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Williams reveals FW34

Williams launches the new FW34 at Jerez

Williams has become the latest team to launch its 2012 F1 car as the first day of pre-season testing gets underway at Jerez.

The FW34 is the first car to be designed under the new technical team headed by chief operations engineer Mark Gillan and technical director Mike Coughlan after a series of changes were made last year.

Another car to feature a stepped nose design, the new FW34 also has a revised rear end for the new exhaust regulations with the team revealing that fewer than five per cent of parts from the FW33 have been carried over to the new car.

The FW34 is also the car that sees a return of the iconic Williams Renault partnership after the Grove-based team switched engine suppliers over the winter.

Pastor Maldonado returns for a second season behind the wheel, with Bruno Senna replacing countryman Rubens Barrichello in the second seat.

Images of the new FW34, with more to follow during the day, can be found HERE.



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Pastor Maldonado and Bruno Senna with the Williams FW34 [Pic credit: Williams]
Pastor Maldonado and Bruno Senna with the Williams FW34 [Pic credit: Williams]
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Ben M - Unregistered

February 07, 2012 9:01 AM

McLaren are still the only team to have not gone for the stepped wing. They must be getting worried now. It's like being on a quiz show when everyone reveals their answers, and they've all got the same one except you.

Greg Hancho

February 07, 2012 10:58 AM

I'm no engineer but I do not see how this shape is aerodynamic. I really hope that 2012 is an opps year with the cars. F1 is supposed to be the pinacle of engineering and driving, so why put so many obsurd regulations on it ans the come up with things like KERS and DRS. I think FIA has gone a little too far this year.



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