Technical analysis: Williams FW38

Technical analysis: Williams FW38

Williams has worked hard to address the specific weaknesses that held its 2015 car back, but does its '16 design contain enough new ideas to make progress beyond that, wonders CRAIG SCARBOROUGH

Last year Williams retained its pace relative to Mercedes, but Ferrari and increasingly Red Bull stepped into the gap between them.

The low drag, high top speed ethos of 2014's FW36 was carried over, but the old car's stable mechanical package appeared to lose its edge. The FW37 struggled in the wet and on low speed corners, while on other occasions appeared to inexplicably fail to get the tyres in their working range.

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