Williams Struggles to Return to Racing Glory

The team once was a regular champion, but has fallen on hard times. New ownership is working to make it competitive again.

Williams has won its home Grand Prix in England 10 times, but at Silverstone this weekend even a smattering of points would represent success.

Once a formidable front-runner, Williams drifted backward as the team budget shrank. The last of its 16 championships came in 1997, its last title fight was in 2003 and it has not won a race since 2012. In 2018, it fell to last place, shackled with by far the slowest car, completing an ignominy that continued for three years.

The Williams family erected the for-sale sign

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