Williams FW32

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Williams FW32
Nico Hulkenberg 2010 Malaysia 2nd Free Practice.jpg
Category Formula One
Constructor Williams F1
Designer(s) Sam Michael (Technical Director)[1]
Ed Wood (Chief Designer)[1]
Jon Tomlinson (Chief Aerodynamicist)[1]
Predecessor FW31
Successor FW33
Technical specifications
Chassis Carbon-fibre and honeycomb composite monocoque
Suspension (front) Carbon-fibre double wishbone arrangement, with composite toelink and pushrod activated springs and anti-roll bar
Suspension (rear) as front
Engine Cosworth CA2010 2.4 L (146 cu in) 90° V8, limited to 18,000 RPM naturally aspirated mid-mounted
Transmission Seven-speed semi-automatic gearbox with reverse gear Electro-hydraulically actuated seamless shift
Weight 620 kg (1,367 lb) (including driver)
Fuel BP
Tyres Bridgestone
Rays Wheels (front and rear): 13"
Competition history
Notable entrants AT&T Williams
Notable drivers 9. Brazil Rubens Barrichello
10. Germany Nico Hülkenberg
Debut 2010 Bahrain Grand Prix
Races Wins Poles Fastest laps
19 0 1 0

The Williams FW32 was a Formula One motor racing car made by Williams for the 2010 season and powered by the sport's brand-new entry-level Cosworth CA2010 engine.[2] The car is raced by Rubens Barrichello and 2009 GP2 Series champion Nico Hülkenberg.


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The car was first driven in shakedown tests at Silverstone on January 28[3] before it was officially unveiled at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo near Valencia, Spain at the first official test on February 1.[4] After Hülkenberg completed the shakedown at Silverstone, Barrichello was given the first day's running at the test, completing 75 laps.[5] Hülkenberg took the car's first pole position at the Brazilian Grand Prix in variable conditions.

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Complete Formula One results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Points WCC
2010 AT&T Williams Cosworth CA2010 V8 B BHR AUS MAL CHN ESP MON TUR CAN EUR GBR GER HUN BEL ITA SIN JPN KOR BRA ABU 69 6th
Barrichello 10 8 12 12 9 Ret 14 14 4 5 12 10 Ret 10 6 9 7 14 12
Hülkenberg 14 Ret 10 15 16 Ret 17 13 Ret 10 13 6 14 7 10 Ret 10 8 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Straw, Edd (2010-02-04). "Williams-Cosworth FW32". Autosport 199 (5): pp. 58–61. 
  2. ^ Elizalde, Pablo (2009-06-12). "Williams 'pleased' with F1 entry". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2010-01-29. 
  3. ^ "Exclusive: First image of new Williams". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). 2010-01-28. Retrieved 2010-01-29. 
  4. ^ "Barrichello to test on 1 February in Spain". motorsport.com (GMM). 2010-01-12. Retrieved 2010-01-29. 
  5. ^ Noble, Jonathan (2010-02-01). "Massa ends first test of 2010 on top". autosport.com (Haymarket Publications). Retrieved 2010-02-01. 

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