The Williams Database Winter Challenge 2020

Now in its third year The Williams Database Winter Challenge is a bit of fun for the off-season. For 16 weeks between the 2019 and 2020 F1 seasons there will be 16 Williams related questions for you to answer.

For this years challenge the rules are slightly different. Questions will be posted on Twitter (@williamsdbf1) at midnight GMT every Wednesday – you have 24 hours to respond so no need to rush. Everyone that gives the correct answer with 24 hours of it positing will get 10 points. The person with the most points at the end of the 16 weeks will win. If more than one person has the same number of points at the end there will be a quick fire round.

So that means to be in with a chance you have to answer as many questions as you can over the 16 weeks but you don’t need to rush to answer.

What you can win

As in previous years there is an awesome prize which this year has been generously donated by Williams themselves. A cap, poster and autograph cards. All is which are signed by the drivers!

Current Positions

Previous Weeks Questions

Here’s a reminder of the previous questions:

Week 1

Q. Where and when was Williams’ 100 win?

A. 1997 British Grand Prix Silverstone, won by Jacques Villeneuve.

Week 2

Q. Who, what, when & where?

Marc Gene in testing at Silverstone, 14th September 2004

Week 3

Q. What links the 1982 and 1983 Brazilian Grand Prix?

A. Keke Rosberg was disqualified in both races

Week 4

Q. When is Dickie Stanford’s birthday?

A. 9 January 1956

Week 5

Q. What is the name of Claire Williams’ child?

A. Nathaniel (Nate) Louis Harris

Week 6

Q. What caused Nigel Mansell to retire from the 1988 Hungarian Grand Prix?

A. Chickenpox

Week 7

Q. Which school celebrated their 50th anniversary this year by creating a mosaic depicting a Williams car?

A. Millbrook, Grove

Week 8

Q. What was Will Hoy’s job (other than racing)?

A. He was a fully qualified chartered surveyor

Week 9

Q. What tyres were fitted to Bottas’ car at his stop in the 2015 Belgium Grand Prix?

A. Three soft-compound and one medium-compound tyre

Week 10

Q. What was Williams’ quickest pitstop time in 2019?

A. 1.97s

Week 11

Q. What is the top trumps rating for the Williams-March 761?

A. 55

Week 12

Q. Name all the Williams Technical Directors/CTO from 1977 to date

A. Patrick Head (1997 – 2004), Sam Michael (2004 – 2010), Michael Coghlan (2010 – 2013), Pat Symonds (2013 – 2016), Paddy Lowe (2017 – 2019) 

Week 13

Q. What is the top speed of the Matra Williams Renault Espace F1

A. 310.4 kph / 194 mph

Week 14

Q. Who was the Metro 6R4 test driver?

A. Tony Pond

Week 15

Q. Who, what, when & where?

A. Felipe Massa, FW40, Spanish Grand Prix 2017