Learn from mistakes to use them as an impulse to approach the goal. This is the philosophy that Williams has adopted this winter to try to make the last two seasons in the Formula 1 World Championship a bad nightmare of the past.
To achieve this, the British have presented on Monday the FW43, a car where at first sight the presence of the red color on the pontoons and rear wing of the car stands out. A tone that the team founded 43 years ago by Frank Williams and Patrick Head showed in 1998 confirming the importance that ROKIT Telecommunications has acquired this year in the finances of the Grove team, after formalizing the break with Renoxa in early January after of a five-year sponsorship in the 'Great Circus'.
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However, if we analyze in more depth the new machine of George Russell and Nicholas Latifi, we can assure that the aerodynamics of the car allows us to ratify the 180º degree turn that has driven 2020 2020 Doug McKiernan, Adam Carter, Barney Hassell and Dave Robson in the Dorset County, awaiting the arrival of Dave Worner and Jonathan Carter. Thanks to the new Mercedes engine cooling system, the engine cover, in the wake of the rest of the grill, has narrowed to unsuspected limits to facilitate the flow of air to the rear to generate, in this way together with redesigned bargeboards and greater rake (difference in height between the front and rear axles), the long-awaited efficient aerodynamic load.
"We have paid special attention to understanding the problems of the FW43 and we have carefully selected the parts of the car to be developed, which would give us more performance with the resources we have. It is a development of the FW42, without basic changes of concept. There has been a healthy pace of development in the wind tunnel and we have found reasonable improvements in cooling efficiency.The team has worked on the mechanical problems of 2019, including those of brakes and the overall weight of the car.We have made progress in all those aspects and we will continue to focus on them during the season, "says McKiernan.
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"It has been great to see that working hard begins to bear fruit. The decision to maintain part of the key architecture of the FW42 means that less resources have been invested in developing new concepts, which has given the design team more sleeve to improve his work, something that shows both in the package and in the detail of the components. This week we are going to study our pace at a turn, in a long run to understand what position we are in and what to do next to be in the best place for Australia, "Carter expands.
"This year is a new beginning for the team. We have spent time working on our weaknesses and making sure we have the right people, structures, procedures and resources on their site to make competitive cars. We are committed to rebuilding Williams and return the team to competitiveness. As such, our 2020 season is about progress. The fighting spirit is very much alive and this year everyone will continue that fight until we return to the place where we want to be, " concludes Claire Williams.