|Designer(s)||Mike Coughlan (Technical Director)
Jason Somerville (Head of Aerodynamics)
|Formula One World Championship|
|Drivers||18. Pastor Maldonado
19. Bruno Senna
|Debut||2012 Australian Grand Prix|
The Williams FW34 is a Formula One racing car designed by Williams F1 for the 2012 Formula One season. Following their worst season in their thirty-year history — in which they finished ninth in the World Constructors' Championship with just five points — the team underwent a technical review, employing former McLaren designer Mike Coughlan (having served his suspension for his role in the 2007 Formula One espionage controversy) as Chief Designer, and promoting Jason Somerville to Head of Aerodyamics. The FW34 will use the Renault RS27-2012 engine, having previously used Renault engines between 1989 and 1997. The car, which was launched on 7 February, will be driven by Pastor Maldonado and Bruno Senna.
|Chassis||Monocoque construction Laminated from carbon epoxy and honeycomb composite structure|
|Front suspension||Carbon fibre double wishbone arrangement, with composite toelink and pushrod activated springs and anti-roll bar|
|Rear suspension||Double wishbone and pullrod activated springs and anti-roll bar|
|Tyres||Pirelli P Zero (dry), Cinturato(wet)|
|Engine||Renault RS27-2012 2.4 L (146 cu in) naturally aspirated mid-mounted|
|Gearbox||Williams F1 seven speed seamless sequential semi-automatic shift|
|Gears||7 Forward, 1 reverse|
Complete Formula One resultsEdit
(key) (results in bold indicate pole position; results in italics indicate fastest lap)
|2012||Williams F1||Renault RS27-2012||P||AUS||MAL||CHN||BHR||ESP||MON||CAN||EUR||GBR||GER||HUN||BEL||ITA||SIN||JPN||KOR||IND||ABU||USA||BRA||54*||8th*|
* Season in progress.
† Driver failed to finish the race, but was classified as they had completed greater than 90% of the race distance.