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Team principal Frank Williams and Williams HQ
Williams have produced seven world champions and won nine constructors' titles

Team Williams-Renault 2010 Season Stats

Last updated: Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:32 UK
Race Date Race Pts Total Pts
Bahrain GP 14 Mar 2010 1 1
Australian GP 28 Mar 2010 4 5
Malaysian GP 4 Apr 2010 1 6
Chinese GP 18 Apr 2010 0 6
Spanish GP 9 May 2010 2 8
Monaco GP 16 May 2010 0 8
Turkish GP 30 May 2010 0 8
Canadian Grand Prix 13 Jun 2010 0 8
European GP 27 Jun 2010 12 20
British GP 11 Jul 2010 11 31
German GP 25 Jul 2010 0 31
Hungarian GP 1 Aug 2010 9 40
Belgian GP 29 Aug 2010 0 40
Italian GP 12 Sep 2010 7 47
Singapore GP 26 Sep 2010 9 56
Japanese GP 10 Oct 2010 2 58
Korean Grand Prix 24 Oct 2010 7 65
Brazilian GP 7 Nov 2010 4 69
Abu Dhabi GP 14 Nov 2010 0 69

"After being the creme de la creme of racing teams in the 1980s and 1990s, Williams are locked in the second division.

"We saw a step forward from Williams at the European Grand Prix - and they went on to raise their game.

"Once it emerged that Williams needed a driver with money, the competition between Rubens Barrichello and Nico Hulkenberg for bragging rights emerged and Hulkenberg capped his season with a great pole position in Brazil.

"Williams might not have the out-and-out raw pace but in the end they did a solid job and nicked sixth place in the constructors' championship from Force India."


What is F1's biggest challenge?

It was its credibility in the light of climate change and the excessive use of fossil fuels. That black cloud seems to be dissipating now, however, as we work hard at making the sport sustainable.

Over the past few years, there have been a number of useful and interesting technical spin offs from F1, namely KERS and the on-going use of advanced aerodynamic materials. As a sport, we always have to keep working at ensuring we provide an outstanding and unique spectacle for the fans as well.

Does F1 need road-car manufacturers?

I think so because they bring prestige and funding into the sport, even if for their own teams, it still spreads. They also raise the bar and [force] other teams to excel.

Will having more teams on the grid make F1 more competitive?

Theoretically yes. It won't do F1 any damage. But it doesn't mean the racing will be any better as I imagine they might struggle to keep up with the established teams for the first year. It is still a good, fresh crop of talent coming in to challenge the old boys, and that's healthy.

Will non-refuelling change Formula 1 for the better or worse?

It all depends really on how well matched the teams are in terms of competitiveness. If there's a battle between Williams and McLaren, let's say, then it will bring real value.

Nationality: British
Headquarters: Grove (UK)
Debut season: 1975
Team principal: Sir Frank Williams
Director of engineering: Patrick Head
Technical director: Sam Michael
Engine: Cosworth V8
2009 position: 7th
Constructors' titles: 9

The best piece of advice I've ever given a driver is…

No answer, I don't want to look pompous!

The best piece of advice I've received is…

From Bernie when I first came into F1 - "keep your head down, say little, do much."

Wheeler-dealer or techie?

Other. I am an overseer of a resoundingly talented pool of people who do all the work and come up with all the ideas.

What was your first paid job?

Selling Campbells Soup.

What time do you set your alarm clock for?

Currently 0600

Map of UK showing the Williams F1 base

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Constructors' world championship

Last updated: 27 Nov 2016 14:53 UK
Position Team Points
1 Mercedes 765
2 Red Bull 468
3 Ferrari 398
4 Force India 173
5 Williams 138
6 McLaren 76
7 Toro Rosso 63
8 Haas F1 29
9 Lotus 8
10 Sauber 2

see also
Williams' F1 history
04 Mar 09 |  Formula 1

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