Williams FW27

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Williams FW27
Nick Heidfeld Canadian Grand Prix 2005.jpg
Category Formula One
Constructor Williams
Designer(s) Australia Sam Michael (Technical Director)
France Loïc Bigois (Chief Aerodynamicist)
Predecessor FW26
Successor FW28
Technical specifications
Chassis Carbon-fibre and honeycomb composite structure
Suspension (front) Torsion bar
Suspension (rear) Torsion bar
Engine BMW P84/5 2.998L 90° V10 NA Mid-mounted
Transmission Williams 6 speed transverse semi-automatic
Fuel Petrobras
Castrol lubrication
Tyres Michelin
Competition history
Notable entrants BMW Williams F1 Team
Notable drivers 7. Australia Mark Webber
8. Germany Nick Heidfeld
8. Brazil Antônio Pizzonia
Debut 2005 Australian Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles Fastest laps
18 0 1 0
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0

The Williams FW27 (unofficially known as BMW Williams FW27 and BMW FW27) was the Formula One car which the Williams team used during the 2005 Formula One season. While Williams was able to compete and take a couple of victories home in recent years, the FW27 proved not to be up to the same performance levels as some of the other teams' cars. New drivers Mark Webber and Nick Heidfeld scored points quite frequently, but a Grand Prix win was not within their reach. The highlight was the second and third places in Monaco. Heidfeld also scored a second place at the European race, where he started from pole. From the Italian Grand Prix onwards, Heidfeld, who was injured, was replaced by Antônio Pizzonia, who had previously been Webber's team-mate at Jaguar in 2003. The team ended the season in fifth place in the constructors' championship, failing to meet their own high expectations.

This car was the last Williams model that was powered by a BMW engine before BMW moved to BMW Sauber and also Michelin tires before they are switch to Bridgestone tires. The following year's model, the Williams FW28 had an engine provided by Cosworth.

Livery[edit]

BMW Williams went into 2005 season with renewed major sponsorships such as Allianz, FedEx, HP, Reuters, ORIS, Hamleys, Budweiser, Petrobras and Castrol. BMW Williams received new sponsorship such as RBS and discontinued sponsorships are NiQuitin Co., CCTV and Shanghai Circuit. The livery was similar to 2004 design with subtle changes.

Gallery[edit]

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 18 19 Points WCC
2005 BMW WilliamsF1 Team BMW P84/5 V10 M AUS MAL BHR SMR ESP MON EUR CAN USA FRA GBR GER HUN TUR ITA BEL BRA JPN CHN 66 5th
Mark Webber 5 Ret 6 7 6 3 Ret 5 DNS 12 11 NC 7 Ret 14 4 NC 4 7
Nick Heidfeld Ret 3 Ret 6 10 2 2 Ret DNS 14 12 11 6 Ret
Antônio Pizzonia TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD 7 15 Ret Ret 13


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