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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Contact Us

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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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VIP APP (Paddock club) PRIVACY POLICY

Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited (company number 1297497) (“Williams” / “we” / “our” / “us”) takes your privacy very seriously and is committed to protecting your personal data. 

If you wish to contact us regarding this privacy policy, please see the contact details here. Williams is the data controller and our registered office is Grove, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 0DQ.

This privacy policy (together with the terms and conditions, which you can find here) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, through your use of our app for VIP track hospitality (the “App”) will be processed by us.  

TOPICS COVERED:

·         DATA WE COLLECT FROM YOU OR ABOUT YOU AND OUR SOURCES OF THAT DATA

Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

DATA WE COLLECT FROM YOU OR ABOUT YOU AND OUR SOURCES OF THAT DATA

We will collect, use, store and transfer the following data about you:

PURPOSE AND LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We will use the personal data held about you for the purposes stated below:

Purpose of Processing

Type of personal data

Legal basis for processing

To manage our relationship with you, including

-       dealing with any enquiries, correspondence, concerns or complaints you have raised with us;

-       notifying you about changes to our terms and conditions and privacy policy; or

-       asking you to leave a review or take a survey.

Your name, email address, job title and company name.

Performance of a contract and our legitimate interest – to enable us to keep our records updated and to better understand our guests.

To register you for the App

Your name, email address, job title, company name and password.

Legitimate interest – to enable you to sign up for the App. 

To enable you to partake in a prize draw, competition or complete a survey.

Your name, email address and company name.

Performance of a contract and legitimate interest – to enable us to understand our fans and customers better.

As part of our efforts to keep the App safe and secure.

Your personal contact details and the technical information mentioned above.

Legitimate interest – to improve and ensure the safety of the App.

To compile reports (which do not personally identify you) about the use of the App. 

The technical information mentioned above. 

Legitimate interest – to improve the App.

To ensure that content on the App is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your device.

The technical information mentioned above. 

Legitimate interest – to improve the App.

To deliver relevant App content and to measure or understand the effectiveness of the content we serve to you.

The technical information mentioned above.

Legitimate interest – to understand our fans better, keep the App updated and relevant and to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy. 

To use data analytics to improve our App, products/services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences.

The technical information mentioned above. 

Legitimate interest – to understand our fans better, keep the App updated and relevant and to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy. 

To better understand our audience.

The technical information mentioned above, email address, job titles and company name.

Legitimate interest – to allow us to prepare statistical information to be used internally to better understand our fans, but also to be shared with our advertisers in non-personally identifying form to enable them to understand who their adverts are presented to and who they wish to target for advertising purposes.

To provide you with marketing communications, for example, newsletters, updates and notifications.

Your name or email address.

Consent.

To make suggestions and recommendations to you about products, services or events that may be of interest to you.

Your name, email address or the technical information mentioned above.

Consent

To provide you with marketing communication in respect of WMRshop.com at williamsf1.com, which is operated by Fanatics.

Your name, email address or social media handle.

Consent

Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you. 

Where we have a legal basis to use your personal data without consent (as we have described above), this policy fulfils our duty to process personal data fairly and lawfully and in a manner that you would expect given the nature of our relationship with you, by giving you appropriate notice and explanation of the way in which your personal data will be used.

Where consent is required for our use of your personal data, by ticking the appropriate consent box or otherwise communicating your consent, you consent to our use of that personal data for the purposes covered by the specific consent that you have given.  For example, we will only process your personal data for marketing purposes if we have your consent to do so. 

MARKETING

As mentioned above, we would like to send and present you with information about Williams which may be of interest to you.

We will provide your details to our partners, including Fanatics (International) Limited, only if you have consented to this (and only to the persons that are covered by your consent), but we will not provide your personal data to other businesses so they can use your personal data for marketing purposes.

We will only send and present you with marketing communications if you would like us to. You will have the opportunity to clearly set out whether you wish to receive marketing communications from us by ticking the relevant boxes.  Should you choose to do so, your personal data will be handled for those purposes in accordance with our Consumer Privacy Policy which can be found here .

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We may share your personal data with selected third parties in accordance with this policy, including:

WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

The personal data that we collect from you is not transferred to or stored at destinations outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

If you would like to find out more about this please contact us at The Legal Department, Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited, Grove, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 0DQ or by email at legal.department@williamsf1.com.

SECURITY

All the information you provide us with is stored on secure servers.  We will use technical and organisation measures to safeguard your personal data. 

Where you have chosen (or we have given you) access details and/or a password which enable you to access your Williams team profile, you are responsible for keeping these access details and password confidential.  We ask you not to share your access details and password with anyone. 

We maintain (and ensure that anyone we share your personal data with maintains) appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure that an appropriate level of security in respect of all personal data we process. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted via the App and you acknowledge that any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features which are appropriate to the type of personal data you have provided to try to prevent unauthorised access or inadvertent disclosure.

RETAINING PERSONAL DATA

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which we collected it, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data so that it can no longer be associated with you, in which case we may use such information without further notice to you.

Even if you request that we erase your data, we may still need to keep it (please see below) or may keep it in a form that doesn’t identify you.  Unless you have agreed that we may use your personal data for marketing purposes (for example, to provide you with team updates and other marketing communications), we will only keep your personal data for six years after you have attended our Paddock Club experience.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS

You have the following rights with regard to your personal data:

Please note that if you ask us to stop processing your personal data in certain ways or erase your personal data, and this type of processing of data is needed to facilitate your use of the App or the provision of products or services to you, you may not be able to use the App or receive products or services from us as you did before.  This does not include your right to object to direct marketing, which can be exercised at any time without restrictions. Please allow at least ten working days for your request to be actioned.

Please note that the rights mentioned above do not extend to non-personal data

If you would like to exercise any of the rights mentioned above, please contact us at The Legal Department, Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited, Grove, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 0DQ or by email at legal.department@williamsf1.com.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

Any changes we make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page, where appropriate, or notified to you by e-mail.  Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy. 

Continued use of the App will signify that you agree to such changes.

HOW TO CONTACT US

Questions, comments and requests regarding our privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to The Legal Department, Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited, Grove, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 0DQ or by email at legal.department@williamsf1.com.

Please also contact us if you would like to know more about our data processing activities, to update or amend any of your personal data which you have provided to us or if you believe our records relating to your personal data are incorrect.

Our privacy policy was last updated on 21 June 2018.

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