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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Russian Grand Prix Qualifying

George Russell qualified 14th and Nicholas Latifi 19th for the Russian Grand Prix

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Russian Grand Prix Qualifying

George Russell qualified 14th and Nicholas Latifi 19th for the Russian Grand Prix

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Season Stats
  TEAM POINTS
1 MERCEDES 325
2 RED BULL 173
3 MCLAREN 106
4 RACING POINT 92
5 RENAULT 83
6 FERRARI 66
7 ALPHATAURI 53
8 ALFA ROMEO 4
9 HAAS 1
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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JOIN THE TEAM

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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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Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) appointed as exclusive battery system supplier for the LMDh regulations

WAE awarded battery contract for LMDh regulations, a common vehicle platform created by ACO and IMSA which will compete in both WEC and IMSA race series

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Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) appointed as exclusive battery system supplier for the LMDh regulations

WAE awarded battery contract for LMDh regulations, a common vehicle platform created by ACO and IMSA which will compete in both WEC and IMSA race series

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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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Christmas Celebrations

The Williams Conference Center provides a winning formula for your Christmas celebrations for up to 200 guests

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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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Belgian Grand Prix Preview

25 Aug 2020

With racing now fully underway the team prepares to head into its third triple-header starting in Belgium, before moving to two races in Italy at Monza and Mugello. The hill circuit is set in the Ardennes forest and is one the drivers’ most loved tracks due a lot of changes in elevation, rewarding power and downforce that allows them to push their cars to the edge of their capabilities. It is the longest circuit on the Formula One calendar and with all this in mind is generally considered one of the most challenging. The weather in the Ardennes is notoriously tricky that can often lead to highly unpredictable races as it can sometimes be raining on one part of the track and dry on another.

Dave Robson, Head of Vehicle Performance: The third triple-header of the 2020 season will probably go down as one of the most breath-taking sequences of races in recent Formula One history. We begin at the famous Spa circuit in Belgium before moving to the historic high-speed circuit in Monza and then, finally, to the epic Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello for the Tuscan Grand Prix. These venues each have their own varied characteristics and collectively will push the cars, drivers and engineers to the limit.

We begin in the Ardennes at the long, exciting Spa-Francorchamps circuit. Trading downforce and drag to balance performance across the three sectors is key to success here, with S1 and S2 rewarding low drag but S2 containing a series of demanding corners that need high downforce. Teams will try different compromises and will watch what their competitors are doing before settling on a solution. Whilst finding the best aerodynamic package, we also need to concentrate on the tyres. This year, Pirelli bring a range of compounds that are a step softer than last year and this will influence both qualifying and race strategies. We will concentrate on getting the best out of the qualifying tyre for a single lap whilst also looking at the wear and degradation of all three potential race compounds.

The weather normally plays a part in the Spa weekend, and this year is unlikely to be any different. Currently the outlook appears mixed, but nonetheless, we will be prepared for anything.

George Russell:
I am looking forward going back racing for the next triple header. On paper, Spa may be a slightly harder circuit for us, due to the high efficiency of the track with the long straights and fast corners. However, we should have a few different components to try and see if that helps us. Nevertheless, it’s going to be great going back to Spa. It looks like it is going to be varied weather conditions which should mix things up and we will be pushing as hard as always to make the most of what the weekend gives us.

Nicholas Latifi:
It was good to have this last week and a half off to analyse everything from the last triple header and to recharge the batteries, but now I am super excited to get back behind the wheel. Spa was one of the races that I was most looking forward to driving in Formula One this year, as it is so iconic, and with corners like Eau Rouge and Pouhon, it is the perfect track to drive an F1 car around. Hopefully we can be a bit more competitive than we were in the last race, the team has been doing a lot of work in the background, so I can’t wait to hit the track and get into the next round of triple headers.