Williams brings new parts to Canada
|By Jonathan Noble||Monday, June 6th 2011, 15:11 GMT|
Williams will test a new front wing and tweaked diffuser at the Canadian Grand Prix as it bids for another points finish in Montreal this weekend.
The Grove-based outfit ended its points drought in Monaco, with Rubens Barrichello taking its first top 10 finish of the season, and it is hoping for more this time out.
Williams technical director Sam Michael said on Monday that the team will trial new modifications at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve to help its progress.
"We will have a new front wing, brake ducts, barge boards and modified diffuser to test during practice, as well as the obligatory new rear wing for the lower drag level required in Canada," he said.
With uncertainty about how Pirelli's tyres will work in Montreal, and the FIA trying out two DRS zones, Michael expects thrills.
"The Montreal circuit is a great layout for overtaking and never fails to produce an exciting race," he said. "With the new tyres and DRS on two straights, I think this year’s race will be no exception. Set-up is geared towards aero efficiency on the straights and maximising traction out of the slow speed corners."