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    Could today get any better - Williams nose job ...

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    Williams Continue with Pizzonia, Drop the Nose

    Thursday August 5th, 2004

    Williams test driver Antonio Pizzonia will race in the Hungarian Grand Prix, again replacing Ralf Schumacher, the team said today.

    The team also said, in a preview press release, that aerodynamic modifications scheduled for the Budapest race will include a return to the traditional nose, abandoning the radical "walrus" shaped nose introduced by the team at the beginning of the season.

    "The team will present its cars in Hungary with some aero modifications, including a return
    to a more conventional nose and front wing solution," team chief Frank Williams tated.

    "Sadly, we have been informed by Ralf's management that he will be unable to participate in either this race in Hungary, or two weeks later in Belgium. In the meantime, the team is nominating its reserve driver, Antonio Pizzonia, to replace him."


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    Sounds like they are giving up on the twin keel

    design a bit too quick. If fw26 is 2 sec quicker per lap than fw25, wouldn't the revised (Retro) chassis be even slower than current fw26. TIRES!! <html>
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    I wonder if it's just the nose & tusk but

    they keep the twin keel...hmmmm.
    I wonder why ppl forget that Mac has made the twin keel work & that Williams was just more daring in their application of that concept.

    If it had worked as modeled, a majority of the dissenters would be very still....

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    I think you're right, since MP4-19 is twin keel w/

    traditional nose. But the whole idea behind tusk and thin nose is to prompt a better air flow under the chassis. Going back to the old nose sort of defeats the purpose. Bridgestone is way ahead in the tire war, Micheline lost it last year after Budapest. <html>
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    I think their version of the twin keel was that

    The snub nose was more @ an attempt to NOT have a nose.

    Ie. Shorten the nose & have the wing clear the air. No nose to clear the air as tradition.

    I think you meant wide nose not thin.

    Thus clean air flows under the tusk & beneath the car creating more downforce. Becasue of the no nose concept.
    Unfortunately, it created some unstability that has not been balanced evenly in the rest of the car.

    & You are correct, Michelin has been very inconsistent with all the teams this year.

    I think you are seeing the true magic of the BStone/Ferrari relationship:
    Resources are dedicated to one team.

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