Williams F1 Team stats & info

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

CountryUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Season Entries48
Total Drivers61
First Race1975 Argentine F1 GP
Last Race2023 Saudi Arabian F1 GP
First Pole1979 British F1 GP
Last Pole2014 Austrian F1 GP
First Win1979 British F1 GP
Last Win2012 Spanish F1 GP
First Podium1975 German F1 GP
Last Podium2021 Belgian 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 (2014-2023)

Williams F1 stats

Constructors' Titles9
Drivers' Titles7
Race Entries799
Race Starts795
Race Wins114 (14,3%)
Podiums313 (39,2%)
One-Two Finishes33 (4,1%)
Pole Positions128 (16,0%)
Front row Starts62 (7,8%)
Fastest Laps133 (16,6%)
Total Points3593
Total Laps81491
Retirements483 (60,5%)

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Alex Albon F1 Stats

Race Entries61
Race Starts61
Race Wins0
Pole Positions0
Fastest Laps0
Podiums2 (3,3%)
Points Finishes29 (47,5%)
Retirements8 (13,1%)
Total Points202
Total Laps3.423

Logan Sargeant F1 Stats

Race Entries2
Race Starts2
Race Wins0
Pole Positions0
Fastest Laps0
Points Finishes0
Total Points0
Total Laps106


Reserve driver: Jack Aitken

Williams F1 Drivers List

United Kingdom Nigel Mansell95281234328478523369
Germany Ralf Schumacher94651021549437232
Italy Riccardo Patrese814128246427710180
Brazil Felipe Massa780145142181351
Finland Valtteri Bottas770279043761411
Germany Nico Rosberg70011203636275.5
Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya6841362311365011221
United Kingdom Damon Hill65211454020358319326
Finland Keke Rosberg6257315430893131.5
Canada Nicholas Latifi6100000326409
Australia Alan Jones601174226316713171
United Kingdom George Russell59010103148016
Venezuela Pastor Maldonado58100112910047
Canada Jacques Villeneuve491155211327399180
Canada Lance Stroll41001102209046
France Jacques Laffite39010101443022
Brazil Rubens Barrichello38000002060051
Japan Kazuki Nakajima3600000197209
Australia Mark Webber36001101618043
Germany Heinz-Harald Frentzen33125811594659
Belgium Thierry Boutsen32314811598171
Brazil Nelson Piquet317104216182611145
Argentina Carlos Reutemann3137616216813104
United Kingdom David Coulthard25153951183463
Thailand Alex Albon2300000118405
Russian Federation Sergey Sirotkin2100000111901
Poland Robert Kubica2100000117901
Brazil Bruno Senna20000001054131
Germany Nico Hülkenberg1900001923022
United Kingdom Jenson Button1700000789012
Italy Alessandro Zanardi160000058500
Austria Alexander Wurz1600110854013
France Alain Prost167321213989699
Switzerland Clay Regazzoni1512250720232
Germany Nick Heidfeld1302131720028
Ireland Derek Daly120000064208
Brazil Antônio Pizzonia90000037508
Italy Arturo Merzario5000009300
United Kingdom Rupert Keegan40000024000
Brazil Ayrton Senna3000036000
Spain Marc Gené30000018304
Italy Renzo Zorzi2000008500
United States Logan Sargeant20000010600
South Africa Ian Scheckter20000011900
United Kingdom Tony Brise1000002700
France Jean-Louis Schlesser1000004900
United Kingdom Paul di Resta1000006000
Switzerland Jo Vonlanthen1000001400
Netherlands Nyck de Vries1000005302
United Kingdom Ian Ashley100000000
United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer1000007400
United Kingdom Jack Aitken1000008700
United Kingdom Martin Brundle1000004200
United States Mario Andretti1000001900
United Kingdom Damien Magee1000007800



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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.

Capito opens up on "exhausting" stint as Williams F1 boss

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.

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



Williams F1 Achievements

Williams Finishing Positions

1th114 Times
2th113 Times
3th86 Times
4th82 Times
5th91 Times
6th59 Times
7th53 Times
8th53 Times
9th53 Times
10th54 Times
11th54 Times
12th56 Times
13th41 Times
14th58 Times
15th46 Times
16th55 Times
17th35 Times
18th29 Times
19th7 Times
20th2 Times
22th1 Time
DNF415 Times
DSQ7 Times
EXC1 Time
NC4 Times
DNQ11 Times
DNS9 Times

Williams F1 Championship Positions





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