Williams Renault FW18

Key facts

  • Year: 1996
  • Country: Great Britain
  • Capacity: 3,000cc
  • Cylinders: V10
  • Valves: Pneumatically-controlled
  • Output: 700+hp @ 16,500rpm
  • Maximum speed: 220mph/354.06kph
  • Price new: Not marketed
  • Manufacturer: Williams Grand Prix Engineering Ltd
Williams Renault FW18 1996 On Display

Winning eight races and nine pole positions, 1996 was the year Damon Hill became Formula One World Champion. He followed in the footsteps of his late father Graham who achieved that status twice in 1962 and 1968. This car, Chassis 02, was used by Damon as a test car to perfect the set-up for his races during most of 1996.

It was also the car in which Jacques Villeneuve had his first three Formula One outings, gaining a pole position and finishing second in Australia at the very start of the ’96 season. The points accumulated by the two drivers presented Williams with their eighth World Championship Constructors Title.

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