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.

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.

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.

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.


Round 12 of the FIA Formula One World Championship brings us to a track hosting its very first Grand Prix this weekend, the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve.


Round 12 of the FIA Formula One World Championship brings us to a track hosting its very first Grand Prix this weekend, the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve.

Season Stats
2 RED BULL 211
9 HAAS 3

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.


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.

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.


Williams Advanced Engineering has a dedicated Motorsport group. This multidisciplinary design and engineering team have supported numerous championship winning clients.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Williams has extensive experience using state-of-the-art simulators in Formula One allowing drivers to prepare more effectively for Grand Prix.


The Williams Advanced Engineering people and facilities deliver world-class products for the company’s own projects and for customers.

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

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

Event Rooms

10 multi-purpose event rooms offering great flexibility for events of up to 200 guests in a modern and inspiring surrounding

Driver Suites

The Ayrton Senna, Piers Courage and Alan Jones driver suites

Circuit Gallery A

The Monza and Hockenheim meeting rooms

Circuit Gallery B

The Barcelona, Estoril and Jerez event rooms

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

Gift Vouchers


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.

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

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

Christmas Celebrations

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

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

Car History

Williams Car History

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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Pala Eyewear Competition Terms and Conditions


1.      The Promoter

1.1     The promoter is Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited of Grove, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 0DQ, England (“Williams”). Williams owns and operates a Formula One racing team in the FIA Formula One World Championship named Williams Martini Racing (the “Team”).


2.      The Competition

2.1     In this competition, entrants must comment, share or re-tweet Williams’ Instagram, Facebook or Twitter post relating to the competition and follow Williams on that social media platform for the chance to win one (1) of five (5) available pairs of Pala Eyewear.

2.2     Entries to the competition must be made via Williams’ social media channels and all entries received via this route will be considered entries under these terms and conditions, subject to the eligibility criteria and other terms set out in these terms and conditions. The winning entries will be selected on the afternoon of 10 December 2018 and the winner will be contacted by Williams by 17:00 GMT on 10 December 2018.


3.      How to Enter

3.1     The competition will run from 15:00 GMT on 3 December 2018 ("Opening Date") to 10:00 GMT on 10 December 2018 ("Closing Date") inclusive. All times referred to in these terms and conditions refer to Greenwich Mean Time.

3.2     To enter the competition, entrants must comment, share or re-tweet Williams’ Instagram, Facebook or Twitter post relating to the competition and follow Williams on that social media platform. All entries must be submitted by no later than the Closing Date. All entries received after such time will be automatically disqualified. All entries must include a valid email address via which the entrant can be contacted.

3.3     No purchase is necessary to submit your entry.

3.4     Williams will not accept:

  1. responsibility for competition entries that are lost, damaged or delayed in transit, regardless of cause, including, for example, as a result of any postal failure, equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind; or
  2. proof of posting or transmission as proof of receipt of entry to the competition.

3.5     By submitting a competition entry, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions.

3.6     Please see https://www.williamsf1.com/policies/Competitions/Pala-Eyewear-December-2018 for a copy of these competition terms and conditions if you wish to refer to them at another time.


4.      Eligibility

4.1     The competition is only open to persons aged 18 years or over.  You are not eligible to enter the competition if you are:

  1. an employee of Williams or one of its holding or subsidiary companies (together, the “Williams Group”);
  2. an employee or an agent or a supplier of the Williams Group, which is professionally connected with the competition or its administration; or
  3. a member of the immediate family or household of (a) or (b) above.

4.2     By entering the competition, you confirm that you are eligible to do so and eligible to claim any prize you may win. Williams may require you to provide proof of your eligibility.

4.3     Williams will not accept competition entries that are incomplete or which are considered, in Williams’ absolute discretion, to be obscene, defamatory or abusive. Any entry which Williams considers to be obscene, defamatory or abusive (in its absolute discretion) will not be eligible.

4.4     Entries are limited to one per person. Entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted and joint submissions are not allowed.

4.5     Williams reserves all rights to disqualify you if your conduct is contrary to the spirit or intention of the prize competition.

4.6     Competition entries cannot be withdrawn after they have been submitted.


5.      The Prize

5.1     The prize for the competition is as set out in clause 2.1 and is supplied by Williams in conjunction with Pala Eyewear.

5.2     The prize is not negotiable or transferable and a cash alternative will not be provided.

5.3     If you are drawn as the winner of the competition, Williams will contact you via email to inform you that you have won. In order to claim the prize, you must reply to Williams within three (3) working days of such email with a valid postal address to which Williams will post the prize.


6.      Winner Announcement

6.1     The winner will be announced via Williams’ social media channels before 17:00 GMT on 14 December 2018 (“Announcement Time”).

6.2     The decision of Williams is final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.

6.3     Williams will contact the winner as set out in clause 5.3 to notify them before the Announcement Time. Williams will not amend any contact information once the competition entry form has been submitted.

6.4     Williams will send the name and county of the winner to anyone who writes within one month after the Closing Date of the relevant element of the competition requesting details of the winner and who encloses a self-addressed envelope to the address set out in clause 1.1.


7.      Claiming the Prize

7.1     Williams will make all reasonable efforts to contact the winner, but if a winner cannot be contacted or is not available within three (3) working days of being contacted by Williams, Williams reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant whose entry was received before the Closing Date drawn at random in accordance with clause 3.7.

7.2     Williams does not accept any responsibility if you are not able to take up the prize.


8.      Limitation of Liability

Insofar as is permitted by law, Williams, its agents or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up a prize except where it is caused by the negligence of Williams, its agents or distributors or that of their employees. Your statutory rights are not affected.


9.      Ownership of Competition Entries and Intellectual Property Rights

9.1     All competition entries and any accompanying material submitted to Williams will become the property of Williams on receipt and will not be returned.

9.2     You agree that Williams may, but is not required to, make your entry available on its website www.williamsmartiniracing.com and any other media, whether now known or invented in the future, and in connection with any publicity of the competition. You agree to grant Williams a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable licence, for the full period of any intellectual property rights in the competition entry, to use, display, publish, transmit, copy, edit, alter, store, re-format and sub-licence the competition entry for such purposes.


10.     Data Protection and Publicity

10.1    If you are a winner of the competition, you agree that Williams may use your name, image and town or county of residence to announce you as the winner if it chooses to do so and for any other reasonable and related promotional purposes. You further agree to participate in any reasonable publicity required by Williams.

10.2    By entering the competition, you agree that any personal information provided by you with the competition entry may be held and used by Williams or its agents and suppliers to:

(a)    administer the competition;

(b)    carry out our obligations arising from these terms or any contracts entered into between you and us; and

(c)    provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes; and

(d)    as otherwise detailed in our Privacy Policy which forms part of these terms.


11.     General

11.1    If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these terms and conditions, Williams may, at its sole discretion, reserve the right to exclude you from participating in the competition.

11.2    Williams reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel, or amend this prize competition where it becomes necessary to do so.

11.3    These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law, and the parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.