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Williams unveil special ‘600’ livery 04 Jul 2013

Williams 600 races on the Williams FW35 sidepod.
Formula One World Championship, Rd9, German Grand Prix, Preparations, Nurburgring, Germany, Thursday, 4 July 2013 Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Williams FW35.
Formula One World Championship, Rd8, British Grand Prix, Race Day, Silverstone, England, Sunday, 30 June 2013 Patrick Neve (BEL) during Williams' first Grand Prix start, the 1977 Spanish Grand Prix at Jarama, 8 May 1977 (L to R): Frank Williams (GBR), Team Owner Williams Grand Prix Engineering, talks with his driver Patrick Neve (BEL) who failed to qualify for the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort, 28 August 1977 The podium (L to R): Rene Arnoux (FRA) Renault, second; Clay Regazzoni (SUI) Williams, race winner; Jean-Pierre Jarier (FRA) Tyrrell, third. It was the first Grand Prix victory for the Williams team. British Grand Prix, Rd 9, Silverstone, England, 14 July Race winner Nigel Mansell (GBR) Williams FW14 carries back to the pits fourth place finisher Ayrton Senna (BRA) McLaren, who ran out of fuel on the final lap. British Grand Prix, Silverstone, England, 14 July 1991 Damon Hill celebrates becoming 1996 world champion by winning the 1996 Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka Jacques Villeneuve celebrates Williams' 100th Grand Prix win, British Grand Prix, Silverstone, England, 13 July 1997

Williams will run with a special livery at this weekend’s Formula 1 Grosser Preis von Deutchland 2013 at the Nurburgring to mark their 600th Formula One world championship Grand Prix.

Though the team chose to celebrate the achievement at their home race in Silverstone, it is in Germany that they actually reach the landmark figure.

The sidepods of their Renault-powered FW35s will feature a large number 600, whilst the names of each of the team’s 691 current employees are listed on a white strip underneath.

Williams Grand Prix Engineering’s first race was the 1977 Spanish Grand Prix at Jarama in which they entered a sole March 761. Belgian racer Patrick Neve qualified the car in a lowly 22nd place before going on to finish 12th in the race, four laps down on the winner, Mario Andretti.

Williams’ subsequent 599 Grand Prix appearances have been far more successful, with the team securing seven drivers’ titles, nine constructors’ crowns and 114 race victories.

Only two teams have participated in more world championship races than the Grove-based squad - Ferrari and McLaren.

For the record, here is a season-by-season breakdown of the Formula One world championship events Williams has participated in:

1977 - 11 races, 0 points
1978 - 16 races, 11 points
1979 - 15 races, 75 points, 5 wins
1980 - 14 races*, 120 points, 6 wins, Drivers’ title, Constructors’ title
1981 - 15 races**, 95 points, 4 wins, Constructors’ title
1982 - 15 races***, 58 points, 1 win, Drivers’ title
1983 - 15 races, 36 points, 1 win
1984 - 16 races, 25.5 points, 1 win
1985 - 16 races, 71 points, 4 wins
1986 - 16 races, 141 points, 9 wins, Constructors’ title
1987 - 16 races, 137 points, 9 wins, Drivers’ title, Constructors’ title
1988 - 16 races, 20 points
1989 - 16 races, 77 points, 2 wins
1990 - 16 races, 57 points, 2 wins
1991 - 16 races, 125 points, 7 wins
1992 - 16 races, 164 points, 10 wins, Drivers’ title, Constructors’ title
1993 - 16 races, 168 points, 10 wins, Drivers’ title, Constructors’ title
1994 - 16 races, 118 points, 7 wins, Constructors’ title
1995 - 17 races, 112 points, 5 wins
1996 - 16 races, 12 wins, Drivers’ title, Constructors’ title
1997 - 17 races, 123 points, 8 wins, Drivers’ title, Constructors’ title
1998 - 16 races, 38 points
1999 - 16 races, 35 points
2000 - 17 races, 36 points
2001 - 17 races, 80 points, 4 wins
2002 - 17 races, 92 points, 1 win
2003 - 16 races, 144 points, 4 wins
2004 - 18 races, 88 points, 1 win
2005 - 19 races, 66 points
2006 - 18 races, 11 points
2007 - 17 races, 33 points
2008 - 18 races, 26 points
2009 - 17 races, 34.5 points
2010 - 19 races, 69 points
2011 - 19 races, 5 points
2012 - 20 races, 76 points, 1 win
2013 - 9 races (up to and including the German Grand Prix), 0 points

* Does not include the Spanish Grand Prix which Williams competed in but which was subsequently given non-championship status.
** Does not include the South African Grand Prix which Williams competed in but which was subsequently given non-championship status.
*** Does not include the San Marino Grand Prix which Williams did not compete in for political reasons.

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