The Williams FW17 #04
Williams, with its all British driver line up of Damon Hill and David Coulthard, were unlucky not to take the Driver’s and Constructor’s Championships in 1995, and but for the genius of Michael Schumacher at Benetton, using the same Renault engines as Williams, the title would surely have gone to Damon Hill.
The Williams FW17 was designer, Adrian Newey’s first high-nose Williams and was widely acclaimed as being the best of the 1995 season and proved to be the most competitive car in the business, but for bad luck the team could well have taken both Championships.
Damon Hill used FW17-04 predominantly during the 1995 season, with David Coulthard racing the car just once, finishing 3rd at the French Grand Prix. Hill took four pole positions in this car and two Grand Prix triumphs. One of which was won by the greatest margin of victory ever in a Formula 1 Grand Prix.
Meticulously prepared and presented in the correct, period livery FW17-04 is complete with a non-running ‘display’ Renault RS7 engine as installed at the factory. The car has impeccable provenance and documentation and represents a rare opportunity to buy an Adrian Newey penned Williams with substantial race history.
FW17-04 will be supplied complete with:
- A comprehensive history file containing photographs, engineering notes and other historic documentation on a race by race basis from the Williams archive
- Certificate of authenticity
Ongoing storage and transport is also available tailored to the new owner’s requirements by separate negotiation.