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2013 Williams to miss first test

Williams to launch its 2013 F1 challenger in Barcelona ahead of the second test of the off-season
Williams has announced that its 2013 F1 car won't appear in the opening test of the year after confirming the launch date for the FW35.

The Grove-based team will reveal the car on 19 February at Catalunya ahead of the second group test of the season – making it the first team to confirm that its new machine won't be on track for the Jerez test, that runs from 5-8 February.

Instead, the team will run the FW34 for the first on-track session of the year with a number of key development parts fitted ahead of the launch of the FW35.

The car will however run in its 2013 livery for the Jerez test.

Williams will field a new line-up this season, with test driver Valtteri Bottas moving into a race seat alongside Pastor Maldonado.

F1 2013 Launch Dates:

McLaren 31 January TBC
Ferrari 1 February Maranello
Force India 1 February Silverstone, UK
Sauber 2 February Hinwil, Switzerland
Red Bull Racing 3 February Milton Keynes, UK
Mercedes 4 February Jerez
Toro Rosso 4 February Jerez
Williams 19 February Catalunya


F1 2013 Winter tests:

Jerez test 5-8 February
Barcelona test 1 19-22 February
Barcelona test 2 28 February-3 March



Related Pictures

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10.05.2012- Williams F1 Team FW34
24.08.2014- Race, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T and Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36
24.08.2014- Race, 1st position Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB10, 2nd position Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05 and 3rd position Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW36 with Adrian Newey (GBR), Red Bull Racing , Technical Operations Director
24.08.2014- Race, 1st position Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB10, 2nd position Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05 and 3rd position Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW36 with Adrian Newey (GBR), Red Bull Racing , Technical Operations Director
24.08.2014- Race, Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 and Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW36
24.08.2014- Race, Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Lotus F1 Team E22
24.08.2014- Race, 1st position Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB10, 2nd position Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05 and 3rd position Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW36
24.08.2014- Race, 1st position Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB10, 2nd position Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05 and 3rd position Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW36
24.08.2014-Race, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB10 race winner, 2nd position Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05, 3rd position Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW36 and Adrian Newey (GBR), Red Bull Racing , Technical Operations Director
24.08.2014-Race, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36 and Daniil Kvyat (RUS) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR9
24.08.2014-Race, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36
24.08.2014-Race, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB10 leads Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW36
24.08.2014-Race, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36
24.08.2014-Race, Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05 leads Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW36
24.08.2014- Race, 3rd position Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW36
24.08.2014- Race, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) Red Bull Racing RB10 race winner, 2nd position Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05, 3rd position Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW36 and Adrian Newey (GBR), Red Bull Racing , Technical Operations Director
24.08.2014- Race, 3rd position Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Williams F1 Team FW36
24.08.2014- Race, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36

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sam - Unregistered

January 18, 2013 8:18 PM

richard said "but fia , when they saw it, decided to ban it, even though it was LEGAL" so accord to **** when fia look at a redbull idea like bendy wings and decide to allow it, that mean it is legal, but when the fia look at exhaust and decide not to allow it, thet mean it is still legal and its just the fia getting it wrong. because redbull can do no wrong.

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.



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