Several updates to FW33 in Turkey

Date published: May 3 2011

The Williams FW33 will sport new brake ducts, revised front wing and rear wings as well as several other changes at the Turkish Grand Prix…

The Williams FW33 will sport new brake ducts, revised front wing and rear wings as well as several other changes at the Turkish Grand Prix.

Williams desperately need to turn their ailing fortunes around after a torrid start to the 2011 season which saw Rubens Barrichello and Pastor Maldonado fail to finish two of the opening three races of the campaign.

The team, who on Tuesday announced sweeping changes in its technical department for next season, hope the upgrades will help them to get back into the points in Istanbul.

“We’re bringing a number of upgrades to the FW33 over the next few races, starting with Istanbul,” technical director Sam Michael said.

“The package for Turkey will include new brake ducts, revised front wing and rear wings, plus some other secondary items. Combined, these components should give the FW33 a decent step-up in performance. Our objective is to get the car into the points as soon as possible.”

Rubens Barrichello says he wants to be more competitive this weekend.

“I want to have a more competitive weekend with the team than we have had so far this season,” the Brazilian said.

“We have new parts coming for Turkey which will hopefully work in our favour.”