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Re: Launch Date FW41 15th Feb
AlanJones (IP Logged)
15 February, 2018 22:35
Kudos to our communication department. They have transformed over the years. What an epic little teaser movie of our FW41.

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http://oi60.tinypic.com/24eyh6f.jpg

 
Re: Launch Date FW41 15th Feb
phatjack (IP Logged)
15 February, 2018 22:49
Does Williams have a graphic designer on staff? The livery looks like it was designed by an amateur.

 
Re: Launch Date FW41 15th Feb
Ozzy Osbone (IP Logged)
15 February, 2018 23:11
Car looks good to me. I reckon it's going to be quick.

 
Re: Launch Date FW41 15th Feb
andy si (IP Logged)
15 February, 2018 23:45
That looks like it has a GO FAST button installed somewhere!
Good looking...

 
Re: Launch Date FW41 15th Feb
Carinni (IP Logged)
16 February, 2018 03:12
A full copy of Ferrari n Mercedes, smart

 
Re: Launch Date FW41 15th Feb
AlanJones (IP Logged)
16 February, 2018 05:24
Quote:
phatjack
Does Williams have a graphic designer on staff? The livery looks like it was designed by an amateur.

You're the amateur PJ winking smiley
No without pulling your teeth, I quite like it. I adore the added black and the little tweak of more red on the "shark fin".

Quote:
Carinni
A full copy of Ferrari n Mercedes, smart

Like in what way? As I see it, it's completely different. Even de side pods are different compared to Ferrari's and those even were a creation of De Beer.




http://oi60.tinypic.com/24eyh6f.jpg

 
Re: Launch Date FW41 15th Feb
IanSmithISA (IP Logged)
16 February, 2018 06:41
Good morning,

As EagleF1 noted the SMP logo is tiny, although quite difficult to tell from the video the rear of the rear wing was in Martini colours so they aren't there.

Given how much BWT got on the Force India for what is believed to be a similar amount it really does seem to support the view that Sirotkin didn't buy his seat.

I was half expecting to find Rexona gone and SMP occupying that space.

As it is hard so see why anyone would be putting up the alleged mega bucks unless it was for their son maybe there aren't $15m plus coming into the coffers with him.

Bye

Ian

 
Re: Launch Date FW41 15th Feb
GPL (IP Logged)
16 February, 2018 08:33
If this new car is balanced on track and that should also help preserve the tyres then we might be in for some edge of the seat action this year.

I still say they will change the nosecone at the first test.

 
Re: Launch Date FW41 15th Feb
GPL (IP Logged)
16 February, 2018 09:06
I like sound of this article from Paddy.



Williams technical chief Paddy Lowe says his team is targeting a "step change" in performance against Formula 1's biggest squad with its 2018 car the FW41.

Images of Williams's 2018 F1 challenger, the first designed under the complete influence of ex-Mercedes man Lowe, were revealed on Thursday night.

Although aware that the fight for top positions will be incredibly tough this year - with McLaren and Renault tipped to challenge F1's big three outfits - Lowe says his team has its own bold ambitions.

"We are trying to achieve an element of step change and not just a progression," said Lowe.

"We were two seconds or so a lap slower than the frontrunners [in 2017] and that is something we would like to close up considerably. So we are looking for a step change."

He acknowledged the competition was likely to be considerably tougher in 2018.

"We are hoping to be well up there, but we recognise some incredible competition out there," Lowe added.

"Obviously the front three teams are established in a good position. We have Force India who did a terrific job last year and beat us in the championship.

"We also have McLaren with a different engine: they will be a threat. And we have Renault emerging.

"So that is already six out of the nine teams we are competing against. We don't take anything for granted."



Lowe said that data from the factory suggested encouraging progress with the car.

"Broadly we've hit our targets, but we are always pushing until the end," he said.

"We have got to the stage where we are finding things in the tunnel and it's on the cusp of 'can we get to them for the first race?'

"We've hit performance targets we set internally, but there are a couple of caveats. Are those targets ambitious enough and will those transfer to the track? That remains to be seen.

"One of the things we can measure is on absolute performance. So while we are reluctant to say we want to come third, our fourth or fifth because we cannot predict what others have done, we would like to see a lap time gain against the guys who were taking pole position last year."

 
Re: Launch Date FW41 15th Feb
jonnybario (IP Logged)
16 February, 2018 09:13
I agree gpl. Logical analysis, measured and realistic. Particularly when you contrast is with bordering on hysterical PR puff emanating from McLaren these days. It inspires with confidence that they know what they're doing , and there is a more coherent plan this year.

 
Re: Launch Date FW41 15th Feb
Polemik (IP Logged)
16 February, 2018 09:51
funny grinning smileytongue sticking out smiley

https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/280a276687cd361ea022f3ae63ea2c797c6271ad7cc2ff30a2451cdf8abf615c.jpg

 
Re: Launch Date FW41 15th Feb
Polemik (IP Logged)
16 February, 2018 11:40
view from top:
https://drivetribe.imgix.net/BJz2r0ChRuSchDWHip0asg?w=3200&h=1798&fm=pjpg&auto=compress&fit=crop&crop=faces,edges

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWJrSbGWAAAQStN.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWJrRf9XcAAgz-F.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWJrQDmW4AAhSIt.jpg



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 16/02/2018 11:43 by Polemik.

 
Re: Launch Date FW41 15th Feb
K1 (IP Logged)
16 February, 2018 12:43
Thankfully the 'full fins' have been deleted and that helps however that halo looks looks absolutely awful. What may have helped was if a N/S fairing was started some 30 cms in front of the halo and rose towards it at approximately the same angle as the nose then it would become almost complimentary in a side profile. That would way only weigh a few extra grams and it would be a cool cosmetic touch. The rest looks good but then again it's still lagging in what i believe an F1 car should like in 2018.

 
Re: Launch Date FW41 15th Feb
pixel (IP Logged)
16 February, 2018 13:01
We are missing the “Powered by Mercedes Benz” sticker from the side pods - is this the end of our special deal for engines?

 
Re: Launch Date FW41 15th Feb
GPL (IP Logged)
16 February, 2018 17:45
Wait for the team to fire up the engine next i guess.

The new car is looking pretty good so far.

More to come.

 
Re: Launch Date FW41 15th Feb
Rumblestrip (IP Logged)
16 February, 2018 18:57
Just zoom into Polemik's 4th photo looking vertically down onto the rear half of the car. Look at that floor! And very interesting rear suspension - lots of carbon fibre apparently bracing off a new gearbox? And braced structures on/above the floor? Clearly this car will corner very differently to the previous Williams hybrids.

 
Re: Launch Date FW41 15th Feb
Anderis (IP Logged)
16 February, 2018 22:16
Quote:
IanSmithISA
Good morning,
As EagleF1 noted the SMP logo is tiny, although quite difficult to tell from the video the rear of the rear wing was in Martini colours so they aren't there.

Given how much BWT got on the Force India for what is believed to be a similar amount it really does seem to support the view that Sirotkin didn't buy his seat.

I was half expecting to find Rexona gone and SMP occupying that space.

As it is hard so see why anyone would be putting up the alleged mega bucks unless it was for their son maybe there aren't $15m plus coming into the coffers with him.

Bye

Ian
For all we know, PDVSA was paying Williams something like 3 times as much as Martini. The logos and their respective places on the car were similar in both cases and Martini has got a title sposnorship and a color scheme change of the whole car to match their needs, which PDVSA had not.

It seems you just don't get the same exposure for the same money if you come to back a particular driver. There were plenty of drivers in recent years who were supposed to bring something between 50-100% of the annual value of the Martini-Williams deal, yet their backers didn't seem to get anywhere near as much exposure as Martini or BWT.

 
Re: Launch Date FW41 15th Feb
tomazy (IP Logged)
16 February, 2018 22:44
So what is Williams hiding with all that black paint? Maybe an extreme undercut to the point that the car almost has double floor? Lets compare to the 2017 Ferrari:

http://www.f1i.fr/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/williams-2018-1.jpg
https://image.ibb.co/iis2GS/2222222.jpg

https://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/43dda04deb1bb7f1fb22528d386973a0?width=1024
https://image.ibb.co/myFiO7/2223333.jpg

This is all my speculation, we need to see the real car to confirm or dissmis this.
Also, my paint skills thumbs down

 
Re: Launch Date FW41 15th Feb
phatjack (IP Logged)
17 February, 2018 00:58
[quote AlanJones][quote phatjack]Does Williams have a graphic designer on staff? The livery looks like it was designed by an amateur.[/quote]

You're the amateur PJ winking smiley
No without pulling your teeth, I quite like it. I adore the added black and the little tweak of more red on the "shark fin".

[quote Carinni]A full copy of Ferrari n Mercedes, smart[/quote]

AJ, there where other ways to make the sponsor logos more prominent. But I suppose the black was added to compliment the halo.

 
Re: Launch Date FW41 15th Feb
Andrew Hooper (IP Logged)
17 February, 2018 03:34
Sort of sad to see the level of support from Oris now only a small logo on the front nose. At one time they use to be a big sponsor of Williams.

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