Williams technical director Sam Michael expects the Drag Reduction System will play a greater role in increasing overtaking in this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix.
Michael said: “There are three long straights at Sepang so set-up is geared towards those high speed sections as efficiency is well rewarded. We expect the moveable rear wing to have a greater influence on overtaking here, even more than it did in Australia.”
Williams failed to get either car to the finish in Melbourne and are aiming to score points with both cars in Sepang: “We have some aero upgrades for the front end of the FW33 that we will be bringing to Malaysia, while we will also have some improvements on the KERS together with solutions for the transmission issues we experienced in Melbourne.
“It will be interesting to see how the FW33 performs on this medium to high-speed circuit. Our target for the race is to finish with both cars in the points.”
2011 Malaysian Grand Prix
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