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Re: News and Stuff!
Posted by: andy si
Date: 05/11/2019 17:15
Wind tunnel correlation to the track was a problem for as long as I can remember.
In the team, it was continuously stated that correlation problems were detected and being solved.
The main problem is... way back then when our chief aerodynamicist, who had a design direction plotted and is a guru BTW, left for new pastures... and he was qualified to oversee problem detection and applied the solution in his department. The aero changes to the racecar worked for a while with other performance advantages Williams enjoyed, but it all ended soon enough with Renault leaving.
BMW era should have yielded more for Williams with such power advantage and a competitive pair of racers, but again they fell short in ultimate all-around performance to dominate with such a power advantage.
Would have spared Williams loads of trouble just simply keeping Newey in place... and that would have put them on a different trajectory. Maybe even surpass Ferrari as the all-time great team by now.
My two cents... importance of aero work was always neglected in Williams camp I suspect.
But it's all water under the bridge. Survival in F1 is the current name of the game here!

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