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Sam Michael (Technical Director)|
Loïc Bigois (Chief Aerodynamicist)
|Chassis||Carbon-fibre and honeycomb composite structure|
|Suspension (front)||Torsion bar|
|Suspension (rear)||Torsion bar|
|Engine||BMW P84/5 3.0 L (183.1 cu in) 90° V10 Naturally Aspirated Mid-mounted|
|Transmission||Williams 6-speed transverse semi-automatic|
|Notable entrants||BMW Williams F1 Team|
7. Mark Webber|
8. Nick Heidfeld
8. Antônio Pizzonia
|Debut||2005 Australian Grand Prix|
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.
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 teammate 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 tyres before they are switch to Bridgestone tyres. The following year's model, the Williams FW28 had an engine provided by Cosworth.
Webber at the 2005 Canadian Grand Prix
Heidfeld at the 2005 Canadian Grand Prix
Heidfeld during the 2005 United States Grand Prix practice session
Webber at the 2005 United States Grand Prix
Complete Formula One results
(key) (results in bold indicate pole position.)
|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|
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