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Re: FW34
Willosh (IP Logged)
27 February, 2012 02:30
The nose cone on the williams is quite a different concept to some other teams. Many of the stepped nose teams have "shoulders" where the nose step is to keep air from spilling off the nose.

Williams's nose step actually has rounded ends so that air deliberately spills off the edges.

 
Re: FW34
AlanJones (IP Logged)
28 February, 2012 05:22
The hump is not that big of an aerodynamic issue because the flow is already distorted because of the front wing and the nose itself. The aerodynamic gain of such a small fluent form of the hump is to be said nothing.
Im more curious on wether our extreme small hood has any big gain. Im still amazed by the small package Williams delivers, mainly due to the small gearbox which no one has copied yet.





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Re: FW34
drunkmunky (IP Logged)
28 February, 2012 06:16
Most people have an aerodynamic strategy and then improve upon it throughout the season.

We didn't see anything on the FW33, in fact, we saw the opposite.

Let's hope that our aero improvement is based upon improve the advantage of the gearbox and the tight packaging.

 
Re: FW34
TerraNova19 (IP Logged)
28 February, 2012 19:37
Renault engines provide step in performance - Williams
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February 28, 2012 Ferrari and Red Bull revert to original test dates

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Williams new engine deal with Renault has given the team a decent step in performance this season, according to chief operations engineer Mark Gillan.

After two below-par years with Cosworth engines, the team signed a new deal with Renault towards the end of 2011 which means this year's FW34 is the first Williams since the championship-winning FW19 to be powered by the French manufcaturer.

"The engine is just a lot more flexible," Gillan said at last week's Barcelona test. "It's definitely a decent step. Working with Renault is very good; they are a very professional outfit. Both of us are still learning each other's processes, but things are going well. Very, very pleased."

One of the weak points on last year's car was its performance in slow-speed corners. Gillan said a reconfigured rear end and the new Renault engine had helped solve that problem.

"A lot of it is down to a better, more stable aerodynamic platform, because although they're slow [corners] aerodynamics are still important. Indeed, it's probably even more important in the slow speed because that's where the lap time is to be had. That plus the tractability and flexibility of the engine through its range helps as well, it's a mixture of the two."

And he revealed that this year's car is a completely different beast under the skin.

"It looks similar, but if you were to see the car without its bodywork it is significantly different to last year's," Gillan added. "We have gone through every area to see where we are losing performance. So we had a reasonably bad cooling performance and when it got hot we lost quite a lot of performance. We've spent a lot of time dealing with that and improving the bodywork."

 
Re: FW34
Bond (IP Logged)
01 March, 2012 14:43
Barca Test 2 - Day 1: New Wing:
http://photos.gpupdate.net/large/193255.jpg

 
Re: FW34
Bond (IP Logged)
01 March, 2012 19:10
http://motorsport.nextgen-auto.com/gallery/pictures/2012/f1/test-catalunya-01mar/254.jpg

 
Re: FW34
TerraNova19 (IP Logged)
01 March, 2012 23:24
http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=781&u=14795526



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/03/2012 04:37 by TerraNova19.

 
Re: FW34
Bond (IP Logged)
02 March, 2012 03:04
Great details terranova19!

 
Re: FW34
TerraNova19 (IP Logged)
02 March, 2012 04:40
http://f1zoom.co.cc/?year=2012&race=catalunya03011&img=262&full=1

 
Re: FW34
TerraNova19 (IP Logged)
02 March, 2012 04:41
http://f1zoom.co.cc/?year=2012&race=catalunya03011&img=204&full=1

 
Re: FW34
TerraNova19 (IP Logged)
02 March, 2012 04:43
http://f1zoom.co.cc/?year=2012&race=catalunya03013&img=60&full=1

 
Re: FW34
crusty_bread (IP Logged)
02 March, 2012 08:20
Is it going too far to suggest that the exhausts appear to be blowing onto the top of the lower rear wing element?

That is going off TerraNova19's link, the angle of the bodywork opening, and the fact that from the angle the shot is taken- ie, looking down on the exhausts through the top of the lower rear wing element, the pipe appears perfectly circular.

Let the criticisms come flooding in!

 
Re: FW34
TerraNova19 (IP Logged)
02 March, 2012 15:53
Williams gearbox:

http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=783&u=14795526



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/03/2012 15:54 by TerraNova19.

 
Re: FW34
Bond (IP Logged)
02 March, 2012 17:10
Quote:
crusty_bread
Is it going too far to suggest that the exhausts appear to be blowing onto the top of the lower rear wing element?
That is going off TerraNova19's link, the angle of the bodywork opening, and the fact that from the angle the shot is taken- ie, looking down on the exhausts through the top of the lower rear wing element, the pipe appears perfectly circular.

Let the criticisms come flooding in!

You are not mistaken - Blowing the rear wing - top or bottom...

I forget where I read it but it (Scarbs most likely) that Williams were testing that solution out with last year's FW33 during December & we would eventually see it on the FW34.

 
Re: FW34
Willosh (IP Logged)
02 March, 2012 23:26
Quote:
TerraNova19
http://f1zoom.co.cc/?year=2012&race=catalunya03011&img=204&full=1

That is a great photo. Its interesting to see the front brake ducts - from the front view, they look very small, but the top view gives a better feel for their size.

 
Re: FW34
Beer_Stalker (IP Logged)
02 March, 2012 23:34
Quote:
Willosh
Its interesting to see the front brake ducts - from the front view, they look very small, but the top view gives a better feel for their size.

I think you're mistaking the mini wings on the brake ducts for the ducts themselves.

 
Re: FW34
TerraNova19 (IP Logged)
05 March, 2012 22:31
Finally Williams brakes + duct


http://i49.servimg.com/u/f49/14/79/55/26/sfgret10.jpg

 
Re: FW34
drunkmunky (IP Logged)
06 March, 2012 17:57
closer picture of the splitter finlet

http://i39.tinypic.com/ofziap.jpg

 
Re: FW34
Mr. Pink (IP Logged)
06 March, 2012 19:36
Its incredible how that brake duct are made.
If it cools equally good as the other teams solutions then this must be a better solution aero wise.



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Re: FW34
tomazy (IP Logged)
06 March, 2012 19:48
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A must se video grinning smiley

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