Williams FW44

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From AMUS
Now Albon confirmed that even more is possible: "In Silverstone we had about 80 percent of our big upgrade together. For Austria we have the package complete. I can only thank my mechanics."
20% more new parts for Albon in Austria it seems.

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tomazy wrote:
Thu Jul 07, 2022 4:13 pm
20% more new parts for Albon in Austria it seems.
The FIA document reveals the new parts as updated front suspension shrouds

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Good thing they didn't have those ready for Silverstone, or they'd be down a set now.

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Nice comparison shots via Nicolas Carpentiers / F1i

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Anyone notice Albon porpoising a lot in Austria? I noticed it at the end of the straights.
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SiLo wrote:
Tue Jul 12, 2022 1:49 pm
Anyone notice Albon porpoising a lot in Austria? I noticed it at the end of the straights.
Yes there was quite a lot. Very noticeable compared to other cars at Austria

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I have noticed a lot of complaints by both drivers on how weak the front end is and how easily it gets affected by dirty air.

Could this be due Williams using the inboard section to generate downforce whereas every other team is using the outboard section or a middle ground between outboard and inboard section.

Comparison between front wings of all teams:-

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The second image is of their updated front wing introduced in Silverstone where they have moved the location of the flap adjuster to the outside.

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Scarbs summary of Williams upgrades.

I honestly didn't notice the cockpit aero.

WilliamsF1 fan since 1989

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It looks like Williams has reverted back to the older specification twin saddle cooler layout.

New slimmer cooler introduced at the British Gp:-
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They reverted back to the older twin saddle cooler layout for the Austrian Gp:-
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Running the twin saddle cooler layout for the French Gp:-
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EJ22B wrote:
Fri Jul 22, 2022 11:21 am
It looks like Williams has reverted back to the older specification twin saddle cooler layout.

New slimmer cooler introduced at the British Gp:-
https://ibb.co/42BtgtD

They reverted back to the older twin saddle cooler layout for the Austrian Gp:-
https://ibb.co/68QBPGY

Running the twin saddle cooler layout for the French Gp:-
https://ibb.co/TYJ4kvQ
Arrangement that they run might be dependent on cooling requirements of the circuit. More performance with the British GP layout but altitude @ Austria & at France it will be hot. Or they didn't see the benefits they were hoping for from running the single cooler

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I really wanted to see some CFD on the Williams sidepods with the hold opened up at the back. Sad that they have moved away from that concept as it was pretty cool, but they never ran it I believe in a race and now have redesigned the entire sidepod structures.
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SiLo wrote:
Mon Aug 22, 2022 1:40 pm
I really wanted to see some CFD on the Williams sidepods with the hold opened up at the back. Sad that they have moved away from that concept as it was pretty cool, but they never ran it I believe in a race and now have redesigned the entire sidepod structures.
Yes, I don't think it was used outside testing, was it?

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vorticism wrote:
Mon Aug 22, 2022 2:30 pm
SiLo wrote:
Mon Aug 22, 2022 1:40 pm
I really wanted to see some CFD on the Williams sidepods with the hold opened up at the back. Sad that they have moved away from that concept as it was pretty cool, but they never ran it I believe in a race and now have redesigned the entire sidepod structures.
Yes, I don't think it was used outside testing, was it?
It might have been run in a free practice session, but I never saw it run in a qualifying or race.
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I think that it probably fell foul of the number of surfaces regulation that has persuaded Mercedes to shape their side-pod/wing combo as it is. I thought that it was a very interesting detail in the car at launch.
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