Williams FW31

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You can see new Williams FW31 on : http://williams.latphoto.co.uk/
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Nice find.

Like the front nose. But the sidepod are still quite big.
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Sawtooth-spike wrote:Nice find.

Like the front nose. But the sidepod are still quite big.
As opposed to the rear nose? :lol:


Looks like they are trying to control the airflow with the bodywork, the bulge in the sidepods almost looks like it's trying to grow in to a chimney.
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there are two extra intakes behind the airbox, one on each side. probably cooling for the flywheel?

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Best livery they've had for a while....

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is it just me does the underside of the nose look really fat? Like they are carrying alot of weight ahead of the front wheels.
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I quite like the look of it to be honest. You can see a lot of work has gone into the front wing. The end plates are coming in quite a bit more than the other teams by the look of it, hennce the wavy wing.
I think as designs progress we will see more use of bulbous bodywork for channeling air as is present on the Williams.
They seem to have actually made quite a lot of effort.
Sawtooth-spike wrote:is it just me does the underside of the nose look really fat? Like they are carrying alot of weight ahead of the front wheels.
It's also very curved on the underside of the nose and then rises sharply to where it meets the suspension. This is done to reduce the drag on the underside of the nose section I suspect.

EDIT: I'd like to see a side profile as well.
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Motley wrote:Best livery they've had for a while....
this livery is just interim one
the actual one will be shown at Season opener or some say around Feb testing

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I just hope that the actual livery will reveal more sponsorship than from shavers, watches and a bankrupt bank. Imagine, only four or five years ago, this was a serious WDC contesting team supported by giants like HP and BMW?

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I'm actually missing Allianz which would mean desaster.
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tomazy wrote:Image
what is that scoop on the top inlet???
could that be an AERO-KERS ??

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Right on the money, there's a small turbine inside, charging a LiPo battery, in order to make better use of the wind-speed already paid for energy-wise.
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