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British GP: Williams drivers to start from pit lane

By Andrew Hooper
July 8 2018

 
 Williams drivers to start from Silverstone pit lane
 

Williams Martini drivers Lance Stroll and Sergey Sirotkin will be required to start the 2018 British Grand Prix from the pitlane. This has come about due to the fact that the team had been forced to replace the new rear wings on both FW41s.

The issue with the new rear wing became apparent when both drivers would spin spun off in the opening period of qualifying when they experienced aerodynamic stalls after the DRS was deactivated. It would seem that the issue was with how the new rear wing interacted with the floor. As a result the team decided to revert to the previous wing design. other parts would also be changed as part of the return to the older specification rear wing.

Any change in the specification of the car| after qualifying requires the cars to start from the pit lane. Prior to the change Sirotkin and Stroll were due to start 18th and 19th respectively.

Technical Chief Paddy Lowe said: "We brought in some new pieces [on Friday] and we need to do more work."

"We have an intermittent problem with the floor stall, related only to DRS. It doesn't recover well enough for the subsequent corner.

"We can only assume now that it's related to the new pieces even though we did a proper introduction and seemed to have a stable platform as we finished FP2 yesterday.

"The phenomenon is something we've never seen before on this car or indeed any other. We have the rear wing, our previous rear wing, which is absolutely fine in this aspect."

 

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British GP: Williams drivers to start from pit lane
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08/07/2018 08:13
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Re: British GP: Williams drivers to start from pit lane
Stu69 (IP Logged)
08/07/2018 09:27
More haste less speed!

 
Re: British GP: Williams drivers to start from pit lane
T-800 Model 101 (IP Logged)
08/07/2018 10:13
Williams F1 team = circus act :-(

 
Re: British GP: Williams drivers to start from pit lane
T-800 Model 101 (IP Logged)
08/07/2018 10:16
Paddy Lowe must resign immediately:-(

 
Re: British GP: Williams drivers to start from pit lane
CLOVERLEAF 888 (IP Logged)
08/07/2018 10:18
So once again. Wliams bring updates that don't work on the track. I have never known a team to be as consistent as Williams in doing this over the last few years

 
Re: British GP: Williams drivers to start from pit lane
T-800 Model 101 (IP Logged)
08/07/2018 10:23
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CLOVERLEAF 888
So once again. Wliams bring updates that don't work on the track. I have never known a team to be as consistent as Williams in doing this over the last few years

The last few years? You mean the last 20 years?

 
Re: British GP: Williams drivers to start from pit lane
ihme (IP Logged)
08/07/2018 10:45
We will have old rear wings, different cooling and Sirotkin will have a different front wing. Do we even have a proper setup for these changes for the race? lol

 
Re: British GP: Williams drivers to start from pit lane
guitargamery (IP Logged)
14/07/2018 18:00
i am just fed up with Lewis...i think is, his hair that is troubling him..is always uncomfortable and super awkward when he is in the room before the podium ceremony....dude get over it..make a buzz cut....and go on, seriously i used to like him when he was in the McLaren, but suddenly he tried to become this "star" with a "amazing hair" (lol) and he changed....meaning: remember that south park episode where the girls were beautiful by just photoshopping the hell of their pictures? remember that episode? well, is like Lewis, in the fotos he looks like a super hair model when in reality he is loosing hair...buzz cut is my 2 cents (LMAO)

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