UNITED KINGDOM: Williams Racing, one of the most enduring and successful teams in the history of Formula 1, is gearing up for a grand celebration as they reach a momentous milestone: their 800th race in the sport.
To mark this extraordinary achievement, the team has announced a series of special events and activities, including a unique livery, to be showcased at the British Grand Prix.
Due to the cancellation of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola, the British Grand Prix will not serve as the site for their 800th race start.
Instead, Williams has decided to extend their commemoration to the British and Hungarian Grand Prix, ensuring their devoted home fans can partake in the festivities.
At their home race in Silverstone, Williams will reveal a bespoke livery exclusively designed for the occasion. Additionally, the team’s FW45 car will proudly display a unique emblem in Budapest, paying tribute to their late founder, Sir Frank Williams.
The legendary 1992 title-winning Williams FW14B will also make a spectacular appearance on Grand Prix Sunday, driven by 2009 World Champion and Williams ambassador Jenson Button, who will take it for demonstration laps.
Beyond the racetrack, Williams is planning a thrilling fan zone at 48 Regent Street in London. This immersive experience, open throughout the week leading up to the race, aims to captivate motorsport enthusiasts and celebrate the team’s rich heritage.
Team principal James Vowles expressed his pride in Williams Racing’s accomplishments, stating that reaching the milestone of the 800th Grand Prix is a remarkable achievement for Williams Racing.
He adds that the team is incredibly proud of its history and the legacy it has built over the years. With nine Constructors’ championships and seven Drivers’ titles, Williams Racing is the second most successful F1 team, only behind Ferrari.
Williams Racing invites all its fans to join this celebration, honouring the team’s iconic past while looking forward to a bright future. The 800th race milestone underscores the team’s enduring legacy and the immense contributions they have made to motorsport.