Eight facts from the Williams launch
Here's what we learned at the cocktail-fueled unveil of Grove's gorgeous new F1 car
Posted: 07 Mar 2014
1. There's a whole lot more useable torque this year. "The torque curve on an old F1 engine was horrible," says Symonds. With the new units, it's short and steep and predictable. And monumental.
"Last year's cars had around 315NM [232lb ft] of torque, this year's is closer to 500NM [338lb ft]. So it's more like a diesel really. We certainly don't need eight-speed gearboxes."