Williams FW42

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Re: Williams FW42

Post by Drica » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:29 am

Sevach wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:32 pm
Given that Robert uses the same hand for up shifts and down shifts i wonder when he finds the time to press buttons.
Well, most of these are accessible with your thumb, and with gear changes being done with middle or index finger, its actually not that hard to press different buttons. And while on the subject, most of the changes regarding diffs and Bbal are done on the straights either between the shifts or after going through all the gears, not simultaneously

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Re: Williams FW42

Post by ScrewCaptain27 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:34 am

New front wing!
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Re: Williams FW42

Post by pipex » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:47 pm

The main plane of the new wing looks very similar to the old one, as the location of the inboard wing tips (Y250 section). This new wing looks like it is a development along the same concept of the old one, but focused on reducing drag. I predict it will improve top speed a lot if it works :P
"We will have to wait and see".

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Re: Williams FW42

Post by PhillipM » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:09 pm

I doubt it, the drag from the front wing config is tiny compared to the rest of the car.

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Re: Williams FW42

Post by pipex » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:01 pm

Good point. It would be interesting to know how/if the tire wake is affected by this change.
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Re: Williams FW42

Post by santos » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:13 pm

Why are some teams following this trend? Isn't this the same concept as the Ferrari? And if you think how hard it was to make it work, why is Williams trying that?

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Re: Williams FW42

Post by Morteza » Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:28 am

Some more shots of the new front wing
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Re: Williams FW42

Post by tomazy » Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:51 am

Cape under the nose is also new.

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Re: Williams FW42

Post by bill shoe » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:32 pm

For reference, in Japan FP2 (may effectively be the qualy session) the Williams were 3-4% behind the fastest. And only 0.6 seconds behind the extremely not-quick Renaults. Just a sample of their speed near end-season.

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Re: Williams FW42

Post by LuisFeF1 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:44 pm

Williams FW42 Suzuka:
Wider and holeless pylons and new curved "cape"

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