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Re: FW34
crusty_bread (IP Logged)
22 February, 2012 14:22
loving these quality photos Bond. Really appreciated thumbs down

 
Re: FW34
Bond (IP Logged)
22 February, 2012 14:37
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crusty_bread
loving these quality photos Bond. Really appreciated thumbs down

My pleasure! Sometimes, it's just about the car & nothing else.

 
Re: FW34
roadie (IP Logged)
22 February, 2012 16:12
Yep, more please!

 
Re: FW34
KOP (IP Logged)
22 February, 2012 16:27
Brilliant photos. From the back our car really is a bit of a looker.

Great mileage from Bottas today - have to admit I'd like to see us showing more speed, but promised myself not to come to any conclusions until Melbourne.

 
Re: FW34
Bond (IP Logged)
22 February, 2012 17:08
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KOP
Brilliant photos. From the back our car really is a bit of a looker.
Great mileage from Bottas today - have to admit I'd like to see us showing more speed, but promised myself not to come to any conclusions until Melbourne.

I think it's all a psychological game for us Williams fans right now - based on what has happen the last 10 years.

We've hyped ourselves in the past & seen too many false prophesies come up empty.

It's ok to be a bit cynical or even outright down at the moment BUT the races are the only place that you can prove or disprove anything.

So we should keep our collective heads & hearts & know that every1 starts out 0 pts & tied in the standings!

 
Re: FW34
pgj (IP Logged)
22 February, 2012 18:11
Lack of speed in slow corners? Surely not.



Williams and proud of it.

 
Re: FW34
WILLIAMS-F1-Fan (IP Logged)
22 February, 2012 19:03
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I think it's all a psychological game for us Williams fans right now - based on what has happen the last 10 years.

We've hyped ourselves in the past & seen too many false prophesies come up empty.

It's ok to be a bit cynical or even outright down at the moment BUT the races are the only place that you can prove or disprove anything.

So we should keep our collective heads & hearts & know that every1 starts out 0 pts & tied in the standings!

Thank you!
Someone who finally understands how many of us feel!

It's disappointing to me when other fans point and say we're over reacting... I often feel like many people around here haven't been following the team too long because of the way they tell others to relax.

I haven't been following Williams too long, but the last 15yrs I've actively shared the highs and lows of the team. 10yrs of disappointment is really hard to live through, but that's what will make us strong. Ferrari are the best example of this.



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Re: FW34
Bond (IP Logged)
22 February, 2012 20:23
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WILLIAMS-F1-Fan

I haven't been following Williams too long, but the last 15yrs I've actively shared the highs and lows of the team. 10yrs of disappointment is really hard to live through, but that's what will make us strong. Ferrari are the best example of this.

This is what we all wait for after these last 10 years - our Ferrari-like dynasty moment!
The reward for staying loyal & not losing our heads.

 
Re: FW34
Bond (IP Logged)
22 February, 2012 20:27
http://www.motorsport-total.com/bilder/2012/120222/z1329925232.jpg

 
Re: FW34
Ozzy Osbone (IP Logged)
22 February, 2012 20:40
Are Williams really taking such a different approach to other teams? They are either extremely disciplined or we have a big problem.

On the other hand, Sauber and FIF1 look like they are after sponsors to me. Mallya's airline is on the brink of going bust and Sauber never could get a good sponsorship package together.

I am concerned at the pace of the Williams. It just doesn't look good at the moment. Let's hope we are wrong.

 
Re: FW34
roadie (IP Logged)
22 February, 2012 21:30
It's not that the times are all we're going on, but also the comments from Bruno, Valtteri and outside observers. The car does have some issues...

 
Re: FW34
Marco Cardoso (IP Logged)
22 February, 2012 21:31
I wouldn´t be concerned about that whit low fuel and a set of new tires our car would probably be doing those times but that´s not the point for this test...
you should remember that where the only team that switched engines for this season.. there is work that has to be made to learn the car.

 
Re: FW34
Vancha (IP Logged)
22 February, 2012 22:00
I think the engine switch is very good. There is no oil leak or something.. just perfect! : )

 
Re: FW34
j-s (IP Logged)
22 February, 2012 22:11
Williams has done the most laps so far.

Williams 586
McLaren 548
Force India F1 515
Mercedes 481
Red Bull 480
Caterham 458
Sauber 449
Toro Rosso 442
Ferrari 430
Lotus Renault 411

 
Re: FW34
Jadaero (IP Logged)
22 February, 2012 22:41
I dont know what to make of this car so far. I've come to the conclusion that it is so far reliable and consistent which is better than last year. The car cant be worse than last year where as other cars must be worse due to the reg changes. I cant believe we are as bad as our times suggest. I dont think we have gone for a fast lap which gives me some confidence.
The new tech team came in in september so I dont believe this will be a car designed by the new team. So I'll really judge our future on next years car. I just hope for improvement this year.
I've supported the team since 93 so deffinitly ready for a good season.

 
Re: FW34
Bond (IP Logged)
23 February, 2012 14:13
http://www.motorsport-total.com/bilder/2012/120223/z1330001610.jpg

 
Re: FW34
Bond (IP Logged)
23 February, 2012 14:14
http://www.motorsport-total.com/bilder/2012/120223/z1330001462.jpg

 
Re: FW34
Beer_Stalker (IP Logged)
23 February, 2012 17:21
Some info from the WilliamsF1 facebook app today:

The Williams F1 seven-speed seamless sequential semi-automatic gearbox is largely unchanged from last season. Minor adjustments were necessary to accommodate the Renault RS27 V8, but the focus for the design team over the winter was cooling.

“Our main focus has been on improving the reliability of the gearbox,” says Williams F1 Chief Operations Engineer Mark Gillan. “We’ve spent a lot of time looking into heat management and cooling and the Renault package gives us a few more tools to deal with it than we had in the past.”

Work on the mechanical parts of the FW34 started in April 2011, once the wheelbase was agreed. The double wishbone suspension, both front and rear, is made of carbon fibre and the team continues with the pullrod rear suspension configuration of last year.

“The layout of the suspension is largely the same,” says Mark Gillan. “But virtually every component on the car has been updated and changed. We’ve re-evaluated almost every part, including the suspension, and we believe we’ve made small gains everywhere.”

 
Re: FW34
Orocairion (IP Logged)
23 February, 2012 17:50
Its just me, or the ORIS logos got bigger on Pastor's car?.

 
Re: FW34
Bond (IP Logged)
23 February, 2012 18:38
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Beer_Stalker
Some info from the WilliamsF1 facebook app today:
The Williams F1 seven-speed seamless sequential semi-automatic gearbox is largely unchanged from last season. Minor adjustments were necessary to accommodate the Renault RS27 V8, but the focus for the design team over the winter was cooling.

“Our main focus has been on improving the reliability of the gearbox,” says Williams F1 Chief Operations Engineer Mark Gillan. “We’ve spent a lot of time looking into heat management and cooling and the Renault package gives us a few more tools to deal with it than we had in the past.”

Work on the mechanical parts of the FW34 started in April 2011, once the wheelbase was agreed. The double wishbone suspension, both front and rear, is made of carbon fibre and the team continues with the pullrod rear suspension configuration of last year.

“The layout of the suspension is largely the same,” says Mark Gillan. “But virtually every component on the car has been updated and changed. We’ve re-evaluated almost every part, including the suspension, and we believe we’ve made small gains everywhere.”

This is interesting as many Williams observers support the belief that not a lot has changed with the FW34.

& since the rules have been stabilized for the most part for the last couple of years, tweaking & optimization on the previous package was the strategy for 2012.

I really believe, the FW33 was a solid design on paper, the previous administration just couldn't make it perform on asphalt from the tunnel data.
I think the current team saw that there was method to that madness & have made it a goal to optimize the package.

Sam Michael may be vindicated yet!

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