Williams Grand Prix Technologies Ltd

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Williams Grand Prix Technologies Ltd

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About Williams Grand Prix Technologies Ltd

Williams Grand Prix Technologies help solve our customers’ engineering challenges using world-leading capabilities in the areas of platform dynamics, advanced materials, simulation, testing, high power computing, data analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Operating across a wide spectrum of sectors, from aerospace and premium automotive to sport and lifestyle, we deliver a unique and world-class offering that draws on an unrivalled and trusted pedigree, earned at the forefront of motorsport engineering and diversified advanced engineering excellence.

About Williams Racing

For almost 50 years, Williams Racing has been at the forefront of one of the fastest sports on the planet, being one of the top three most successful teams in history competing in the FIA Formula One World Championship™. With an almost unrivalled heritage of engineering and racing F1 cars and unforgettable eras that demonstrate it is a force to be reckoned with, the British squad boasts 16 F1 World Championship titles to its name. Since its foundation in 1977 by the eminent, late Sir Frank Williams and engineering pioneer Sir Patrick Head, the team has won nine Constructors’ Championships, in association with Cosworth, Honda and Renault. Its roll call of drivers is legendary, with its seven Drivers’ Championship trophies being lifted by true icons of the sport: Alan Jones, Keke Rosberg, Nelson Piquet, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Damon Hill and Jacques Villeneuve. The team has made history before and is out to make it again with a long-term mission to evolve and return to the front of the grid.
Prior to the establishment of Williams Grand Prix Technologies in 2024, Williams also had other business interests beyond F1 racing. Williams owned a majority stake in Williams Hybrid Power Limited and also established Williams Advanced Engineering – both businesses took technology developed for F1 and adapted it for multiple commercial applications. Williams Hybrid Power was sold to GKN in March 2014 and Williams Advanced Engineering was sold to Fortescue in February 2022.
Engineering Services:Almost five decades of engineering knowledge and experience gained in F1, applied to adjacent sectors
Using a proven mix of our highly-skilled people and our unique engineering assets, Williams Grand Prix Technologies offers a range of world-leading engineering capabilities to help solve our customers’ engineering challenges. As well as the broad engineering services on offer, Williams Grand Prix Technologies can also deliver a range of test and evaluation services using the resources available to the race team. As is essential in motorsport, our services are delivered with agility and at pace. 
With a trusted pedigree in F1 that spans almost five decades, our services are now being applied across a wide spectrum of sectors including: wider motorsport, premium automotive, aerospace, defence, marine, energy, sport, and lifestyle
  • PLATFORM DYNAMICS –  The combination of our aerodynamics, composite &mechanical design, electronics & controls, suspension systems and chassis design experience, enabling a systems engineering approach that is combined with our human factors knowledge. All applied to solve system challenges to enable optimised land, air, and maritime platform performance.
  • ADVANCED MATERIALS – Applying our extensive knowledge and experience of composites, additive manufacturing, materials testing & impact analysis to lightweight material selection, design, assessment, and validation.
  • SIMULATION & MODELLING – The use of our proven digital design tools, mathematical modelling, and driver/hardware/software in-the-loop capabilities to study component and system performance and validate & prioritise design choices.
  • INSTRUMENTATION & DATA ANALYTICS – The use of operationally-validated sensor systems and data collection methods, combined with high-speed data transfer pipelines, providing detailed data analysis to inform timely technical and operational decisions.
  • HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING – World leading high performance computing power, combined with our AI and machine learning applications, enabling rapid analysis and decision making, adding commercial and technical value to our customers.
  • WIND TUNNELAvailable for testing (including moving ground) of scale model and full-size platforms up to 180 mph (12 to 80 m/s). Available within a segregated facility to provide security and confidentiality for our customer projects. In addition, model-building facilities are available with support provided by a dedicated engineering and analysis team.
  • DRIVER IN THE LOOP F1 SIMULATORFull scale simulator available to run numerous track models for race simulations and driver development.
  • SINGLE AXIS TESTING MACHINESA 40kN and three 100 kN hydraulic single axis rigs for high-load dynamic testing, quasi-static testing, track replay, fatigue and testing to failure. Also available is a damper dyno rig with a 25kN high response actuator.
  • 8 POST RIGUsed for platform dynamic testing (incl. aero mapping and track replay) with 4 x 25kN displacement actuators and 4 x 20kN aero load actuators.
  • CHASSIS RIG Modular design allowing for multiple test configurations used for both static and homologation testing. Rated to 400kN.
  • TEST RIGSBrake Cooling Efficiency rig (BCE) used for loaded tyre and brake testing, with the ability to run track replay and drive files. Gearbox articulation rig to study and optimise lubrication systems.
  • BEDPLATE TESTINGAble to conduct fully customisable bespoke multi-axis tests on modular bedplates. Multiple control modes including motion isolated control.

Get in touch with our team via info@williamsgptech.com, we’re here to answer your queries and discuss how Williams Grand Prix Technologies can be tailored to meet your unique needs. 

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