Williams unveil FW34 on first day of Jerez tests

By on Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Williams unveiled its 2012-spec car, the FW34, at 0830 CET today on the first day of testing at Jerez. The FW34 was rolled out into the pitlane for a photocall with drivers Pastor Maldonado and Bruno Senna prior to the start of the testing session.

Maldonado will drive the FW34 for the first two days and Senna will step into the car on Thursday. The four-day test of the first pre-season testing session is set to take place at the Jerez circuit from February 7-11.

The FW34 is the first Williams since 1997 to be powered by a Renault engine. In addition to the Renault engine, the FW34 was produced by a new design team comprising of ex-McLaren engineer Mike Coughlan, ex-Toyota designer Mark Gillan and ex-Renault man Jason Somerville. After enduring one of their worst seasons last year, Williams hopes to recapture some of their former glory with their newly restructured technical team.
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