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humble sabot wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:50 am
Weird! Spoon wings usually show up more as high downforce variants. RB's is almost dead straight for Spa. But Merc is also running a more aggressive wing, so there might be some method to the madness. If I were to hazard a guess I might be able to come up with a reasoning for Williams, as they've struggled with balance and consistency and have nothing to lose in the standings, taking a hit on Vmax, might not bother them so much.

It's hard to tell for sure, but the floor appears to be revised.
It is a lower downforce wing. With the spoon shape, they can have the same support and drs actuator as on the high DF wing, but the ends have less angle of attack and drag.

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Monza
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Morteza wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:20 pm
Monza
https://imgr1.auto-motor-und-sport.de/W ... 625277.jpg
Via AMuS
That’s a LOT of wing. It’s a really draggy car too...
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ScrewCaptain27 wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:56 pm
Morteza wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:20 pm
Monza
https://imgr1.auto-motor-und-sport.de/W ... 625277.jpg
Via AMuS
That’s a LOT of wing. It’s a really draggy car too...
Pretty hard to believe they will race this RW

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I think that is the wing that Kubica raced in Spa. His wing was changed after the Q1 fire to the one like in this photo. Here is the Kubica's pit-stop from Spa: https://twitter.com/WilliamsRacing/stat ... 4550821888

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lio007 wrote:
ScrewCaptain27 wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:56 pm
Morteza wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:20 pm
Monza
https://imgr1.auto-motor-und-sport.de/W ... 625277.jpg
Via AMuS
That’s a LOT of wing. It’s a really draggy car too...
Pretty hard to believe they will race this RW
Looks like they may indeed run a lot of wing:
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PH Albert Fábrega
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Maybe they're going all in on a rainy sunday???

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They don't have the resources to build a Monza specific wing.

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But with that wing, combined with an apparently draggy car, they might even struggle to make the 107% on Saturday, I'd think. Well, we will see.

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HRT, in their last season, showed up at Monza with precisely the same rear wing they had used all season. It was a typical "max out the box" wing. They were slow but not over 107% of pole.

Williams are doing the right thing by focusing on long-term car performance improvement rather than a one-off aero package. Of course, this gives me more respect for all the other teams that do use their scarce resources to make one-off aero packages.

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ScrewCaptain27 wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:39 pm
lio007 wrote:
ScrewCaptain27 wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:56 pm

That’s a LOT of wing. It’s a really draggy car too...
Pretty hard to believe they will race this RW
Looks like they may indeed run a lot of wing:
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PH Albert Fábrega
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Quick update from Robert's part of the garage. He got a new steering wheel finally. Done in usual (for the last couple of years) Williams fashion - when asked if its of any help, he replied "it probably would, if it was the one that i asked for" #-o :lol:
He's also driving with a drive train he got after his engine blew up in Belgium, which isn't a new spec. Robert wasn't very happy about it to be frank. He said that he can't quite understand why he is still getting old specs, though he admitted that probably it isn't entirely Williams fault. I haven't seen any real confirmation from Williams for engine differences between GR and RK, and it somewhat confirms what have been speculated. Pity that even after engine failure he can't get an upgrade :(

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netoperek wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:36 am
Quick update from Robert's part of the garage. He got a new steering wheel finally. Done in usual (for the last couple of years) Williams fashion - when asked if its of any help, he replied "it probably would, if it was the one that i asked for" #-o :lol:
He's also driving with a drive train he got after his engine blew up in Belgium, which isn't a new spec. Robert wasn't very happy about it to be frank. He said that he can't quite understand why he is still getting old specs, though he admitted that probably it isn't entirely Williams fault. I haven't seen any real confirmation from Williams for engine differences between GR and RK, and it somewhat confirms what have been speculated. Pity that even after engine failure he can't get an upgrade :(
Moved a lot of the buttons to the left side. Here are the photos for comparsion
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A better shot of Robert's new steering wheel
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Given that Robert uses the same hand for up shifts and down shifts i wonder when he finds the time to press buttons.