1974 Williams FW03

The 5th car built by Frank Williams Racing Cars for the 1974 season, Arturo Merzario delighted racing fans by pulling off an incredible drive in the FW03 at the Italian Grand Prix, to cop fourth place during the event.

Originally designed by John Clarke, the FW03 went on to compete extensively in a number of grand prix events under other notable drivers.

In addition to Merzario, other notable drivers include Tony Brise, Damien Magee, Ian Scheckter, Jo Vonlanthen and Renzo Zorzi.

As part of the Frank Williams’ racing car fleet, the FW03 has one of the most recognised sponsorship liveries in grand prix racing.

Notable drivers

Arturo Merzario 

Tony Brise  

Damien Magee 

Ian Scheckter 

Jo Vonlanthen 

Renzo Zorzi 


  • Brakes four-wheel Lockheed four-piston
  • Chassis Aluminium Monocoque
  • Constructor Frank Williams Racing
  • Debut 1975 South African Grand Prix
  • Displacement 2,993 cc | 183 cu in. | 3.0 L.
  • Drive Type RWD
  • Engine Configuration Ford-Cosworth DFV 90° V8
  • Engine Location Mid, longitudinally mounted
  • Front Suspension wishbone independent with coil springs
  • Power 342kw @ 10800 min-1
  • Production 1974 - 1976
  • Rear Suspension wishbone independent with coil springs
  • Transmission 5 Manual Hewland DG400
  • Weight 578 kg
  • Wheel Base 2,570 mm