The History of Williams – 1989

Canon Williams Team – 77(2)
198937(5)5Thierry BoutsenFW12C/13RS1
 40(3)6Ricardo Patrese

With Nigel Mansell having departed for Ferrari Belgium Thierry Boutsen is drafted in from Benetton as his replacement.

Ricardo Patrese remains for another season.

Gone though is the Judd V8 to be replaced by the new Renault V10 fitted in the back of FW12c and, later in the season, FW13.

In June Renault announce that they are to continue sole-supply of their engines to Williams in 1990. The announcement coincides with the first win for Renault’s engine and Boutsen in Canada.

Williams and Boutsen were to win only one further race at the season closing Australian Grand Prix.


YearRoundCountryDriverGrid PosFinish PosResult
19891Brazilian Grand PrixRiccardo Patrese215Alternator
19891Brazilian Grand PrixThierry Boutsen423Engine
19892San Marino Grand PrixRiccardo Patrese419Engine
19892San Marino Grand PrixThierry Boutsen64+1 Lap
19893Monaco Grand PrixRiccardo Patrese715+4 Laps
19893Monaco Grand PrixThierry Boutsen310+3 Laps
19894Mexican Grand PrixRiccardo Patrese52Finished
19894Mexican Grand PrixThierry Boutsen824Electrical
19895United States Grand PrixRiccardo Patrese142Finished
19895United States Grand PrixThierry Boutsen166+1 Lap
19896Canadian Grand PrixRiccardo Patrese32Finished
19896Canadian Grand PrixThierry Boutsen61Finished
19897French Grand PrixRiccardo Patrese83Finished
19897French Grand PrixThierry Boutsen516Gearbox
19898British Grand PrixRiccardo Patrese522Radiator
19898British Grand PrixThierry Boutsen710+2 Laps
19899German Grand PrixRiccardo Patrese54+1 Lap
19899German Grand PrixThierry Boutsen623Collision
198910Hungarian Grand PrixRiccardo Patrese116Radiator
198910Hungarian Grand PrixThierry Boutsen43Finished
198911Belgian Grand PrixRiccardo Patrese519Collision
198911Belgian Grand PrixThierry Boutsen44Finished
198912Italian Grand PrixRiccardo Patrese54Finished
198912Italian Grand PrixThierry Boutsen63Finished
198913Portuguese Grand PrixRiccardo Patrese615Overheating
198913Portuguese Grand PrixThierry Boutsen816Overheating
198914Spanish Grand PrixRiccardo Patrese65+1 Lap
198914Spanish Grand PrixThierry Boutsen2117Fuel pump
198915Japanese Grand PrixRiccardo Patrese52Finished
198915Japanese Grand PrixThierry Boutsen73Finished
198916Australian Grand PrixRiccardo Patrese63Finished
198916Australian Grand PrixThierry Boutsen51Finished

Previous | Timeline | Next