Williams Racing to showcase iconic cars and display winning Gulf fan voted livery at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Festival of Speed | Press Article 17/04/24

Albon, Sargeant, Button and Chadwick in action.

As part of this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, Williams Racing will be out in full force. Several iconic cars will take part in the hillclimb with Williams Racing drivers and ambassadors behind the wheel, the winning livery from the Williams Racing x Gulf fan voted livery competition will be on display for fans to see and much more.

The winning livery from the Williams Racing x Gulf fan voted competition (which can be voted for at, will be exclusively displayed on an FW45 showcar at the Williams Racing stand where fans can see the livery up close. The winning design will then appear on both FW45 race cars over the Singapore, Japan and Qatar Grands Prix.

Over the course of this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, past and present Williams Racing drivers will take part in the famous hillclimb in Keke Rosberg’s race winning FW08C. Williams Academy driver Jamie Chadwick will be in the car on Friday followed by Formula 1 drivers Logan Sargeant and Alex Albon on Saturday and Sunday respectively. Finally, 2009 Formula 1 World Champion and Williams Racing Brand Ambassador Jenson Button will be amongst the action on Sunday.

The FW19-06 which was driven by Jacques Villeneuve and Heinz-Harald Frentzen in 1997, which claimed the Constructor’s Championship and Villeneuve the Drivers’ Championship, will also take part in the hillclimb over the weekend.

The iconic Williams FW15C will also be on display to mark the 30th anniversary of both Williams Racing’s and Alain Prost’s 1993 Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championships.

Four-time Formula 1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel will drive Nigel Mansell’s title-winning 1992 Williams FW14B running on sustainable fuel on Saturday and Sunday.

Fans will also be able to get hands on with our esports simulators during the weekend, purchase Williams Racing merchandise and more.


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Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard, Thursday 13 - Sunday 16 July 2023.

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About the Festival of Speed
Presented by Mastercard First staged in 1993, the Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard is the world’s largest automotive garden party; set against the spectacular backdrop of Goodwood House in West Sussex, UK. Over 600 cars and motorcycles spanning the phenomenal history of motoring and motorsport take part along with legendary figures from the automotive world. Highlights include Future Lab presented by Randox, Electric Avenue presented by bp pulse, Forest Rally Stage, Michelin Supercar Paddock, Michelin Supercar Run, F1 Pit Lane presented by Sky, Drivers’ Club, GAS Arena, Cartier Style et Luxe Concours d’Elegance and Bonhams Auction.

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About Williams Racing

For over 45 years, Williams Racing has been at the forefront of one of the fastest sports on the planet, being one of the top three most successful teams in history competing in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship. With an almost unrivalled heritage of engineering and racing F1 cars and unforgettable eras that demonstrate it is a force to be reckoned with, the British squad boasts 16 F1 World Championship titles to its name. Since its foundation in 1977 by the eminent, late Sir Frank Williams and engineering pioneer Sir Patrick Head, the team has won nine Constructors’ Championships, in association with Cosworth, Honda and Renault. Its roll call of drivers is legendary, with its seven Drivers’ Championship trophies being lifted by true icons of the sport: Alan Jones, Keke Rosberg, Nelson Piquet, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Damon Hill and Jacques Villeneuve.