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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Austrian Grand Prix Preview

It’s the first back-to-back race of the 2019 FIA Formula One season as we head to Austria.

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Austrian Grand Prix Preview

It’s the first back-to-back race of the 2019 FIA Formula One season as we head to Austria.

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Season Stats
  TEAM POINTS
1 MERCEDES 257
2 FERRARI 139
3 RED BULL 110
4 MCLAREN 30
5 RACING POINT 17
6 HAAS 16
= TORO ROSSO 16
8 RENAULT 14
9 SAUBER 13
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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Meet Our Drivers

The elite Williams Esports roster is made up of 24 drivers from 10 countries who are among the best sim racers in the world.

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Everywhere We Compete

Williams Esports races in more than a dozen series and world championships on every major sim racing game across all three platforms, to audiences of millions.

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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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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 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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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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Project Triumph TE-1 - Creating UK Electric Motorcycle Capability

A unique collaboration between industry experts, academic leaders and Innovate UK, Project Triumph TE-1 will create electric motorcycle capability

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Project Triumph TE-1 - Creating UK Electric Motorcycle Capability

A unique collaboration between industry experts, academic leaders and Innovate UK, Project Triumph TE-1 will create electric motorcycle capability

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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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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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WHSmith chooses F1 inspired Aerofoils to save energy and reduce its carbon footprint

05 Feb 2019

Leading high street brand WHSmith has chosen to fit Aerofoils to its open-fronted refrigerators in more than 430 of its travel stores. In adopting Aerofoil Energy’s market-leading fridge shelf-edge technology, WHSmith is set to make transformative energy and carbon emissions savings, while significantly improving the retail experience for its customers. WHSmith is one of the UK’s most recognisable retail brands. Created in 1828, it now operates 1,200 stores across the UK and is increasing its international presence across Europe, Australia, South East Asia, India and the Middle East.

In their present design, open-fronted refrigerators lose significant amounts of cold air, creating inefficiencies that demand increased energy use. The Aerofoil is influenced by Formula One aerodynamics from Williams Advanced Engineering and helps guide cold air down the fridge more efficiently, meaning substantially less is spilt from the cabinet, resulting in lower energy use, fewer carbon emissions and warmer aisles in stores.

Paul McAndrew, Aerofoil Energy Ltd CEO said: “We are delighted that WHSmith has chosen Aerofoil to capitalise on the substantial benefits that our technology will bring to its retail estate. Our customers enjoy savings of up to 30% on refrigeration energy costs through this straightforward, cost-effective and retrofittable solution.  By adopting Aerofoils WHSmith becomes one of our truly global clients and we are excited to see Aerofoils appearing around the world as we roll out our technology into WHSmith stores.”

Ignite Energy conceived and implemented successful trials of Aerofoils in several WHSmith stores in the UK, paving the way for the adoption of the technology into the retailer’s existing estate as well as within new cabinet orders going forward. Ignite Energy and WHSmith have a successful long-term partnership that has allowed them to reduce energy consumption significantly and provide better visibility of energy usage across the business. Projects implemented have covered a wide variety of technologies targeting energy reduction in lighting, refrigeration and HVAC.

Clare Meehan of WHSmith said: “Fitting Aerofoils across our retail estate will make a major contribution to our corporate responsibility programme, most importantly by lowering our energy consumption and related emissions, but also by improving product quality and reducing product waste.”