Williams joins forces with Toyota in 2007, a change that immediately transforms its fortunes. The team scores three times as many world championship points as in ’06 and it winds up fourth in the constructors’ standings. It also has a 60 percent improvement in reliability over the previous season. Alex Wurz takes the team’s only podium of the year when he comes third in the Canadian Grand Prix, but the Austrian decides not to see out the season. He retires from the sport with one race remaining, paving the way for test driver Kazuki Nakajima to make his race debut in the Brazilian Grand Prix. Nico Rosberg re-signs with the team in a deal that will keep him at Williams until the end of 2009.
Engine: Toyota V8
GPs Contested: 18
Fastest Laps: 0
Constructors Championship: 4th, 33 points.
Drivers Championship: Rosberg, 9th; Wurz, 11th; Nakajima, N/A
Alex Wurz’s third place in Montreal, a race in which Robert Kubica suffers a massive accident and miraculously escapes serious injury.
DID YOU KNOW?
Nico Rosberg improves his average grid position from 14th in 2006 9th in 2007.