Inside the Advanced Engineering of Williams F1
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Inside the Advanced Engineering of Williams F1

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[NOISE] [MUSIC] Jim Clark was my my hero growing up. And, F1 of course is the, the epitome of everything that's great about motor sport. The glamour, the excitement, the speed. And Williams of course, what a legacy. Great engineering legacy, great engineering foundation within this organization that's allowed to build an advanced engineering group. That we believe can tackle some of the most interesting issues and problems that the automotive industry, the, energy sector, the defense sectors have to throw at us. So, it's a fascinating Place to work. [MUSIC] A lot of the challenges in the world today is improving efficiency. And so, and, and energy comes with that. So anything you're able to do to improve energy consumption or reuse of, is where we sorta had a lot of strengths We're very good at taking a holistic view, and coming up with, you know, you know, a different way of approaching it. A different way of solving the, you know, the problem. [MUSIC] The organizers of Formula E were looking for a group that would be capable of supplying all of this power systems, battery systems to This new single seat series and it was a project we were really interested in. We had the first battery in test in the january 14 last year. and then the race, the first race was in Beijing in in August so we had a very aggressive, less than 12 month program to [MUSIC] Develop the battery, validate the battery, produce 45 batteries, and pass the un33.3 legislation which is so you can transfer these batteries around the world by in flight. And it was yeah, completely delivered in in about 10 months in total. CX75 w, which has won you know, in here at the moment. Was another very challenging program. Very simple objectives. It had to have the performance of the Bugatti Veyron, the fuel economy of a Toyota Prius, and the range of a Chevrolet Volt. Williams did a terrific job in creating the CX75. It really is a, a very special piece of Automotive app. [MUSIC] A real challenge that we tackle exceptionally quickly, and that's a whole mark really, of advanced engineering, was the Nissan GT-R Time Attack car. Nissan gave us a challenge. They wanted us to Engineer the GTR to take on the Nordschleife. And we achieved the majority of the performance by advanced aerodynamics, weight reduction with lightweight components, strategically placed lightweight components. And actually only had a very small engine performance upgrade. And so we're very proud of the fact that we could One at the time broke the [INAUDIBLE] record was just over seven minutes for Nurburgring which for a car that was 700, 800 kilograms quite staggering. But we were very proud in the fact that it was a very efficient solution to that. [MUSIC] The internal combustion engine's far from dead. And, in fact, there's nothing quite like a, a big V8 block and we love high performance cars. But, you know, Performance can be extracted in many ways and I think that the EV systems that we've developed here at Williams show that you can achieve great performance. You can achieve it with great efficiency and you can still produce so, so many of the characteristics that engage motorists. And keen automotive enthusiasts.

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