Williams FW44

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The sides are incredibly slender. That Mercedes engine must be a designer's dream to work with, it's incredible how relatively little cooling it needs whilst also being the most powerful
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It seems like they went Alpine style and packed most of the cooling on the center.

But unlike Alpine, their sidepods are tight as f***. From these angles it looks like there are no sidepods at all.

Thats some tight packaging.

In terms of suspension, it seems like they have kept the conventional configuration. At least it looks like the rear is pull rod. Can someone confirm?

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How can Williams do that, while Aston Martin's body was not exactly petite? And the McLaren.. pretty Obese.

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It appears that the front wing endplate dive plane is S shaped with the rear end bending down slightly.
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AeroDynamic wrote:
Tue Feb 15, 2022 4:55 pm
How can Williams do that, while Aston Martin's body was not exactly petite? And the McLaren.. pretty Obese.
McLaren's is similar. But they had a relatively large opening on the rear, whereas this Williams doesn't seem to.

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Looks like a 2021 Alpine /ligier center cooling layout. Just one the first sight.

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I wonder what is going on with those hudge front brake ducts, it cant only be for brake cooling? And am I the only one that thinks that front susspension elements are really thick?

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Emag wrote:
Tue Feb 15, 2022 4:57 pm
AeroDynamic wrote:
Tue Feb 15, 2022 4:55 pm
How can Williams do that, while Aston Martin's body was not exactly petite? And the McLaren.. pretty Obese.
McLaren's is similar. But they had a relatively large opening on the rear, whereas this Williams doesn't seem to.
We need more angles to understand more what we're looking at I guess.

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AeroDynamic wrote:
Tue Feb 15, 2022 4:55 pm
How can Williams do that, while Aston Martin's body was not exactly petite? And the McLaren.. pretty Obese.
Mclaren’s and Williams, as mentioned are similar. I want to see the Mclaren on track vs a studio / render that was missing pieces. I suspect the Mclaren looks more slender when it shows up at Barcelona / Bahrain.

Aston stuffed everything in the sidepods, so it’s almost a complete departure.

Williams might have taken advantage of their CFD / Wind tunnel time and Dorian Capital $$$. We will see.

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That color is just 👌

Easily the best looking car so far, although I'm not very fond of how the new formula looks.
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Mirrors are almost outboard

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I'm on mobile so it's a bit difficult to see, but does the t-tray resemble the AMR's? Can just about see it in that on-track photo.

Very slim design! Rounded nose looks to be geared to letting air spill down the sides.

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With how open / tight the rear is, I'm definitely getting some Formula Ford / Continental vibes:
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Obviously, not that extreme, but you can see how I can draw that line.
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Another car with large sidepod openings. But unlike the Sauber, this one clearly uses centreline cooling. I'm confused.