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James-Vowles-Team Boss-Williams
Principal: James Vowles

Name Williams
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Season Entries 49
Total Drivers 61
First Race 1975 Argentine F1 GP
Last Race 2024 Emilia Romagna GP
First Pole 1979 British F1 GP
Last Pole 2014 Austrian F1 GP
First Win 1979 British F1 GP
Last Win 2012 Spanish F1 GP
First Podium 1975 German F1 GP
Last Podium 2021 Belgian F1 GP
First One-Two Finish 1979 German F1 GP
Last One-Two Finish 2003 French F1 GP
First Front Row Lockout 1981 Caesars Palace F1 GP
Last Front Row Lockout 2014 Austrian F1 GP

Amount of Staff: 712 people
Engines used by Williams:
Ford (1975-1976, 1978-1983),
Honda (1983-1987),
Judd (1988),
Renault (1989-1997, 2012-2013, 2020),
Mecachrome (1998),
Supertec (1999),
BMW (2000-2005),
Cosworth (2006), (2010-2011),
Toyota (2007-2009),
Mercedes (2014-2024)

Williams F1 Stats

Constructors' Titles 9
F1 Drivers' Titles 7
Grand Prix Entries 826
Grand Prix Starts 822
Total Points 3620
Avg. Points per GP 4,38
Grand Prix Wins 114 (13,8%)
One-Two Finishes 33 (4,0%)
Pole Positions 128 (15,5%)
Front Row Lockouts 62 (7,5%)
GP Podiums 313 (37,9%)
GP Fastest Laps 133 (16,1%)
GP Retirements 500
GP DNF's 421
Total GP Laps 84228

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Williams F1 Team Drivers

 

Williams F1 Team 2024 Drivers


63. Alex Albon

Alex Albon 2023

 

Alex Albon F1 Stats

Grand Prix Entries 88
Grand Prix Starts 88
Total Points 228.00
Avg. Points per GP 2.59
Grand Prix Wins 0
Pole Positions 0
Avg. GP Grid 11.9
GP Podiums 2 (2,3%)
GP Fastest Laps 0
GP Points Finish 36 (40,9%)
Avg. GP Position 10.3
GP Retirements 13 (14,8%)
GP DNF's 12 (13,6%)
Total GP Laps 4.815

Logan Sargeant F1 Stats

Grand Prix Entries 29
Grand Prix Starts 29
Total Points 1.00
Avg. Points per GP 0.03
Grand Prix Wins 0
Pole Positions 0
Avg. GP Grid 16.5
GP Podiums 0
GP Fastest Laps 0
GP Points Finish 1 (3,4%)
Avg. GP Position 15.7
GP Retirements 9 (31,0%)
GP DNF's 5 (17,2%)
Total GP Laps 1.443

 

Reserve driver: Jack Aitken

Williams F1 Drivers List

Driver GP 1st 2nd 3rd Pod Pole Laps FL PTS
United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 95 28 12 3 43 28 4785 23 369
Germany Ralf Schumacher 94 6 5 10 21 5 4943 7 232
Italy Riccardo Patrese 81 4 12 8 24 6 4277 10 180
Brazil Felipe Massa 78 0 1 4 5 1 4216 1 351
Finland Valtteri Bottas 77 0 2 7 9 0 4403 1 411
Germany Nico Rosberg 70 0 1 1 2 0 3636 2 75.5
Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 68 4 13 6 23 11 3650 11 221
United Kingdom Damon Hill 65 21 14 5 40 20 3583 19 326
Finland Keke Rosberg 62 5 7 3 15 4 3089 3 131.5
Canada Nicholas Latifi 61 0 0 0 0 0 3263 0 9
Australia Alan Jones 60 11 7 4 22 6 3167 13 171
United Kingdom George Russell 59 0 1 0 1 0 3147 0 16
Venezuela Pastor Maldonado 58 1 0 0 1 1 2895 0 47
Thailand Alex Albon 50 0 0 0 0 0 2576 0 31
Canada Jacques Villeneuve 49 11 5 5 21 13 2739 9 180
Canada Lance Stroll 41 0 0 1 1 0 2209 0 46
France Jacques Laffite 39 0 1 0 1 0 1443 0 22
Brazil Rubens Barrichello 38 0 0 0 0 0 2060 0 51
Japan Kazuki Nakajima 36 0 0 0 0 0 1972 0 9
Australia Mark Webber 36 0 0 1 1 0 1618 0 43
Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen 33 1 2 5 8 1 1594 6 59
Belgium Thierry Boutsen 32 3 1 4 8 1 1598 1 71
Argentina Carlos Reutemann 31 3 7 6 16 2 1681 3 104
Brazil Nelson Piquet 31 7 10 4 21 6 1826 11 145
United States Logan Sargeant 29 0 0 0 0 0 1443 0 1
United Kingdom David Coulthard 25 1 5 3 9 5 1183 4 63
Russian Federation Sergey Sirotkin 21 0 0 0 0 0 1119 0 1
Poland Robert Kubica 21 0 0 0 0 0 1179 0 1
Brazil Bruno Senna 20 0 0 0 0 0 1054 1 31
Germany Nico Hülkenberg 19 0 0 0 0 1 923 0 22
United Kingdom Jenson Button 17 0 0 0 0 0 789 0 12
Austria Alexander Wurz 16 0 0 1 1 0 854 0 13
France Alain Prost 16 7 3 2 12 13 989 6 99
Italy Alessandro Zanardi 16 0 0 0 0 0 585 0 0
Switzerland Clay Regazzoni 15 1 2 2 5 0 720 2 32
Germany Nick Heidfeld 13 0 2 1 3 1 720 0 28
Ireland Derek Daly 12 0 0 0 0 0 642 0 8
Brazil Antônio Pizzonia 9 0 0 0 0 0 375 0 8
Italy Arturo Merzario 5 0 0 0 0 0 93 0 0
United Kingdom Rupert Keegan 4 0 0 0 0 0 240 0 0
Spain Marc Gené 3 0 0 0 0 0 183 0 4
Brazil Ayrton Senna 3 0 0 0 0 3 60 0 0
Italy Renzo Zorzi 2 0 0 0 0 0 85 0 0
South Africa Ian Scheckter 2 0 0 0 0 0 119 0 0
Netherlands Nyck de Vries 1 0 0 0 0 0 53 0 2
United Kingdom Ian Ashley 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer 1 0 0 0 0 0 74 0 0
United Kingdom Jack Aitken 1 0 0 0 0 0 87 0 0
United Kingdom Martin Brundle 1 0 0 0 0 0 42 0 0
United States Mario Andretti 1 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 0
United Kingdom Damien Magee 1 0 0 0 0 0 78 0 0
United Kingdom Tony Brise 1 0 0 0 0 0 27 0 0
France Jean-Louis Schlesser 1 0 0 0 0 0 49 0 0
United Kingdom Paul di Resta 1 0 0 0 0 0 60 0 0
Switzerland Jo Vonlanthen 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0

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Williams F1 Team Key Members


History

 

Williams F1 History


Frank Williams

Frank Williams

The last team led by a privateer on the paddock for a long time was the famous Williams Grand Prix racing team. The team formerly owned by Frank Williams had a hard time in the first decade of its existence. The team wasn't very successful until Patrick Head arrived.

Williams was involved in F1 since 1969. Their first F1 victory was the 1979 British F1 GP, with Clay Regazzoni. In 1979, they were the first team to discover the effect of the diffuser at the back of the car, which made their cars almost two seconds a lap faster than all other cars on the grid.

Williams, once consistent champions, have been languishing near the foot of the table after a miserable 10 years since 2004. However, their name and their brand are rivaled only by Ferrari and McLaren, and their fan base is one of the largest on the grid. With 2014 looking more positive, there is a feeling that Williams are back.

Clay Regazzoni (Williams FW07 Ford) 1st position, action. This was Williams Grand Prix Engineering's maiden Grand Prix victory. Silverstone, England. 12-14 July 1979.

Clay Regazzoni (Williams FW07 Ford) 1st position, action. This was Williams Grand Prix Engineering's maiden Grand Prix victory. Silverstone, England. 12-14 July 1979.

The 1980’s and 90’s brought high levels of success for the team founded by Sir Frank Williams in 1977. They were regular champions during the 1980’s and 90’s, widely believed to be the sports finest era, and had drivers such as Keke Rosberg, Nelson Piquet, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Ayrton Senna and Damon Hill all winning races and championships.

However time hasn’t been kind to Williams who have not won a championship since 1997 and have suffered at the hands of rule changes and the financial importance in the sport.

If races were decided on popularity then Williams would win hands down, thanks mainly to founder and team principle Sir Frank Williams. Williams has been wheel chair bound since a bad car accident in 1986, but he has still attended most of the grands prix. Now into his seventies his roles are becoming fewer and fewer but he is still a popular figure in the F1 paddock.

Damon Hill driving the Williams FW18 Renault on Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (1996)

Damon Hill driving the Williams FW18 Renault on Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (1996)

Since their glory days of the 1990’s Williams have declined. A couple of seasons challenging Michael Schumacher and Ferrari aside, the team have been largely a mid-table outfit battling for the lower points.

Their last win was the Spanish Grand Prix of 2012 by Pastor Maldonado. It was the only podium and win for the driver from Venezuela of his career. But the rule changes of 2014, and the Mercedes power-unit and brought Williams back into contention. What a wonderful story it would be if they could start winning again.

Unfortunately Williams wasn't able to win a race in 2014, 2015 and 2016. But they did finish 3rd on the 2014 & 2015 constructors championship table. In 2016 they had a lot of competition from Force India and could only score 1 podium to end on 5th place.

Pastor Maldonado wins the 2012 Spanish F1 GP for Williams

Pastor Maldonado wins the 2012 Spanish F1 GP for Williams

Williams 3rd places in the constructors championship in 2014 & .2015 where very strong achievements by the team with 1/3 of the budget of top teams like Mercedes and Ferrari. The driver pair Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa preformed very well. in 2014 they even won 9 podiums with a double podium in the last race at Abu Dhabi. In 2015 Williams won 4 podiums.

The 2016 and 2017 seasons were less successful. Williams ended up 5th in the championship with only one podium in each season.

The 2018 season was very disastrous for the team from Grove. This was the season that the Halo was introduced. They had Sergey Sirotkin and Lance Stroll as their race drivers and only scored 7 points and finished 11th and last in the constructors' championship. It was the worst championship since 1976 when they the team ended up as 17th.

Russell not expecting easy walk at Mercedes team next season

George Russell (GBR) Williams Racing.
Russian Grand Prix, Saturday 25th September 2021. Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia.

The 2019 season saw Williams with an all-new driver lineup, with F2 champion George Russell and the return to F1 of Grand Prix-winner Robert Kubica.

The Polish driver scored a point in the 2019 German Grand Prix, which was the only point Williams could score in the entire season.

Nicholas Latifi replaced Kubica for the 2020 season, but the team continued to struggle. Williams finished a season without points for the first time in its history in Formula 1 (since 1977) as Russell and Latifi could not put the car in the Top 10 in any event of the 2020 campaign.

The 2021 season was a lot better, with the team finishing in eighth place in the WCC with 23 points (its best tally since 2017) and even recording a podium finish.

Determined Williams: Overcoming Delays, Crashes, and the Chase for Pace

Alexander Albon (THA) Williams Racing FW44.

Williams scored twice with both cars in 2021, and the podium came after Russell qualified second for the 2021 Belgian Grand Prix. Race Direction canceled the race on Sunday due to the rain, but still handed out points for the positions set in qualifying.

It was Williams' first podium since the 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

As Russell joined Mercedes in 2022, Alexander Albon returned to a full-time F1 seat with Williams. Albon scored points with Williams for the first time in the 2022 Australian Grand Prix, when a solid drive and a great strategy gave him P10.

The COVID-19 virus ended an era of privateer teams. As the Williams family sold the team for €152 million to an investors' firm based in the US called Dorilton Capital.

The 2022 Formula 1 season saw the team score only eight points and finish 10th in the World Constructors' Standings. Alex Albon led the team with three scoring efforts, while Latifi grabbed two points at Suzuka and Nyck De Vries scored at Monza after replacing Albon due to a health problem.

For the 2023 campaign, the team stayed with Alexander Albon, while Nicholas Latifi lost his seat, as the team announced on 23 September 2022,

American driver Logan Sargeant, a race-winner in F2, was announced as Latifi's replacement on 21 November 2022.

Under the direction of James Vowles, who came from Mercedes, the 2023 season was the best for Williams since 2017, both in terms of points scored (28) and position in the World Constructors' Championship (seventh).

For the 2024 F1 season, Williams presented the livery of its challenger, the FW46, on 5 February 2024.

Official Williams F1 website: https://www.williamsf1.com/

Achievements

 

Williams F1 Achievements


Williams Finishing Positions

1st114 Times
2nd113 Times
3rd86 Times
4th82 Times
5th91 Times
6th59 Times
7th55 Times
8th55 Times
9th55 Times
10th55 Times
11th60 Times
12th60 Times
13th44 Times
14th64 Times
15th48 Times
16th61 Times
17th40 Times
18th31 Times
19th10 Times
20th5 Times
22nd1 Time
DNF421 Times
DSQ8 Times
NC4 Times
WD1 Time
DNQ11 Times
DNS9 Times

Williams F1 Championship Positions

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19841985198619871988198919901991
6th4th1st1st7th2nd4th2nd
19921993199419951996199719981999
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20082009201020112012201320142015
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2024       
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News

 

Latest Williams News


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Albon's Decision Now Sets Stage for F1 Silly Season Domino Effect

May 16 - A "domino effect" in the exciting Formula 1 driver market may have just begun, as Alex Albon removes himself from contention for a move away from Williams. Two weeks ago..

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Williams Racing is thrilled to announce that Alex Albon has signed a multi-year contract extension, solidifying his long-term commitment to the team. This extension aligns with..

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May 4 - Andrea 'Kimi' Antonelli is being prepared for an imminent Formula 1 race debut. Heading into the Miami GP weekend, rumours were already swirling that it will be struggling..

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