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Williams 2019 issues less complicated than 2018


By Andrew Hooper
April 9 2019

 
 Williams 2019 issues less complicated than 2018
 
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The 2019 season so far has been one of frustrating difficulties with the FW42 for Robert Kubica. But despite this he sees the issues that the Williams team is facing in 2019 are less complicated than those that the team had to contend with in 2018.

Having had experience with the 2018 FW41 Robert is well positioned to comment on the issues that the 2018 car had compared to the 2019 FW42. In general terms Robert feels that the FW42 has made steps forward in the sense of the car been far more predictable. But it is now lacking in other areas but at least the Williams team knows where they are losing out.

In commenting on the issues Robert said: ďIn some ways itís easier problems to solve as you know the area and you know whatís lacking. Last year it was much more complicated, the limitation of the car were changing and was very inconsistent.

ďBut from the other hand itís difficult to change something in a couple of months if you arrive with this, itís difficult as we struggle to create, to put the grip into the car, the downforce, and there is always a reason but itís true also that you need to unthink new ideas or something that could unlock a lot of improvements.

"We just need to make sure it will happen and as soon as possible. I think last year the issues were completely different and were difficult to predict.

"It was a bigger shock why we struggled so much but there were corners where we were not struggling and the car was quite competitive.Ē

"I was not expecting to struggle with other issues we faced from Barcelona. From the performance point of view I would say itís the same as what weíve seen in the wind tunnel and everything. Then of course you never know what will happen with the other [teams].

ďIf the others keep the same performance as last year we will be more behind than last year from our numbers, data and simulation. This is more or less what happened.Ē

 

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09/04/2019 11:01
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Re: Williams 2019 issues less complicated than 2018
CLOVERLEAF 888 (IP Logged)
09/04/2019 12:29
That's good to know, we are starting with a more predictable car. Hopefully we can find some answers. I just want Williams to build a car we can actually go racing with, even if thats towards the back to start with. At least that way we will get to the bottom of what's required. I do sometimes wonder though. Would the rules allow us to go to Dallara and say we want your F1 chassis and to change to that. I know we haven't got the money. Just wondering if the rules allowed it

 
Re: Williams 2019 issues less complicated than 2018
Mr Brooksy (IP Logged)
09/04/2019 23:30
I'm encouraged to hear that the wind tunnel and data at the factory actually correlate with what they see on the actual race car... Which race car, I don't know, as has been reported that the 2 cars are far from identical.

If the instruments and tools actually work this year, then that's a huge step in the right direction! All they need now is the staff to understand it and make significant gains....

 
Re: Williams 2019 issues less complicated than 2018
phatjack (IP Logged)
10/04/2019 01:21
I read it as GR is having a positive influence on RK.

 
Re: Williams 2019 issues less complicated than 2018
an.jo (IP Logged)
10/04/2019 01:33
If I understand what's being said here -- and that's not an easy thing -- the team met its performance targets, but those targets misjudged what it would take to be competitive even in the midfield. I wonder whose job it was to decide on those performance targets. Can't wait To find Out.

 
Re: Williams 2019 issues less complicated than 2018
Mr Brooksy (IP Logged)
10/04/2019 23:48
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an.jo
If I understand what's being said here -- and that's not an easy thing -- the team met its performance targets, but those targets misjudged what it would take to be competitive even in the midfield. I wonder whose job it was to decide on those performance targets. Can't wait To find Out.

Isn't that what Sirotkin was referring to in an interview before pre season testing? That the car was expected to be 2 seconds slower than last year and when the Williams rolled out it was indeed slower (not the 2 seconds) but everyone else was ahead of last year or there abouts.

 
Re: Williams 2019 issues less complicated than 2018
Greg_OR (IP Logged)
11/04/2019 00:26
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phatjack
I read it as GR is having a positive influence on RK.
Kubica said same just after Barcelona test, and then GR came to similar conclusions after Australia, what influence are you talking about?

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