Latest News:

2019 Australian Grand Prix Countdown

Report This Message
Are you sure you want to report this post?

Re: FW34
Posted by: Beer_Stalker
Date: 23/02/2012 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.”

You may optionally give an explanation for why this post was reported, which will be sent to the moderators along with the report. This can help the moderator to understand why you reported the post.

We record all IP addresses on the Sportnetwork message boards which may be required by the authorities in case of defamatory or abusive comment. We seek to monitor the Message Boards at regular intervals. We do not associate Sportnetwork with any of the comments and do not take responsibility for any statements or opinions expressed on the Message Boards. If you have any cause for concern over any material posted here please let us know as soon as possible by e-mailing abuse@sportnetwork.net

Who is online?

Total users online:  

Most users online:  

Users on this site:  

Where are they?