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The arrival of Williams as a force with the stunning FW07 is just one element in a fascinating new book about the team's history

I was there the day Williams took its first grand prix win. I'd thrashed my Hillman Avenger GLS all the way down to Silverstone from the north-east, discovered that the temperature gauge crept up if you kept it at 90mph for any length of time, used its reclining seat as a bed, parked in a lay-by just a walk away from the track.

The exciting news in AUTOSPORT that week was that Niki Lauda had tested the Brabham-Alfa BT48 in the 1m14s, a massive chunk under the lap record. Looked like his season might be about to turn around.

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