Williams F1 cars collection (Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 pictures)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Kazuki Nakajima drives a 2007-spec Williams-Toyota
Kazuki Nakajima drives a 2007-spec Williams-Toyota

Forty years ago, Frank Williams made his start in Grand Prix racing, entering Piers Courage in a customer Brabham. After several years fielding customer cars by the likes of De Tomaso and March, Williams eventually became a constructor.

That took them to championship glory, first with Alan Jones in 1980, and most regularly in the mid-1990s when powered by Renault. Marking Williams’ anniversary, a selection of their cars are on display at Goodwood this year.

Pictures in this gallery: 101

More pictures will be added to this gallery during the weekend, so check back later. If you have a request for pictures of a particular car at Goodwood this year, please let me know below.

14 comments on “Williams F1 cars collection (Goodwood Festival of Speed 2009 pictures)”

  1. Adrian Newey drove it!?! Haha cool :)

  2. adrian newey is a murderer
    4th July 2009, 8:47

    adrian newey must be arrested & put behind bars. i would suggest life imprisonment for him. he is an incompetent engineer who killed ayrton senna da silva,my hero! i will never forget & forgive adrian newey, i will only be happy when he goes to jail. i hate adrian & his cars, particularly FW16B.

    1. Just… no.

    2. Get over it, it was a fluke accident that nobody could legislate against.
      If anybody was at fault it is the FIA for taking away so many technical gadgets from the cars all at once.

      It was the tyre getting trapped between the car and the barrier that hit him in the head.

      NOTHING ELSE it has been proved.

      1. Keith, is that comment even within the Comment Policy??

    3. Random Chimp
      6th July 2009, 14:51

      I Newey is so incompetent then why is he driving his own car?

  3. adrian is the black stig !

  4. adrian newey must be arrested & put behind bars. i would suggest life imprisonment for him. he is an incompetent engineer who killed ayrton senna da silva,my hero! i will never forget & forgive adrian newey, i will only be happy when he goes to jail. i hate adrian & his cars, particularly FW16B.

    Hmmmmmmm….no. I think a barring would be in order Keith.

    I loved Senna but all of this is untrue as the majority of us here will agree.

  5. So I was only 1 in 1982 and don’t know much (if anything) about that era of F1, but why is there no front wing on the FW08? Was it standard that year or was this a configuration used at some races but not all..??

    1. Stealthman
      5th July 2009, 3:17

      Yes, I’ve always wondered the same thing…

  6. There is an interesting video about Williams anniversary on their official site with some video footage of previous Goodwood festivals as well as interviews with Patrick Head, sir Frank Williams, Kazuki Nakajima and Nico Rosberg.

  7. HounslowBusGarage
    5th July 2009, 11:33

    Kazuki Nakajima looks as though he’s on wets . . .

    And 1982 cars did run without front wings in some specifications. The ground effects were so efficient as to render the additional drag of front wings quite pointless. Classic example are the Brabham BT 49D, MacLaren MP4/1b and others like Ensign, ATS Arrows all produced front-wingless cars. I would have thought they would run like this low downforce circuits, and there’s clip here from Monaco showing quite a few of them wingless. http://www.travelsignposts.com/Monaco/Monaco-videos/watch-video/cRZ6P1hs7Cg/Xug/monaco-grand-prix-1982-f1.html

  8. Ed McDonough
    6th July 2009, 18:28

    I drove the De Tomaso F1 Friday morning…like your pics. Also drove the F3Lola ‘Veggie’ car Sat morning and the Matra M670 on Sun morning. Would like any pics of these. Possible to use them in an article?
    Thanks
    Ed McDonough

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