On Sunday 5 November 2017, Porsche Centre Leicester hosted guests for an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Williams F1 factory and headquarters. The renowned Formula 1 team allowed our group to tour the expansive factory and facilities, personally guided by Jonathan Williams himself.
Guests were shown exclusive parts of the factory premises, intricate parts of the engineering process and a selection of projects that are currently being undertaken. From learning about the beginnings of the race car's development, through to the substantial machinery and equipment used, the tour was both fascinating and informative. Among the many highlights, was seeing the original stunt cars used in the recent James Bond film, Spectre.
Following the tour, a host of driving-related challenges and activities were enjoyed, including advanced virtual reality simulators, driving games, a pit stop challenge and a Batak reaction-time machine. Guests were also able to browse the Williams Museum, which featured a host of exclusive and highly valuable Formula 1 cars. As the trip ended, our guests were gifted a branded baseball cap as a souvenir from the visit.
Special thanks to Jonathan Williams and the team at Williams F1 for such a fantastic experience.