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PIC FROM ARCHIVE: 'Walrus'-nosed Williams FW26 breaks cover

Do you recall the 'Walrus'-nosed Williams FW26, which was launched around this time back in 2004? #ThrowbackThursday #TBT
With three teams - McLaren, Mercedes and Caterham - having confirmed when they will launch their 2014 F1 cars this week, we look back to when the 'Walrus'-nosed Williams FW26 was unveiled, roughly around this time, some ten years ago...

The Grove-based squad had high hopes going into 2004 after finishing second in the Constructors' Championship in 2002 and 2003.

However, 2004 would be a pretty trying year, yielding just one win, when Juan Pablo Montoya triumphed at the season ending Brazilian Grand Prix – what was the outfit's last win until Pastor Maldonado took the laurels in Spain in 2012.

Read all about the launch of the FW26 - HERE - and yes, the Walrus-nose was dropped by mid-season.

This car was also voted by you, Crash.net's readers, as the ugliest a couple of years ago [see separate story - HERE].

#ThrowbackThursday #TBT




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The striking front nose section on the new Williams-BMW FW26

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Taz

January 09, 2014 5:21 PM

The 6 wheel tyrell looked like an airtug reversing. Some people liked it but personally thought it looked as daft as a midget wearing a giant hat and diamond earrings.



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