Introduction

The Williams-Renault FW14 featured an innovative design, penned by a young Adrian Newey, with its semi-automatic gearbox and steering wheel-mounted controls, aerodynamics and formidable V10 RS3 engine. After a disappointing start to the 1991 season, Nigel Mansell began to win races and would soon challenge Ayrton Senna for the title. The second attempt would prove to be successful. In 1992, the Williams FW14B had a highly efficient active suspension system and even more radical aerodynamics! Nigel Mansell took pole position and crossed the line first in the opening five races, with Riccardo Patrese runner-up on four of those occasions. The introduction of the RS4 unit marked a new era, Renault’s V10 engine securing its first world title at the end of the year.