The 2005 was the final year of the collaboration between Williams and BMW. Both sides were not happy with the previous 5-year experience. BMW blamed Williams for not producing a Championship-winning chassis, while Williams’ believe was that BMW engines are not good enough. The FW27 was the last Williams car powered by the German engine. The overall design was based on the FW26 from the previous season, but the drivers were new. Australian Mark Webber and German Nick Heidfeld lined up in the team replacing Juan Pablo Montoya and Ralf Schumacher. Both new drivers were frequent point scorers, and the best team result was the second and third places in Monaco. Williams finished the season in fourth, scoring 88 points and finishing on the podium six times, while Montoya was the highest-placed Williams driver that year, scoring 58 points to finish in fifth position.
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