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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Mexican Grand Prix Preview

We cross the border for the final leg of the last back-to-back of the season, as we visit Mexico City for Round 19 of the FIA Formula One Wold Championship.

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Mexican Grand Prix Preview

We cross the border for the final leg of the last back-to-back of the season, as we visit Mexico City for Round 19 of the FIA Formula One Wold Championship.

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Gallery

Williams garage, United States

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Season Stats
  TEAM POINTS
1 MERCEDES 440
2 FERRARI 427
3 RED BULL 266
4 RENAULT 100
5 HAAS 78
6 MCLAREN 52
7 FORCE INDIA 37
8 TORO ROSSO 30
9 SAUBER 19
10 WILLIAMS 7
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 the technology and engineering services business of the Williams Group. 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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What We Do

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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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 winning 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 EIS Fund

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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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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Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund invests £1.7m into Innovative E-Bike System Company FreeFlow Technologies Limited

Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund invests £1.7m into Innovative E-Bike System Company FreeFlow Technologies Limited

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Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund invests £1.7m into Innovative E-Bike System Company FreeFlow Technologies Limited

Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund invests £1.7m into Innovative E-Bike System Company FreeFlow Technologies Limited

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

13 Jul 2018

As season four of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship comes to a close in New York City this weekend, the team at Williams Advanced Engineering is celebrating the successful partnership that has powered the series since its inception.

“The series has progressed quickly from an idea on a napkin to one of the most innovative and competitive categories in motorsport,” said Alejandro Agag, Founder & CEO of Formula E.  “At the start we didn’t have any teams or drivers, not even a car. Williams Advanced Engineering were instrumental in getting Formula E off the ground, building and producing a bespoke battery in under a year. The battery unit has proved to be reliable and consistent for 40 cars - over more than 40 races.”

From the very first race in Beijing, China in 2014, the batteries have proven their worth.  A major collision during the race demonstrated the safety of the batteries and there have been only two on-track battery failures in all the races.  There has been no on-track battery failure since mid-way through season two, 30 races ago.

“We’re proud to have played a key role in Formula E, taking the championship from its inception through to its position today as a globally respected, passionately supported racing series,” said Craig Wilson, Managing Director of Williams Advanced Engineering.  “To have powered four seasons of racing, more than 240,000 miles in distance, at over 99.5% reliability and 100% safety is a major achievement for our team.  In challenging circumstances on bumpy tracks and with racing collisions, the batteries have proven themselves both in terms of high performance and safety.  These are lessons we will apply to the road with our automotive manufacturing customers, delivering sustainable future transport to the mass market, just as the founders of Formula E envisioned.”

The equivalent of more than 1,100 Formula E cars have travelled more than 240,000 miles – the equivalent of a trip from the Earth to the Moon - powered by the Williams Advanced Engineering batteries.  The batteries have powered the equivalent of a journey of more than one and a half times around the world in race conditions since the last battery failure on track.

“Following on from this successful partnership with the FIA we look forward to electrifying the World Rallycross Championship when it makes the move to electric vehicles in 2020,” said Wilson.  “While our time powering Formula E has come to an end for the time being, our work to deliver electric vehicles gathers momentum.  Thanks also to our partners, the FIA, Formula E, Spark and Xalt.  Together we have really delivered something special.  We look forward to continuing our links to Formula E through our ongoing technical partnership with Panasonic Jaguar Racing and to future opportunities for us to power racing around the world.”

The Williams Advanced Engineering support team will also be wearing commemorative shirts in New York for the race weekend to celebrate the four years of achievement with Formula E.  In June 2018 Williams Advanced Engineering was named by the FIA as the sole supplier for batteriesfor the electrification of the World Rallycross Championship from 2020.

“As we approach the final race of the season, it signals the end of an era and the last time we’ll see this car and battery combination competing out on track,” continued Agag.  “It’s soon time for an exciting new phase and I’d like to extend my thanks and gratitude to the team at Williams for their hard work and dedication in helping the ABB FIA Formula E Championship showcase the power of electric.”

- The 2018 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation.

- The 2015 Royal Automobile Club’s Simms Medal.

- The 2015 Race Tech World Motorsport Symposium “Most Innovative New Motorsport Product”.