1989 Williams-Renault FW12C
Offered by RM Sotheby’s | St. Moritz, Switzerland | September 9, 2022
For 1988, Williams returned to naturally aspirated power for their FW12. The car transformed into the FW12C for 12 of 1989’s 16 races. During the ’89 season, Williams employed drivers Riccardo Patrese and Thierry Boutsen.
The engine was a 3.5-liter Renault V10 that made about 650 horsepower. This car, chassis #10, was initially used as a spare car before being used in competition. It’s race history includes:
- 1989 French Grand Prix – 3rd (with Riccardo Patrese)
- 1989 German Grand Prix – 4th (with Patrese)
- 1989 Hungarian Grand Prix – 16th, DNF (with Patrese, from pole)
- 1989 Belgian Grand Prix – 19th, DNF (with Patrese)
The car was later purchased directly from Williams. It has its engine still, though it is said to be incomplete. You can read more about it here.
Update: Not sold.