Williams Ford Cosworth FW07B Formula Champion 1980 with Alan Jones

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

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