Video: Williams Grand Prix cars

This excellent video from the Williams F1 team takes a tour of the Williams Grand Prix collection, which includes an example of every car produced by the team since 1978.

One of the cars featured in the video is the 1997 FW19 Williams-Renault which Jacques Villeneuve won the championship with. Although the narration tells us that this is chassis number four, the very same Villeneuve was driving when Michael Schumacher hit him in the season finale, it is widely known that much of Schumacher’s tyre rubber that was left on the sidepod following the collision was cleaned off, although some of the damage is still visible.

Other interesting cars include the first Williams Grand Prix era machine – the FW06 from 1978. There’s also the ultra high-tech FW14B and FW15 which dominated the 1992 and 1993 seasons, carrying Nigel Mansell and Alain Prost to world championships.

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9 comments on Video: Williams Grand Prix cars

  1. Wesley said on 2nd June 2008, 23:13

    Hi Keith,

    I can only play the video up until Mr.Williams starts talking about Villeneuve’s car and then it stops.(about 3 minutes in)

  2. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 2nd June 2008, 23:20

    Hi Wesley – sorry but I can’t replicate that fault at this end. Can you try refreshing the page and giving it another go?

  3. the limit said on 3rd June 2008, 2:19

    Thanks Keith.

    That was such a great video, thankyou so very much for sharing it with us, what an awesome collection of racing cars.
    One can only wish Frank Williams and his team as illustrious a future as their past, completely timeless and well done.
    Once again, cheers!

  4. Rohan said on 3rd June 2008, 10:00

    You’ve made my entire week Keith. Love the little skull & crossbones (at least that’s what I think they were) on the rear wing endplate for Mansell’s wins.

  5. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 3rd June 2008, 12:10

    Glad you enjoyed it! Definitely one of my favourite videos on the site so far.

  6. Chaz said on 3rd June 2008, 17:50

    Fans of Williams or indeed F1 should check out http://www.williamsf1.com as they offer a “Race Day Hospitality” package whereby fans can watch certain selected F1 races at their HQ in Oxfordshire UK.

    When I went the package included breakfast, lunch, tour through car collections of years gone by (as featured in the above video), F1 simulation experience. The actual race is hosted by a high level Williams figure, and watched on a big screen in a large conference rooms with exclusively live updates from persons in the pits etc.

    I highly recommend you try this if you get an opportunity. Enjoy

  7. Brett M said on 4th June 2008, 12:40

    Great video
    could not get a good stream thru your website Keith so i cheated and popped it into y** t**e and watched on there.
    Loving your site – think you have a following in Oz that is growing and growing

  8. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 4th June 2008, 12:54

    Hi Brett – Sorry to hear that, can you send me details of the problem through the contact form so I can look into it please?

  9. Gman said on 5th June 2008, 2:09

    A great video- hopefully when I make it across the pond for a visit someday I can visit the collection in person. Also a great still shot before the video starts!

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