Williams F1 unveil FW35 challenger

The last team has finally unveiled their 2013 car - the Williams FW35

The Williams F1 team revealed their 2013 challenger, the FW35, in front of a small crowd of photographers and journalists gathered in the pitlane of Circuit de Catalunya Tuesday morning becoming the final team to launch this season, a full two weeks after other competitors in the F1 paddock.

Pastor Maldonado, Williams F1 and Valtteri Bottas, Williams F1 unveil the FW35
Pastor Maldonado, Williams F1 and Valtteri Bottas, Williams F1 unveil the FW35

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Incoming driver Valtteri Bottas and Pastor Maldonado were on hand for the presentation, as was Susie Wolff, the team's development driver.

Although officially an evolution from last year's FW34, a full 80% of the 2013 car is new.

“Given the rule stability over the winter, I’m pleased with the gains that we’ve been able to make with this car,” said Williams’ technical director, Mike Coughlan. “It’s a better, more refined Formula One car than the FW34 and I think everyone involved in the project can feel proud of the work they’ve done.”

Pastor Maldonado is scheduled to be the first to try the car during this week's pre-season testing in Barcelona with Bottas taking over driving duties on Wednesday. The pair will share the car on Thursday and Friday.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Susie Wolff , Pastor Maldonado , Valtteri Bottas
Teams Williams
Article type Breaking news
Tags barcelona, bottas, coughlan, ehrhardt, featured, fw35, launch, maldonado, renault, williams, wolff