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The Williams FW06 was the first car produced by the combination of Frank Williams and Patrick Head for their Williams Grand Prix Engineering Formula One team. As was the standard arrangement for the many small British garagiste teams, the car was powered by the Cosworth DFV 3.0 litre V8 engine.
|Engine||Ford-Cosworth DFV 2,993 cc (182.6 cu in) 90° V8 naturally aspirated mid-mounted|
|Transmission||Hewland FGA 400 6-speed manual|
|Notable drivers||27. Alan Jones|
28. Clay Regazzoni
|Debut||1978 Argentine Grand Prix|
It first took to the racetrack in the 1978 Argentine Grand Prix in the hands of Alan Jones, and a single car competed in all 16 rounds of the World Championship that season, finishing in the points 3 times including a second place at Watkins Glen.
The FW06 also saw service in the first 4 races of the 1979 season, with Clay Regazzoni joining Jones in the team. Jones finished in third place at Long Beach, but by now the car was being left behind by the ground effect cars of Lotus, Ligier, Tyrrell and others, and the car was replaced by the FW07. It appeared in the video game Formula One Championship Edition on PlayStation in the classic cars along with other classic cars including Lotus 49C, Lotus 72D, Cooper T51, Alfa Romeo 158 and Renault RS01.
Complete Formula One World Championship resultsEdit
(key) (results in bold indicate pole position) (results in italics indicate fastest lap)
|1978||Williams Grand Prix Engineering||Ford Cosworth DFV V8||G||ARG||BRA||RSA||USW||MON||BEL||ESP||SWE||FRA||GBR||GER||AUT||NED||ITA||USA||CAN||11||9th|
|1979||Albilad-Saudia Racing Team||Ford Cosworth DFV V8||G||ARG||BRA||RSA||USW||ESP||BEL||MON||FRA||GBR||GER||AUT||NED||ITA||CAN||USA||751||2nd|
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