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

Williams has always been a family-run team and the family ethos extends to our partners, who support us every step of the way during the season. Find out more about our Official Team Partners below.

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Our People

Williams is a human capital business, with a wealth of diverse and driven team members all working towards the same goal. Find out more about our people below.

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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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Williams Racing Welcomes Back Jenson Button

21 years after first signing with the team as a little-known 20-year-old, Williams Racing is delighted to welcome back 2009 Formula One World Champion Jenson Button to Grove, this time in the capacity of Senior Advisor in a multi-year agreement.

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Williams Racing Welcomes Back Jenson Button

21 years after first signing with the team as a little-known 20-year-old, Williams Racing is delighted to welcome back 2009 Formula One World Champion Jenson Button to Grove, this time in the capacity of Senior Advisor in a multi-year agreement.

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Season Stats
  TEAM POINTS
1 MERCEDES 540
2 RED BULL 282
3 RACING POINT 194
4 MCLAREN 184
5 RENAULT 172
6 FERRARI 131
7 ALPHATAURI 103
8 ALFA ROMEO 8
9 HAAS 3
10 WILLIAMS 0
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 Us

Williams Advanced Engineering Limited is technology and engineering services business. The company combines cutting edge technology and the industry’s best engineers, with precision and speed to market derived from four decades of success in the ultra-competitive environment of Formula One.

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Capabilities and Technologies

The core competencies of Williams Advanced Engineering are sector agnostic and do not apply only to motorsport or even automotive. Already this expertise is being applied to sectors as diverse as retail and defence. If a company requires support in any of these areas of competence, the people at Williams Advanced Engineering can provide it.

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Motorsport

Williams Advanced Engineering has a dedicated Motorsport group. This multidisciplinary design and engineering team have supported numerous championship winning clients.

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Technology and Innovation

The people at Williams are problem solvers, tackling the most complex engineering challenges on a daily basis. Customers come to Williams for help with their new innovations.

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Aerodynamics and Thermodynamics

Williams Advanced Engineering is unique in the desire and capability to apply expertise in high level simulation and aerodynamic know-how from the pinnacle of motor racing to other sectors. Born out of Formula One, working faster than almost anyone else, customers receive an advantage of speed of response and top of the range people, hardware and software providing full aerodynamic services.

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Electrification

Williams Advanced Engineering has created very high performance batteries in the Formula E programme, at the cutting edge of battery performance and management. Formula E is a test bed for electrification and new technologies that is now being transferred into prototype vehicles and road cars in award-winning projects.

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Advanced Lightweight Structures

Williams Advanced Engineering is using its breadth of experience in lightweight materials from Formula One, where lightweighting can make a significant difference on track, and other projects to offer new ideas and solutions to industry.

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Vehicle Programmes

Working with customers, the teams at Williams Advanced Engineering set targets to define the product concept, analyse, evaluate and optimise it, before then real world development refines the result to perfection.

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Specialist Product Delivery

From productions runs of one to the low hundreds, the people at Williams Advanced Engineering are experts in the quality manufacture of high performance products across industry.

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Business Dynamics

Taking lessons from four decades of success in Formula One to help clients apply high-performance philosophies to their own organisations, Williams Advanced Engineering uses data to setup for success, views regulation changes as an opportunity to gain competitive advantage while combining an understanding of whole system dynamics with detailed analytics, bringing understanding of human performance and developing high performance teams.

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Foresight Williams Technology Funds

Launched and managed by Foresight Group, the Fund benefits from a unique collaboration between Williams Advanced Engineering and Foresight Group, combining technological expertise from Williams and Foresight's track record in financial management.

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Simulation

Williams has extensive experience using state-of-the-art simulators in Formula One allowing drivers to prepare more effectively for Grand Prix.

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Manufacturing

The Williams Advanced Engineering people and facilities deliver world-class products for the company’s own projects and for customers.

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Working with us

Williams Advanced Engineering is the technology and engineering services business of the Williams Group, providing world class capabilities to deliver energy efficient performance to customers and address the challenges of 21st century mobility and sustainability. Williams Advanced Engineering is also constantly searching for more top talent to deliver for the company and its customers.

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A HIGH PERFORMANCE ELECTRIC VEHICLE TEST DRIVER – ALAN CLARK AND DARREN COCKLE, WILLIAMS ADVANCED ENGINEERING TEST DRIVERS

Alan Clark and Darren Cockle, Williams Advanced Engineering Test Drivers

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A HIGH PERFORMANCE ELECTRIC VEHICLE TEST DRIVER – ALAN CLARK AND DARREN COCKLE, WILLIAMS ADVANCED ENGINEERING TEST DRIVERS

Alan Clark and Darren Cockle, Williams Advanced Engineering Test Drivers

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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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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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Museum & 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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Gift Vouchers

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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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Nationality: British
Born: 28 September 1962
Job description: Acting Team Principal

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Sept 2020 - Williams Racing, Acting Team Principal

June 2020 - Williams Racing, Managing Director F1

2017 - McLaren Racing, Chief Operations Officer

2010 - McLaren Racing, Operations Director

2009 - Force India Formula One Team, Chief Operating Officer (on secondment)

2003 - McLaren Racing, Operations Director and General Manager

2001 - Alstom Group, Industrial Managing Director

2000 - Alstom Group, Operations Director

Simon began his career with Perkins Engines and over a decade held progressively senior appointments across both engineering and manufacturing. He subsequently moved to BMW/Rover Group where he similarly worked across both engineering and operations in senior capacities.

Simon joined Alstom Group as Operations Director in 2000 and was promoted to Industrial Managing Director the following year. In late 2003 he embarked on his career in Formula One®, joining McLaren Racing as Operations Director and General Manager.

Simon was seconded to Force India Formula One for the 2009 season and as Chief Operating Officer had responsibility for all team operations from concept through to the track. In 2010 Simon returned to McLaren as Operations Director and a member of their Executive team. He was appointed Chief Operations Officer in 2017, with responsibility for engineering and factory operations.

After leaving McLaren, Simon joined Williams Racing in 2020 as Managing Director F1. When Sir Frank Williams and Claire Williams stepped down from their roles as Team Principal and Deputy Team Principal in September of that year, Simon took over as Acting Team Principal.