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Francesc wrote:
Wed Jun 15, 2022 7:09 pm
It will be interesting to see with what they come up at Silverstone. With the amount of time they've had to develop the upgrade I hope they don't dissapoint us. [-o<

In Baku the FW44 was one of the cars that had the least porpoising. I don't know if it was because they were running it quite high or what.
Or just very slow :mrgreen:
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Albon had the 7th fastest lap of the race in Baku(he had 3 laps faster than 8th fastest lap), so in the race trim, they were not that slow. I too am also curious what there big update will look like, and am hoping that it workes better than expected. That woul mean that they can figh for regular points hopefouly.

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tomazy wrote:
Wed Jun 15, 2022 7:27 pm
Albon had the 7th fastest lap of the race in Baku(he had 3 laps faster than 8th fastest lap), so in the race trim, they were not that slow. I too am also curious what there big update will look like, and am hoping that it workes better than expected. That woul mean that they can figh for regular points hopefouly.
TBH, I think Williams are so under rated. They are almost there but just do not get the headlines.
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Big Tea wrote:
Wed Jun 15, 2022 7:36 pm
tomazy wrote:
Wed Jun 15, 2022 7:27 pm
Albon had the 7th fastest lap of the race in Baku(he had 3 laps faster than 8th fastest lap), so in the race trim, they were not that slow. I too am also curious what there big update will look like, and am hoping that it workes better than expected. That woul mean that they can figh for regular points hopefouly.
TBH, I think Williams are so under rated. They are almost there but just do not get the headlines.
Their biggest problem this year is Latifi. Dorlington has enough funds to finance the team and if they want to get money back, they will need to spend money in order to create it. Even though Latifi brings in cash, he is also bleeding it out with poor results, crashes and by lowering their overall image for potential sponsors... I seriously thought he finally managed to get himself up to decent speed after last year, when he managed to get himself to points but this season he looks lost more than ever. They cant solely count on Albon to seek for points, Latifi should be atleast right behind to claim them, if something goes wrong for Alex.
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Big Tea wrote:
Wed Jun 15, 2022 7:36 pm
tomazy wrote:
Wed Jun 15, 2022 7:27 pm
Albon had the 7th fastest lap of the race in Baku(he had 3 laps faster than 8th fastest lap), so in the race trim, they were not that slow. I too am also curious what there big update will look like, and am hoping that it workes better than expected. That woul mean that they can figh for regular points hopefouly.
TBH, I think Williams are so under rated. They are almost there but just do not get the headlines.
I guess the proof of their ability will be made known with the update. Geez I hope it's a very big step forward...
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Mr Brooksy wrote:
Thu Jun 16, 2022 7:13 am
Big Tea wrote:
Wed Jun 15, 2022 7:36 pm
tomazy wrote:
Wed Jun 15, 2022 7:27 pm
Albon had the 7th fastest lap of the race in Baku(he had 3 laps faster than 8th fastest lap), so in the race trim, they were not that slow. I too am also curious what there big update will look like, and am hoping that it workes better than expected. That woul mean that they can figh for regular points hopefouly.
TBH, I think Williams are so under rated. They are almost there but just do not get the headlines.
I guess the proof of their ability will be made known with the update. Geez I hope it's a very big step forward...

We had the same aspirations at McLaren with their Barcelona update... Didn't really work... :(

I hope Williams do better... :D

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https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/will ... /10322886/

Large and "visibly different" update incoming from Williams apparently, surely.to arrive at Silverstone. Finally committed something from the wind tunnel to manufacturing:

"In terms of short-term and the rest of this season, I think we're committed to a concept that will be slightly different, visibly different, to what you can see now."

What do we think - a Blue bull to complement the other two?

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............!!!!

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One thing that we can take from those pictures is that the cooling in the side pods has a very similar set-up to Mercedes factory team; the bottom of the matrix is very, very low.
The more that I learn, the more I appreciate how much more there is to know….

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unlike W13, it looks like FW44 has no insulating material to keep the fuel cool ......

*edit : AMR22 https://i.imgur.com/3BHUY3J.jpg

Image
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Lots of reports on updates for Silverstone and I look forward to seeing what direction the team is taking.

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roadie wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:31 am
Lots of reports on updates for Silverstone and I look forward to seeing what direction the team is taking.
Still not entirely clear if they will be ready:
“We’re going to Silverstone, hopefully we can see how our updates are doing and if we can get them in time,”

https://www.racefans.net/2022/06/23/rac ... p-23-06-5/

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Team principal Jost Capito said over the Canada weekend that Williams was “working hard” to get the update package - which is set to be “visibly different” - ready in time for the British Grand Prix.

“We see the results from CFD, wind tunnel, and the simulator, but we have to see how it proves on track,” Capito said.

“If we can replicate what we see in theory, then we should make a step forward.”
https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/albo ... /10329267/

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It's now been confirmed that the upgrade will be ready for Silverstone, but fitted to Albon's car only.

Lawrence Barretto says, "according to simulations, and depending on the track, it should be worth around a second in qualifying."

Chris Medland says, it's rumoured to be "along the same lines as the Red Bull concept"

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