Williams FW36

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The Williams FW36 is the Formula 1 racecar of Williams Martini Racing for the 2014 Formula 1 season. An illustration of the car was released on January 23, 2014 Twitter, for the first time to see the car was on 28 January 2014, the Circuito de Jerez.

Technology and Development

The FW36 is the successor of the FW35, with the vehicle both visually and technically differs significantly from its predecessor because of rule changes for the 2014 Formula 1 season.

Williams joined the 2014 season the motor manufacturer. Is powered FW36 from the newly developed Mercedes -Benz PU106A hybrid, a 1.6 -liter V6 engine with a turbocharger. While the ERS made ​​by the motor manufacturer Mercedes, the eight-speed transmission is a development of Williams. Regulations Because there is only a central exhaust pipe, which is above the taillight.

Due to the rule changes for the 2014 season, the nose of the vehicle is significantly lower than that of the vehicle last year. The nose tapers sharply at the height of the front wing and rises far forward on the wing addition.

Paint and sponsorship

The Williams FW36 was completely painted dark blue in both the first published illustration, as well as the first pre-season test in Jerez. Only a few sponsor stickers Randstad, Wihuri, Experian and Pirelli, all of them white and relatively small, were present on the vehicle. This painting Williams also denied the testing before the season.

On March 6, 2014 Williams presented the paintwork of the vehicle in London. The base color of the vehicle is white, plus there is based on the logo of the new main sponsor Martini stripes in different shades of blue with a slightly spreading center red stripes that run from the front wing mounting to the motor cover. Also on the rear wing, the Martini logo is being needs, otherwise are front and rear wings painted black.


Valtteri Bottas stayed with Williams. His new team-mate was Felipe Massa, who drove for Ferrari and previously as the successor of Pastor Maldonado joined the team.