You might be the only one saying it because it isn't really true......the FW34 has fewer than 5% carry over parts from the FW33, and the FW33 was different again to FW32. So, "different engine, different exhaust, different aero........but I think the seat and wheels are the same so yes, FW34 is really similar to the FW33. In much the same way that an Avro Vulcan was the same as the Avro Lancaster except for the engines, the wings, the tail - but the bomb-bay was really similar."
As Petroltorque eloquently wrote three months ago: "Look let me sum it up; The car is very, very good. Coughlan and Gillan are the dog's bollocks".
Let's give credit where credit is due.
No. FW34 is a continuation of FW33. Same philosophy, same key basic design feature: tiny gearbox, compact rear end, better flow to rear wing and diffuser. This hasn't changed. But everything became much easier with the Renault engine. Rear end packaging now actually brings out the qualities of the gearbox, as it was originally meant to be. Banning exhaust blown diffusers also brought huge gains in lap time in relation to the other teams.
The 5% figure is just marketing BS; we hear that every year. Of course, there is massive change in strategic direction this year, which makes Williams a much better team in every department.
Edited by Mithrandir, 15 May 2012 - 20:55.