For Sale: Alan Jones’ Williams F1 FW07
Following a design ethos that would make Colin Chapman proud, and delivering a car with an understanding of ground effects that would challenge the Lotus 79, Patrick Head designed Williams’ FW07 to be small, light and reliable. It returned dividends by giving the team their first Formula 1 grand prix win, along with a constructors’ title and a drivers’ title for Alan Jones.
This car, the FW07C/D, represents the full scope of the car’s development, and is up for sale at Fiskens.
Designated chassis 16 this car was built for the 1981 Formula 1 World Championship, in which it was driven by defending Formula 1 World Champion Alan Jones.
Rule changes for the ’81 season banned the flexible side-skirts which the FWo7B had used so competitively in 1980, so this car featured significantly reworked suspension to compensate.
It appeared six times in the ’81 season, at the hands of Jones, and finished on the podium thrice, including a win in the tense championship decider that took place in the 1981 Caesars Palace Grand Prix.
The car was developed further in 1982 and received upgrades that had been fitted to the FW07D prototype, but at this point it was in its fourth season and only made three appearances – South Africa and Brazil with Carlos Reutemann at the helm, and Long Beach, USA, driven by Mario Andretti.
This grand prix winner has a brilliant Formula 1 history, and has been driven in anger by several of the sport’s leading men. It’s in race-ready condition and eligible for historic Formula 1 racing around the world. Check out the full details at Fiskens’ website here.
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