1996 Williams FW18 to be Featured in F1 2017

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Williams FW18

With the return of Classic F1 Cars to F1 2017, you’ll have the opportunity to drive some of the historic cars in Formula 1! Codemasters has slowly been trickling out news of the cars being revealed, and they have just announced the latest car, the Williams FW18, as raced in the 1996 Formula One season.

1996 Canadian Grand Prix.- Damon Hill (Williams FW18 Renault) 1st position.
Copyright – LAT Photographic

The Williams FW18 was easily the most dominant car of the 1996 Formula One World Championship, taking home 12 out of the 16 wins in the race season. The FW18 was piloted by two sons of legendary Formula One drivers, Damon Hill (the son of Graham Hill) and Jacques Villeneuve (who was the son of Gilles Villeneuve). Damon took home the 1996 F1 championship with 8 wins, making himself the first son of a F1 championship winner to take home a championship himself.

The Williams FW18 marks the 8th car to be confirmed for the historic car roster in F1 2017. The other 7 are:

  • 1995 Ferrari 412 T2
  • 2002 Ferrari F2002
  • 2004 Ferrari F2004
  • 2007 Ferrari F2007
  • 1988 Mclaren MP4/4
  • 2010 Red Bull Racing RB6
  • 1992 Williams FW14B

One part of the F1 history I find sorely lacking in this roster so far are the pre-1980 cars. I would love to see a car like the 1976 Ferrari 312T or the Lotus Type 49 make its way to F1 2017, but time will tell. We still have four cars left to be announced. What car would you like to see?