The Williams FW37 is a Formula One racing car designed by Williams Grand Prix Engineering which Williams Martini Racing used to compete in the 2015 Formula One season. It was driven by Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa. It proved to be competitive, with both drivers scoring 4 podiums, and finishing the 2015 season in 3rd.
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|Chassis||Carbon epoxy and honeycomb monocoque|
|Suspension (front)||Double wishbone suspension, with push-rod activated springs and Williams dampers|
|Suspension (rear)||Double wishbone suspension, with pull-rod activated springs and Williams dampers|
|Length||5,000 mm (196.9 in)|
|Width||1,800 mm (70.9 in)|
|Height||950 mm (37.4 in)|
|Engine||Mercedes PU106B Hybrid Turbo 1.6 L (98 cu in) V6 engine (90°), limited to 15,000 RPM in a mid-mounted, rear-wheel drive layout|
|Electric motor||Mercedes PU106B Hybrid Motor Generator Unit–Kinetic (MGU-K) |
Mercedes PU106B Hybrid Motor Generator Unit–Heat (MGU-H)
|Transmission||Williams 8-speed sequential semi-automatic|
|Tyres||Pirelli P Zero (dry), Cinturato (wet)|
|Notable entrants||Williams Martini Racing|
|Notable drivers||19. Felipe Massa|
77. Valtteri Bottas
|Debut||2015 Australian Grand Prix|
The car was launched on 1 February 2015.
Williams were first in presenting their 2015 car, releasing a computer rendering on 21 January 2015. The peculiar 'anteater' nose design of the 2014 car was dropped in favour of a lower and shorter one. The Williams team retained the Martini alcohol brand as their main sponsor, thereby keeping the car in the traditional Martini Racing colours. A reasonably competitive car that finished in the points at almost every race, it ultimately helped the team secure its second consecutive third-place finish with 257 points in the Constructors' Championship. The team achieved 4 podium finishes, two each for both Massa and Bottas. The team proved arguably less competitive late in the season as they shifted development towards the 2016 car relatively early. This proved to be their most competitive car since 2004.
Complete Formula One resultsEdit
|2015||Williams Martini Racing||Mercedes PU106B Hybrid||P||AUS||MAL||CHN||BHR||ESP||MON||CAN||AUT||GBR||HUN||BEL||ITA||SIN||JPN||RUS||USA||MEX||BRA||ABU||257||3rd|
† Driver failed to finish the race, but was classified as they had completed greater than 90% of the race distance.
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- "First image of Williams FW37 revealed". PlanetF1. 21 January 2015. Archived from the original on 22 January 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
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