State Of The Art Performance as Williams Celebrates 800th Grand Prix

State Of The Art Performance as Williams Celebrates 800th Grand Prix

Williams, the Wantage based team announced their plans to mark the 800th Grand Prix at the approaching rounds in Britain and Hungary, starting out their series of events and activities to renown the team’s rich history.


Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited, which is currently racing in Formula One as Williams Racing, is a British Formula One team and constructor. It was founded by Frank Williams and Patrick Head. The team was formed in 1977 after Frank Williams' earlier unsuccessful F1 operation: Frank Williams Racing Cars. Williams are one of the old-time and most victorious teams in Formula One, before accumulating more than 100 wins together with seven drivers’ championships and nine constructors’ titles.

The British Grand Prix had been marked to pronounce the team’s latest milestone of races completed however, with the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix weekend not moving forward, the moment will be officiated at Budapest instead.

To grace the occasion, the FW45, Williams’ current F1 car, will run a “striking” livery which was exclusively designed for their home race in Britain, paying tribute to the squad’s British legacy and its late founder Sir Frank Williams, before exhibiting a special emblem in Hungary.

Their 2009 World Champion and Williams Brand Ambassador Jenson Button is set to jump into the cockpit for a number of demonstration laps on the set race day. Together with all these activities, the Williams’ fanzone will be open at 48 Regent Street, Piccadilly starting from Monday to Sunday of the British Grand Prix week, with the current drivers Alex Albon and Logan Sargeant and Team Principal James Vowles all being present. The fanzone will also contain a selection of heritage cars, including the machine in which Alain Prost got his 1993 championship, avant-garde simulators, a custom built fan store and a STEM education area which is set to serve the purpose of inspiring the next generation of engineers and innovators.

“Reaching the milestone of our 800th Grand Prix is a remarkable achievement for Williams Racing,” said team principal Vowles. “We are incredibly proud of our history and the legacy built over the years. Over our 46-year history, the team has achieved incredible results. With nine constructors’ championships and seven drivers’ titles to our name we are the second most successful Formula 1 team of all time, only behind Ferrari.”

He concluded by saying, “We invite all our fans to join us in this celebration as we pay tribute to our iconic past and look towards a bright future.”