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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Owen Heaney Wins 2018 Autosport Williams Engineer of the Future Award

Williams and Autosport are pleased to announce Owen Heaney, from Imperial College London, as the winner of the 2018 Autosport Williams Engineer of the Future Award.

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Owen Heaney Wins 2018 Autosport Williams Engineer of the Future Award

Williams and Autosport are pleased to announce Owen Heaney, from Imperial College London, as the winner of the 2018 Autosport Williams Engineer of the Future Award.

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Gallery

Lance and Sergey, Abu Dhabi

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Season Stats
  TEAM POINTS
1 MERCEDES 655
2 FERRARI 571
3 RED BULL 419
4 RENAULT 122
5 HAAS 95
6 MCLAREN 62
7 FORCE INDIA 53
8 SAUBER 47
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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Fast Jet and Formula One technology sharing partnership signed between BAE Systems and Williams

A new strategic alliance between BAE Systems and Williams will combine the world-leading capabilities of both companies on product and technology development.

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Fast Jet and Formula One technology sharing partnership signed between BAE Systems and Williams

A new strategic alliance between BAE Systems and Williams will combine the world-leading capabilities of both companies on product and technology development.

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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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Finalists Assessed for Autosport Williams Engineer of the Future Award

26 Nov 2018

Williams and Autosport are pleased to reveal the names of the five finalists for the 2018 Autosport Williams Engineer of the Future Award.

After numerous candidates were put forward by some of the UK’s leading universities, five students have been successful in reaching the final stage of the award which involves a two-day assessment centre.

The annual award, which was introduced in 2015, names an engineering student from a UK university as a rising star of Formula One engineering and supports them with an accelerated career development programme at Williams. 

Following a targeted application process that saw eight of the UK’s leading universities nominate their star engineering students for consideration, the below five students impressed in the first application round before taking part in an assessment workshop at Williams HQ in Grove on 10-11 October 2018;

Ana Groom, University of Cambridge

Carlos Hermosin Acasuso, Brunel University London

Luke Dardis, University of Bath

Owen Heaney, Imperial College London

Valerio Pellicciari, University of Bath

The assessment workshop saw the five finalists complete a number of tasks designed to test their engineering know-how, team work, problem solving skills and personality fit. The students have been assessed by a panel of judges comprising leading industry, academic, media and Formula One personnel;

Paddy Lowe, Williams Chief Technical Officer

Nicola Salter, Williams Human Resources Director

Sir Patrick Head, Williams co-founder and former Technical Director

Edd Straw, Autosport Grand Prix Editor

The winner of the Autosport Williams Engineer of the Future Award will be formally announced at the annual Autosport Awards on 2 December 2018. As part of their prize, they will be offered an initial two-year placement in an accelerated development programme that will see them mentored by senior engineers and rotate through various areas of Williams before finding their specialism. During the placement, they will also get the unique opportunity to work in the team’s race operations division and gain experience at a Grand Prix.

Speaking about the selection process Paddy Lowe, Chief Technical Officer at Williams, said; “I’m very pleased to see that this award, now in its third year, is still growing and attracting a high number of quality applications. It’s encouraging to see the engineering talent coming up through the ranks and I look forward to seeing which of the selected five excels at our assessment centre. Past winners have continued to thoroughly impress us at Williams and I expect this year’s victor to be no exception.”

Edd Straw, Autosport Grand Prix Editor, added; “Grand Prix Racing is an endeavour built on the efforts of hundreds of individuals, all contributing in their areas of speciality to the end product everyone sees on television - the car with a driver behind the wheel. Williams F1 has an illustrious history of success built on the staff who make up the team, and the Autosport Williams Engineer of the Future Award will unearth another individual with the outstanding qualities required to uphold its tradition for excellence. The award has always attracted high quality finalists, and this year is no exception. Motor-racing has always been about engineering as much as driving, something Autosport and Williams combined to run this award to recognise.”