2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by LookBackTime » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:59 pm

Advanced Vehicle Driving Simulator

Looks like this is the technology they are using for their own F1 simulator! Watch the video!

..."The motion platform, developed by Williams Advanced Engineering, offers up to 60Hz frequency response, delivering class leading six-degrees-of-freedom dynamic performance. This rapid response time further improves driver immersion as their inputs and feedback are experienced at a rate comparable to real driving. To see the system in action view the animation below."...

..."This not only improves immersion but reduces the likelihood of the user experiencing motion sickness. "...

http://www.abd.uk.com/de/kinematics_&_c ... simulators

The most advanced driving simulator available - the aVDS from AB Dynamics - uses cutting edge motion platform with linear motors together with deeply immersive 3D graphics from rFpro for flawless motion cueing.



More info here:

http://www.williamsf1.com/advanced-engi ... technology

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by Manoah2u » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:12 pm

Dear Santa.......
Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools.

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by kptaylor » Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:59 pm

That's awesome! Wish they'd have shown some F1 simulation or other fast road stuff.

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by LookBackTime » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:24 am

Williams begin testing at the Hungaroring [live] - Google translate from Polish

http://powrotroberta.blogspot.ro/2017/1 ... sa-na.html

Few snippets of info:




(8:32) Interesting comments Adama Parra, who in 2006-2012 was the head of Williams posted a portal Nextgen-Auto. Parr says he personally negotiated z Kubicą move to Williams when he was working in this team, but we know that was not to him.
"I very much hope that we will see it again in Formula 1 next year and it will be great if this will happen behind the wheel of Williams. Robert is a very brave guy who worked so hard to get back to normal life, and then to a career in motorsport" - says Parr.

(9:06) There are growing indications that Robert Kubica will be driving today, however. So far on the track silence.

(9:25) There is information that the Williams car has already gone on the Hungaroring circuit on the installation lap. Nico Rosberg also reportedly is already on the track. They are not, however, confirmed the information.

General Info:

"Hungaroring needs no introduction. Very demanding property located near Budapest is a sequence of high-speed corners, but also tight corners and different levels. track counts 4 381 meters, and his record is Sebastian Vettel, who in qualifying this year received a score of 1: 16.276."

"Regarding the performance of the Williams car at the Hungaroring in 2014, then Valtteri Bottas was third driver qualifications of the Hungarian Grand Prix in 2014 and achieved a time of 1: 23.354 and Felipe Massa had 1: 24.223. Comparing the times again but there is no much sense, though subconsciously it can not be avoided."

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by LookBackTime » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:37 am

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Translate from Polish using Google Translate!


Kubica favorite of Lowe?
(11:11) From the Italian motorsport Franco Nugnes, "Paddy Lowe, technical director of Williams, pushing for the return of Robert Kubica, but Papa Stroll, the main sponsor of the team, have preferred Paul di Resta."

Hungarian Motorsport
(11:12) Hungarian motorsport journalists write, however, that Robert Kubica is the favorite for the job at Williams, as long as the tests are correct. The team is expected to announce its decision on the second seat after the Mexican Grand Prix.

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by LookBackTime » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:06 pm

First pictures! Thanks to Michal Turski‏ @MickTurski !

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by LookBackTime » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:52 pm


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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by TEHNOS » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:49 pm

It is 1:25 to 1:26, quite impressive

Through racingline.hu http://f1.avtomanija.com/default.asp?rb=1&id=32544

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by LookBackTime » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:03 pm

Robert Kubica is still on track
(16:26) The second part of the test with Williams is intense.

William's Kubica test concludes
(17:00) "It was a productive day," - say representatives of the team for AUTOSPORT.

(17:01) Williams' continue checking "drivers and will not grant any other information about Robert tests.
Interestingly, Autosport writes that Williams would like to make a choice by the end of the year.

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by LookBackTime » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:21 pm

Williams focused on 2018 Formula 1 developments since September
By Adam Cooper, Ben Anderson @BenAndersonAuto Published on Tuesday October 17th 2017

https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/13245 ... -september

The Williams Formula 1 team has been focused mainly on developing its 2018 car for the past month, according to chief technical officer Paddy Lowe.

Williams has been consistently out-developed by rivals since a strong first year under the V6 engine rules in 2014, and the team has decided to make "substantial changes" to its car design philosophy for next season.

Lowe admits the change of direction for next year has compromised this season, with Williams having focused principally on 2018 development since the end of the European leg of the calendar in September.

"We've got into a mode, going back a month or more, that we're only bringing to the car things that are relevant to next year," Lowe said.

"Mostly we what we're doing now is directed at 2018, so I don't think we're going to see any substantial shift from that. We've still got a few things coming to races ahead of us, but not substantial stuff.

"All the upgrades we've brought since September have had that characteristic, but I don't think that balance is very different to how it would be normally as a function of the design we intend for next year."

Massa: Williams developments don't work

Felipe Massa has raced for Williams continuously since 2014 and says the team has not been able to develop its cars as expected for any of the past three campaigns.

Massa said: "The first year [was OK], then all of the other years it was the same as now - no improvement through the year, the way we expected to have.

"This year we started in a good way, and we didn't improve like other teams.

"Last year we didn't understand anything - we just couldn't improve the car through the year like other teams were doing. 2015 was the same.

"This year the same. We had many bits, but they didn't work. The team had to understand why it was not working, change some stuff.

"We still have the same parts, but now things are working much better. From Barcelona to maybe the race before Monza we had a car that was maybe the same as the beginning of the season.

"Now we are catching the other teams, but it's too late."

Williams brought a substantial update to July's Austrian Grand Prix, which did not work as expected for several races.

Lowe says all aerodynamic updates to the FW40 have delivered the downforce predicted, but have sometimes been difficult to get working correctly within the set-up parameters on the car.

"We haven't had anything that didn't really work," Lowe added.

"There's no upgrade that we've brought this year that we haven't carried forward, albeit we had to do a range of experiments to get the best from it from a set-up point of view.

"We have lost ground, but that's not because things didn't work. It's because we haven't developed at the rate we should have done."

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Re: 2017 Williams Martini Racing Team - Mercedes

Post by Sevach » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:22 pm