1975 Williams FW04/2
CHASSIS NUMBER: FW04/2
Debuted at the 1975 Spanish Grand Prix, the FW04 was the second ever model created by the fledgling Frank Williams Racing Cars Team. For 1975, the team would use a combination of Arturo Merzario, Jacques Lafitte, Ian Scheckter and Lella Lombardi for driving duties. A very limited budget (even resorting to buying second hand tyres at some Grand Prix) didn’t hold the plucky team back though - the talented Lafitte even managing to bring the first FW04 home in second place at the 1975 German Grand Prix, earning the team a very valuable six championship points. Whilst reliability often eluded the FW04, the car showed real flashes of pace, and hinted at the great things to come from the team. In late ’75, this car (chassis 02) was constructed by the team and entered into the US Grand Prix for the lighting quick lady-driver Lella Lombardi. Reliability issues sadly curtailed her weekend, and the car wouldn’t run in another Grand Prix.
With Canadian oil baron Walter Wolf buying up 60% of Frank Williams Racing Cars for 1976, FW04 chassis 01 had one more race with Renzo Zorzi, who even outqualified team-mate Jacky Ickx in the new FW05 at the opening round in Brazil. Both FW04s were then retired by the team, who had since moved onto the FW05.
Chassis 02 is newly rebuilt by Akron Sport, and comes equipped with a fresh Richardson DFV. Ready to race in Masters F1, and a great entry for Monaco 2018 (this is the only race-ready FW04 in existence), the car represents a perfect entry for those looking to be competitive in a car wearing one of the most iconic names in Grand Prix history.
- Chassis 2
- Freshly restored
- 2018 Monaco Historic eligible
- Competitive car in FIA Masters Historic
- Current FIA papers, valid until 2027