The documentary will follow the team from its inception in 1977 to modern day.
The Williams Formula 1 team has a long and illustrious history… though you might not know it based on recent successes, or lack thereof. Founded in 1977 by Sir Frank Williams and engineer Sir Patrick head, the team holds nine Constructors’ Championships, seven Drivers’ Championships, and 114 total victories in its 40-year history.
In hopes to immortalize that string of success on film, a new Williams F1 documentary entitled Williams will be released on August 4, 2017, in select theaters in the U.K. From its first race at the Spanish Grand Prix in 1977, to its most recent, the 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, the documentary will highlight the highs and lows of the storied racing team, including the 1986 road car crash that left owner Sir Frank Williams paralyzed, and the 1994 crash that killed Ayrton Senna.
Apart from the seven Drivers’ Championships and nine Constructors’ Championships, Williams is third all time behind McLaren and Ferrari for wins with 114, the team taking home its first championship in 1980, and its last championship in 1997. Today, the team is led by drivers Lance Stroll and Felipe Massa.
The documentary was directed by Morgan Matthews, known most notably for films like A Brilliant Young Mind and The Fallen, and will be out in theaters and via Curzon Home Cinema in the U.K. beginning on August 4. DVD, Blu-Ray, and on-demand streaming will be available on August 14.
Source: Williams F1