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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Brazilian Grand Prix

Sergey Sirotkin finished 16th and Lance Stroll 18th in the Brazilian Grand Prix

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Brazilian Grand Prix

Sergey Sirotkin finished 16th and Lance Stroll 18th in the Brazilian Grand Prix

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Gallery

Lance Stroll, Brazil

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Season Stats
  TEAM POINTS
1 MERCEDES 620
2 FERRARI 553
3 RED BULL 392
4 RENAULT 114
5 HAAS 92
6 MCLAREN 62
7 FORCE INDIA 49
8 SAUBER 41
9 TORO ROSSO 31
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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Williams joins the Royal British Legion to mark Remembrance Sunday

Williams will enhance its support of The Royal British Legion (RBL) for this year’s Remembrance Sunday, which marks the centenary of the end of the First World War

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Williams joins the Royal British Legion to mark Remembrance Sunday

Williams will enhance its support of The Royal British Legion (RBL) for this year’s Remembrance Sunday, which marks the centenary of the end of the First World War

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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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Williams Corporate Financial Reports

FINANCIAL REPORTS

FINANCIAL REPORTS

Current and archived Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC and Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited annual reporting publications, available for you to download.

Annual reports


The following annual reports of Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC are available below:

2017 Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC Annual Report (PDF, 0.8MB)

2016 Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC Annual Report (PDF, 0.3MB)

2015 Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC Annual Report (PDF, 0.3MB)

2014 Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC Annual Report (PDF, 0.3MB)

2013 Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC Annual Report (PDF, 0.2MB)

2012 Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC Annual Report (PDF, 3MB)

2011 Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC Annual Report (PDF, 0.8MB)


The following annual reports of Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited are available below:

2010 Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited Annual Report (PDF, 5.8MB)

2009 Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited Annual Report (PDF, 3.3MB)

2008 Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited Annual Report (PDF, 5.6MB)

2007 Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited Annual Report (PDF, 4.2MB)

Interim reports

The following Interim Reports are available for download now:

2018 Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC Interim Report (PDF, 0.1MB)

2017 Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC Interim Report (PDF, 0.1MB)

2016 Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC Interim Report (PDF, 0.1MB)

2015 Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC Interim Report (PDF, 0.1MB)

2014 Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC Interim Report (PDF, 0.1MB)

2013 Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC Interim Report (PDF, 0.2MB)

2012 Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC Interim Report (PDF, 0.1MB)

2011 Williams Grand Prix Holdings PLC Interim Report (PDF, 0.1MB)

Understanding annual reports
Annual reports help shareholders understand how their investment is doing. They are also a good starting point for people who are considering buying shares in a company for the first time.

Annual reports provide information required by company law, stock exchange regulations and official accounting standards. Many companies include extra information for shareholders and others.

Annual reports traditionally begin with a review of the year from the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive. These are the most widely read parts of annual reports because they provide a short summary of events during the year. Most reports also contain a longer and more detailed review of the performance of the business. Many companies include information on other issues of importance, such as new products and services, the environment and social responsibility. There are also statements that describe how the directors maintain control over the company (corporate governance) and how they are paid (directors’ remuneration).

The financial accounts follow the written statements. The most important parts of the accounts are the profit and loss account, the balance sheet, the cash flow statement and the auditor’s report.

The profit and loss account shows how much profit the company has made during the year, compared to the previous year. It shows the company’s sales (revenue), and the profit that remains after expenses have been allowed for.

The balance sheet sums up the company’s financial position on the final day of its financial year, in comparison to the previous year. It shows what the company owns (its assets), what it owes (its liabilities) and its ‘shareholders’ equity’, the sum that would be left if the company sold all its assets and paid all its liabilities.

The cash flow statement shows where the cash flowing through the business has come from and how it has been used, compared to the previous year. It is an important measure of the company’s financial strength.

By law, companies must have their accounts examined by independent auditors, according to standards laid down by their regulators. The auditors’ report to shareholders is an important safeguard: it contains their opinion on the company’s financial position and the procedures used to prepare the accounts.