Williams FW24

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Williams FW24
Category Formula One
Constructor Williams
Designer(s) United Kingdom Patrick Head (Technical Director)
United Kingdom Gavin Fisher (Chief Designer)
United Kingdom Geoff Willis (Chief Aerodynamicist)
Predecessor FW23
Successor FW25
Technical specifications
Chassis Carbon-fibre monocoque
Suspension (front) Williams double wishbone, torsion bar, pushrod
Suspension (rear) Williams double wishbone, coil spring, pushrod
Engine BMW P81 2998 cc V10 (90°) naturally aspirated
Transmission Williams 7-speed longitudinal semi-automatic sequential
Fuel Petrobras
Tyres Michelin
Competition history
Notable entrants BMW Williams F1 Team
Notable drivers 5. Germany Ralf Schumacher
6. Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya
Debut 2002 Australian Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles Fastest laps
17 1 7 3
Constructors' Championships 0
Drivers' Championships 0

The Williams FW24 was Williams F1 chassis for the 2002 F1 season. It was closely based on the previous year's FW23, and powered by a development of the ultra-powerful BMW engine from 2001. The car was aerodynamically inferior to the Ferrari and to the rival McLaren, but the engine's outright power put in on a par with the competition.

The car proved competitive, but no match for the dominant Ferrari F2002. Ralf Schumacher scored the team's only win of the season in Malaysia. Juan Pablo Montoya set an impressive run of five consecutive pole positions with the car in midseason, and made the fastest lap of any circuit in history when he set pole position at Monza for the Italian Grand Prix (a track that favours engine power) with a lap average of 161.449 mph (259.827 km/h), breaking the record previously set by former Williams driver Keke Rosberg at the 1985 British Grand Prix at Silverstone who lapped at an average of 160.9 mph (258.9 km/h) in his Honda turbo powered Williams FW10.

Williams finished second in the constructor's championship to Ferrari this season, trumping the McLaren team, which had a competitive but unreliable car.

Juan Pablo Montoya exiting his FW24 after securing pole position for the 2002 Canadian Grand Prix


Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Points WCC
2002 Williams BMW P82 V10 M AUS MAL BRA SMR ESP AUT MON CAN EUR GBR FRA GER HUN BEL ITA USA JPN 92 2nd
Ralf Schumacher Ret 1 2 3 11 4 3 7 4 8 5 3 3 5 Ret 16 11
Juan Pablo Montoya 2 2 5 4 2 3 Ret Ret Ret 3 4 2 11 3 Ret 4 4

Drivers did not finish the Grand Prix, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.

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