Williams Renault FW18 winner Formula 1 Champion 1996 with Hill

WILLIAMS – RENAULT FW18 n.5

WILLIAMS – RENAULT FW18 n.5

HISTORY

The Williams Renault FW18 is the dominant car of the Formula 1 World Championship in 1996. Born from the mind of Adrian Newey the FW18 was an update of the FW17B that competed in 1995. The partnership with Renault, the best engine of the era, completed an aerodynamically exceptional car.

Damon Hill with Williams Renault FW18 won the World Championship. During the season the british driver won 8 grand prix: GP Australia, GP Brazil, GP Argentina, San Marino GP, GP Canada, GP France, GP Germany and GP Japan. At the start of the season the transfer of Schumacher to Ferrari, weakened the Benetton, while the Maranello house was still struggling with reliability issues. Williams hired canadian driver, son of art Jacques Villeneuve, the latter was the only one to stand up to his team-mate but despite the four seasonal victories proved to be still premature for the victory of the world title. The English team also won the constructors’ title thanks to 12 victories out of 16 races.

CHASSIS

Williams FW18
Carbon-fibre monocoque
Length: 4350 mm
Width: 1990 mm
Height: 990 mm
Brakes: ventilated carbon ceramic discs, all-round
Tyres: Goodyear

ENGINE

Renault RS8 67° V10, 3000 cc Mid, longitudinally mounted
Power: 560 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Williams 6 speed Semi-automatic
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: ?

RESULT

Winner Formula 1 World Champion 1996 with driver Damon Hill
GP winner: GP of Australia 1996, GP of Brasile 1996, GP of Argentina 1996, GP of San Marino 1996, GP of Canada 1996, GP of Francia 1996, GP of Germania 1996, GP of Giappone 1996

Williams Ford Cosworth FW07B Formula Champion 1980 with Alan Jones

WILLIAMS – FORD COSWORTH FW07B n.27

WILLIAMS – FORD COSWORTH FW07B n.27

HISTORY

The Williams Ford Cosworth FW07B participated in the 1980 F1 World Championship. The car was designed by Patrick Head, partner with Frank Williams of the team. The Ford Cosworth DFV engine was very reliable at the time and the British team’s single-seat car took full advantage of the ground effect.

The FW07 model competed for three consecutive seasons in the World Championships of 1979, 1980 and 1981. In the FW07B the two fins on the side bellies were removed, in front of the rear wheels present in the previous year’s version.

Alan Jones with Williams Ford Cosworth FW07B won the world title in 1980, while the team won the constructors title thanks to the points won by team-mate Carlos Reutemann.
During the season the australian driver won five grand prizes: GP Argentina, GP France, GP Great Britain, GP Canada, GP USA East. The season experienced the duel between Jones and Nelson Piquet on Brabham, the two alternated at the head of the world rankings, but the victories of the last seasonal and contemporary grand prizes of the Brazilian were devisive for the conquest of the world title.

CHASSIS

Williams FW07B
Aluminium body panels chassis
Length: 4460 mm
Width: 2130 mm
Height: 1010 mm
Brakes: ventilated discs
Tyres: Goodyear

ENGINE

Ford Cosworth DFV 90° V8, 2993 cc Mid, longitudinally mounted
Power: 362 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Hewland FGA 400 five speed Manual and one reverse
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: ?

RESULT

Winner Formula 1 World Champion 1982 with driver Alan Jones
GP winner: GP of Argentina 1980, GP of France 1980, GP of Great Britain 1980, GP of Canada 1980, GP of USA 1980

Williams Renault FW15C winner Formula 1 Champion 1993 with Alain Prost

WILLIAMS – RENAULT FW15C n.2

WILLIAMS-RENAULT FW15C n.2

HISTORY

The Williams Renault FW15C was designed by Adrian Newey and Patrick Head for the 1993 F1 World Championship. The car was based on the previous model of the Williams FW14B, which dominated the 1992 World Championship with Nigel Mansell. The combination with the Renault engine was perfect, the technology mounted on the Williams Renault FW15C is considered among the most important, the active suspension and the anti-skid system, are among the systems brought by the British manufacturer and will be banned since 1994.

Thanks to his political strength, Alain Prost managed to take the place left by World Champion Nigel Mansell (who decided to go racing in the Indycar Championship), to the detriment of Ayrton Senna who had now reached an agreement with Frank Williams.
The Williams Renault FW15C, thanks to its superiority, won the F1 World Championship with Alain Prost who had the best of a fantastic Ayrton Senna. Thanks to the points won by Damon Hill Williams also won the constructors’ championship.
Prost won 7 victories: South Africa, San Marino, Spain, Canada, France, Great Britain, Germany.

CHASSIS

Williams FW15C
carbon-fibre monocoque
Length: 4250 mm
Width: 2000 mm
Height: 1000 mm
Brakes: ventilated carbon ceramic discs, all round, ABS
Tyres: Goodyear

ENGINE

Renault RS5, 3493 cc V10 67°
Power: 582 kW
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive
Transmission: Williams six speed semi automatic
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: ?

RESULT

Winner Formula 1 World Champion 1993 with driver Alain Prost
GP winner: GP of South Africa 1993, GP of San Marino 1993, GP of Spain 1993, GP of Canada 1993, GP of France 1993, GP of Great Britain 1993, GP of Germany 1993

Williams - Ford Cosworth FW08 n.6 winner Formula 1 Champion 10982

WILLIAMS – FORD COSWORTH FW08 n.6

WILLIAMS-FORD COSWORTH FW08 n.6

HISTORY

Williams – Ford Cosworth FW08 n.6, and the 1982 Formula One World Championship winning car. Team manager Frank Williams after the 1981 World Cup defeat with Williams FW07C, commissioned the project to Patrick Head and Frank Dernie they make a car that is not very innovative but very reliable.

Keke Rosberg with Williams – Ford Cosworth FW08 n.6 won the Formula 1 World Championship in 1982, for the Finnish driver was the first and only world title. The season was marked by two very serious accidents, in which Giles Villeneuve lost his life in qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix and Riccardo Paletti at the start of the Canadian Grand Prix. Although Ferrari had the strongest car it was very unlucky to lose its drivers during the season: Villeneuve and Didier Pironi who in Germany had an accident that forced him into wheelchairs. Rosberg with the victory in Switzerland and many second places managed to win the world title.

CHASSIS

Williams FW08
Aluminium honeycomb monocoque with fully stressed engine
Length: 4330 mm
Width: 2110 mm
Height: 1000 mm
Brakes: Carbon discs
Tyres: Goodyear

ENGINE

Ford Cosworth DFV 2993 cc V8 90°
Mid, longitudinally mounted
Power: 366 Kw injection
Drive Type: Rear
Transmission: Williams-Hewland five Speed manual+RM
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tank Capacity: 120 lt

RESULT

Winner Formula 1 World Champion 1982 with driver Keke Rosberg
GP winner: GP of Switzerland 1982