Williams Week – 20th February 2023 – The Week in Review

Thus it appears to be a mix of philosophies, borrowing design cues from both Red Bull and Ferrari as the Williams team strives for greater aerodynamic performance.

Williams unveils FW45 F1 car ahead of Silverstone shakedown

My first impression is it looks like a solid place to start the season from. Only Williams knows right now if it has met its design objectives and this – not what we see visually – will be what influences its performance. It certainly needs to take a big step from 2022 to mix it regularly in the midfield.

Gary Anderson’s first impressions of 2023 Williams F1 car

A ground-up redesign for the FW45, including what will likely be a repositioning of the SIPS (Side Impact Protection Spars) has allowed their designers to optimise the bodyworks topography, which is especially notable in the scale of the undercut, as it had previously been abbreviated by the physical limitations imposed by those internal components.

How new Williams FW45 draws inspiration from F1’s frontrunners

“You know how it is sometimes when you drive the car for the first time, it’s a little bit like ‘okay, we’ve got some work to do’, [but] today was a bit more, ‘you know what? This is a good baseline, we actually have a well-balanced car’.” – Alex Albon

Alex Albon buoyant after Williams FW45 shakedown

According to the announcement, it will be a look back at the highs and lows of the 2022 Formula 1 season. Williams claims that the documentary will use footage that cannot be seen anywhere else.

Williams will release own documentary on 2022 F1 season

“To be honest, I can’t think of anybody better Williams could have hired for the job they need to undertake.”

Russell expects ‘surprises’ for Vowles at Williams

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