Formula One is a human capital business. Without world class talent matched to a profound commitment to go beyond the definition of the normal understanding of commitment, success in Formula One would be an elusive goal.
It follows therefore that Williams' staff are its most important asset. The company prizes itself in a positive level of engagement, support and reward for its workforce, reflected in the number of employees who have served 25 years or more with the organisation.
Today Williams employs around 600 personnel at a 40ha technology campus based in the heart of the UK’s ‘Motorsport Valley’ in rural Oxfordshire. The company’s core competencies are the design and manufacture of Formula One race cars, and the deployment of this expertise in running the team’s entries into the grands prix each season.
Although Williams has expanded over recent times, we believe we have kept the family within the team and a supportive and friendly environment. Williams was founded back in 1977 by former team owner Sir Frank Williams and automotive engineer Sir Patrick Head.
We are an independent Formula One team with a philosophy and history of winning races. We have won 16 World Championship titles and 114 grands prix, making us one of the most successful teams in the history of the sport and an iconic global brand name.