Williams FW40 Mercedes

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This the official car topic about the 2017 Williams contender, the FW40 (to celebrate their 40 year existence in F1, they skipped the FW39 name). This thread will handle more stringent rules:

-Absolutely no livery talk in the car topic. Liveries are by nature topics assigned to the team thread, and should be discussed there. Posts about liveries in the car thread will be removed. Livery, sponsoring and any other none-performance hardware features of the car go to the team thread.

-Discussion about the car's hardware only. No discussion about the laptimes (should be discussed in the testing or race threads; test thread is here: http://www.f1technical.net/forum/viewto ... =1&t=25963). No speculation or rumors towards future features of the car; no speculation about the competitive performance (car beats car B but car C, etc.). Such discussions will be removed as well.

-Discussion about the Power Unit should belong in its respective PU topic. How the car's chassis and bodywork is adapted to it remains in the car thread, but pure features of the PU don't go there. Since this is quite a grey area, we will not remove transgressions on that front, but will move them when appropiate.

That might sound strict and is infact so, but this is done to safeguard the topic quality. A fair warning that we will be extremely strict this year! If you don't find anything worthwhile to post, please resist the urge and do not post. There is nothing wrong with that and is infact the better option when there's nothing new.

Topic will be opened once the car has been officially launched. Launch date is currently unknown.
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Car has been launched!
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Very W07 style sidepod openings, larger air inlet, and what looks like an S-duct opening.

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Very FW39 like in my opinion. Probably hiding a lot of things
Apart from the obvious changes like front and rear wing barge boards

The other things are very subtle and similar to its predecessor.
Could just as well have been a FW39 with new nose and front/rear wings.
But then again.. why would anyone give anything away with a launch spec car... :wink:

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Now that's a diffusor.

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I think we found the best view for 2017.
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Front is horrible like last year. Oh my god, We'll never be rid about that :x

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Gridlock wrote:Now that's a diffusor.

http://i.imgur.com/wQrqE36.jpg

I think we found the best view for 2017.
DAT ASS!!!

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Gridlock wrote:Now that's a diffusor.

http://i.imgur.com/wQrqE36.jpg

I think we found the best view for 2017.
That is nice I must admit! =D>

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A couple of things I noticed or think to have noticed:
-Wheelbase looks longer. This is why the car looks to be sleaker at the back as they have reshuffled parts to create a narrower cook bottle.
-Sidepod size seems to be the same as last year. However, the undercut looks much more pronounced.
-Huge turning vanes underneath the nose. It seems that with the increase in length, more regulatory area got freed up for the devices. Although being a launch version, they also look very simplified. Again this could be because they are the launch version, OR because the larger bargeboards have a knock-on effect and require less complex devices in front.
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