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  Williams FW18 Renault
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1996
Numbers built:6
Designed by:Patrick Head and Adrian Newey for Williams
Successor:Williams FW19 Renault
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 17, 2014
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Engine
Configuration Renault RS8 67º V10
Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminium alloy block and head
Displacement 3,000 cc / 183.1 cu in
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Fuel Injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 750 bhp / 560 KW @ 14,500 rpm
BHP/Liter 250 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis carbon-fibre monocoque
Front suspension double wishbones, push-rod actuated torsion bar springs and Williams/Penske dampers
Rear suspension double wishbones, push-rod actuated coil springs and Williams/Penske dampers
Steering rack-and-pinion, power assisted
Brakes ventilated carbon ceramic discs, all-round
Gearbox Williams 6 speed Semi-automatic
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 595 kilo / 1,312 lbs
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,890 mm (113.8 in) / 1,670 mm (65.7 in) / 1,600 mm (63 in)
Wheels (fr/r) 11.5 x 13 / 13.7 x 13

Performance figures
Power to weight 1.26 bhp / kg

Race history
Major wins
1996 Australian Grand Prix (Damon Hill in FW18-01)
1996 Brazilian Grand Prix (Damon Hill in FW18-01)
1996 Argentine Grand Prix (Damon Hill in FW18-01)
1996 European Grand Prix (Jacques Villeneuve in FW18-05)
1996 San Marino Grand Prix (Damon Hill in FW18-04)
1996 Canadian Grand Prix (Damon Hill in FW18-04)
1996 French Grand Prix (Damon Hill in FW18-04)
1996 British Grand Prix (Jacques Villeneuve in FW18-03)
1996 German Grand Prix (Damon Hill in FW18-04)
1996 Hungarian Grand Prix (Jacques Villeneuve in FW18-03)
1996 Portuguese Grand Prix (Jacques Villeneuve in FW18-03)
1996 Japanese Grand Prix (Damon Hill in FW18-06)

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