The FW07B is the car to beat. Jones dominates the season en route to winning the world title and he's ably supported by his new team-mate, Carlos Reutemann. The constructors' crown falls to the team as well, leading Frank Williams to comment: “This is the best feeling in the world.” The team takes six victories (5 for Jones, 1 for Reutemann) and 19 podiums during the year, much to the delight of new sponsor Leyland Vehicles.
Engine: Cosworth V8
GPs Contested: 14
Fastest Laps: 5
Constructors Championship: 1st, 120 points.
Drivers Championship: Jones, 1st; Reutemann, 3rd;
Finishing 1-2 in Montreal, Jones ahead of Reutemann, and clinching the drivers' title as a result.
DID YOU KNOW?
Alan Jones contracts pleurisy prior to the USA GP West, following poor weather at a Silverstone test session and a damp bed in South Africa. He still competes at Long Beach, but crashes out of the race.