Williams FW27

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Williams FW27
Nick Heidfeld Canadian Grand Prix 2005.jpg
Williams FW27, driven by Nick Heidfeld, during the 2005 Canadian Grand Prix
CategoryFormula One
ConstructorWilliams
Designer(s)Sam Michael (Technical Director)
Loïc Bigois (Chief Aerodynamicist)
PredecessorWilliams FW26
SuccessorWilliams FW28
Technical specifications
ChassisCarbon-fibre and honeycomb composite structure
Suspension (front)Torsion bar
Suspension (rear)Torsion bar
EngineBMW P84/5 3.0 L (183.1 cu in) 90° V10 Naturally Aspirated Mid-mounted
TransmissionWilliams 6-speed transverse semi-automatic
FuelPetrobras
Castrol lubrication
TyresMichelin
Competition history
Notable entrantsBMW Williams F1 Team
Notable drivers7. Australia Mark Webber
8. Germany Nick Heidfeld
8. Brazil Antônio Pizzonia
Debut2005 Australian Grand Prix
RacesWinsPodiumsPolesF.Laps
190410
Constructors' Championships0
Drivers' Championships0

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.

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.

History[edit]

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.

In September 2005, future four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel conducted his first ever test in a Formula One car in a Williams FW27.[1][2]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vettel to test Williams at Jerez". motorsport.com. 22 September 2005. Archived from the original on 3 January 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  2. ^ "'I s*** myself when I first tested an F1 car' - Vettel". ESPN. 16 October 2013. Archived from the original on 3 January 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2018.

External links[edit]

Media related to Williams FW27 at Wikimedia Commons