From the listing for this 1992 Williams F1 car for sale:
Official Williams Heritage agents Cars International are offering this very special 1992 Williams FW14B chassis-10.
The car offered directly from the Williams private collection is in non-running show car format, this classic Adrian Newey designed FW14B was instrumental in helping Williams achieve their three consecutive World Formula 1 Championship titles from ’92, ’93 to ’94.
Notably FW14B Chassis #10 was the 1992 Japanese Grand Prix winner at the hands of Ricardo Patrese, it was driven to 3rd in Monaco and a 2nd place at Magny-Cour again in the hands of Ricardo Patrese, it served as Nigel Mansell’s test car earlier in the year and it also later became Damon Hill’s test car.
As one of the most historically rich models that will be released from the factory, the new owner of FW14B #10 will be supplied with a complete and comprehensive history file containing photographs, engineering notes and other historic documentation on a race by race basis from the Williams Archive along with a certificate of authenticity and Japanese GP race win all directly from the factory.
From Researcher: Sarah Bennett-Baggs:
Let me take you back it is 1992 – both Nigel Mansell and Riccardo Patrese are vying for the F1 World Championship title, both fiercely competitive.
The FW14 was classic Adrian Newey design and first used in 1991 recording no less that seven victories under the technical direction of Patrick Head and in 1992, the updated Williams FW14B arrived with active suspension, traction control, and semi-automatic transmission it was the most technically advanced car on the grid.
Nigel was faster with the new active technology, and in 1992 the Williams FW14B was dominant throughout the season, with Mansell taking the first six poles from six races. As the season progressed it was clearly a two horse race in the fight for the title between Mansell and Patrese.
Chassis #10 was instrumental in helping to achieve this success, it served as Nigel Mansell’s test & spare car (T-car) early on in the season, it was then raced in Monaco by Riccardo Patrese who qualified 2nd behind Mansell and finished third after a highly eventful race which saw Senna beat Mansell to the flag.
Chassis #10 was back on the grid at Magny Cour with Riccardo Patrese at the wheel, out qualified once again by Mansell. The two Williams blocked out the front row of the grid, but Patrese got ahead of Mansell in the early laps and led for most of the race. It was a particularly wet race, which was eventually stopped and restarted with Patrese still in the lead and defending. Patrese finally waved his teammate through to finish 2nd place behind Mansell.
The Japanese Grand Prix was Patrese and Chassis #10’s moment of glory, piloted by Patrese to a Formula 1 win, from a front row start. Mansell had already sewn up his Championship title by then, but Patrese got ahead of his team mate on lap 36 to take the flag for a Formula 1 win.
Chassis no 1- later became the test car for Damon Hill who as we know now was enroute to his World F1 title in 1996.
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