FW06

The Williams FW06 was the first car produced by the combination of Frank Williams and Patrick Head for their Williams Grand Prix Engineering Formula One team. As was the standard arrangement for the many small British garagiste teams, the car was powered by the Cosworth DFV 3.0 litre V8 engine.

It first took to the racetrack in the 1978 Argentine Grand Prix in the hands of Alan Jones, and a single car competed in all 16 rounds of the World Championship that season, finishing in the points 3 times including a second place at Watkins Glen.

The FW06 also saw service in the first 4 races of the 1979 season, with Clay Regazzoni joining Jones in the team. Jones finished in third place at Long Beach, but by now the car was being left behind by the ground effect cars of Lotus, Ligier, Tyrrell and others, and the car was replaced by the FW07. It appeared in the video game Formula One Championship Edition on Playstation in the classic cars along with other classic cars including Lotus 49C, Lotus 72D, Cooper T51, Alfa Romeo 158 and Renault RS01.

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Results

YearRoundCountryDriverGrid PosFinish PosResult
19781Argentine Grand PrixAlan Jones1420Fuel system
19782Brazilian Grand PrixAlan Jones811+5 Laps
19783South African Grand PrixAlan Jones184Finished
19784United States Grand Prix WestAlan Jones87+1 Lap
19785Monaco Grand PrixAlan Jones1016Oil leak
19786Belgian Grand PrixAlan Jones1110+2 Laps
19787Spanish Grand PrixAlan Jones188+1 Lap
19788Swedish Grand PrixAlan Jones918Wheel
19789French Grand PrixAlan Jones145Finished
197810British Grand PrixAlan Jones622Transmission
197811German Grand PrixAlan Jones615Fuel system
197812Austrian Grand PrixAlan Jones1520Accident
197813Dutch Grand PrixAlan Jones1121Throttle
197814Italian Grand PrixAlan Jones613+1 Lap
197815United States Grand PrixAlan Jones32Finished
197816Canadian Grand PrixAlan Jones59Finished