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F1: 5 Best Teams of all time

  • Formula 1 has had some incredible teams compete during its 70 years of existance, and here are five of the most imrpessive ever.
George Howson
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Modified 05 Apr 2019, 17:38 IST

#3 Williams

Jacques Villeneuve won Williams
Jacques Villeneuve won Williams' final driver's title to date in 1997.

Williams now bring up the rear of the grid, but the team from Grove have one of the finest pedigrees in motorsport. Frank Williams' outfit entered Formula 1 in 1977 and took just four seasons to manufacture their first championship-winning car.

The 1980s and '90s were a time when Williams excelled, as, like Lotus, they produced innovative designs to exploit the regulations on budgets more associated with a team in the midfield.

Alan Jones, Keke Rosberg, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Damon Hill and Jacques Villeneuve all won driver's titles with the British team in less than two decades. However, they've excelled as constructors more, winning 9 teams titles compared to 7 constructors crowns.

1997 would be the final year that Williams would win a championship of either kind, but would remain one of the fastest teams in the sport until the mid-2000s. It's largely come crashing down since then, though, as Williams have won just one Grand Prix since 2005, Pastor Maldonado's freak victory in Spain in 2012.

Despite a resurgence at the start of the new V6-turbo era, Claire Williams' team are now firmly rooted to the bottom of the F1 grid, and it's hard to see that changing anytime soon.

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Published 28 Mar 2019, 20:50 IST
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