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Re: FW34
pgj (IP Logged)
22 March, 2012 18:18
Williams with innovative aero developments? Surely not! lol

This makes a very refreshing change from what we have been served up in recent years.

Good posts everyone. thumbs down

Williams and proud of it.

Re: FW34
22 March, 2012 18:21
You could be right Anderis, Bottas is in Senna's car for FP1, is that Sennas car ?

Re: FW34
drunkmunky (IP Logged)
22 March, 2012 18:52
can someone get more pictures of that damn brake aero setup?

i checked all the pages of sutton and the only thing i got was an endplate.

Re: FW34
TerraNova19 (IP Logged)
22 March, 2012 19:01
can someone get more pictures of that damn brake aero setup?
i checked all the pages of sutton and the only thing i got was an endplate.


Re: FW34
Mikef1 (IP Logged)
22 March, 2012 19:03
That is the old setup. It is a fantastic picture but he's after the new part installed at the bottom of the hub. I'm also yet to see a clear shot of this part.

Re: FW34
22 March, 2012 19:20
Someone might have been Francesc posted a pic last week and you can see right through that new duct.

Re: FW34
drunkmunky (IP Logged)
22 March, 2012 19:23
we need a closer look.

Re: FW34
Bond (IP Logged)
22 March, 2012 19:24
as statet in the article on f1technical:
''Williams have been running all winter with front brake ducts that seemingly contain no inlet duct. The same sort of duct was seen at Melbourne, although, as visible in the inset, Williams added a flow conditioner on the lower part of the upright compared to the most recent winter test at Barcelona.''

it is not a brake duct, but an aero related change.

I saw that. But the Australian inset picture in that article was tiny & I could see anything but the very top curve of said conditioner.

In the picture I posted, i full view it looks like a traditional brake duct.

Re: FW34
drunkmunky (IP Logged)
22 March, 2012 19:26
there were several images on sutton that were front shots. you could see that they were through-n-through.

Re: FW34
Francesc (IP Logged)
22 March, 2012 19:42

Are my eyes wrong or I can see new logo on the rear wing? Doesn't look like Wihuri.
More like Kemppi, which is also one of the companies that support Bottas.

On one side there's Wihuri, on the other Kemppi.

Re: FW34
drunkmunky (IP Logged)
22 March, 2012 19:43


that's purely to induce the aerodynamic swirl effect.

forgot the name. starts with M*

somerville's designs seem to be clean, simple, yet very complex in function.

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 22/03/2012 19:46 by drunkmunky.

Re: FW34
TerraNova19 (IP Logged)
22 March, 2012 20:36
Red Bull engine + gear box (Williams looks better smiling smiley ):


Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 22/03/2012 20:54 by TerraNova19.

Re: FW34
j-s (IP Logged)
23 March, 2012 00:51
Cool seeing the KERS or whatever KERS-related component that is just aft of the engine, with the warning sticker on it.

It'd be wonderful to se F1 cars run naked around the track. No bodywork, just the mechanical skeleton. Weird but wonderful. Probably very slow though by not having the downforce. My mind wanders off...

Re: FW34
Francesc (IP Logged)
24 March, 2012 12:47
Analysis of our front brake ducts on F1.com (although they completely miss out our flow conditioner)

And Sauber copied our solution:

Re: FW34
irb (IP Logged)
24 March, 2012 18:25
I just like to say I am really impressed, what a good car Gillan & spol were able to get together! And also is apparent how important the continual development is. The "clean sheet design" doesn't work immediately - neither in Williams, nor in Ferrari. I like Gillan didn't throw away FW33 as whole, but developed it on the higher level.
Of course, Renault engines helped us - and for that I'd like to thank all the team of SFW - not to stick at one place, but search for progress in every possible field.
This year beginning is a wanderful change towards last two years.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 24/03/2012 18:26 by irb.

Re: FW34
drunkmunky (IP Logged)
25 March, 2012 23:02
Nothing like an engine issue to explain what we are doing with our exhaust.

Blowing brake ducts and beam wing, as derived from prior conversations, but now visually represented.


Re: FW34
Pancho Pepe (IP Logged)
25 March, 2012 23:12
We should have opened up the rear end a bit for more cooling in Malaysia. Pastor's engine problem was most likely related to insufficient cooling. We needed just a few holes more down there.


Also, What's up with the helicopter tape mega treatment in the RW end plate?


If we achieved good pace at Malaysia with such sloppy end plate contraption, our pace should be a tiny bit better in the future with that thing properly attached.

Via racecar-engineering.com

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 25/03/2012 23:16 by Pancho Pepe.

Re: FW34
raiden (IP Logged)
25 March, 2012 23:50
Even damaged that car is fast tongue sticking out smiley



Re: FW34
Darron (IP Logged)
26 March, 2012 00:07
The tape was for the repair done after Senna spun on the first lap, and crashed into Pastorsmiling smiley

Considering that image of one car going sideways into the other, it was an achievement we were running 6th and 10th at the end.

For China, please can the race be two laps less, Pastor might get a points finish then!

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 26/03/2012 00:09 by Darron.

Re: FW34
Pancho Pepe (IP Logged)
26 March, 2012 00:12
The RW end plate helicopter tape treatment is shown on both sides of the car.

I don't think its related to Senna crashing into Pastor.

Can anyone else confirm this?

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