Williams FW14B Renault
The Williams FW14B was a mostly mechanical evolution of the already succesful FW14. Just like its predecessor, it featured a semi-automatic gearbox, traction control and a much refined active suspension. Despite its speed, the FW14 was still too fragile to keep Senna from winning his second consecutive title with McLaren.
Development over the winter proved to be a major boost, helped by yet again a brilliant Renault engine, topping the competition with possibly 30 hp.
The season result was a staggering 10 wins out of 16 races, 15 pole positions and 10 fastest laps. The car proved more than capable for Mansell to finally secure his long awaited drivers' championship title, along with the constructors' title for Williams. In fact, the FW14B was initially planned to only race until August as the Williams FW15C was ready by then, but its reliability and pace proved it unnecessary until the next season.
Front suspension: Twin-link, pushrod-operated, hydro-pneumatic
TransmissionGearbox: Williams six-speed transverse semi-automatic
Wheelbase: 2921 mm
Type: Renault RS3C/RS4
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Cars of 2013