Initially, the Grove-based team had intended to conduct its festivities during the Silverstone race next month. However, the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix’s cancellation resulted in the shift of its 800th GP back to Hungary.
In a bid to honor the unwavering support of its British fans, which has played a pivotal role in the team’s legacy, Williams has disclosed plans to recognize its monumental milestone at both the Silverstone and Hungaroring weekends.
Williams has unveiled plans to feature a unique livery on the cars of Alex Albon and Logan Sargeant for the British GP.
In a brief preliminary statement, Williams mentioned, “The eye-catching Silverstone design is a tribute to the team’s British roots and to its founder, the late Sir Frank Williams.”
For the Hungarian GP weekend, which will mark Williams’ 800-race accomplishment, the cars will showcase a unique emblem.
Apart from the livery modifications, Williams is orchestrating several special events to acknowledge its 800th race.
The team plans to bring Nigel Mansell’s 1992 championship-winning FW14B to the British Grand Prix, with Jenson Button scheduled to take it for a few demonstration laps on Sunday before the main event.
Photo Credit: Dom Romney / F1 Flow Images – Sebastian Vettel, Williams FW14B Renault
During the British Grand Prix week, Williams is also inaugurating its custom fan zone in London’s Regent Street. The spot will exhibit Alain Prost’s championship car from 1993 and will feature visits from the team’s current drivers as well as its team principal, James Vowles.
Reflecting on the anticipation surrounding Williams’ 800th race, Vowles remarked, “Attaining our 800th Grand Prix milestone is a notable accomplishment for Williams Racing. Our legacy, built over the years, is something we take immense pride in.
Over our 46 years of existence, the team has garnered phenomenal outcomes. With nine constructors’ championships and seven drivers’ titles to our credit, we rank as the second most successful F1 team of all time, second only to Ferrari.
We extend an invitation to all our fans to join us in this celebration, as we honor our illustrious past and optimistically gaze towards an exciting future.”
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Williams F1 800th Race Celebration
Q: Where will Williams F1 be celebrating its 800th race milestone?
A: Williams F1 will be celebrating its 800th race milestone across both the Silverstone and Hungaroring weekends.
Q: What special plans does Williams F1 have for the British GP?
A: For the British GP, Williams F1 plans to run cars with a bespoke livery honoring the team’s British heritage and founder, the late Sir Frank Williams.
Q: How will Williams F1 commemorate its 800th race at the Hungarian GP?
A: At the Hungarian GP, Williams F1 will feature cars with a special emblem to mark the 800th race achievement.
Q: Are there any other events planned for Williams F1’s 800th race celebration?
A: Yes, Williams F1 is also bringing Nigel Mansell’s championship-winning FW14B car from 1992 to the British Grand Prix for demonstration laps, and opening a bespoke fan zone in London displaying Alain Prost’s title-winning car from 1993.
Q: How successful is Williams F1 historically?
A: Williams F1 is the second most successful F1 team of all time, with nine constructors’ championships and seven drivers’ titles to its name, second only to Ferrari.