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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Australian Grand Prix

George Russell finished 16th and Robert Kubica 17th in the Australian Grand Prix

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Australian Grand Prix

George Russell finished 16th and Robert Kubica 17th in the Australian Grand Prix

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Season Stats
  TEAM POINTS
1 MERCEDES 44
2 FERRARI 22
3 RED BULL 15
4 HAAS 8
5 RENAULT 6
6 SAUBER 4
7 RACING POINT 2
8 TORO ROSSO 1
9 MCLAREN 0
= 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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Meet Our Drivers

The elite Williams Esports roster is made up of 24 drivers from 10 countries who are among the best sim racers in the world.

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Everywhere We Compete

Williams Esports races in more than a dozen series and world championships on every major sim racing game across all three platforms, to audiences of millions.

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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 Advanced Engineering Sets Out New Approach to Use of Carbon Composite Structures

A White Paper from Williams Advanced Engineering showcases proprietary, patent-pending innovations in carbon composites and the benefits they offer to the automotive industry and beyond.

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Williams Advanced Engineering Sets Out New Approach to Use of Carbon Composite Structures

A White Paper from Williams Advanced Engineering showcases proprietary, patent-pending innovations in carbon composites and the benefits they offer to the automotive industry and beyond.

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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 celebrates victorious debut season in esports

27 Dec 2018

Williams Esports, the sim racing squad of Formula One team Williams Racing, is celebrating an incredible debut season in esport competition.

The new venture was launched in May 2018, giving Williams the opportunity to compete and build its reputation in the fast-growing esports industry, and to enable a new generation of fans to engage with the legendary team.

The roster boasts 26 of the world’s best sim racers, made up of 10 nationalities, competing in more than 20 series and competitions – several of them the official esports versions of real life racing championships – across all three platforms, PC, Xbox and PlayStation.

In just seven months, the team has contested more than 550 races, winning 85 of them and finishing more than half inside the top five. Williams Esports has already claimed 11 live event victories and four championship titles – including Brazilian driver Igor Fraga’s FIA GT Sport World Championship victory in Monaco in November.

The team has achieved great exposure during its first year, with more than 30 million video views of its racing activities and 22 million impressions of content featuring the #WilliamsEsports hashtag. Just over 75% of this exposure has come from an audience under the age of 35, whilst live events in which the team has competed this year have been attended by more than half a million people.

Williams has quickly built a strong community of partners for its esports programme. Award-winning gaming PC manufacturer Chillblast, leading gaming lifestyle and product brand Razer, and renowned technology company BenQ have been joined by sim racing specialists Playseat, Fanatec and Heusinkveld, event delivery partner The Events House and teamwear supplier One All Sports.

Williams has also started to explore the links between sim racing and real-life motorsport, with its F1 Esports drivers already sampling the team’s F1 simulator. The crossover in talent is clear; nine of the team’s 26 elite sim racers are current or former racing drivers.

The team is set to expand further in 2019, taking on new players and entering new competitions as it spreads wider across the esports landscape. More details of these activities will be announced soon.

Javier Guerra, Williams Esports team manager, said: “What an amazing first season it’s been for Williams Esports. A year ago, I would never have believed all this could be possible. We have some incredible drivers and we’ve very quickly developed a strong sense of teamwork among them. To have won 85 races and 15 titles in just seven months is unbelievable – we can only imagine how successful we can be in 2019 with a full season.”

Steven English, who heads the esports programme at Williams, added: “We are delighted to have achieved so much so soon. It has rewarded our decision to commit so fully to esports as a platform, which offers both Williams and our partners hugely valuable opportunities to engage with this vital demographic.

“The sim racing sector of the esports industry is growing fast and we are working hard to make it more professional. We’re enjoying that journey with the drivers and team partners that have committed and invested to build that future with us. We’ve made a terrific start on the audience engagement side, and that will really ramp up next year as we produce the content and the stories to share our esports world with fans and gamers throughout our first full season in 2019.”