Williams FW33 Interim Livery pictures ( 1st of February)
Williams F1 Team presented their 2011-spec FW33 car at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain, on 1 February 2011 only hours before the Valencia test kick-off. The car featured an interim livery, as the Grove based team is yet to finalize their sponsorship deals for the upcoming Formula 1 campaign.
The interim livery featured the team’s classic navy blue color, along with the name of the team’s newest major sponsor, Venezuela’s state-owned petroleum company PDVSA, posted on the rear side of car, below the engine box.
|Chassis||carbon-fibre and honeycomb composite monocoque|
|Suspension (front)||Carbon fibre double wishbone arrangement, with composite toelink and pushrod activated springs and anti-roll bar|
|Suspension (rear)||as front, except pullrod activated rear dampers|
|Engine||Cosworth CA2011k 2.4 L (146 cu in) 90° V8, limited to 18,000 RPM naturally aspirated mid-mounted|
|Transmission||Seven-speed semi-automatic gearbox with reverse gear Electro-hydraulically actuated seamless shift|
|Weight||640 kg (1,411 lb) (including driver)|
|Tyres||Pirelli P Zero|
|Rays Wheels (front and rear): 13″|
Williams FW33 ? Lowline gearbox (Scarbsf1′s Blog)
“One fear from the outsiders point of view would be the structural efficiency of such a waisted design, especially the vertical spar, that supports the wishbones leg above the differential. Williams would either have to compromise weight or stiffness to make the design efficient. So despite the loss of a large proportion of the gear case, the gain may be offset by the penalty of added weight to make the remaining structure stiff enough.”
Williams FW33 Interim Livery pictures
Photos © Williams/LAT