Williams FW14

(asr_1991_williams_fw14) Mod
Williams FW14, skin 5_Mansell_r1_r2
Williams FW14, skin 5_Mansell_r1_r2
Williams FW14, skin 5_Mansell_r3_r4_r6_r10_r11_r12_r13_r14_r15_r16
Williams FW14, skin 5_Mansell_r5
Williams FW14, skin 5_Mansell_r7
Williams FW14, skin 5_Mansell_r8_r9
Williams FW14, skin 6_Patrese_r1_r2
Williams FW14, skin 6_Patrese_r3_r4_r6_r10_r11_r12_r13_r14_r15_r16
Williams FW14, skin 6_Patrese_r5
Williams FW14, skin 6_Patrese_r7
Williams FW14, skin 6_Patrese_r8_r9
Williams FW14, skin vrl91agp_gregg
Williams FW14, skin vrl91agp_smith
Williams FW14, skin vrl91agp_spivey

The Williams FW14 is a Formula One car designed by Adrian Newey, used by the Williams team during the 1991 and 1992 Formula One seasons.

The car was born out of necessity, as the 1989 and 1990 seasons had proven competitive for Williams, but they had underachieved in their own and Renault's eyes. Newey started work on the new car soon after joining the team from March in mid-1990. He had designed a series of aerodynamically efficient and very effective cars for March on a limited budget, so with Williams's greater resources and money he was able to fully develop his ideas. The design showed enough promise to tempt Nigel Mansell to shelve his plans to retire from the sport and rejoin Williams from Ferrari.

Powered by a 3.5 litre V10 Renault engine, the car was the most technically sophisticated on the grid. By 1992 the FW14B featured semi-automatic transmission, active suspension, traction control and for a brief period anti-lock brakes. Add to that the superb aerodynamics by Newey that was far ahead of the McLaren MP4/7A, Ferrari F92A or Lotus 107, and it made for a potent mix, although at the beginning the unbelievers said the car was too technical for its own good. The FW14B was so successful that its successor (the FW15), which was already available mid-season in 1992, was never used.
The FW14 made its debut at the 1991 United States Grand Prix. The car was clearly the most technically advanced on the grid, but teething troubles during the season stymied the team's early progress. Nigel Mansell and Riccardo Patrese recorded 7 victories between them, but the Drivers' Championship was wrapped up by Ayrton Senna in the McLaren MP4/6, who had better reliability.

Williams had the faster car throughout the balance of the season and it provided a run of good form in the mid season for both Mansell and Patrese. Mansell in particular however had several retirements due to the then new-for-Williams semi-automatic transmission, with most of these retirements occurring while in a position to win races. Patrese was impressive on several occasions, and retired while leading twice. McLaren's superior reliability told in the Constructors' Championship as well, as they narrowly took the title from Williams.

Setups

There are no setups for this car.

Sessions

This car has been used in 10 sessions.

Tyres

  • Goodyear Eagle Hard (A)
  • Goodyear Eagle Medium (B)
  • Goodyear Eagle Soft (C)
  • Goodyear Eagle Qualifying (Q)

Specs

  • Acceleration: --
  • BHP: 720 bhp
  • Power Ratio: 0.7 kg/hp
  • Top Speed: 330+ km/h
  • Torque: 374 Nm
  • Weight: 505Kg

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