January 28, 2010
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Autosport has revealed the first picture of the new Williams FW32. For copyright resaons, I can’t reproduce the photo on this site, but you can view the photo here.
Nico Hulkenberg gave the car a shakedown today, before the F1 tests begin in Valencia on 1st February.
Sam Michael, the Williams technical director, said of the FW32:
“The FW32 is a clean-sheet design from front to back. It’s pretty much brand new from an aerodynamic point of view.”
“The fact that we had a consistent car across all of the tracks in 2009, and wiped out a lot of the vices that we had in the previous car, gives us confidence.”
Rubbish, as far as I can see. The nosecone looks to be higher, and the bargeboards have been hightened. Apart from a revised engine intake vent, it looks exactly the same to me.
Also, this is not the livery that Williams will be using. I’m not sure about the colour scheme, but there will be more sponsor logos on it when the Valencia tests begin.