Sorry Williams

Since the beginning of F1 in 1950, there have been 125 Constructor Teams, all contributing to its excitement and glamour.

Amalgamations and name changes have made up the rich history.

Not all in a positive way; nonetheless, they are contributors to the beautiful story of Formula One.

One of my readers, James Babcock, kindly reminded me that I had omitted to include Williams in my recent article about the most influential teams in F1.

He is correct; Williams was a force to reckon with in the 80s and 90s.

Winning numerous championships and having drivers the likes of Damon Hill, Nigel Mansell, Nelson Piquet, Alain Prost, Jacques Villeneuve and Ayrton Senna, to name but a few.

They won Nine Constructor’s Championships and Seven Driver’s Championships.

Williams was formed in 1997 by Sir Frank Williams and Sir Patrick Head with the most excellent intentions and ambitions.

Whilst I am in no way qualified to provide empirical facts, there are a number of other teams that, in my humble opinion, deserve a mention.

Namely, Alfa Romeo, Benetton, Caterham, Cooper, Force India, March, Matra, and Renault impacted F1 with innovation, imagination and striking results.

Currently, we are experiencing distractions from the racing, with scandals and rumours. 

Of course, F1 has always been a hotbed for malicious gossip.

Some of the sometimes outrageous behaviour and smear campaigns may provide future exciting research.

Watch this space.