The Under fire Williams team have been forced into a suspension and wing mirror redesign prior to Australia, in order to avoid potential illegality complaints from other teams.
Having eventually turned up at the two week pre-season Barcelona test with an interesting front suspension design consisting of seven unique parts, one over the permitted single steering arm, pushrod and four suspension members as stipulated in the 2019 Formula One regulations, Williams have taken the decision to remove the seventh member that runs directly alongside the edge of the lower wishbone.
Surprisingly sporting the additional element despite clear regulations to the contrary, Williams will now enter the opening round of the season with a solution that has yet to be tested out on track - potentially further hampering the team in their efforts to extract more performance from what has already proven itself to be a difficult and potentially uncompetitive package so far.
Furthermore, Williams are also planning to alter the elegant curved wing mirror design of the FW42 for Australia, the British squad again making changes to their new car in a bid to avoid unnecessary attention from the FIA stewards once on track running begins next weekend.
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