Williams celebrated its 750th Formula 1 Grands Prix entry during the Monaco Grand Prix 2021. The team’s journey started in 1977 when they entered a modified March 761, powered by a Ford Cosworth DFV V8 engine, in the Spanish Grand Prix. The car, driven by Patrick Nève, sported the iconic #27 on its body.
Despite finishing seventh at the Italian Grand Prix as its best result, the modified March 761 proved to be a turning point for Williams’ success in Formula 1. It helped Frank Williams and Patrick Head stay afloat in the competitive racing world while they developed their own car. The #27 on the car, while not bringing immediate success, became a part of Williams’ legacy, enabling them to celebrate their 750th Grand Prix entry.
As we celebrate this milestone, let’s raise a toast to Williams’ glorious past and an even brighter future!
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