By sheer reputation alone, Williams are not just a big team, they’re massive. Boasting no fewer than 114 race victories, nine constructors’ titles and seven world drivers’ titles, they’re one of the most successful teams in the history of the sport.
But that was the past and they haven’t been serious title contenders since Jacques Villeneuve bagged the last of these titles back in 1997.
Pastor Maldonado’s win at last year’s Spanish Grand Prix briefly hinted at a return to the good old days, but it was just one of those days when everything came together and circumstances conspired to provide a false positive.
So can Williams return to those glory days of the '70s, '80s and '90s?