1999 Williams-Supertec FW21
Offered by Bonhams | Monaco | May 13, 2022
Coming off of back-to-back CART championships, Alex Zanardi was on quite the hot streak going in to 1999. Williams, who won the constructor title in F1 in 1997, was also a hot commodity. But the pairing of the two never really led to anything. Zanardi drove just one season for Williams, 1999, finishing only six of 16 races.
It wasn’t all the car. Teammate Ralf Schumacher had three podiums and finished in the top five 11 times. The FW21 was powered by a year-old Renault 3.0-liter V10 that was branded “Supertec” after Renault pulled out of F1 at the end of 1998. The competition history for this chassis (#05) consists of (all with Zanardi):
- 1999 San Marino Grand Prix – 11th
- 1999 Monaco Grand Prix – 8th
- 1999 Spanish Grand Prix – 19th, DNF
- 1999 Canadian Grand Prix – 12th, DNF
- 1999 French Grand Prix – 14th, DNF
- 1999 British Grand Prix – 11th
- 1999 Austrian Grand Prix – 19th, DNF
- 1999 German Grand Prix – 14th, DNF
- 1999 Hungarian Grand Prix – 22nd, DNF
- 1999 Belgian Grand Prix – 8th
- 1999 Italian Grand Prix – 7th
- 1999 European Grand Prix – 19th, DNF
- 1999 Malaysian Grand Prix – 10th
- 1999 Japanese Grand Prix – 24th, DNF
It’s unclear the history of the car after that race in Japan, but it’s being offered as “last raced.” The pre-sale estimate is $110,000-$165,000. Click here for more info.
Update: Sold $443,352.