Williams for the title in Hungary

AUGUST 5, 1996

Williams for the title in Hungary

WILLIAMS GRAND PRIX ENGINEERING is expected to win its 13th FIA Formula 1 World Championship this weekend at the Hungaroring, just outside Budapest in Hungary.

Damon Hill and Jacques Villeneuve need just two points between them to secure the Constructors' Championship, having built up a dominant lead in the early part of the year with nine wins in 11 races (seven for Hill and two for Villeneuve).

If the pair are successful - and the team's record this year of finishing in the points is impressive - it will be Williams's eighth Constructors' title, following 1980-81-86-87-92-93-94.

With Hill and Villeneuve separated by 21 points it is not possible for the Drivers' Championship to be settled in Hungary, although the team is virtually certain to add a 14th title within a matter of weeks as one or other driver wins the championship.

That will be the team's sixth Drivers' title, following Alan Jones (1980), Keke Rosberg (1982), Nelson Piquet (1987), NigelÊMansell (1992) and Alain Prost (1993).

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