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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Mexican Grand Prix Preview

It’s time for Round 18 of the FIA Formula One World Championship as we head to Mexico City for the Mexican Grand Prix

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Mexican Grand Prix Preview

It’s time for Round 18 of the FIA Formula One World Championship as we head to Mexico City for the Mexican Grand Prix

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Season Stats
  TEAM POINTS
1 MERCEDES 612
2 FERRARI 435
3 RED BULL 285
4 MCLAREN 111
5 TORO ROSSO 97
6 RENAULT 75
7 RACING POINT 54
8 SAUBER 35
9 HAAS 28
10 WILLIAMS 1
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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Academy

If you want to improve your performance in sim racing, the Williams Esports Academy can help. Whether you're a casual gamer, stepping up to competitive series, or already an elite racer, you can benefit from the guidance of some of the best racers in the world.

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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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Motorsport

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

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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 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.

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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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Manufacturing

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

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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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Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund invests £1.5 million into Industry 4.0 metrology experts INSPHERE

The Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund invests £1.5 million into Industry 4.0 metrology experts INSPHERE. The company's pioneering metrology systems enhance the accuracy of automated production lines, boosting productivity and profitability for manufacturers.

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Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund invests £1.5 million into Industry 4.0 metrology experts INSPHERE

The Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund invests £1.5 million into Industry 4.0 metrology experts INSPHERE. The company's pioneering metrology systems enhance the accuracy of automated production lines, boosting productivity and profitability for manufacturers.

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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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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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Christmas Celebrations

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

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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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Chinese Grand Prix Preview

09 Apr 2019

It’s off to China for what is sure to be a momentous weekend as the race in Shanghai not only marks the third event of the 2019 season, but the 1000th race in the sport’s history. Celebrations are planned both on and off the track and, to signify our pride at being part of such a significant milestone, both our cars will carry a special ‘F1 1000’ logo.

The second round of the championship in Bahrain proved a difficult one for the team, but two productive days of testing after the Grand Prix in Sakhir have helped further our understanding of the FW42. Robert now returns to a track where he recorded a best result of fifth in 2010, whereas this will be George’s first experience of the Herman Tilke designed Shanghai International Circuit.

Dave Robson, Senior Race Engineer: The 16th running of the Chinese Grand Prix marks the 1000th Formula One World Championship race since the inception of the FIA World Championship in 1950. This landmark event takes place on the Shanghai International Circuit, which features a long signature back straight and the iconic low-speed complex of T1/2/3. The weather is often cool in Shanghai in April, and the risk of rain is frequently high. This threat of rain, combined with the layout of the circuit, can lead to a spread of set-up choices amongst the teams and drivers.

Following the race and test in Bahrain, we will continue to test and evaluate during Friday practice sessions to further our understanding of the FW42. Pirelli have made available the C2, C3 & C4 compounds at this event, which is one step softer than those taken to Bahrain. We will complement our own testing with runs to assess the behaviour of these tyres around the unique 5.5km challenge of the Shanghai circuit.

Robert Kubica: We have a number of very different circuits at the beginning of the year with varying characteristics, which allows the teams to discover a great deal about their car. China can be very changeable and challenging. It has a lot of long tight corners, such as the first three turns, combined with low speed hairpins, high-speed corners, and very long straights ending with heavy braking. These conditions along with the changeable weather means it can be a challenge to set-up the car. We will have to wait and see what the weather does, but I am looking forward to driving in China once again. Finally, it will be a privilege to drive in the 1000th Grand Prix in Formula One; it is a big achievement for all the F1 world and for the fans. It will make me very happy and proud to have the opportunity to participate.

George Russell: I am really looking forward to China as it is a circuit I have never raced at before. It is always a great experience driving on a new track. It is the 1000th Grand Prix for Formula One so it is great to be one of the 20 drivers that are a part of that. There is so much history in the sport and this will be a historic race, so I am extremely proud to be lining up on the grid in Shanghai.



Event Guide

FIA Drivers Autograph Session Thursday (1645 local) Fan Zone
Pit Lane Walk Friday (1815 local) Pit Lane
Sky Sports F1 Show Saturday (1530 local) Paddock
Drivers' Track Parade Sunday (1225 local) Track