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shouldnt this thread lose the speculation moniker and call it what it is, the fw42 thread?
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So they'll start the pre-season testing on Tuesday
https://twitter.com/adamcooperF1/status ... 8672017408
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Manoah2u wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:20 pm
shouldnt this thread lose the speculation moniker and call it what it is, the fw42 thread?
Normally that has to wait for the first high quality shots. No one is precluded from doing analysis in the speculation threads.
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hollus wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:04 pm
Manoah2u wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:20 pm
shouldnt this thread lose the speculation moniker and call it what it is, the fw42 thread?
Normally that has to wait for the first high quality shots. No one is precluded from doing analysis in the speculation threads.
but the FW42 has already been revealed with the studio shots.
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Just as worryingly for Williams - who dominated much of the 1980s and 1990s in F1 but slumped to last in the constructors' championship in 2018 - the team fear privately the car will be slow when it does finally hit the track. Insiders say it is projected to be at least two seconds slower than last year's car, which was already the slowest in F1.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/47284267

Extremely concerning if true especially considering the FW41 was so slow that one would expect them to gain at least a small amount of time regardless of the 2019 tech reg changes. What on Earth is going on at Williams?!?! :(

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Dipesh1995 wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:52 pm
Just as worryingly for Williams - who dominated much of the 1980s and 1990s in F1 but slumped to last in the constructors' championship in 2018 - the team fear privately the car will be slow when it does finally hit the track. Insiders say it is projected to be at least two seconds slower than last year's car, which was already the slowest in F1.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/47284267

Extremely concerning if true especially considering the FW41 was so slow that one would expect them to gain at least a small amount of time regardless of the 2019 tech reg changes. What on Earth is going on at Williams?!?! :(
Oh dear! :shock:

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JordanMugen wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:38 am
Dipesh1995 wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:52 pm
Just as worryingly for Williams - who dominated much of the 1980s and 1990s in F1 but slumped to last in the constructors' championship in 2018 - the team fear privately the car will be slow when it does finally hit the track. Insiders say it is projected to be at least two seconds slower than last year's car, which was already the slowest in F1.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/47284267

Extremely concerning if true especially considering the FW41 was so slow that one would expect them to gain at least a small amount of time regardless of the 2019 tech reg changes. What on Earth is going on at Williams?!?! :(
Oh dear! :shock:
#-o all cars will be slower compared to last year's cars.

apart from that, i highly doubt wednesday the car will be here. i actually doubt they'll be there on thursday.
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Dipesh1995 wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:52 pm
Just as worryingly for Williams - who dominated much of the 1980s and 1990s in F1 but slumped to last in the constructors' championship in 2018 - the team fear privately the car will be slow when it does finally hit the track. Insiders say it is projected to be at least two seconds slower than last year's car, which was already the slowest in F1.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/47284267

Extremely concerning if true especially considering the FW41 was so slow that one would expect them to gain at least a small amount of time regardless of the 2019 tech reg changes. What on Earth is going on at Williams?!?! :(
Sounds to me like their financial position is pretty bad. With test time at a premium the sole reason to miss these days that I can think of would be because of money.
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I thought the rumour was that certain parts were not signed off on time or were late and so the manufacturing was delayed hence no car ready for testing
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Manoah2u wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:03 am
JordanMugen wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:38 am
Dipesh1995 wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:52 pm


https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/47284267

Extremely concerning if true especially considering the FW41 was so slow that one would expect them to gain at least a small amount of time regardless of the 2019 tech reg changes. What on Earth is going on at Williams?!?! :(
Oh dear! :shock:
#-o all cars will be slower compared to last year's cars.

apart from that, i highly doubt wednesday the car will be here. i actually doubt they'll be there on thursday.
You sure about that? LEC is only 1 sec under last year time, after 1.5 days of testing and not with the Hypersoft. I'm sure car will be as fast as last year if not faster

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I suspect rather embarrassingly, that it was realised far too late that some components were flat out wrong and redesigned parts had to be rushed through and simply couldn't be made in time.

Still, better late than the late!
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Someone in the Williams F1 Forum (can’t remember what the exact link is) says they found a massive design error in the braking system.
By the way, motorsport.com is reporting the car is now ready and will be in Barcelona tomorrow morning.
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ScrewCaptain27 wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:25 pm
Someone in the Williams F1 Forum (can’t remember what the exact link is) says they found a massice design error in the braking system.
By the way, motorsport.com is reporting the car is now ready and will be in Barcelona tomorrow morning.
quote from motorsport
"Obviously there will still be a fair amount to do but we will be working as fast as we can. Unlikely to run before lunch though."
so lunch at best, expecting none at all in the end.
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cramr wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:39 pm
You sure about that? LEC is only 1 sec under last year time, after 1.5 days of testing and not with the Hypersoft. I'm sure car will be as fast as last year if not faster
Yes. the tarmac was pretty new last year and matured since then. Even Pirelli expects way faster times.