Williams is one of the world’s leading Formula 1 teams. It exists purely to race in the top echelon of motor racing, where it has been winning grands prix for more than three decades.

Our Partners

Williams has always been a family-run team and the family ethos extends to our partners, who support us every step of the way during the season. Find out more about our Official Team Partners below.

Our People

Williams is a human capital business, with a wealth of diverse and driven team members all working towards the same goal. Find out more about our people below.

Our History

Williams Grand Prix Engineering Ltd is founded by Frank Williams and an ambitious British engineer called Patrick Head. The company is based in an empty carpet warehouse in Didcot, Oxfordshire, and enters a purchased March chassis in order to compete in F1 during the latter half of the season.

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Williams Esports will compete in a range of online sim racing competitions this season. The team’s roster of elite gamers will represent Williams, racing in series and events on multiple platforms during the year.

About Us

Williams Advanced Engineering Limited is technology and engineering services business. The company combines cutting edge technology and the industry’s best engineers, with precision and speed to market derived from four decades of success in the ultra-competitive environment of Formula One.

What We Do

The core competencies of Williams Advanced Engineering are sector agnostic and do not apply only to motorsport or even automotive. Already this expertise is being applied to sectors as diverse as retail and defence. If a company requires support in any of these areas of competence, the people at Williams Advanced Engineering can provide it.


Williams Advanced Engineering has a dedicated Motorsport group. This multidisciplinary design and engineering team have supported numerous championship winning clients.

Technology and Innovation

The people at Williams are problem solvers, tackling the most complex engineering challenges on a daily basis. Customers come to Williams for help with their new innovations.

Aerodynamics and Thermodynamics

Williams Advanced Engineering is unique in the desire and capability to apply expertise in high level simulation and aerodynamic know-how from the pinnacle of motor racing to other sectors. Born out of Formula One, working faster than almost anyone else, customers receive an advantage of speed of response and top of the range people, hardware and software providing full aerodynamic services.


Williams Advanced Engineering has created very high performance batteries in the Formula E programme, at the cutting edge of battery performance and management. Formula E is a test bed for electrification and new technologies that is now being transferred into prototype vehicles and road cars in award-winning projects.

Advanced Lightweight Structures

Williams Advanced Engineering is using its breadth of experience in lightweight materials from Formula One, where lightweighting can make a significant difference on track, and other projects to offer new ideas and solutions to industry.

Vehicle Programmes

Working with customers, the teams at Williams Advanced Engineering set targets to define the product concept, analyse, evaluate and optimise it, before then real world development refines the result to perfection.

Specialist Product Delivery

From productions runs of one to the low hundreds, the people at Williams Advanced Engineering are experts in the quality manufacture of high performance products across industry.

Business Dynamics

Taking lessons from four decades of success in Formula One to help clients apply high-performance philosophies to their own organisations, Williams Advanced Engineering uses data to setup for success, views regulation changes as an opportunity to gain competitive advantage while combining an understanding of whole system dynamics with detailed analytics, bringing understanding of human performance and developing high performance teams.

Foresight Williams Technology Funds

Launched and managed by Foresight Group, the Fund benefits from a unique collaboration between Williams Advanced Engineering and Foresight Group, combining technological expertise from Williams and Foresight's track record in financial management.


Williams has extensive experience using state-of-the-art simulators in Formula One allowing drivers to prepare more effectively for Grand Prix.


The Williams Advanced Engineering people and facilities deliver world-class products for the company’s own projects and for customers.

Working with us

Williams Advanced Engineering is the technology and engineering services business of the Williams Group, providing world class capabilities to deliver energy efficient performance to customers and address the challenges of 21st century mobility and sustainability. Williams Advanced Engineering is also constantly searching for more top talent to deliver for the company and its customers.

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Williams Advanced Engineering’s Battery Pack for ETCR completed in just seven months

Using its extensive experience in motorsport, Williams Advanced Engineering has designed and built a bespoke battery pack for the ETCR programme. This innovative, high-performance battery has been developed using the company’s in-house cell and battery testing and manufacturing facilities. From initial feasibility work to in vehicle testing took only seven months

Williams Advanced Engineering’s Battery Pack for ETCR completed in just seven months

Using its extensive experience in motorsport, Williams Advanced Engineering has designed and built a bespoke battery pack for the ETCR programme. This innovative, high-performance battery has been developed using the company’s in-house cell and battery testing and manufacturing facilities. From initial feasibility work to in vehicle testing took only seven months

Event Rooms

10 multi-purpose event rooms offering great flexibility for events of up to 200 guests in a modern and inspiring surrounding

Driver Suites

The Ayrton Senna, Piers Courage and Alan Jones driver suites

Circuit Gallery A

The Monza and Hockenheim meeting rooms

Circuit Gallery B

The Barcelona, Estoril and Jerez event rooms

Museum & Tours

Housed in the award-winning Williams Conference Centre is Sir Frank Williams' private Williams Grand Prix Collection, the largest of its kind in the world, spanning the history of the Williams F1 team since 1978

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A wide range of activities are available at the Williams Conference Centre and can be used for team building and hospitality days or to enhance your events.

Race Day Hospitality

Hosted at the Williams Conference Centre we offer a unique way to view an F1 race, with a review of qualifying, an exclusive live link up to a team member from the track, followed by the race itself

Dining & Celebrations

We not only pride ourselves on the first class facilities and service we offer at the Williams Conference Centre, but also on our 5 star catering. Our in-house caterers offer the highest standard of cuisine, where possible using local organic suppliers and fair-trade produce

Christmas Celebrations

The Williams Conference Center provides a winning formula for your Christmas celebrations for up to 200 guests

Private Dining

As part of the first class facilities and service we offer at the Williams Conference Centre, we pride ourselves on our 5 star catering

Car History

Williams Car History

Guardians Of Honour

Williams has an ever-growing catalogue of illustrious Grand Prix cars. Now Jonathan Williams and Dickie Stanford must dovetail this sumptuous history with the high-flying Formula 1 team of today


Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund Invests Into Codeplay Software Limited

18 Apr 2018

LONDON, 18 April 2018: Foresight Group (“Foresight”) is pleased to announce the £1.05m investment from Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund into Codeplay Software Limited (“Codeplay”).

- Leading Edinburgh-based systems and software developer

- Facilitator of Artificial Intelligence for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and self-driving cars

- Fund supports disruptive technologies with high-performance engineering capability and proven investment management

Codeplay is an Edinburgh-based software developer and software consultancy business, established by CEO Andrew Richards and Chief Scientist Dr Jens Uwe Dolinsky in 2002. It is internationally recognised for its expertise in Heterogeneous Systems (systems that use more than one kind of processor or core), with years of experience building OpenCL™, SYCL™, Vulkan™ and specialised software components for complex processor architectures.

Codeplay’s leading products, ComputeAorta and ComputeCpp, enable Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) algorithms to run efficiently on modern processor platforms, enabling developers to focus on the development of their advanced applications instead of the traditional method of time-consuming optimising of code per processor to achieve maximum operating performance. Codeplay will be using the investment to fund the creation of safety-certified AI development for advanced driver assistance systems (“ADAS”) and self-driving cars.

The Company has seen a continuous growth since inception in 2002 and currently has around 70 employees.

Chris Wardle, Investment Manager, Foresight said: “We are very excited to partner with Codeplay, an established leader in heterogenous processor systems and support their expansion into safety-certified Artificial Intelligence products for the automotive industry as well as other verticals.”

Codeplay will benefit not only from the investment management and growth experience of the Foresight Ventures investing team, but also from the engineering and technical knowledge and application of Williams Advanced Engineering.

Matthew Burke, Head of Technology Ventures, Williams Advanced Engineering said: “We have an enviable track record of developing mission critical technology solutions for our customers and we are confident that our experience and know-how will help to accelerate Codeplay’s transition into the automotive sector.”

Building on their proven expertise in precision engineering, systems integration and optimisation, Williams Advanced Engineering is well-placed to provide support with the development of automotive safety certified products.  Foresight’s expertise in growing businesses and expanding them globally will be invaluable.

Andrew Richards, Founder and CEO, Codeplay added: “We are delighted to receive investment through the Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund. We have been working hard on the technologies and partnerships to enable AI everywhere, from intelligent smartphones to making cars safer. This is a great new partnership that will provide us with both funding and specialist expertise. Williams Advanced Engineering is renowned for the provision of world-class technology innovation and Foresight has the proven track record to help grow Codeplay into a world leading company.”

The investment represents 50% of a £2.1m co-investment commitment from Foresight funds, the balance of which is expected to complete from Foresight VCTs in the next few days.

This is the second investment announced by the Fund and follows the £500,000 investment made last September into Southampton-based Utonomy, the ground-breaking intelligent gas grid solutions provider.


For more information contact:

Ben Thompson, Foresight Group, bthompson@foresightgroup.eu | +44 (0)20 3667 8155

Matthew Knowles, Williams Advanced Engineering, matthew.knowles@williamsf1.com | +44 (0)1235 604 364


About Codeplay Software ("Codeplay”):

Codeplay is an Edinburgh-based technology company, internationally recognized for expertise in heterogeneous systems, and has many years of experience building OpenCL™, SYCL™, Vulkan™ and specialized tools for complex processor architectures. Codeplay’s ComputeSuite™ is enabling advanced vision processing and machine learning C++ applications using ComputeAorta™, an implementation of OpenCL for heterogeneous processing, and ComputeCpp™, a product based on the SYCL open standard for single-source programming using completely standard C++. Codeplay has earned a reputation as one of the global leaders in compute processing systems.


About Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund:

Foresight and Williams announced the unique collaboration represented by the Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund in November 2016. It combines the Williams Advanced Engineering team's expertise with Foresight’s successful investment track record.

The Fund enables investors to qualify for relief under the UK Government’s Enterprise Investment Scheme (“EIS”) for investment into early stage UK SMEs with strong intellectual property in their own specialist fields.

The Fund plans to make investments of up to £2 million into at least ten qualifying UK SMEs, supporting the next generation of engineering technology success stories in the UK.


About Foresight Group LLP ("Foresight”):

Foresight is a leading independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager which has been managing investment funds on behalf of institutions and retail clients for more than 30 years.

Foresight has £2.8 billion of Assets Under Management across a number of funds, including Listed Vehicles, Limited Partnerships, Enterprise Investment Schemes (EISs), Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) and Inheritance Tax Solutions using Business Property Relief (BPR).

Foresight’s Private Equity team, comprising 22 investment professionals, invests between £100k and £5m in management buy-outs, management buy-ins and growth capital investments in UK SMEs.

Foresight is an appointed equity fund manager for the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), as the British Business Bank launched £100 million of equity funding for the region, as part of the wider £250 million Midlands Engine programme. Foresight will make equity investments of between c.£100k and £2m in growing small and medium sized businesses across the East and South-East Midlands. Foresight is headquartered in London with regional UK offices in Manchester, Nottingham, Milton Keynes, Leicester and Guernsey and international offices in Sydney, Rome, Seoul and San Francisco.


About Williams Advanced Engineering:

Williams Advanced Engineering Limited operates a technology and engineering services business and is part of the Williams Group.

In 2010, Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited began diversifying its operations, leading to the establishment of the Williams Advanced Engineering division, which has now become Williams Advanced Engineering Limited. Combining cutting edge technology and the industry’s best engineers with precision and speed to market derived from four decades of success in the ultra-competitive environment of Formula One, Williams Advanced Engineering provides world class technical innovation, engineering, testing, manufacturing and operational consultancy services to the automotive, motorsport, aerospace, defence, health and energy sectors. Working in close collaboration with its customers, Williams Advanced Engineering helps meet the sustainability challenges of the 21st century and improve performance, with its expertise in aerodynamics and thermodynamics, electrification, advanced lightweight materials and vehicle integration.

For more information see www.williamsf1.com/advanced-engineering, follow us on Twitter @WilliamsAdvEng or on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/williams-advanced-engineering.