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F1's Greatest Constructors: Williams

The fourth in the series looking at the greatest F1 teams F1’s Greatest Constructors: Williams

india Updated: Oct 06, 2011 01:34 IST
Hindustan Times

Summary: The last of the privateers. The Williams F1 team exists for no other reason except to go racing. It has repeatedly turned down offers from major car manufacturers to buy a controlling stake in it and throughout its history has maintained that the minute a driver starts to think of himself greater than the team, he has no place with them.

Important cars
FW06 (1979):
The dominant car towards the end of the 1979 season that won four of the last six races of the season in the hands of Alan Jones.

FW07 (1980): An evolution of the FW06 that won Williams their first drivers' and constructors' titles.

FW11 (1986-87): Won the team its first constructors' title in five years in 1986. The B-spec version of the car went one better the next year as Nelson Piquet won the drivers' title.

FW15C (1993): The most technologically advanced F1 car of all-time with gizmos like traction control, ABS and active suspension.

FW23 (2001): Ralf Schumacher and Juan Pablo Montoya piloted the BMW powered car to give Williams their first wins since the 1997 season.

First Published: Oct 05, 2011 23:26 IST