Williams ditches the nose

Williams will use a more conventional nose on the FW26 at next weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix after deciding to drop the 'hammerhead' design that the team has used since its introduction at the car's launch in January

Williams ditches the nose

Team boss Frank Williams also revealed that Brazilian Antonio Pizzonia will drive his second grand prix with the team after the injured Ralf Schumacher revealed he would not be fir for two more races.

"The team will present its cars in Hungary with some aero modifications, including a return to a more conventional nose and front wing solution," said Williams. "Sadly, we have been informed by Ralf's management that he will be unable to participate in either this race in Hungary, or two weeks later in Belgium. In the meantime, the team is nominating its reserve driver, Antonio Pizzonia, to replace him."

Pizzonia had a reasonably solid weekend when he drove the Williams for the first time at the German Grand Prix last month. The Brazilian brought his car home in seventh spot although the team criticised him after final qualifying on Saturday when he could do no better than 11th. Pizzonia admits he's delighted to be getting a second chance behind the wheel of the FW26.

"I am obviously very pleased to be racing again and I thank the team for trusting me again," he said. "I feel fit and am looking forward to hopefully scoring some more points for the team. I like the Hungaroring, as it's quite a different track from the rest of the Formula 1 circuits. It's a bit tricky, with a lot of slow speed corners, and is extremely dirty, mostly on Friday and Saturday. Budapest is a great city so, all in all, I am really looking forward to the next Grand Prix."

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