VALENCIA - Williams unveiled Tuesday at Valencia (Spain) the FW33, the car that will drive Rubens Barrichello and Pastor Maldonado in 2011, which should allow the Formula 1 team to return to the front of the grid, according to its founder Frank Williams.
"Before you start, you never know how it will behave in relation to competition. But we're optimistic. We think it's a good car. But we have a better overview in a few weeks," said Sam Michael technical director.
"The design of this car was pretty sweet. We have improved our way of working by increasing communication between the departments technical and aerodynamics. This allowed us to increase the time spent on each piece," he said.
Brazilian Rubens Barrichello, leading to Williams' rookie Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado, GP2 champion 2010, which ensured the survival of the British team by coming with several million euros of sponsorship, for his part described the FW33 with " aggressive ".
Click here to find out more! "Our ambition is to return to the front of the grid. We know it will not be easy. But we hope that this car will bring us closer to the leaders than we were in 2010, said Frank Williams, founder and boss of a team "ambitious" he claimed.
In lack of liquidity after the departure of several of its main sponsors, the prestigious British team, founded in 1977 and has 113 victories and 14 world titles to his credit, could soon find themselves listed on the stock, had indicated in January Frank Williams.
A good sports season would help lift a maximum amount of money.
In 2010, Barrichello finished 10th in the drivers' standings, more than 200 units of the champion Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull, 47 points against 256), when Williams finished the season in 6th place among manufacturers, with 7 times less points than Red Bull (69 against 498).