23x15px Patrick Head (Technical Director)|
23x15px Gavin Fisher (Chief Designer)
23x15px Geoff Willis (Chief Aerodynamicist)
|Suspension (front)||Williams double wishbone, pushrod|
|Suspension (rear)||Williams double wishbone, pushrod|
|Engine||Supertec (Renault) FB01 V10 (71°) naturally aspirated|
|Transmission||Williams 6-speed longitudinal semi-automatic sequential|
|Notable entrants||Winfield Williams|
5. 23x15px Alex Zanardi|
6. 23x15px Ralf Schumacher
|Debut||1999 Australian Grand Prix|
The Williams FW21 was the car the Williams Formula One team used to compete in the 1999 Formula One season. It was driven by Ralf Schumacher, who had swapped from Jordan with Heinz-Harald Frentzen, and Alex Zanardi who had last raced in Formula One in 1994, but had since won the CART championship twice.
Although Schumacher had a successful season and was a consistent front-runner, Zanardi struggled all season with the handling characteristics of the grooved-tyre F1 car and failed to score a point. He was dropped at the end of the year in favour of Formula Three driver Jenson Button. This was also the team's last season using a Renault engine (badged as a customer Supertec) before a new works deal with BMW was activated for 2000.
Complete Formula One results
(key) (results in bold indicate pole position, results in italic indicate fastest laps)
|1999||Williams||Supertec FB01 V10||B||AUS||BRA||SMR||MON||ESP||CAN||FRA||GBR||AUT||GER||HUN||BEL||ITA||EUR||MAL||JPN||35||5th|
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