Williams FW34 Renault

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active: 2012
Team: Williams F1

Drivers: Pastor Maldonado (18), Bruno Senna (19), Valterri Bottas (Reserve)


Chassis construction: Monocoque construction Laminated from carbon epoxy and honeycomb composite structure, surpassing FIA impact and strength requirements

Front suspension: Carbon fibre double wishbone arrangement, with composite toelink and pushrod activated springs and anti-roll bar

Rear suspension: Double wishbone and pullrod activated springs and anti-roll bar

Transmission: Williams F1 seven speed seamless sequential semi-automatic shift plus reverse gear. Gear selection electro-hydraulically actuated

Clutch: Carbon multi-plate

Dampers: Williams F1

Wheels: RAYS forged magnesium

Tyres: Pirelli, Fronts: 325mm wide, Rears: 375mm wide

Brake system: AP 6 piston callipers all round, carbon discs and pads

Steering: Williams F1 power assisted rack and pinion

Fuel system: ATL Kevlar-reinforced rubber bladder

Electronic systems: FIA SECU standard electronic control unit

Cooling system: Aluminium Oil, Water, KERS, and gearbox radiators

Cockpit: Driver six point safety harness with 75mm shoulder straps & HANS system, removable anatomically formed carbon fibre seat covered in Alcantara


Weight: FIA Minimum

Wheelbase: FIA Maximum

Overall length: 5000mm

Overall height: 950mm

Overall width: 1800mm


Designation: Renault RS27-2012

Configuration: 2.4l V8

No of cylinders: 90° V8

No of valves: 32

Displacement: 2400 cc

Weight: 95kg

Rpm: 18,000



Power output: approx. 750 bhp

Spark plugs: semi surface discharge

Ignition system: high energy inductive

Pistons: aluminium alloy

Engine block: aluminium alloy

Crankshaft: Nitrided alloy steel with tungsten alloy counterweights

Connecting rods: titanium alloy

Throttle system: 8 butterflies