FW21

The Williams FW21 was the car the Williams Formula One team used to compete in the 1999 Formula One season. It was driven by Ralf Schumacher, who had swapped from Jordan with Heinz-Harald Frentzen, and Alex Zanardi who had last raced in Formula One in 1994, but had since won the CART championship twice.

Although Schumacher had a successful season and was a consistent front-runner, Zanardi struggled all season with the handling characteristics of the grooved-tyre F1 car and failed to score a point. He was dropped at the end of the year in favour of Formula Three driver Jenson Button. This was also the team's last season using a Renault engine (badged as a customer Supertec) until one was fitted in the race winning FW34 in 2012; with a new works deal with BMW being activated for the 2000 season. Williams used 'Winfield' logos, except at the French, British and Belgian Grands Prix.

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Results

YearRoundCountryDriverGrid PosFinish PosResult
19991Australian Grand PrixRalf Schumacher83Finished
19991Australian Grand PrixAlessandro Zanardi1517Spun off
19992Brazilian Grand PrixRalf Schumacher114+1 Lap
19992Brazilian Grand PrixAlessandro Zanardi1612Gearbox
19993San Marino Grand PrixRalf Schumacher917Throttle
19993San Marino Grand PrixAlessandro Zanardi1011Spun off
19994Monaco Grand PrixRalf Schumacher1610Spun off
19994Monaco Grand PrixAlessandro Zanardi118+2 Laps
19995Spanish Grand PrixRalf Schumacher105Finished
19995Spanish Grand PrixAlessandro Zanardi1719Gearbox
19996Canadian Grand PrixRalf Schumacher134Finished
19996Canadian Grand PrixAlessandro Zanardi1212Brakes
19997French Grand PrixRalf Schumacher164Finished
19997French Grand PrixAlessandro Zanardi1514Engine
19998British Grand PrixRalf Schumacher83Finished
19998British Grand PrixAlessandro Zanardi1311Finished
19999Austrian Grand PrixRalf Schumacher822Spun off
19999Austrian Grand PrixAlessandro Zanardi1419Out of fuel
199910German Grand PrixRalf Schumacher114Finished
199910German Grand PrixAlessandro Zanardi1414Differential
199911Hungarian Grand PrixRalf Schumacher169+1 Lap
199911Hungarian Grand PrixAlessandro Zanardi1522Differential
199912Belgian Grand PrixRalf Schumacher55Finished
199912Belgian Grand PrixAlessandro Zanardi88Finished
199913Italian Grand PrixRalf Schumacher52Finished
199913Italian Grand PrixAlessandro Zanardi47Finished
199914European Grand PrixRalf Schumacher44Finished
199914European Grand PrixAlessandro Zanardi1819Collision
199915Malaysian Grand PrixRalf Schumacher817Spun off
199915Malaysian Grand PrixAlessandro Zanardi1610+1 Lap
199916Japanese Grand PrixRalf Schumacher95Finished
199916Japanese Grand PrixAlessandro Zanardi822Electrical