This collaboration revives a long-standing alliance that was established in the 1980s and 1990s, one of Williams Racing’s most prosperous periods in F1 history.
Williams received expertise and equipment from Komatsu during that time, notably gearbox components for the championship-winning FW18 and FW19 cars. This time around, Williams and Komatsu will both reignite their traditions in order to once again create a new era of triumph in 2024 and beyond.
The Japanese manufacturing conglomerate is well-known for being one of the top producers of industrial machinery, small utility machines, mining and construction equipment, and forest machinery. Komatsu and Williams Racing embrace deep-rooted principles such as teamwork, adaptability, excellence, and integrity in their use of cutting-edge technology to drive performance and outcomes.
Komatsu’s emblem will be prominently displayed on the FW46 piloted by Alex Albon and Logan Sargeant, in addition to the driver overalls and Williams Racing team outfit.
Hiroyuki Ogawa, CEO and President, Komatsu, said, “Komatsu and Williams Racing have shared values around innovation and the development of our people, and through our partnership we look forward to Creating Value Together, both on and off the track. Our partnership with Williams Racing is aligned with Komatsu’s mission to create value through manufacturing and technology innovations to empower a sustainable future where people, businesses and our planet can thrive together.”