About

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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ROKiT Williams Racing Australian Grand Prix Statement

ROKiT Williams Racing Australian Grand Prix Statement

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ROKiT Williams Racing Australian Grand Prix Statement

ROKiT Williams Racing Australian Grand Prix Statement

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Season Stats
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1 ALFA ROMEO 0
= ALPHATAURI 0
= FERRARI 0
= HAAS 0
= MCLAREN 0
= MERCEDES 0
= RACING POINT 0
= RED BULL 0
= RENAULT 0
= WILLIAMS 0
Esports

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.

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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.

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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.

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Motorsport

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

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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.

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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.

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Electrification

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Simulation

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

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Manufacturing

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

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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

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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

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Event Rooms

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

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Driver Suites

The Ayrton Senna, Piers Courage and Alan Jones driver suites

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Circuit Gallery A

The Monza and Hockenheim meeting rooms

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Circuit Gallery B

The Barcelona, Estoril and Jerez event rooms

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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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Gift Vouchers

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Activities

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.

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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

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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

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Christmas Celebrations

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

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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

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Car History

Williams Car History

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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

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Foresight and Williams Advanced Engineering announce launch of £20 million VCT share offer for Foresight Williams Technology VCT shares

08 Jan 2020

 

Foresight Group LLP and Williams Advanced Engineering are pleased to announce the launch of a share offer for Foresight Williams Technology Shares, a new share class within Foresight Solar & Technology VCT.  The Offer, which opened on 20 December 2019, has a target fundraise in aggregate of £20 million and is open to investors for tax years 2019/20 and 2020/2021. 

The Foresight Williams Technology Share class represents an exciting investment opportunity made possible by the unique collaboration between Foresight and Williams Advanced Engineering which saw the successful launch of the Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund in 2016. It has thus far raised approximately £40 million and invested in excess of £25 million into 15 innovative technology businesses.

The Offer provides investors with the opportunity to invest in a portfolio of early-stage companies with high growth potential, developing transformational technologies across a range of sectors, with all the associated benefits of a VCT wrapper.

Recent investments from the sister Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund include; Open Bionics, an award-winning designer and manufacturer of next generation bionic limbs, Refeyn, an Oxford University spin-out developing a new generation of scientific instrumentation with the potential to transform the biopharma sector, and Mixergy, which is set to revolutionise the global hot water tank market.

The Foresight Williams Technology share class is a new share class that sits within the long-established and successful Foresight Solar & Technology VCT.  It can invest alongside its sister Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund, targeting investment in companies where Foresight’s and Williams’ expertise and services can be harnessed to assist with the development of businesses, with the objective of achieving successful exits at high value multiples.

The launch comes in response to demands from financial intermediaries who believe there will be strong appetite from private investors who value the simplicity of the VCT structure.

Nick Morgan, Partner at Foresight, said: Following the success of the Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund, we are delighted to launch the Foresight Williams Technology share class within our ground-breaking Foresight Solar & Technology VCT to give investors the opportunity to invest alongside the EIS fund with all the benefits of the VCT tax wrapper.  The investment strategy has been popular with investors looking for opportunities to support early-stage and innovative companies in the UK with the potential for strong financial returns.

Matthew Burke, Head of Technology Ventures at Williams Advanced Engineering, added: “We are excited to launch the new Foresight Williams Technology share class within the Foresight Solar & Technology VCT which builds on the growing popularity of the Foresight Williams Technology EIS Fund. The launch of the new share class further strengthens the unique relationship between Foresight Group and Williams Advanced Engineering, and we are delighted that the ‘Foresight Williams’ collaboration now comprises both VCT and EIS products.”