Williams FW22

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Williams FW22
Williams FW22 - Donington Park.JPG
Category Formula One
Constructor Williams
Designer(s) Patrick Head (Technical Director)
Gavin Fisher (Chief Designer)
Geoff Willis (Chief Aerodynamicist)
Predecessor Williams FW21
Successor Williams FW23
Technical specifications
Chassis Carbon-fibre monocoque
Suspension (front) Williams double wishbone, torsion bar, pushrod
Suspension (rear) Williams double wishbone, coil spring, pushrod
Engine BMW E41 2,998 cc (182.9 cu in) V10 (72°) naturally aspirated
Transmission Williams 7-speed longitudinal semi-automatic sequential
Fuel Petrobras
Tyres Bridgestone
Competition history
Notable entrants BMW Williams F1 Team
Notable drivers 9. Germany Ralf Schumacher
10. United Kingdom Jenson Button
Debut 2000 Australian Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles Fastest laps
17 0 0 0
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0

The Williams FW22 was the car with which the Williams Formula One team used to compete in the 2000 Formula One season. It also marked the first year of the team's collaboration with BMW as an engine supplier, a partnership which would last for the next five seasons.

The car proved to be extremely promising in the hands of the young but experienced Ralf Schumacher, and the English rookie Jenson Button. In the FW22 the latter became the youngest driver to that date to have scored a World Championship point, at the 2000 Brazilian Grand Prix. Schumacher scored three podium finishes, enabling the team to take a comfortable third place in the Constructors' Championship, behind the dominant Ferrari and McLaren teams.

Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Points WCC
2000 Williams BMW E41 V10 B AUS BRA SMR GBR ESP EUR MON CAN FRA AUT GER HUN BEL ITA USA JPN MAL 36 3rd
Ralf Schumacher 3 5 Ret 4 4 Ret Ret 14 5 Ret 7 5 3 3 Ret Ret Ret
Jenson Button Ret 6 Ret 5 17 10 Ret 11 8 5 4 9 5 Ret Ret 5 Ret