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Re: The All New FW43
Posted by: AlanJones
Date: 04/12/2019 09:53
They said they wouldn't deviate too far from the FW42 base, meaning probably the same chassis and as they believe the car is a good platform, a focus on adding pure downforce. Realistically, the team would need to gain around 2.5s a lap or so when you factor in that other teams will make steps forward too. to have a decent car, and I dont believe they can do that.
The FW43 will likely be a faster but still not fast enough race car with just enough money saved to push properly for 2021. Simpler aero will play into the teams hands as it's only been since the incredibly complex stuff came in that they started seriously slipping.

I would expect another non points scorer with lack of development after Barceolna when the team starts to gear up for 2021. Happy to be proven wrong.

I agree and I sincerely think they should just build the FW43 for the sake of them needing a new car before switching solely to the FW44 even before the European season kicks off.
I can't see any reason to why Williams should desperately seeking for a regular point scorer and burn money if reality just is that the base to build the FW43 upon is the FW42 which is simply not capable enough to gain the 2.5 seconds you've mentioned.
Yes, prize money is worth a lot. But it is never going to justify burning cash that could be used for the FW44, who will have to be build from the ground up.

2020 will see Williams being dead last once more. That's reality.

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