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#1 Jonny110

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Posted 26 June 2022 - 09:55

Hi all
I wonder if anyone could help decipher the part numbers from a Williams front wing flap.
The numbers are engraved into a data plate and are as follows ; 16-NO-813 No11
I’m trying to determine if it was ever raced or could be attributed to a certain driver. The flap does have wear, so does look like it was fitted and used.
Many thanks in advance

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#2 Gary C

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Posted 26 June 2022 - 11:02

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#3 Jonny110

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Posted 26 June 2022 - 12:24

Not sure if this link works, fingers crossed.

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Posted 26 June 2022 - 12:36

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#5 DogEarred

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Posted 27 June 2022 - 17:37

Hi all
I wonder if anyone could help decipher the part numbers from a Williams front wing flap.
The numbers are engraved into a data plate and are as follows ; 16-NO-813 No11
I’m trying to determine if it was ever raced or could be attributed to a certain driver. The flap does have wear, so does look like it was fitted and used.
Many thanks in advance

 

From my ever decreasing memory of the Williams Aero Dept. & logic, I would interpret this part thus:-

 

16 might well refer to the FW16 (1994) - definitely looks like the FW16.

 

NO might well refer to the designation of the front wing aerodynamic group (perhaps NO refers to full size FW parts, with 60% size FW wind tunnel parts having another designation). Williams have 5 or more aero groups - FW, RW, Chassis, Body, Floor etc. - all with their own designation.

 

813 might well refer to the 813th different part to be designed - (many parts will have been produced, wind tunnel tested, used or discarded before reaching the full size car.

 

No.11 might well refer to the number of parts built of the same spec. - i.e. spare or replacement parts.

 

 

Hope that helps but I DO stand to be corrected.



#6 Jonny110

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Posted 27 June 2022 - 20:22

Hi
Thank you for your very informative and interesting reply, it’s very much appreciated. The 1994 FW16 link makes sense, as this is the car the piece was originally attributed to.
Cheers