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A profile of the Williams Formula 1 team

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

EDDIE JORDAN'S 2012 VIEW

"It's been so sad to see a team as great as Williams struggling around at the back of the field for the last couple of seasons.

"You can trace the decline right back to the departure of Adrian Newey at the end of 1996 - and it's clear now that the reason Williams were so strong through the 1990s was because he and then technical director Patrick Head made such a strong partnership.

"With Head and team boss Frank Williams stepping back from their day-to-day involvement and the team losing technical director Sam Michael and veteran racer Rubens Barrichello, clawing their way back will be tough."

New signing Bruno Senna has a lot to do, but they have shown encouraging signs in testing so hopefully this season will be an improvement."

MEET THE BOSS - SIR FRANK WILLIAMS

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 ongoing 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.

WILLIAMS FACTS AND STATS
Nationality: British
Headquarters: Grove (UK)
Debut season: 1978
Test drivers: Valtteri Bottas
Team principal: Sir Frank Williams
Director of engineering: Patrick Head
Technical director: Sam Michael
Engine: Renault
2011 position: 9th
Constructors' titles: 9

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.

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 Campbell's Soup.

What time do you set your alarm clock for?

Currently 0600.

Map of UK showing the Williams F1 base

Team Williams-Renault 2011 Season Stats

Last updated: Thursday, 15 November 2012 12:31 UK
Race Date Race Pts Total Pts
Australian GP 27 Mar 2011 0 0
Malaysian GP 10 Apr 2011 0 0
Chinese GP 17 Apr 2011 0 0
Turkish GP 8 May 2011 0 0
Spanish GP 22 May 2011 0 0
Monaco GP 29 May 2011 2 2
Canadian Grand Prix 12 Jun 2011 2 4
European GP 26 Jun 2011 0 4
British GP 10 Jul 2011 0 4
German GP 24 Jul 2011 0 4
Hungarian GP 31 Jul 2011 0 4
Belgian GP 28 Aug 2011 1 5
Italian GP 11 Sep 2011 0 5
Singapore GP 25 Sep 2011 0 5
Japanese GP 9 Oct 2011 0 5
Korean Grand Prix 16 Oct 2011 0 5
Indian Grand Prix 30 Oct 2011 0 5
Abu Dhabi GP 13 Nov 2011 0 5
Brazilian GP 27 Nov 2011 0 5


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Constructors' world championship

Last updated: 27 Jul 2014 15:14 UK
Position Team Points
1 Mercedes 393
2 Red Bull 219
3 Ferrari 142
4 Williams 135
5 Force India 98
6 McLaren 97
7 Toro Rosso 17
8 Lotus 8
9 Marussia 2
10 Sauber 0

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


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