Williams FW37 Mercedes

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FW37 Technical Specifications

Chassis construction Monocoque construction laminated from carbon epoxy and honeycomb surpassing FIA impact and strength requirements

Front suspension Double wishbone, push-rod activated springs and anti-roll bar

Rear suspension Double wishbone, pull-rod activated springs and anti-roll bar

Transmission Williams eight speed seamless sequential semi-automatic shift plus reverse gear, gear selection electro-hydraulically actuated Clutch Carbon multi-plate

Dampers Williams

Wheels Aptech forged magnesium

Tyres Pirelli, Fronts: 245/660-13, Rears: 325/660-13

Brake system AP 6 piston front and 4 piston rear calipers with carbon discs and pads

Steering Williams power assisted rack and pinion

Fuel system ATL Kevlar-reinforced rubber bladder

Electronic systems FIA SECU standard electronic control unit

Cooling system Aluminium oil, water and gearbox radiators

Cockpit Six point driver safety harness with 75mm shoulder straps & HANS system, removable anatomically formed carbon fibre seat

Power Unit Mercedes-Benz PU106B Hybrid , Internal Combustion Engine :
Capacity 1.6 litres, Cylinders Six, Bank angle 90, No of valves 24,
Max rpm ICE 15,000 rpm, Max fuel flow rate 100 kg/hour (above 10,500 rpm)

Fuel injection High-pressure direct injection (max 500 bar, one injector/cylinder), Pressure charging Single-stage compressor and exhaust turbine on a common shaft, Max rpm exhaust turbine 125,000 rpm
ERS Mercedes AMG HPP

Dimensions & weight Weight: FIA Minimum, Overall length: 5000mm Overall height: 950mm, Overall width: 1800mm
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Double floor not quite so pronounced this season.
Sidepods a bit bigger than i expected from the render.

Nose vanes are new.

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2015 Winter testing | Session 1, Day 1 - Jerez de la Frontera, Spain (01.02.2015)

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"...and there, very much in flames, is Jacques Laffite's Ligier. That's obviously a turbo blaze, and of course, Laffite will be able to see that conflagration in his mirrors... he is coolly parking the car somewhere safe." Murray Walker, San Marino 1985

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A few things I have noticed.

The sidepod undercut is much less pronounced compared to the FW36.
There is a bulge under the Martini logo at the rear of the engine cover. I wonder if the team has moved some cooling capacity to that region near the car's centreline in order to slim down the sidepods?
The cooling exit vents behind the driver's head have also reappeared.

I am really excited for this car!

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Tricky airbox wing.
Hot air exit much much smaller.

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As Roadie said quite the lump at the Martini logo.

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Not sure if it´s simply the color but the sidepods looks quite large in comparison to what other teams have shown us by now.
They remind me of Sauber´s massive pods last year.
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Sevach wrote:Tricky airbox wing.
Was allready there last season.
Thank you really doesn't really describe enough what I feel. - Vettel

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No blown front axle, just like Merc.