Sam Michael: Why Williams went radical

Sam Michael: Why Williams went radical

Williams technical director Sam Michael talks exclusively to AUTOSPORT about the bold FW33 design and how the team's radical concepts are working in practice

Williams is taking some risks with its radical new FW33 in 2011. As the team's technical director Sam Michael points out, you have to if you want to differentiate yourself for the opposition in Formula 1 these days. In any case the team's radically small gearbox, angled driveshafts and tiny rear-end have drawn much discussion during the first three tests of the pre-season.

But has it worked? Speaking to AUTOSPORT at the livery launch of a Williams racer that must be targeted at returning the team to regular podium-chasing position, Sam Michael expressed his encouragement at the results so far.

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