user icon

New Williams has 'interesting developments' - Smedley

  • Published on 19 Jan 2016 11:05
  • comments 1
  • By: Rob Veenstra

Rob Smedley has promised Williams' drivers a vastly evolved car for the 2016 season. The British team has finished the past two seasons in a solid third place, but last year was arguably a step backwards for Williams as Ferrari raced past.

Finn Valtteri Bottas, however, is talking about the possibility of winning races in 2016. "I believe it is quite possible this year, as long as the car is better," he said recently. His Brazilian teammate Felipe Massa agrees: "I think so. That is what we are working for," he told Sky. "I really hope it can be possible."

Smedley, a senior engineer at Williams, said the new FW38 will be an "evolution" of its 2015 predecessor. But he explained: "You are going to see some quite interesting developments around the front wing area and underneath the chassis. There is some really interesting development around the back end of the car -- the guys in the wind tunnel have done a stellar job. It is an evolution," added Smedley, a former Ferrari engineer, "but with stable regulations, in my years in formula one, it is one of the biggest evolutions I have seen." (GMM)

Replies (1)

Login to reply
  • Will be fun to see how it will look and perform, and if their new strategical group for rain and corners have paid off.

    • + 0
    • Jan 19 2016 - 12:41

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

Related news

World Championship standings 2021

Show full world champion standings

Test calendar

Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

Driver profile

  • Team Mercedes
  • Points 1,463
  • Podiums 115
  • Grand Prix 241
  • Country Finland
  • Date of b. Aug 28 1989 (32)
  • Place of b. Nastola, Finland
  • Weight 70 kg
  • Length 1.73 m
Show full profile

Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Bahrain
26 - Mar 28
Bahrain
16 - Apr 18
Italy
7 - May 9
Spain
20 - May 23
Monaco
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan
18 - Jun 20
France
25 - Jun 27
Austria
2 - Jul 4
Austria
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom
30 - Aug 1
Hungary
27 - Aug 29
Belgium
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands
10 - Sep 12
Italy
24 - Sep 26
Russian
1 - Oct 3
Singapore
8 - Oct 10
Japan
22 - Oct 24
United States of America
29 - Oct 31
Mexico
5 - Nov 7
Brazil
19 - Nov 21
Australia
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia
10 - Dec 12
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2021

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
26 - Mar 28
16 - Apr 18
7 - May 9
20 - May 23
Monaco Monte Carlo
4 - Jun 6
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
18 - Jun 20
France Paul Ricard
25 - Jun 27
Austria Red Bull Ring
2 - Jul 4
Austria Red Bull Ring
16 - Jul 18
United Kingdom Silverstone
30 - Aug 1
Hungary Hungaroring
27 - Aug 29
3 - Sep 5
Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort
10 - Sep 12
Italy Monza
24 - Sep 26
Russian Sochi Autodrom
1 - Oct 3
8 - Oct 10
22 - Oct 24
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
29 - Oct 31
5 - Nov 7
Brazil Interlagos
19 - Nov 21
Australia Albert Park
3 - Dec 5
Saudi Arabia Jeddah Street Circuit
10 - Dec 12
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar