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Re: The All New FW43
GroveF1 16 January, 2020 07:57
Until 2021 I don't think there will be much hope, which we pin on every year. The 43 I don't think will help take us off the back field.

I would think this would be a good time to bring in the Renault guy bring touted about and solely let him focus on the 2021 car

Re: The All New FW43
GPL 16 January, 2020 09:01
I still disagree and think Williams will want to confirm that the equipment is matching in sim and the real world, plus prove a point to themselves, current and potential sponsors.

Most important this year to make sure numbers match and updates work as planned.

god forbid they fail again this season what confidence would you have for next year rule change or not.

I say we put 1000 % effort in this years car .

Back to basics.

Re: The All New FW43
Mikef1 16 January, 2020 13:12
With carrying over last years chassis it probably was a formality to pass the crash test.

Re: The All New FW43
AlanJones 16 January, 2020 13:19
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I still disagree and think Williams will want to confirm that the equipment is matching in sim and the real world, plus prove a point to themselves, current and potential sponsors.
Most important this year to make sure numbers match and updates work as planned.

god forbid they fail again this season what confidence would you have for next year rule change or not.

I say we put 1000 % effort in this years car .

Back to basics.

Squander the money we could spend early on in a proper 2021 car, to try and salvage a sinking ship. Id say that's a mental idea and I am happy you are not in charge of the team.
The FW43 is just the FW42 with improvements. And those improvements will not bring 1.5 to 2 seconds. And that's only to get to points. Because if the upgrades would bring 2 seconds, it would mean that Williams has gained the biggest deficit in recent history. And that will not happen.
So, get the FW43 up and running. Get the production line running to spit out parts for the car. Invest in some upgrades to introduce around the start of the European season. But after that, @#$%& off and start with the FW44.




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Re: The All New FW43
AlanJones 16 January, 2020 13:20
Why is bugg*r a word that's censored?




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Re: The All New FW43
GPL 16 January, 2020 13:57
Again running before you can walk ,that is crazy.

If the 43 is competitive and updates work then that will confirm the teams new procedures
and also keep the sponsors happy to reinvest and maybe attract new investment,but neglect the 43
and have another woeful season hmm.
if all goes to plan with the car and updates work then switch as early as possible to next year
but lets confirm the new procedures first a.



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Re: The All New FW43
AlanJones 16 January, 2020 14:06
The immediate first thing you post is the biggest if ever that will not happen as I've explained. The FW43 is a direct evolution of the FW42. It's because the rules haven't changed. The FW43 will be a dud, just like it's predecessor. It will not happen that suddenly 2 seconds can be found in fixing the flaw that housed in the FW42.

So I'd bag my eggs in the 2021 basket. Certainly now there is a main sponsor that we have bound to 2023. So there is the financial security that we have searched for. It's time to do the right thing: bin the FW43 from the European season onwards.




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Re: The All New FW43
dot_com 16 January, 2020 17:25
FW43 passes crash tests - so we’re already looking better than this time last year.

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Re: The All New FW43
GPL 17 January, 2020 13:19
I hope we can take advantage of the pre testing shakedown day this year.

Williams best time from testing last year was George on a 1:18:1

Ferrari had the fastest with a 1:16:2

I think these times are correct.



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Re: The All New FW43
GPL 17 January, 2020 13:38
Full results from qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona, round 5 of the 2019 Formula 1 season.

2019 Spanish Grand Prix - Qualifying results
Pos Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3
1 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:16.979s 1:15.924s 1:15.406s
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:17.292s 1:16.038s 1:16.040s
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:17.425s 1:16.667s 1:16.272s
4 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:17.244s 1:16.726s 1:16.357s
5 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:17.388s 1:16.714s 1:16.588s
6 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 1:17.862s 1:16.932s 1:16.708s
7 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:18.042s 1:17.066s 1:16.911s
8 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:17.669s 1:17.272s 1:16.922s
9 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:17.914s 1:17.243s 1:17.573s
10 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 1:18.385s 1:17.299s 1:18.106s
11 Lando Norris McLaren 1:17.611s 1:17.338s
12 Alexander Albon Toro Rosso 1:17.796s 1:17.445s
13 Carlos Sainz McLaren 1:17.760s 1:17.599s
14 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo 1:18.132s 1:17.788s
15 Sergio Pérez Racing Point 1:18.286s 1:17.886s
16 Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1:18.404s
17 Lance Stroll Racing Point 1:18.471s
18 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1:18.664s
19 George Russell Williams 1:19.072s
20 Robert Kubica Williams 1:20.254s



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Re: The All New FW43
Mikef1 17 January, 2020 23:46
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I hope we can take advantage of the pre testing shakedown day this year.
Williams best time from testing last year was George on a 1:18:1

Ferrari had the fastest with a 1:16:2

I think these times are correct.

Crazy this year after 8 days of rubbering in the track a front runner could sink in a 1.15. I dont think it's likely but these cars are damn fast.

Re: The All New FW43
Andrew Hooper 21 January, 2020 11:59
I wonder how much faster the 2020 cars will be compared to the 2019. I can't imagine that we will see huge steps forward apart from all been well Williams.

Re: The All New FW43
GPL 21 January, 2020 12:57
Top teams must gain up to 1.5 seconds with aero and engine improvements.

Re: The All New FW43
dot_com 24 January, 2020 14:46
Williams will present their definitive 2020 livery two days before the start of testing, on February 17th, using last year’s car. The team also intends to reveal images of its 2020 chassis online the same day, and the car will be seen for the first time on the opening day of the test.

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Re: The All New FW43
Andrew Hooper 24 January, 2020 15:11
I can understand why the team wants every minute they can get before the car gets shown to the public to ensure it is all ready for testing.

I wonder where the revealing of the 2020 colour scheme will take place ... maybe at the factory like last year.

Re: The All New FW43
AlanJones 24 January, 2020 16:13
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Williams will present their definitive 2020 livery two days before the start of testing, on February 17th, using last year’s car. The team also intends to reveal images of its 2020 chassis online the same day, and the car will be seen for the first time on the opening day of the test.
[www.racefans.net]

A dedicated livery launch does point towards a very different livery than last year. Else there would be no reason in to why spending money in splitting the livery and chassis launch.




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Re: The All New FW43
Andrew Hooper 25 January, 2020 06:55
Still very curious how the changes to the ROKiT logo will be presented in the 2020 colours.

Re: The All New FW43
AlanJones 26 January, 2020 10:45
Has the logo changed then?




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Re: The All New FW43
Mikef1 26 January, 2020 12:34
Good to know.

I don't think they will move away from this blue personally, but hopefully they can modernise the use of their colour scheme if they stick with it.

Re: The All New FW43
GPL 27 January, 2020 14:18
The Williams FW43 will be the first car with input from Sir Patrick Head for half a dozen or so years, as he returns to the team as a consultant following the departure of former CTO Paddy Lowe, and the team’s struggles of the last two seasons where its drivers were able to muster just eight points between them in the entire 41 races.

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