The Formula 1 (F1) team Williams has unveiled its 2018 contender - the FW41. This year’s machine features a significantly new aero design topped with a new black and white color scheme.
The design of the FW41, which has more corners compared to last year’s race car, can be credited to Technical Chief Paddy Lowe. Easily seen changes include the addition of the Halo safety device and smaller rear fin. Meanwhile, its black lower half hides most of its aerodynamic secrets.
The car has many new features, most of which are not all that obvious, but externally the team has pursued a very different aerodynamic concept which has allowed us some significant progress in aerodynamic performance.
Aside from its upgraded exterior, the Williams Technical Chief also said that there are a number of radical changes made inside to incorporate the power unit from Mercedes.
As for who will be driving the new FW41, Williams has the youngest driver pair this 2018 season with Lance Stroll just 19 years old and Sergey Sirotkin at 22. Fortunately, they can rely on the experience of grand prix winner Robert Kubica for advice.
Williams finished fifth in the Constructor’s Championship last season for the second year in a row. Will the rejuvenated driver line-up and new FW41 be enough to climb higher in the standings this year? We have a little over a month to find out as the 2018 Formula 1 season starts on March 26 in Australia.
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