Clearly a computer generated image, so who knows, but not so crude as the ones they put out as initial images of the FW36 last year. Looks like an evolution of the older car, but some significant differences in the rear portions of the sidepods and engine cover (slimmed down in the upper portions, sidepod outflow looks much lower) and a distinct move backward in the vertical portion of the splitter (underneath the driver’s legs) make it look reasonably fresh. Obviously the new nose too, but how much of this is what we’ll see at the first test, and how much is visual flim flam I don’t know!
Tastefully boring… not sure if it’s the paint or the lighting, but if they’ve gone from white to silver, WTF? Are they trying to make the care disappear into the crowd so they don’t get a speeding ticket?
Hard to tell from just one fake picture but based only on this picture, last year’s paint was better.
The Martini part on the fin is pretty, but it’s a lot more heavy handed than before…
I disagree it’s a lot better done this year if it’s the right paint scheme. The Martini connection was rather faint previously and its something to be proud of in my opinion given the heritage of the colour scheme in the past
Well, different strokes, etc… but I think last year’s scheme somehow made the eye look to see it was Martini… to me, that was brilliant… now, it’s big enough to just make you tune it out, as with most heavy-handed ads…
I’ve got doubts as to whether it’s the new car as well. It looks like they’ve just done a computer generated image of last years car, with the just the various sponsors/locations on the car changed. Which might lead to some kind of reasoning as to why they released the “new car” details through a single magazine – as if to say here’s the new car (but it isn’t), just to keep it out of more general circulation which is what would have happened if they’d unveiled the car through the usual channels.
Aren’t these rollouts really just PR events anyway? It seems like they’re mostly designed to introduce (or re-introduce) the livery and sponsors. Old wings, old bodywork, etc. are just a platform for the PR stuff. Hiding or disquising parts. We won’t see the real package until testing begins…or, even until the first race.
It’s all just a bit of attention seeking, especially these computer generated images and livery reveals…Force India even said it’s basically an old chassis that doesn’t race with some 2015 aero bits bolted on and a new paint-job showing off their sponsors (not a new chassis as some sites have claimed). Maybe some interesting bits about the noses, but I’ll hold out ’til the second lot of testing before I hope to see pics of a car that may actually hit the tracks racing at some point.
I’m sure it’s last years car with some modifications added. I was very surprised with Williams going this route but then reading of other teams electing to launch on line (Maclaren) and Force India choosing not even to run the 2015 spec car till the second test, I get the feeling that every team is being very cagey about the upgrades they choose to show. There are after all 3 weeks between tests. Why give your competitors a leg up in design or idea’s? Wouldn’t be suprised if we see a lot of last year’s cars with a few upgrades. I heard Pirrelli wont be bringing competition tyres for the first test so it’ll just be a shake down and free practice for the teams.