.5kph
Average Speed
226.8kph
Altitude
200m above sea level
Lap Record
1:30.621
 
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes,2017

Race

Number of Laps
52
Circuit Length
5.891km
Race Distance
306.332km
Best Finish
1st - Clay Regazzoni (1979), Alan Jones (1980), Nigel Mansell (1987, 1991, 1992), Alain Prost (1993), Damon Hill (1994), Jacques Villeneuve (1996, 1997)

Weather

Air Temperature
26°C
Air Pressure
1022mbar
Humidity
64%

Car

Downforce Level
High
Cooling Requirement
Low
Fuel Consumption
1.838kg/lap
Full Throttle
75.6% of lap


Paddy Lowe
Paddy Lowe

There is always something special about the British GP, as it is the team’s home event and we get to race in front of all our home fans who show up whatever the weather may bring. The crowd always create a special atmosphere and the circuit itself combines long sweeping corners and fast straights which makes it enjoyable for the drivers. We hope to put on a good race for all the fans.

Lance Stroll
Lance Stroll

The fans at Silverstone in the UK are amazing. Not only are they enthusiastic, but also really knowledgeable and they just love their motorsport. It is always special having a home race and so obviously this is the case for the Williams team. It is a great track and very enjoyable when driving a Formula One car. It has a lot of high-speed corners, so you really get to feel the car come alive. This will be an amazing event.

Sergey Sirotkin
Sergey Sirotkin

Silverstone is a great track and it’s the team’s home race. I have really good memories there. It’s definitely one of those races that everyone looks forward to, and for me as well. I’ve heard we’re going to have a new track surface, so I’m not sure where we’re going to end up. It’s going to be difficult for us performance-wise, but I strive on a challenge and I hope we perform well as a team at our home race.