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#2401 gio66

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 17:55

Very few novelties. The track destroys the tires for which the tests are pretty useless.
Heavy fuel for Bruno today.

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#2402 Francesc

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 18:32

New rear wing
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#2403 KoezhVukotic

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 19:21

New rear wing
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Looks like some DRS F-duct ducting there to me. If so that is pretty quick and good going. Hopefully they can get it working and improve their qualifying with it

#2404 Pilla

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 06:25

I believe that today they haven't tested at all with the new exhausts on.

They're testing with sensors with old parts (even pre-season ones) and new parts to check the correlation between wind tunnel/CFD and track performance to have a perfect understanding of what could do new part they bringt on in the future.

For example here they're running with the pre-season floor:
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Definitely saw a photo on Twitter which showed a new exhaust system.

#2405 Pilla

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 06:26

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#2406 Francesc

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 08:25

But this is from Tuesday with Bottas, not from yesterday with Bruno.

#2407 roadie

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 08:47

Let's see in which direction they go today after quite a lot of running yesterday!

#2408 Little Leaf

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 11:43

4 laps completed this morning due to an electrical problem

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#2409 TheWilliamzer

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 12:00

4 laps completed this morning due to an electrical problem

:|

That tells you how unlucky Pastor is...

#2410 Sevach

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 20:59

Confusing, Williams tested the coanda exhaust with Bottas, but in the later days no pics of this exhaust can be found...

#2411 gio66

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:41

Confusing, Williams tested the coanda exhaust with Bottas, but in the later days no pics of this exhaust can be found...

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Edited by gio66, 05 May 2012 - 10:44.


#2412 Francesc

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 11:12

Confusing, Williams tested the coanda exhaust with Bottas, but in the later days no pics of this exhaust can be found...


Because they only tested it briefly on Tuesday with Valtteri. It gave them problems.

#2413 gio66

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 11:13

http://www.formule1....36118140.48.jpg

Edited by gio66, 05 May 2012 - 11:21.


#2414 GustavoB

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 22:53

Hi folks,

what are the expectations to the next race? Has Mugello test helped Williams over the competition? This thread is too quiet these days...

Well, I hope that both drivers will be qualifying between 8th to 12th and from that be able to get some points on Sunday. I think Bruno won't have problems in giving his car to Bottas at FP1 and I hope that he can be a match or even faster than Maldo on qualifying and race. It seems that will be hard to beat Lotus but maybe it will be possible to fight with Sauber, Mercedes and Ferrari. On the other side Williams should be faster than Force India and Toro Rosso.

I can't wait until the weekend....




#2415 One

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 23:08

http://www.formule1....36118140.48.jpg

Great ideas or testing only? I am beginning to think that Williams us becoming once again he force as early as mid season 2012.

#2416 Starish

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 00:22

They seem to be able to work on developing the car this year, no longer are they going to struggle with teething problems, they should develop a DDRS, I think thy would benefit from it one of the most as they are already pretty good in the race put from where they start they cant show it.

#2417 Lord Snooty

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 15:13

Interesting to see Williams getting close to Audi..

Would be rather good to see an Audi with the Williams system come good at Le Mans...


http://www.williamsf...tart_at_Spa.pdf

#2418 Cavani

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 15:19

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that exhaust is blowing badly in the wrong directin , is it not ?


#2419 Lord Snooty

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 15:36

Couple of new sponsors confirmed today too; Wihuri and Kemppi, both Finnish

:up:

http://www.williamsf...With_Wihuri.pdf

http://www.williamsf...With_Kemppi.pdf

Looks like Bottas is bringing in some money after all.....

:)

Edited by Lord Snooty, 08 May 2012 - 15:38.


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#2420 gio66

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 15:58

Looks like Bottas is bringing in some money after all.....

:)

About 4 mln $

#2421 gio66

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 16:00

what are the expectations to the next race? Has Mugello test helped Williams over the competition?

It's hoped that the updgrades do gain a couple of tenths.
We will see.

#2422 One

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 17:14

About 4 mln $

:up:

#2423 One

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 17:14

that exhaust is blowing badly in the wrong directin , is it not ?


No I do not think so.... :up:

#2424 Francesc

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 17:54

It's hoped that the updgrades do gain a couple of tenths.
We will see.


They won't gain anything in the pecking order if that's the case.

I would expect more lap time gain from new exhausts, new rear wing and new floor.
At least half a second I guess, but who knows.


#2425 gio66

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 17:57

They won't gain anything in the pecking order if that's the case.

I would expect more lap time gain from new exhausts, new rear wing and new floor.
At least half a second I guess, but who knows.

Some things worked, others less.

#2426 TheWilliamzer

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 18:06

Feels like a 2013 drive for Valtteri...

#2427 Francesc

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 18:39

Some things worked, others less.


Most evident that didn't work I think the exhausts.

Let's hope that with minor modifications the new parts can work how they predicted.

#2428 Anderis

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 19:51

Couple of new sponsors confirmed today too; Wihuri and Kemppi, both Finnish

What a surprise!! :eek:
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... they've confirmed today the sponsors that are visible on the car for many weeks. :stoned:

#2429 Tract1on

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 14:50

Who do you think will be driving for Williams in 2013?

#2430 Disgrace

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 15:16

At this point, it is Maldonado and Bottas, but this isn't news at all. It all depends upon who finds the most cash for 2013 and at the moment, Senna brings the lesser of those two.

We probably won't know for sure until around the first or even second pre-season test of 2013, as Williams will have no problem with the drivers looking for the most amount of cash for the maximum time possible.

Edited by Disgrace, 09 May 2012 - 15:18.


#2431 Little Leaf

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 05:14

Andrew Benson has an article up on the BBC website

http://www.bbc.co.uk...rmula1/17912299

#2432 Jambo

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 07:57

Hoping for another decent race weekend. Hopefully the team can get a bit more speed in qualifying. All through practice and testing Williams seem to run the heaviest, never chasing times. Maybe they need a little more low fuel running.

#2433 Petroltorque

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 12:57

that exhaust is blowing badly in the wrong directin , is it not ?

The exhaust is being ducted towards the top of the diffuser to increase flow by a combination of coanda and Mass effect.

Edited by Petroltorque, 10 May 2012 - 12:58.


#2434 Sevach

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 14:21

The team is still going back and forth with both exhaust designs, let's see what they go for in the race.

#2435 TheWilliamzer

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 19:31

A good starting position will be crucial for the race, as the car seems to keep going forward throughout the race.

#2436 race addicted

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 20:34

Might be tough for Williams to break into Q3, with Force India now looking better than before. Then there's Sauber of course, but their qualifying-form has also been suspect.

#2437 BigCHrome

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 23:50

Long run pace looks quite good, lots of laps in the mid-30s.

#2438 joora

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 10:07

Promising P3 for maldo. Seems that senna is struggling a bit. Let's hope for a good qualy today

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 10:11

Encouraging showing in third free now. (I've included Maldonado in my GTG.... :) )
It will still take everything Maldonado and the car has got though, but they are contenders for top six to ten, definitely.

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#2440 weston

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 10:58

Very good lap time from Maldonado in FP3.
The car looks good enough to collect some important WCC points for Frank.

#2441 joora

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:24

aaaaand out goes senna.
Doesn't look good for senna - MAL P5, SEN P18

Hope maldo will push it into q3

#2442 Disgrace

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:27

If Senna finishes ahead of Maldonado at the end of the race after saving tyres today, we will know how strongly it dictates position...

#2443 Les

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:28

If Senna finishes ahead of Maldonado at the end of the race after saving tyres today, we will know how strongly it dictates position...


That's an interesting point to watch out for!

#2444 joora

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:43

What - a - lap

well done MAL

#2445 Jambo

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:48

Nice Q2, pity about Bruno in Q1.

#2446 joora

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:52

Nice Q2, pity about Bruno in Q1.


Yeah, I'm sorry for senna, but judging by today's williams pace he should've be in the q3. Very poor performance.

#2447 joora

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:02

first row! madness!

#2448 Jambo

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:03

Not bad for a pay driver ;)

#2449 Little Leaf

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:04

Pastor, don't **** the race up!

#2450 Jambo

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 13:07

Pastor, don't **** the race up!


At least congratulate him before saying that! Pastor to lead at turn 1!