|Designer(s)||Pat Symonds (Chief Technical Officer)|
|Chassis||Monocoque construction laminated from carbon epoxy and honeycomb|
|Suspension (front)||Double wishbone, push-rod activated springs and anti-roll bar|
|Suspension (rear)||Double wishbone, pull-rod activated springs and anti-roll bar|
|Engine||Mercedes PU106A Hybrid 1.6 L (98 cu in) V6, turbo|
|Transmission||Williams F1 Seamless sequential shift semi-automatic gearbox with eight forward and one reverse gear, with gear selection electro-hydraulically actuated|
|Weight||690 kg (1,521.2 lb) (with driver)|
|Tyres||Pirelli P Zero (dry), Cinturato (wet)|
|Notable entrants||Williams Martini Racing|
|Notable drivers||19. Felipe Massa
77. Valtteri Bottas
|Debut||2014 Australian Grand Prix|
The Williams FW36 is a Formula One racing car designed by Williams to compete in the 2014 Formula One season. It will be driven by Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa, who replaced the departing Pastor Maldonado. The FW36 is the first car built by Williams to use a Mercedes engine, a 1.6-litre V6 turbocharged engine, known as the PU106A Hybrid.
The team will compete under the name "Williams Martini Racing" after securing title sponsorship from the Martini & Rossi distillery, making the FW36 the first Formula One car to compete in Martini Racing colours since 1979.
The FW36 is the first turbo powered Formula One car designed and raced by Williams since the Honda powered FW11B which carried Nelson Piquet and Nigel Mansell to first and second places respectively in the 1987 World Championship.
The car immediately proved to be more competitive than its predecessor, consistently setting the quickest times in preseason testing. It was particularly fast in a straight line, thanks in part to the Mercedes power unit and in part to its low-drag design. At the first race in Australia, the car proved to be unstable in mixed conditions, but both drivers made it into Q3. In the race, Massa was taken out at the first turn but Bottas finished sixth (later promoted to fifth) despite a grid penalty and clipping the wall and cutting a tyre ten laps in.
Following a string of bad luck (particularly affecting Massa), the cars became more competitive after Canada, and especially in Austria, where they took a surprise 1-2 in qualifying with Massa on pole. This upturn in performance continued with Bottas finishing third in Austria and second in Great Britain and Germany. After 10 races, the team had scored 121 constructors' points, compared to 5 across all of the previous year's races.
Complete Formula One results
(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)
|2014||Williams Martini Racing||Mercedes PU106A Hybrid||P|
† Driver failed to finish the race, but was classified as they had completed greater than 90% of the race distance.
* Season in progress.
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