Williams FW24

The 2002 Williams FW24 was again an evolution of the previous year's FW23, which was quick, and delivered a string of strong results including four wins, but suffered from poor reliability. With the FW24, Williams sought to capitalise on the speed and performance, whilst improving the car's reliability which they hoped would give them a chance at their first world title since 1997.

17

Races

1

Wins

2nd

Best WCC result

2002

Debut

7

Poles

3

Fastest Laps

92

Total Points

The Williams FW24’s main strength was the mega-powerful BMW V10, which compensated for the car’s comparatively (to Ferrari and McLaren) inferior aerodynamics. This allowed drivers Ralf Schumacher and Juan-Pablo Montoya to compete with, but seldom beat the all conquering Ferrari team with its F2002 in the hands of Michael Schumacher, which won ten of the season’s 17 races.

Ralf Schumacher took the Williams FW24 to its lone win in Malaysia at the second race of the season, but while Juan-Pablo Montoya was able to score five consecutive pole-positions in 2002, he ended the season winless.

Despite the FW24’s inability to match the Ferrari F2002, it was able to help to the team to move up a place from 2001 in the World Constructors Championship, finishing the season in second place, ahead of the McLaren-Mercedes team.

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Williams Logo
BMW normally aspirated 3 litre V10
Tyres

Williams FW24 Specs

Designed by:Patrick Head, Gavin Fisher & Geoff Willis
Year(s) active:2002
Official entrant:BMW WilliamsF1 Team
Drivers:Ralf Schumacher, Juan-Pablo Montoya
Engine:BMW normally aspirated 3 litre V10
Tyres:Michelin
Fuel:Petrobras
Brakes:Carbone Industrie discs and pads and AP callipers
Transmission:Williams 7-speed longitudinal semi-automatic sequential
Preceded by:Williams FW23
Succeeded by:Williams FW25

Williams FW24 Results

2002

AUS MAL BRA SMR ESP AUT MON CAN EUR GBR FRA GER HUN BEL ITA USA JPN
SCHUMACHER DNF 1 2 3 11 4 3 7 4 8 5 3 3 5 DNF 16 11
MONTOYA 2 2 5 4 2 3 DNF DNF DNF 3 4 2 11 3 DNF 4 4
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