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Re: 2nd Test. 2019.
shriekback 04 March, 2019 00:30

These are very cool photos, but can anyone more knowledgable than I explain what is revealed in them about the FW42? Do they display any significant innovations or compelling changes from the FW41?

Re: 2nd Test. 2019.
Mr Brooksy 04 March, 2019 01:29
Don't know about improvements over the 41 but the rear diffuser shot seems to lack any evidence of drive shafts... Are they removed there or on an extreme angle like the mini gearbox cars like the FW34?

Re: 2nd Test. 2019.
GPL 04 March, 2019 08:28
It is nice to have hope but do not set them to high for OZ.
Robert had one consistent run but it was at least a second a lap or maybe more off the pace.

We have had no indication at all this new car has a turn of speed yet and both drivers
have said we are the slowest of the field after testing.

It will take a long time to maybe get the best out of this car.

Spain,s big update at he earliest and we need 1.5 second a lap / quali flyer gain really by then, which is a hell of a ask to get us up towards the front of the midfield.

Anyway leave you guys in peace for a while away for 2 weeks now and by the
time i get back the circus should have arrived in OZ for the first race of the season.

Re: 2nd Test. 2019.
Gwanni 04 March, 2019 09:22
To GPL Sharing your own comments and heartfelt thoughts even if they differ from those of others are still appreciated and we still value your contributions. At the end of the day the answers will only be cleared after a Gp or two.

Re: 2nd Test. 2019.
ihme 04 March, 2019 13:04
Paddy Lowe: "Robert has driven the old car around here quite a lot last year and has some very encouraging comments on the qualities of the car.

"He feels that we've made a huge step forwards in terms of the platform.

"A car that is far more driveable, a car that you can work with from a driving point of view, you can control your management of tyre, you can control the balance and pace, was definitely not a description we could have given about last year's car.

"So that is very encouraging."

Lowe said that was no guarantee or indicator of the performance Williams would enjoy with the FW42 but simply that it suggested one of the team's "major objectives" had been hit.

He added that a key target was "to design and implement a process within our engineering that would make cars with better properties and then go and deliver those better properties.

"That is a good step for us, and a much better foundation to move forwards until the next stage."

While Lowe would not comment on performance, he believes Williams has moved on the from "unpredictability" of last year's car.

He said this would be vital to exploiting the most from the Pirelli tyres, which he described as "one of the most difficult performance areas for all the teams".

"When you have a platform that performs in that way [inconsistently], it compounds the issue of understanding and exploiting the tyres on a single lap and long runs," said Lowe

"This was the key thing we wanted to do, to have a car that had a driveable platform.

"Something where you turn into a corner and you know what's going to happen because it happened last time.

"This is one of the key aspects that has been improved very considerably."


Re: 2nd Test. 2019.
Williams-123 04 March, 2019 14:28
People are saying Williams and McLaren are at the back this year....Its amazing to think these two teams were once the biggest two teams in Formula 1 and now they are last and second last....Unbelievable.

Re: 2nd Test. 2019.
ihme 04 March, 2019 18:53
Robert (google translate from his interview with his friend Cezary Gutowski): "If last year we had stability and behavior in corners, such as with a new car, Williams would have accumulated a lot more points. On the other hand, I have such a feeling that this stability in our new car is not free and there are things that we will definitely have to work on."

"It seems that the third monokok (chassis?) is ready. Well, that's enough to get some of itwinking smiley Anyway - sometimes the test laps make no sense to worry about (luckily). Williams's speed is still a big unknown. The biggest question mark concerns ... operational capabilities. Let's just keep our fingers crossed!"

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