TAG Williams Team – 38(4)
198327(5)1Keke RosbergFW09Honda V6
 11(11)2Jacques Laffite
 0(0)42Jonathan PalmerFW08CCosworth V8

Construction of a new, purpose built, factory beneath the cooling towers of Didcot power Station, UK.

Final year of normally-aspirated Cosworth power for Williams in the back of the FW08c.

The final race of the season is the dawn of a new era. At the South African Grand Prix the FW09 races for the first time, powered by the new Honda turbo engine.

Drivers Keke Rosberg and Jacques Laffite take Williams to 4th place in the constructor’s championship.

Williams test driver, Jonathan Palmer, gets a one-off drive for the team at the Grand Prix of Europe held at Brands Hatch. The team enters three cars. Palmer is the only Williams driver to complete the race coming home in 13th place, Laffite did not qualify and Rosberg retired.


YearRoundCountryDriverGrid PosFinish PosResult
19831Brazilian Grand PrixJacques Laffite183Finished
19831Brazilian Grand PrixKeke Rosberg115Disqualified
19832United States Grand Prix WestJacques Laffite44+1 Lap
19832United States Grand Prix WestKeke Rosberg323Collision
19833French Grand PrixJacques Laffite196+1 Lap
19833French Grand PrixKeke Rosberg165+1 Lap
19834San Marino Grand PrixJacques Laffite167+1 Lap
19834San Marino Grand PrixKeke Rosberg114+1 Lap
19835Monaco Grand PrixJacques Laffite89Gearbox
19835Monaco Grand PrixKeke Rosberg51Finished
19836Belgian Grand PrixJacques Laffite116Finished
19836Belgian Grand PrixKeke Rosberg95Finished
19837Detroit Grand PrixJacques Laffite205Finished
19837Detroit Grand PrixKeke Rosberg122Finished
19838Canadian Grand PrixJacques Laffite1317Gearbox
19838Canadian Grand PrixKeke Rosberg94Finished
19839British Grand PrixJacques Laffite2012+2 Laps
19839British Grand PrixKeke Rosberg1311+2 Laps
198310German Grand PrixJacques Laffite156+1 Lap
198310German Grand PrixKeke Rosberg1210+1 Lap
198311Austrian Grand PrixJacques Laffite2419Vibrations
198311Austrian Grand PrixKeke Rosberg158+2 Laps
198312Dutch Grand PrixJacques Laffite1720Handling
198312Dutch Grand PrixKeke Rosberg2315Ignition
198313Italian Grand PrixJacques Laffite028Did not qualify
198313Italian Grand PrixKeke Rosberg1611+1 Lap
198314European Grand PrixJonathan Palmer2513+2 Laps
198314European Grand PrixJacques Laffite029Did not qualify
198314European Grand PrixKeke Rosberg1620Engine
198315South African Grand PrixJacques Laffite1025Spun off
198315South African Grand PrixKeke Rosberg65+1 Lap

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