Williams FW44

A place to discuss the characteristics of the cars in Formula One, both current as well as historical. Laptimes, driver worshipping and team chatter does not belong here.
User avatar
Blackout
1239
Joined: Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:12 am

Re: Williams FW44

Post

The sidepods seem to be direct evolutions of the previous williams cars, very short and downwashy sidepods, with very little side undercut at their widest point...
So the engine cover around the engine looks very similar too, but with a smaller bulge around the fuel tank. (in the last Williams cars, that bulge was caused by their particular fuel tank shape and their large and protruding intercooler-to- engine duct.

F1doc
F1doc
8
Joined: Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:09 am

Re: Williams FW44

Post

From afar it looks like Prost is back on the grid. Interesting to see another proper car rather than a render, and makes a mockery of their earlier livery reveal if they were going to post shakedown photos regardless.

User avatar
Starscreamer
1
Joined: Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:42 am
Location: Netherlands

Re: Williams FW44

Post

Looks like the Simtek 1995 livery.
Nice =D>
#33 2 THE MAX V3RSTAPP3N
* WORLD CHAMPION 2021

CrazyCarperF1
CrazyCarperF1
0
Joined: Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:31 pm

Re: Williams FW44

Post

Is the front suspension single wishbone or is it just the angle?

User avatar
Zynerji
106
Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:14 pm

Re: Williams FW44

Post

The top of the nose, upon close inspection, seems to have some shape to it. It resembles a finger/finger-nail like topology.

Very interesting indeed.

User avatar
Marc.W
23
Joined: Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:08 pm
Location: Belfast, N.I

Re: Williams FW44

Post

CrazyCarperF1 wrote:
Tue Feb 15, 2022 5:17 pm
Is the front suspension single wishbone or is it just the angle?
Hard to tell, but the leading element of it is super thick!

User avatar
Pandamasque
17
Joined: Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:28 pm
Location: Kyiv, Ukraine

Re: Williams FW44

Post

Marc.W wrote:
Tue Feb 15, 2022 5:26 pm
CrazyCarperF1 wrote:
Tue Feb 15, 2022 5:17 pm
Is the front suspension single wishbone or is it just the angle?
Hard to tell, but the leading element of it is super thick!
It looks like the upper arms are parallel to each other and are both in front of the pushrod, whereas the bottom arms have a traditional layout.

User avatar
NicoS
-2
Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2022 4:21 pm

Re: Williams FW44

Post

Wow! this is almost Lamborghini 291!
Image
I did not expect this degree of detail and development from Williams. makes AM look budget and very, very clumsy!

Hoffman900
Hoffman900
121
Joined: Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:02 am

Re: Williams FW44

Post

NicoS wrote:
Tue Feb 15, 2022 5:31 pm
Wow! this is almost Lamborghini 291!
http://www.looksmartmodels.com/wp-conte ... F1_-02.jpg
I did not expect this degree of detail and development from Williams. makes AM look budget and very, very clumsy!
Forgot about that one!

As an aside, there is one of those engines for sale here in the States.

User avatar
RedNEO
28
Joined: Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:58 am

Re: Williams FW44

Post

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 we can’t compare fully until it’s out on track but certainly compared to the Aston the Williams looks very good

Jolle
Jolle
132
Joined: Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:58 pm
Location: Dordrecht

Re: Williams FW44

Post

Looks like, with the floor being the most important source of downforce, they compromised flow to the rear wing all in favour for the floor. Could be smart thinking... bit like Alpine worked on in 2021.

toraabe
toraabe
12
Joined: Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:42 am

Re: Williams FW44

Post

This car could be their route to the front. Wery nice

Hoffman900
Hoffman900
121
Joined: Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:02 am

Re: Williams FW44

Post

So far, I think the only three cars we can really compare are the Aston, Alfa, and Williams. Mclaren obviously is hiding / withholding stuff, RBR hasn’t shown anything yet, and Haas was just an early render.
Last edited by Thunder on Tue Feb 15, 2022 6:59 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Post cleaned up

User avatar
NicoS
-2
Joined: Fri Feb 11, 2022 4:21 pm

Re: Williams FW44

Post

Who is currently the lead in their design team?
Last edited by Thunder on Tue Feb 15, 2022 7:00 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Post cleaned up

User avatar
continuum16
28
Joined: Mon Nov 30, 2015 4:35 pm
Location: Kansas

Re: Williams FW44

Post

Image

Does anyone else get late 2000s vibes from the shape of the sidepod inlets? For some reason it reminds me of the 2008/09 era with the trapezoidal shape. Also, these pictures were pretty well selected, since they don't show anything about the leading edge of the floor or the side profile of the car.

Interesting to see if they are the only team to go for a round nose; I feel like it might be slightly less draggy but not sure if that's true, or how much of a difference it would even make.
"You can't argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience"
- Mark Twain