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Nine times a Constructors' Champion, seven times a Drivers', it seems unthinkable that Williams have now gone 27 years without winning a title.

One of F1's most successful ever teams had been in a steady decline. 2019 and 2020 were their worst campaigns yet, although they showed signs of life in 2021 - with George Russell scoring an unlikely podium in the washed-out Belgian Grand Prix, after a stunning qualifying lap that put him on the front row.

But 2022 saw them slide back down the table, finishing last in the standings as Russell departed for Mercedes and Alex Albon was brought in in his place. However, Albon has established himself as a leading figure in the Williams resurgence.

Williams arrived on the Formula 1 grid in 1977, racing a March chassis. The following year the first FW was born and the team bagged their first points, P4 at the South African GP, and first podium with Alan Jones second in the United States.

So began Williams' epic rise with the team winning its first championship double in 1980 and following that up with a Drivers' crown in 1981 and the Constructors' a year later.

In its 45-year history, the team has amassed 114 grands prix wins, 313 podiums and 128 pole positions.

The last titles came in 1996 and 1997 when the team secured both the World title and the Constructors' with Damon Hill and then Jacques Villeneuve.

But while Williams has basked in a many a high, the lows have been heartbreaking.

Team owner Frank Williams was left paralysed when he was involved in a serious car crash on the way back from an F1 test in 1986, but he was able to continue running his team despite his life-changing injuries.

Eight years later they introduced triple F1 World Champion Ayrton Senna to the fold. The Brazilian died just a few races into his time with the team when he crashed at the San Marino GP.

Then-head of engineering Patrick Head and Williams' chief designer Adrian Newey were charged with manslaughter over his death, but both were acquitted at trial. The saga carried on for years afterwards though, and Italy's highest court eventually found Head "culpable of omitted control" 13 years after the incident, as Senna's steering column had failed and sent him towards the wall.

In honour of the Brazilian, a Senna logo motif was added to Williams' livery every year - a tradition which continued until the 2022 season.

On the track, Williams' level of competition yo-yoed in the ensuing years before a switch of design philosophy under the guidance of Paddy Lowe cost them dearly in 2018.

The team slumped to their worst seasons, at least in terms of results, bottom of the pile two years running with just one point in 2019.

Deputy team boss Claire Williams called it their rock bottom, promising that 2020 would be better - or at least a step in the right direction.

Technically it was. Although the team finished the 2020 season with no points for the first time ever as a constructor, Williams' overall competitiveness was an improvement as they regularly battled Haas and Alfa Romeo.

During the 2020 season the Williams family announced that they were looking for outside investment to help the team recover up the grid. They ended up selling the entire team though to Dorilton Capital, with the Williams family ending their involvement following the Italian Grand Prix.

Dorilton said they would be retaining the famous Williams name, meaning one of the sport's most illustrious marques continues to remain on the grid.

Alex Albon and Nicholas Latifi formed their line-up for 2022 and hoped to push them further back up the field, but it proved another year of tough going, as they returned to the bottom of the Constructors' standings.

2023 though represented a year of change for one of the sport's most historic teams with Latifi and team boss Jost Capito heading out the door, while rookie American driver Logan Sargeant arrived in the other direction, alongside former Mercedes strategy chief James Vowles who took over as the new Williams team principal.

Vowles impressed quickly with his ambitious, yet realistic vision for returning Williams to their former glory, with the results on-track matching this refreshed feeling around the team.

P7s at the Canadian and Italian GPs for Albon represented the best results of the season for Williams, who amassed 28 points to rise to P7 in the final Constructors' standings.

It was not all sunshine and rainbows though for Williams, with Sargeant struggling to impress throughout his rookie campaign and contributing heavily to expenses with several big shunts.

But, while it looked as though Sargeant would be heading for the exit door after one Williams season, Vowles kept the faith in their Academy graduate and confirmed he would remain Albon's team-mate for 2024.