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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Williams Racing appoints Simon Roberts as new Managing Director F1

Williams Racing is delighted to appoint Simon Roberts to the newly established position of Managing Director F1.

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Williams Racing appoints Simon Roberts as new Managing Director F1

Williams Racing is delighted to appoint Simon Roberts to the newly established position of Managing Director F1.

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Season Stats
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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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Capabilities and Technologies

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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ENGINEERING THE NEXT GENERATION OF PERFORMANCE CAR BY DYRR ARDASH

High performance cars are undergoing a revolution. Increasingly manufacturers are offering electric models and over the next decade the idea of a flagship performance car will change from one powered by a combustion engine to something solely battery-powered.

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ENGINEERING THE NEXT GENERATION OF PERFORMANCE CAR BY DYRR ARDASH

High performance cars are undergoing a revolution. Increasingly manufacturers are offering electric models and over the next decade the idea of a flagship performance car will change from one powered by a combustion engine to something solely battery-powered.

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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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ENGINEERING THE NEXT GENERATION OF PERFORMANCE CAR BY DYRR ARDASH

19 May 2020

High performance cars are undergoing a revolution. Increasingly manufacturers are offering electric models and over the next decade the idea of a flagship performance car will change from one powered by a combustion engine to something solely battery-powered.

It is already happening in the world of hypercars – just witness the Lotus Evija, a ground-breaking project we are proud to be technical partner on. And from the very top end of the market down, we see the rise in demand for high performance electric cars to be a major area of growth for Williams Advanced Engineering. 

With our experience in batteries through e-motorsport programmes such as Formula E, light-weighting through composites, aerodynamics, thermodynamics, systems integration and low volume production, it really is a sweet-spot for our capabilities – quite simply, we believe we’re at the cutting edge of energy storage, e-powertrains and system integration into performance platforms.

What’s key is our ability to provide a bespoke, rather than a “one-size-fits-all” approach. We can electrify an existing ICE model, make an electric version of an existing sports car even faster and more dynamically capable, or support on the development of something entirely new, starting from a blank sheet of paper.

We have a proven track record in creating concept cars to test public reaction, a one-off dynamic prototype in a matter of months (the Jaguar C-X75 went from project start to running test car in less than two years), or taking a brand all the way to low volume production, delivering a BEV to market at the right cost, with the right timing and the right performance.

Thanks to our Hyperbat battery manufacturing, a joint venture with Unipart, we can also up- scale production to cover volume – at full capacity the facility will have the capability to produce 10,000+ high performance, high voltage batteries. Technology such as the 48V hybrid will certainly have its place over the coming years in mainstream car production, but the OEMs have large expert teams working in-house in this area. That is their domain. WAE’s skillset sits firmly toward the opposite end of the spectrum. 

Following on from our FW-EVX modular e-platform concept, we’re already working on the next generation of e-platform and within a short time,  WAE will be able to offer car makers a range of scalable, commercially competitive, electric platforms, spanning a wide variety of applications, all the way up to the most rapid of electric hypercars.

And this relates back to our ability to offer the market a truly bespoke approach. Because if you’re a supercar manufacturer who wants to go electric, you can’t simply buy what you need off-the-shelf, in the way that you can buy a high-performance engine from a major manufacturer and install that directly into your chassis.

For new entrants to the market – as well as established players – being able to draw on the knowledge of WAE when it comes to a bespoke e-powertrain can crucially drop development time, getting a car from development to sale in record time.

The revolution is coming – and we’re very much looking forward to being part of it.

Dyrr Ardash - Senior Commercial Manager, Williams Advanced Engineering 

A graduate in Automotive Engineering at the University of Bolton, Dyrr has over 20 years of Automotive based industry experience. After starting his career in powertrain development at Ford Motor Company, Dyrr joined DENSO in 2001, where he led teams developing electronic powertrain control and fuel systems.  Prior to joining Williams Advanced Engineering, Dyrr held both Chief Engineer and Senior Commercial roles at Ricardo.

Throughout his career, he has been involved in winning and managing a number of high-profile global projects, ranging from passenger cars to construction equipment.

Dyrr joined Williams Advanced Engineering in 2018 where he is currently responsible for leading the Automotive Business Development Team. He is passionate about delivering solutions for future mobility challenges.