Today Williams F1 employs around 600 people at a 40ha technology campus based in the heart of the UK’s Motorsport Valley in rural Oxfordshire. The company’s core competencies are the design and manufacture of Formula One race cars, and the deployment of this expertise in running the team’s entries into the Grands Prix each season.
Away from the race track, Williams F1 has grown into a significant international business and its achievements earned its founder, Frank Williams, a knighthood in the 1999 New Year’s Honours List to augment France’s highest decoration, the Legion d'Honneur. Corporately, Williams F1 has also been awarded two Queen’s Awards for Export Achievement and is today recognised as one of the most enduring and successful brands in global sport.
Today the company is also active in the areas of applying Formula One technology to a growing range of civil and industrial applications with the express aim of conserving energy, developing educational initiatives for primary age school children and assisting international road safety initiatives.