“We’re of the opinion at the moment that a FW34-type of car would be faster”
Randstad and the Williams F1 Team Renew Partnership
The Williams F1 Team Announces New Partnership With Experian
The Williams F1 Team launched its 2013 race car the FW35, at the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain today. The latest Williams is a culmination of more than 12 months’ research and development by the team’s technical departments in Grove and features improvements in several key areas over last year’s race-winning FW34.
The FW35 is yet to see the light of day, but it will almost certainly feature a ‘vanity panel’ rather than a stepped nose.
Alone amongst the rest of this year’s field, Williams has delayed the debut of its 2013 car until Barcelona later this month, choosing instead to run with last year’s car at Jerez. But already up and running is the tweaked 2013 livery, while the 2012-specification FW34 also appeared noticeably different for another reason in Pastor Maldonado’s hands on Wednesday.
The Williams F1 Team is pleased to confirm that Development Driver Susie Wolff will be continuing her role with the team during the 2013 season.
Susie joined the Williams F1 Team in April 2012 and has played a valuable role in helping to develop the Williams-Renault FW34 and FW35. Susie’s level of involvement will increase during the 2013 season, with an increased programme in the team’s simulator combined with a greater level of in-car testing.
Bruno Senna suffered burns to his back in last Sunday’s Singapore grand prix, the Williams team has revealed.
The Brazilian driver retired from the night race on the last lap, several laps after the KERS unit failed in his FW34 car. In an official race review released on Wednesday, Williams revealed that Senna “had some burn marks on his back after the race” but could not confirm how it happened.
Valtteri Bottas has admitted he is very keen to end his reserve duties and join the formula one grid as soon as possible.
The Finn, who is managed by Williams’ executive director Toto Wolff as well as Mika Hakkinen, usually replaces Bruno Senna on Friday mornings, and is tipped to step into the seat full-time next season.
Senna to drive all weekend in Monaco
The F1 car photographed amid the charred remains of Williams’ burnt-out garage in Barcelona will be back in action this weekend at Monaco. We reported last week that an initial inspection of Bruno Senna’s Renault-powered FW34, which was sitting in the pits when the fire broke out during the team’s celebrations for Pastor Maldonado’s victory last Sunday, showed it had emerged with minimal damage.
The day after marking its first win for eight years, the once-great Williams team is counting its losses.
“Everything in our garage is totally destroyed,” said team manager Dickie Stanford, who mere hours after holding aloft the constructors’ trophy on the podium found himself wielding a fire extinguisher.
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