Williams working on major upgrade for Silverstone

Williams will be debuting its next major car update for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, which will be held on the second weekend of July. Sam Michael has also confirmed that the Grove squad's f-duct device will be tested once again on the streets of Valencia next time out.

It was a poor Canadian Grand Prix by Williams' standards, with both Rubens Barrichello and Nico Hülkenberg having run into trouble with fellow competitors; the latter was also handed a drive-through penalty for pit lane speeding as the duo made their ways to finishing positions of 13th and 14th.

However, Technical Director Michael hopes to see an improvement from Silverstone onwards as the car runs recently-developed and tested components for the first time.

"We ran a couple of programmes in the wind tunnel to get the most efficient iteration of the rear wing," he said, with a new rear wing which first made an appearance in Montreal set to stay on the cars for Valencia.

"To be honest, the rear wing is the main difference for low-drag tracks now, with the top bodywork being so clean due to the rules.

"Our next major upgrade is planned for release at the British Grand Prix after Europe. For Valencia, we will be taking the blown rear wing (f-duct) with us to test again." GPUpdate.net

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