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New engine cover for Williams with a trimmed shark fin
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Running a spoon rear wing this morning.
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Is Williams gearbox still in titanium?

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GioKer32 wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:32 pm
Is Williams gearbox still in titanium?
Aluminium
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GioKer32 wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:32 pm
Is Williams gearbox still in titanium?
Enstone were the titanium people. They change to carbon recently though. Only Williams remains.
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It's an unusual choice, but they have done some really innovative gearboxes in the past. It may well be intentional. The stresses on a gearbox are high on point loads, plus the heat from the gears. It's definitely an area where there isn't only one way to skin the cat, and the optimal use of a given material is impacted by the geometry of the hardpoints it needs to span.

Also, Latifi's times and lap counts from yesterday look pretty good in relative terms.
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humble sabot wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:04 pm
Also, Latifi's times and lap counts from yesterday look pretty good in relative terms.
Does that mean simply closing the gap to the midfield, or being within touch of a couple midfield teams?

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bill shoe wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:20 am
humble sabot wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:04 pm
Also, Latifi's times and lap counts from yesterday look pretty good in relative terms.
Does that mean simply closing the gap to the midfield, or being within touch of a couple midfield teams?
Well, for the first time in two years, Williams’ fastest time in winter testing wasn’t the slowest of all, which has got to be a good thing (they were ahead of Haas and Alfa). However, because we don’t know fuel loads and other bits and bobs, it’s not clear if that translates to being on par with or ahead of any other teams. Several ‘experts’ including Gary Anderson think that Williams is still last, albeit by tenths rather than seconds. Anderson thinks Williams’ fastest runs were with a bit less fuel than other teams, for some reason. He admits part of his ‘analysis’ is based on gut feeling.

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Where is Anderson publishing his analyses now? I don't think he's on Autosport any more.

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rohan wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:23 pm
Where is Anderson publishing his analyses now? I don't think he's on Autosport any more.
I think he's with "The Race" now

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Looks like the cooling exit is bigger on the new engine cover.
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Maplesoup wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:52 pm
rohan wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:23 pm
Where is Anderson publishing his analyses now? I don't think he's on Autosport any more.
I think he's with "The Race" now
Indeed. Here's his latest clown show, sorry, analysis https://the-race.com/formula-1/gary-and ... g-verdict/