Williams Debuts New Wings, Force India Brings New Blown Diffuser at Spa
In a preview for the Sunday race, Williams-Cosworth confirmed it will debut new front and rear wings on the FW32, as well as some technical changes aimed specifically for the Spa race.
“We will have new front and rear wings, plus some mechanical changes for the FW32 for this race. We're also looking forward to celebrating Rubens' 300th Grand Prix in Belgium, an impressive achievement,” said Williams' technical director Sam Michael.
Aside from Germany, Williams has scored consistent points in the last few races. In Hungary, both drivers managed to finish inside the Top 10, with rookie Nico Hulkenberg highlighting a 6th place at the chequered flag.
On the other hand, Barrichello will be starting his 300th Grand Prix in his career, being by far the record holder for most F1 races started in the history of the sport. Needless to say, as we all know the 38-year old Brazilian, his plans in F1 extend long past this important milestone, as he has already set eyes on a new contract with Frank Williams' team.
“I feel very privileged to have been in the sport for such a long time and it feels great to reach this milestone. I still think I am at the top of my game and plan to continue being competitive long past my 300th GP,” said Barrichello.
The Brazilian is currently 11th in the overall classification, while his team Williams-Cosworth has gotten closer to their main rivals for 6th place, Force India Mercedes (only 7 points differentiate the two). The Silverstone based team will also come with some novelties at Spa, the most important new element being the “new blown floor,” used only partially in Hungary.