Williams to demonstrate three F1 cars at Goodwood Festival of Speed (Video)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

This year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed will mark 40 years since Sir Frank Williams first entered a car into a Grand Prix. This video shows what they’ve got planned.

The cars they will be demonstrating are:

Williams-Cosworth FW08B (1982)

Keke Rosberg in the 1982 Monaco Grand Prix (click to enlarge)
Keke Rosberg in the 1982 Monaco Grand Prix (click to enlarge)

Keke Rosberg won the 1982 world championship for Williams in an FW08. He only won one race that year – the Swiss Grand Prix held at Dijon in France – which was also Rosberg’s maiden win.

Rosberg’s team mates that year were Carlos Reutemann, Mario Andretti and Derek Daly.

The FW08B will be driven by Formula Three racer Sam Bird.

Williams-Renault FW18 (1996)

Jacques Villeneuve in a Williams-Renault FW18 (click to enlarge)
Jacques Villeneuve in a Williams-Renault FW18 (click to enlarge)

Another world championship-winning Williams. This one will be driven by the man who won the 1996 drivers’ championship in it – Damon Hill – on the Sunday of the festival.

Hill won eight Grands Prix in the FW18 and team mate Jacques Villeneuve a further four.

Williams-Toyota FW29 (2007)

Like father... Nico Rosberg in a Williams-Toyota FW29 (click to enlarge)
Like father... Nico Rosberg in a Williams-Toyota FW29 (click to enlarge)

The first Toyota-powered Williams which was raced by Nico Rosberg, Alexander Wurz and Kazuki Nakajima in 2007. It was not a very successful car for the team, its best result a single podium in Wurz’s hands at Montreal in Canada.

Nakajima will drive the car.

Images (C) Ford, Sutton, Williams/LAT

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