Williams FW31

The 2009 Williams FW31, designed by Sam Michael, Ed Wood and Jon Tomlinson was the first after the major regulations overhaul of 2009, mandating a wider front wing, narrowed rear wing, slick tyres for the first time since 1997, the introduction of KERS and the unintended emphasis on double diffusers.

19

Races

4th

Best race result

7th

Best WCC result

2009

Debut

0

Poles

1

Fastest Laps

34.5

Total Points

Despite failing to score a podium finish, Nico Rosberg regularly finished in the points, with six consecutive top six finishes mid-season. His teammate Kazuki Nakajiima however, fared less well, failing to score a point all season.

The Williams FW31 was a midfield runner, capable of scoring points on most occasions, but rarely quick enough to challenge for podiums. Nico Rosberg looked more at home in the car than did his teammate Kazuki Nakajima who failed to score a point all season.

A high/low point for Rosberg was during the Singapore Grand Prix when in third position he crossed the white line on the pit lane exit, which earned him a penalty and cost him third place and a trip to the podium.

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Williams Logo
Toyota normally aspirated 2.4 litre V8
Tyres

Williams FW31 Specs

Designed by:Sam Michael, Ed Wood & Jon Tomlinson
Year(s) active:2009
Official entrant:AT&T Williams
Drivers:Nico Rosberg, Kazuki Nakajima
Engine:Toyota normally aspirated 2.4 litre V8
Tyres:Bridgestone
Fuel:Esso
Brakes:Carbon Industrie carbon discs and pads & 6 piston AP calipers
Transmission:Williams 7-speed electro-hydraulically actuated, semi-automatic, seamless shift
Preceded by:Williams FW30
Succeeded by:Williams FW32

Williams FW31 Results

2009

AUS MAL CHN BHR ESP MON TUR GBR GER HUN EUR BEL ITA SIN JPN BRA ABU
ROSBERG 6 8 15 9 8 6 5 5 4 4 5 8 16 11 5 DNF 9
NAKAJIMA DNF 12 DNF DNF 13 15 12 11 12 9 18 13 10 9 15 DNF 13
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