The Car

Photo: Williams F1

WILLIAMS MERCEDES FW42

Technical Specifications
  • Chassis construction: Monocoque construction laminated from carbon epoxy and honeycomb surpassing FIA impact and strength requirements
  • Front suspension: Double wishbone, push-rod activated springs and anti-roll bar
  • Rear suspension: Double wishbone, pull-rod activated springs and anti-roll bar
  • Transmission: Williams eight speed seamless sequential semi-automatic shift plus reverse gear, gear selection electro-hydraulically actuated
  • Clutch: Carbon multi-plate
  • Dampers: Williams
  • Wheels: Dicastal forged magnesium
  • Tyres: Pirelli – Fronts: 305/670-13, Rears: 405/670-13
  • Brake system: AP 6 piston front and 4 piston rear calipers with carbon discs and pads
  • Steering: Williams power assisted rack and pinion
  • Fuel system: Kevlar-reinforced rubber bladder
  • Electronic systems: FIA SECU standard electronic control unit
  • Cooling system: Aluminium oil, water and gearbox radiators
  • Cockpit: Six-point driver safety harness with 75mm shoulder straps & HANS system, removable anatomically formed carbon fibre seat
  • Power Unit: Mercedes-AMG F1 M10 EQ Power+, Internal Combustion Engine: Capacity 1.6 litres, Cylinders Six, Bank angle 90, No of valves 24, Max rpm ICE 15,000 rpm, Max fuel flow rate 100 kg/hour (above 10,500 rpm)
  • Fuel injection: High-pressure direct injection (max 500 bar, one injector/cylinder), Pressure charging Single-stage compressor and exhaust turbine on a common shaft, Max rpm exhaust turbine 125,000 rpm
  • ERS: Mercedes AMG HPP
Dimensions & weight
  • Overall height: 950mm
  • Overall width: 2000mm
  • Weight: FIA Minimum

 

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