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Williams F1

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Williams F1

British Formula One motor racing team and constructor add

Category: Business (999)

Founded in 2008.

Countries: (26%), United Kingdom (21%), Germany (16%)

Main connections: Formula One, Pastor Maldonado, McLaren

Linked to: Scuderia Ferrari, McLaren, BMW, Cosworth

 

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2008

In 2008, Williams F1 took the decision to diversify the business into new areas beyond Formula One racing add something

 

The 2008 season was a mixture of success and disappointment for Williams add something

 

WHP was first established in 2008 and immediately set about developing a new flywheel energy recovery system for the Williams F1 Team after the introduction of Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems into Formula One for the 2009 season add something

 

In December 2008 Williams confirmed their commitment to F1 following the Honda withdrawal announcement add something


2009

Ahead of the 2009 Brazilian Grand Prix, Williams announced that it would be ending its three year partnership with Toyota and finding a new engine supplier for 2010 add something

 

Despite & BMW's contract with Williams to supply engines until 2009, this public deterioration of the relationship between BMW and WilliamsF1 was a factor in the decision by BMW Motorsport to buy Sauber and rebrand that team to feature the BMW name add something

 

Replacing Hülkenberg in the test seat was Finland's Valtteri Bottas, who finished third in the 2009 Formula Three Euroseries as well as winning the non-championship Masters of Formula 3 event at Zandvoort add something

 

Rubens Barrichello joined from 2009 constructors champion Brawn GP, whilst GP2 champion Nico Hülkenberg graduated from the test driver seat add something

 

Williams have developed the car for the revived Formula 2 championship, beginning in 2009 add something

 

Williams retained Rosberg and Nakajima for the 2009 season add something

 

Porsche 911 GT3 - The hybrid technology featured in the car was developed by the Williams F1 Team and is based on their F1 kinetic energy recovery system which they did not race in 2009

 

It was reported on 20 November 2009 by Reuters that Williams and Patrick Head had sold a minority interest in their team to an investment company led by Austrian Toto Wolff who has stated that it is purely a commercial decision add something


2010

After the termination of their Toyota contract, Williams announced that from the 2010 Formula One season they were to enter into a "long-term partnership" with Cosworth, and would be using an updated version of the "CA" V8 engine which powered their cars in 2006 add something

 

Their new 2010 car, the FW32 was unveiled for the first time at a shakedown test at Silverstone add something

 

Williams announced a complete driver change for the 2010 season add something

 

Valtteri Bottas - In 2010 Bottas was assigned test driver for the Williams Formula One team and would continue as such for the 2011 & 2012 seasons, during which he contested the GP3 Series, remaining with F3 squad ART. After a tough start to the season, he claimed a win in each of the last four race weekends and secured the title by winning the penultimate race ahead of his team-mate James Calado

 

Pastor Maldonado - Towards the end of the 2010 season, Maldonado was linked to the Williams team for , replacing former GP2 team-mate Nico Hülkenberg alongside Rubens Barrichello


2011

Hülkenberg was dropped from the team ahead of the 2011 season, and replaced by Venezuelan newcomer and reigning GP2 Series champion Pastor Maldonado add something

 

GP2 Series - For 2011 Pastor Maldonado was granted the hot seat at Williams

 

Kimi Raikkonen - In the week before the 2011 Singapore Grand Prix, several news sources reported that Räikkönen was eyeing a return to Formula One for the 2012 season with Williams F1 after he was spotted at the team's headquarters in Grove, Oxfordshire

 

Pastor Maldonado - On 15 November, Williams confirmed that Hülkenberg had been dropped from the team's 2011 line-up, and Maldonado was duly announced as his replacement on 1 December

 

In February 2011, Williams F1 announced their intention to float via an Initial Public Offering on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, from March 2011 add something

 

The car achieved its first victory on 28 May 2011 at the 4th round of the VLN Endurance Racing Championship held at the Nürburgring add something

 

On 4 July 2011, Williams announced they would be reuniting with former engine supplier Renault who will supply the team's engines from 2012 onwards add something

 

Pastor Maldonado - Maldonado finished nineteenth in the Drivers' Championship and on 1 December 2011, it was confirmed that he would be retained by Williams for the season


2012

For example, the Audi R18 hybrid car that won the 2012 Le Mans 24 Hours used a WHP flywheel add something

 

Prior to the 2012 season, Patrick Head moved from the Williams F1 team to Williams Hybrid Power Limited, another subsidiary of Williams Grand Prix Holdings add something

 

According to a range of sources, it was confirmed on 17 January 2012 that Bruno Senna will be the driver to partner Maldonado, effectively ending Rubens Barrichello's F1 career add something

 

On 28 November 2012, Maldonado was retained by the team for and will be joined by Bottas, promoted from his role as test driver add something

 

Pastor Maldonado - On 28 November 2012, Maldonado was retained by Williams for the season, where he is partnered by Finnish rookie Valtteri Bottas


2013

Valtteri Bottas - Bottas returned to racing in 2013, as he was confirmed as teammate to Pastor Maldonado at Williams for the 2013 Formula One season on 28 November 2012

 

Nigel Mansell - Mansell appeared as a playable driver for Williams in Codemasters' F1 2013

 

Renault in Formula One - That year, Williams returned to its association with Renault, signing a deal to receive the RS27 engines until the end of 2013

 

On 30 May 2013, Williams announced a long term contract with Mercedes to supply engines for the team add something

 

On 11 November 2013 the team confirmed they would retain Bottas will signing Felipe Massa to replace Maldonado for the 2014 season add something

 

Valtteri Bottas - On 11 November 2013 Bottas was confirmed to continue with Williams in 2014 along side Felipe Massa who has been signed from Ferrari to replace Pastor Maldonado

 

Felipe Massa - On 11 November 2013, Williams F1 announced that Massa will partner Valtteri Bottas for the 2014 Formula One season replacing Pastor Maldonado


2014

The German manufacturer will provide 1,6 litre V6 turbo engines from the start of the 2014 F1 season add something

 

Felipe Massa - On 11 November, it was confirmed that Massa will race alongside Valtteri Bottas at Williams from 2014

 

The team unveiled a new, multi-year title sponsorship deal with drinks brand Martini on 6 March 2014 add something

 

In April 2014, Williams Hybrid Power was sold to GKN add something

 

In April 2014, Williams Hybrid Power were sold to GKN add something

 

Valtteri Bottas - In September 2014, it was announced that Bottas and Massa would retain their drives with Williams for the season

 

Felipe Massa - On 7 September 2014 it was confirmed that Massa would stay at Williams for 2015

 

Felipe Massa - On the 9 of November 2014 Massa took his second podium for Williams at the as he finished third alongside second place Lewis Hamilton and 1st place Nico Rosberg

 

Felipe Massa - On 9 November 2014 Massa took his second podium for Williams at the as he finished third behind second placed Lewis Hamilton and winner Nico Rosberg


2015

They repeated this feat in the 2015 season, despite a low-key season owing to the resurgence of Ferrari add something

 

Lotus F1 - The later two companies switching to Williams F1 for 2015


2016

The team will go into the 2016 season with Bottas and Massa retained add something

 

In September 2016, Massa announced his retirement from Formula One. add something


2017

Felipe Massa - On 16 January 2017, Massa rejoined Williams after Valtteri Bottas signed with Mercedes

 

Williams Advanced Engineering announced in August 2017 a collaboration with Singer Vehicle Design add something

 

On 4 November 2017, Felipe Massa announced his decision to retire from F1 add something


2018

Williams Advanced Engineering has revealed details of the FW-EVX, a lightweight electric vehicle platform that will be displayed at JEC World 2018 in Paris add something

 

Pastor Maldonado - He remains the most recent Williams driver to win a race as of May 2018

 

Pastor Maldonado - He remains the most recent Williams driver to win a race as of August 2018

 

Pastor Maldonado - He remains the most recent Williams driver to win a race as of October 2018

 

On 12 October 2018, the team announced that George Russell would be joining the team from the season add something


2019

On 11 February 2019, telecommunications company ROKiT were announced as title sponsors of the team as part of a multi-year deal add something

 

On 2 May 2019, it was announced that Williams Advanced Engineering will supply the batteries for the multi-make E TCR series that is due to launch in 2020 add something