The Williams FW09, designed by Patrick Head and Neil Oatley, was the first Williams car to be powered by a turbocharged engine – Honda RA163E V6. It first appeared at the 1983 South African Grand Prix which was used by Williams, as ‘race test’, and raced the whole 1984 season (in “B” specification since the British Grand Prix). Results in 1984 were not great, largely thanks to the unpredictable handling of the FW09, but despite this, Keke Rosberg managed to win one Grand Prix (Dallas), and Williams finished sixth in the 1983 World Constructors Championship. Jacques Laffite scored only two point finishes in the season (5th at Detroit and 4th at Dallas), before returning to Ligier in 1985.
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