Williams Reveals FW40 for the New Era of Formula One.
Celebrating 40 years in the sport this year, the first image of the team’s 2017 challenger, the Williams Mercedes FW40, shows a very different look to 2016’s FW38.
This season we will see wider bodywork, wider front and rear wings, and fatter tyres. As a result of this, there will be a significant increase in downforce and mechanical grip with the 2017 cars really able to attack the corners, significantly faster than they have done in recent years. That, in turn, means braking distances will be reduced and G-loading will increase.
WILLIAMS MERCEDES FW40 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
|Chassis||Monocoque construction laminated from carbon epoxy and honeycomb surpassing FIA impact and strength requirements|
|Front suspension||Double wishbone, push-rod activated springs and anti-roll bar|
|Rear suspension||Double wishbone, pull-rod activated springs and anti-roll bar|
|Transmission||Williams eight speed seamless sequential semi-automatic shift plus reverse gear, gear selection electro-hydraulically actuated|
|Wheels||Apptech forged magnesium|
|Tyres||Pirelli: Fronts: 305/670-13, Rears: 405/670-13|
|Brake system||AP 6 piston front and 4 piston rear calipers with carbon discs and pads|
|Steering||Williams power assisted rack and pinion|
|Fuel system||ATL Kevlar-reinforced rubber bladder|
|Electronic systems||FIA SECU standard electronic control unit|
|Cooling system||Aluminium oil, water and gearbox radiators|
|Cockpit||Six-point driver safety harness with 75mm shoulder straps & HANS system, removable anatomically formed carbon fibre seat|
|Power Unit||Mercedes-AMG F1 M08 EQ Power+, Internal Combustion Engine: Capacity 1.6 litres, Cylinders Six, Bank angle 90, No of valves 24, Max rpm ICE 15,000 rpm, Max fuel flow rate 100 kg/hour (above 10,500 rpm)|
|Fuel injection||High-pressure direct injection (max 500 bar, one injector/cylinder), Pressure charging Single-stage compressor and exhaust turbine on a common shaft, Max rpm exhaust turbine 125,000 rpm|
|ERS||Mercedes AMG HPP|
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