Pastor Maldonado, Williams, Shanghai, 2011

Williams bringing extensive FW33 update to Turkey

2011 Turkish Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Pastor Maldonado, Williams, Shanghai, 2011
Pastor Maldonado, Williams, Shanghai, 2011

Williams are bringing a substantial aerodynamic update package for the FW33 to this weekend’s race.

Technical director Sam Michael said: “We’re bringing a number of upgrades to the FW33 over the next few races, starting with Istanbul.

“The package for Turkey will include new brake ducts, revised front wing and rear wings, plus some other secondary items. Combined, these components should give the FW33 a decent step-up in performance. Our objective is to get the car into the points as soon as possible.”

The team will not use the new exhaust system it tested in Shanghai. A revised version is planned for introduction at the Spanish Grand Prix.

Rubens Barrichello says he wants “a more competitive weekend with the team than we have had so far this season” in Istanbul.

Williams are yet to score a point in 2011 and today announced an overhaul of their technical department including the departure of Sam Michael and Jon Tomlinson as well as the hiring of Mike Coughlan.

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