WILLIAMS – RENAULT FW18 n.5
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.
Length: 4350 mm
Width: 1990 mm
Height: 990 mm
Brakes: ventilated carbon ceramic discs, all-round
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: ?
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