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2000 Williams FW22

For the 2000 Formula One racing season, team Williams began using BMW engines. This relationship would last for the next five seasons. The teams entry for 2000 was the FW22 fitted with the BMW V10 and mated to a Williams seven-speed semi-automatic sequential gearbox.

The car was driven by rookie Jenson Button and experienced driver Ralf Schumacher. Schumacher scored three podium finishes which accounted for most of the teams 36 points. This effort helped the Williams Team earn at 3rd place finish in the World Constructors Championship.


By Daniel Vaughan | May 2011
2000 Williams FW22 2000 Williams FW22 2000 Williams FW22
Chassis #: FW22-02
BMW's exciting re-entry to Formula 1 competition during a period of brilliant sights and sounds for fans. The period featured powerful, sonically-delightful, normally aspirated 3.0-liter V10 engines and extremely high rev limits thanks to exotic valve-trains powered by pressurized nitrogen. This car, FW22-02, was constructed by legendary team Williams in partnership with BMW Motorsport, and represents BMW's first year back in Formula 1 since the mid-1980s. This car raced in its current number 9 livery during the 2000 season and was piloted by Ralf Schumacher to a 5th place finish in that year's Championship with three podium finishes. Schumacher's teammate was Jensen Button who drove the No. 10 FW22. The BMW Williams F1 Team finished the 2000 season 3rd in team points.

Drivers:
United Kingdom Jenson Alexander Lyons Button
Germany Ralf Schumacher

Team
United Kingdom BMW WilliamsF1 Team

2000 Season
Points: 36
Position: 3
Engine: BMW E41

2005 Entry: FW27
2004 Entry: FW26
2003 Entry: FW25
2002 Entry: FW24
2001 Entry: FW23


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