Williams

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Founded 1978 Based Grove

Nine times a Constructors' Champion, seven times a Drivers', it seems unthinkable that Williams have now gone 25 years without winning a title.

One of F1's most successful ever teams has 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.

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 is added to Williams' livery every year - a tradition which continues to this day.

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 form their line-up for 2022 and hoping to push them further back up the field.