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Williams Formula One car for the 2001 season was the FW23. It was driven by Ralf Schumacher who was in his third year with them, and Juan Pablo Montoya, a Formula 3000 and CART champion who was making his F1 debut. The engine powering the FW23 was a BMW 3-liter V10 that was naturally aspirated and mated to a Williams 7-speed semi-automatic sequential gearbox. The car rode on Michelin tires and had a carbon-fiber monocoque structure.

The BMW engines were fast, but they were not as reliable as their rivals, resulting in a finishing rate of less than 50-percent. The team finished in an impressive third place in the Constructors' Championship with 80 points.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2011
F1 Team(s):
2001 Season
Engine: BMW P80
2005 Entry: FW27
2004 Entry: FW26
2003 Entry: FW25
2002 Entry: FW24
2000 Entry: FW22



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