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Williams to launch its 2013 F1 challenger in Barcelona ahead of the second test of the off-season

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Taz

January 18, 2013 10:35 AM

@BT33

Seems a bit extreme, if it's something radical (which is hard to imagine in the current rule set) then they need as much track time as possible. Maybe they have changed the chassis fundamentally although it seemed OK or it's passive DRS.

It's more likely that more resource is working on next years car and they are a little behind.

Anyway, calming Pastor down and making him not go mental when another car tries to pass him will reward them with much more points than a fancy passive DRS system.




oldtimer - Unregistered

January 18, 2013 11:39 AM

Does anyone really care when their car is launched, surely it's far more important these days to get it right first time as their is so little testing. Being first out of the bag does'nt mean you have the best car!

richard

January 18, 2013 1:10 PM

rob. interesting comment from newey on f1sa. the rb8 was designed with an innovative exhaust system, but fia , when they saw it, decided to ban it, even though it was LEGAL. this meant the early bull was heavily compromised, hence their slow start.

Bluemetal - Unregistered

January 18, 2013 1:13 PM

this is bad news. they won't have enough time to make changes needed for the first race and then will have to play catch during the entire season oh boy. and red bull has given toro rosso a lot of R&D so expect them to be fast this year.

But Toto Wolff with his boy Valteri Bottas will make things right no Williams F1 fan has to worry!

JJJ - Unregistered

January 18, 2013 2:01 PM

Something innovative to come from Williams is long overdue...But I admit that it is a little strange for them to sit out the first test (with the new car anyway, I imagine they'll give their guys some tracktime with the old car) in a year that the rules haven't changed much.

soaum - Unregistered

January 18, 2013 2:17 PM

Hypothetically speaking does anybody know what would happen if their old car turned out to be quicker than the new one? Is there a rule preventing teams from using the car from last year?

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