Base: Grove, UK
Team Principal: Frank Williams
Technical Chief: Sam Michael
Drivers: R Barrichello
P Maldonado
Chassis: FW33
Engine: Cosworth CA2011
Tyres: Pirelli
First Season: 1975
World Championships: 9
Highest race finish: 1st (x113)
Pole Positions: 126
Fastest Laps: 130

2011 Results

GP Pts. Total
Australia 0 0
Malaysia 0 0
China 0 0
Turkey 0 0
Spain 0 0
Monaco 2 2
Canada 2 4
Europe 0 4
Great Britain * *

Team History

A Terrible start to season, with poor reliability and points proving highly elusive. Neither Barrichello nor Maldonanado appear capable of wrestling better results from the car. Technical director Sam Michael announces in May that he will leave at end of year.
Mixed early fortunes, both drivers occasionally making Q3 and lower end of points. Results much improved by mid season, with Barrichello fourth in Valencia. Hulkenberg takes surprise Brazil pole and team finish sixth overall. Hulkenberg dropped for Pastor Maldonado for 2011.
Fail to capitalise on being one of just three teams with innovative double diffuser at season’s start. FW31 proves consistent and reliable, but never quite has podium pace. Announce switch from Toyota to Cosworth power for 2010.
Season starts well with a podium for Nico Rosberg in Australia, but then fail to match development pace of rivals. Second place in Singapore the year’s next highlight, but drop from fourth to eighth in the final standings, with 26 points.
The FW29 proves much more reliable than its predecessor, and the team record just seven retirements instead of 20. Alexander Wurz retires ahead of season finale and is replaced by Kazuki Nakajima, who retains the seat for 2008.
Disappointing season sees team finish eighth in standings. Cosworth-powered package shows early promise, including fastest lap at Bahrain season opener, but challenge quickly fades. Twenty DNFs, with best results two sixth places for Mark Webber.
Finish fifth in standings then bid farewell to engine partners BMW and Nick Heidfeld, who, after scoring his maiden pole, misses last five races through illness/injury. Best result Monaco, with both drivers on podium.
Ralf Schumacher misses six races after fracturing spine in Indy accident. Replaced by Marc Gene and then Antonio Pizzonia. Team ditch radical ‘walrus’ front wing after disappointing start to season. End it on high with victory in Brazil. Fourth in standings.
Dramatic improvement in form in the second half of the season with four race wins. Finish second to Ferrari in the standings after losing final-race showdown.
Despite winning races, unable to mount a serious championship challenge to the dominant Ferrari team.
Jacques Villeneuve takes his first and only drivers’ championship and Williams take the constructors’ crown for a ninth time.
Damon Hill wins the drivers’ championship for Williams and the team take their eighth constructors’ title.
Williams suffers the fatality of Ayrton Senna, who is killed at Imola. In a sombre season the team wins the constructors’ championship.
Alain Prost wins his fourth drivers’ championship and announces his retirement from the sport.
Nigel Mansell wins the first five rounds of the season and he and the team go on to take both drivers’ and constructors’ titles. Mansell then leaves the sport to compete in IndyCar.
Team owner Frank Williams is seriously injured in a road-car accident. In typically determined fashion, he continues to lead the team.
Alan Jones wins the drivers’ championship and Williams takes the constructors’ title.
Clay Regazzoni wins the British Grand Prix to give Williams their first Formula One victory.
Williams Grand Prix Engineering founded. Alan Jones is signed to drive for the team.
Williams team’s debut season. Six constructors’ championship points give them ninth position overall.
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