Williams FW41 Mercedes

A place to discuss the characteristics of the cars in Formula One, both current as well as historical. Laptimes, driver worshipping and team chatter does not belong here.
Thunder
Moderator
User avatar
Joined: Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:50 am
Location: Germany

Re: Williams FW41 Mercedes

Post by Thunder » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:16 am

Pictures and the Discussion about the 2019 Front Wing have been moved to the 2017 - 2020 Aero Thread.

viewtopic.php?f=6&p=607055#p607055

Please keep it about the 2018 Spec in here.
turbof1 wrote:
YOU SHALL NOT...
STALLLLL!!!

F1NAC
128
User avatar
Joined: Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:35 pm
Location: CRO

Re: Williams FW41 Mercedes

Post by F1NAC » Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:40 pm

When you don't know what your car is doing :wtf:


Morteza
1123
User avatar
Joined: Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:23 pm
Location: Bushehr, Iran

Re: Williams FW41 Mercedes

Post by Morteza » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:18 pm

F1NAC wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:40 pm
When you don't know what your car is doing :wtf:

https://twitter.com/tgruener/status/1024687901748211719
It's even worse than that! :mrgreen:
Image

Image

Image

Image

Image
Via AMuS
"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool."~William Shakespeare

netoperek
19
Joined: Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:06 pm

Re: Williams FW41 Mercedes

Post by netoperek » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:23 pm

F1NAC wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:40 pm
When you don't know what your car is doing :wtf:

https://twitter.com/tgruener/status/1024687901748211719
I disagree. As evidenced, Williams has been working hard to gain some massive improvements, concentrating in the area where they really CAN make a distinguishable difference!

Livery.

Williams have put some substancial resource in the looks department so that new updates can be brought. These seem to be massively underrated in the F1 community, but happen to give better results than some boring technical stuff. Want evidence? here You have an assesment of France GP updates: https://www.reddit.com/r/formula1/comme ... tfits_are/

I'm glad to see Williams really getting their act together and working hard on updates! Keep up guys!

roon
311
Joined: Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:04 pm

Re: Williams FW41 Mercedes

Post by roon » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:28 pm

I think they just left it parked in the wrong part of Budapest overnight.

wesley123
206
Joined: Sat Feb 23, 2008 4:55 pm

Re: Williams FW41 Mercedes

Post by wesley123 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:47 pm

Interesting what seems to be happening at the rear of the sidepod, looks like air is built up and just detaches from that point.
"Bite my shiny metal ass" - Bender

roon
311
Joined: Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:04 pm

Re: Williams FW41 Mercedes

Post by roon » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:54 pm

wesley123 wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:47 pm
Interesting what seems to be happening at the rear of the sidepod, looks like air is built up and just detaches from that point.
The photos of the red side look like the car hadn't ran yet. The blue side, if that's what you're referencing, looks like boundary layer thickening. The vertical line through the Martini logo. My guess. If so I would think that it's pretty normal across the field. Laminar flow for what looks like a couple feet / ~1m, then detachment.

Vanja #66
304
User avatar
Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:38 pm
Location: BGD, SRB

Re: Williams FW41 Mercedes

Post by Vanja #66 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:53 pm

Oh hell no! I can't imagine the size of aero problems Williams has when they decided to put flow viz all over the freakin' car!

netoperek
19
Joined: Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:06 pm

Re: Williams FW41 Mercedes

Post by netoperek » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:24 pm

well it may as well be a tiny little vortex (or lack of it) in the wrong place and time that ruins all of the aero they are looking for. That would make sense to have a (colorful) picture of the whole package to see where it fails.

ScrewCaptain27
391
User avatar
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:13 am
Location: Udine, Italy

Re: Williams FW41 Mercedes

Post by ScrewCaptain27 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:54 pm

Merc engine viewed from behind:
Image
AMuS
"Stupid people do stupid things. Smart people outsmart each other, then themselves."
- Serj Tankian

Morteza
1123
User avatar
Joined: Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:23 pm
Location: Bushehr, Iran

Re: Williams FW41 Mercedes

Post by Morteza » Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:23 pm

Two different rear wings for Spa
Image
"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool."~William Shakespeare

cplchanb
1
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:13 pm

Re: Williams FW41 Mercedes

Post by cplchanb » Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:17 pm

Morteza wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:23 pm
Two different rear wings for Spa
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DlR73B7XgAAQszO?format=jpg

Both those rear wings have such high aoa....going to be pretty slow Williams on the straights

Morteza
1123
User avatar
Joined: Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:23 pm
Location: Bushehr, Iran

Re: Williams FW41 Mercedes

Post by Morteza » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:29 pm

Morteza wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:23 pm
Two different rear wings for Spa
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DlR73B7XgAAQszO?format=jpg
They have brought the upper wing for Monza
Image
Via AMuS
"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool."~William Shakespeare

Morteza
1123
User avatar
Joined: Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:23 pm
Location: Bushehr, Iran

Re: Williams FW41 Mercedes

Post by Morteza » Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:42 pm

Image

Image
Via AMuS
"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool."~William Shakespeare

M840TR
147
Joined: Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:04 pm

Re: Williams FW41 Mercedes

Post by M840TR » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:24 am

Image