Q&A with Williams’ Sam Michael

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/news/interviews/2007/8/6641.html---Williams may still be a way off returning to their championship-winning heydays, but the team have shown significant improvement in 2007. In the hands of Nico Rosberg and Alex Wurz, the Toyota-powered FW29 has brought the team 20 points to date. Technical director Sam Michael evaluates their campaign to date…Q: We’re now entering the last third of the season. Has the team met the expectations it set itself at the start of...Read Full Story

Williams to focus on performance gains

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Linked from http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?PO_ID=40321 --- Williams technical director Sam Michael says the team will primarily focus on finding more performance from its FW29 car between now and the end of the season after achieving improved reliability so far in 2007. The Grove squad’s slump to eighth place in the constructors’ table last season was attributable in no small measure to a dismal reliability record – a weakness that the team initially made its top priority to...Read Full Story

Williams review of Hungary

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Linked from http://www.motorsport.com/news/article.asp?ID=264487&FS=F1 --- Williams Hungarian Grand Prix post race summary SYNOPSIS The AT&T Williams team collected another two points following Nico's seventh placed finish at the Hungarian Grand Prix, strengthening fifth position in the Constructors' Championship and elevating Rosberg's standing in the Drivers' table. The team opened the weekend with constructive Friday practice sessions, with both Nico and Alex afforded cockpit time...Read Full Story

Something of a home event for Alex Wurz

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Linked from http://www.f1-live.com/f1/en/headlines/news/detail/070730163835.shtml --- Round 11 of the Championship and the final race prior to the traditional three week August summer break takes Formula One to the cultural hotspot of Budapest this weekend for the Hungarian Grand Prix. In 1986, Hungary became the first Eastern European country to host a Grand Prix and has remained a permanent fixture on the calendar ever since. Over its 21 race history, the Hungaroring has provided the...Read Full Story

Williams supercomputer on-line

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Lenovo has announced the successful installation of a powerful supercomputer for AT&T Williams, now being used in the racing team's wind tunnel simulation facilities in the UK.AT&T Williams and Lenovo collaborated on the customized supercomputing solution, designed to optimize the aerodynamics of the team's Formula One cars."Aerodynamics plays a critical role in determining how competitive we are for each of the race circuits we visit," said Alex Burns, chief operating officer, AT&T Williams...Read Full Story