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Williams FW32 nose cone details


       The Williams FW32 nose camera winglets position , possibly inspired by the last year Red Bull RB5 , is exactly at the nose tip  in such a way that a plane is formed .  The nose cone , which resembles now to the hammerhead shark’s head ,  is really thin and its under side is also very flat , like the hammerhead shark ‘s under front body . The hammerhead shark’s strange plane head shape is to increase its capability for picking up electrical signals but the FW32 one is to increase airflow under the nose and to decrease front end pitch sensitivity .

          The oval hole at the nose cone tip helps to cool the nose housed electronics . A honecomb style protective frame covers the inlet  to prevent small hazardous fragments ( like little rocks ) from entering in .

         At the top of the nose a U shaped structure is formed to channel  air more efficiently over the nose (1) resembling  to Red Bull’s design but in Williams case this channel is less deep  . Finally there is a pitot tube (2)  for measuring the car’s speed .

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  1. F1fan
    October 5, 2010 at 10:19 am

    I think Red Bull has a similar hammerhead nose cone . BTW great posts , keep it up !

  1. February 11, 2012 at 5:05 pm

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