If Reputations Won Titles…

If reputations won titles, Williams could confidently clear space in its trophy cabinet for a swag of silverware from the British Touring Car Championship. But the BTCC is no respecter of reputations and even mighty Williams, the World Champion of Formula 1 teams, has to learn how to be a winner in the touring car cauldron. Williams has already been […]

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The Birth of Williams Touring Car Engineering

The birth of Williams Touring Car Engineering was announced in September 1994 after a common path was found for Williams to extend its motorsport activities beyond Formula One and for Renault UK to advance its challenge in the British Touring Car Championship. The company began its activities in November that year and Williams Renault Dealer Racing was formed. Williams Touring […]

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Where Are They Now?

Introduction Over their twenty year history Williams Grand Prix Engineering have built many chassis for race, test and experimental purposes. These have ranged from the all-conquering FW14B, which was bristling with technological gizmos, to the ground breaking six-wheeler, the FW08D. A conservative estimate would put the total number of chassis built at around a total of 80, based on four […]

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Autosport International 2002

The Autosports International Show, now in it’s 12th year, has become the traditional start to the motorsport season in the UK. The show has in the past been the place where manufacturers have launched their new cars for the years and a couple of year’s ago BAR chose Birmingham to show off their proposed liveries.

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Williams’ First Grand Prix Victory

Looking back, it wasn’t Clay Regazzoni’s victory which I remember as much as Alan Jones’s qualifying lap. Even now, I can still feel the roughness of the breeze block wall on which I was sitting on the inside of the Woodcote chicane when my new Tissot stopwatch clocked Jonesy at an unbelievable time. I looked to one side, and there […]

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FW06 Vs. FW20

The FW06 was the first car Patrick Head designed for Williams Grand Prix Engneering. Twenty years and 9 constructor’s championships later his latest challenger, the FW20, took to the tracks. How much has Formula One changed in the intervening years? The following table outlines the differences (and any similarities) between the two cars.

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1 91 92 93 94 95 103