New Williams FW37 breaks cover at Jerez F1 test

BY Adam Cooper • February 1, 2015

The Williams FW37 was unveiled in Jerez Sunday morning shortly before testing got underway.

The team had released rendered images last week, but this was the first opportunity to see the actual car, which has a nose reminiscent of those seen last year.

"The momentum we carry from last year has been very encouraging," said Williams driver Felipe Massa. "The team has changed so much from 12 months ago and it is clear to see everyone is heading in a good direction. The development rate of the FW36 was one of the most exciting elements to the car, the team worked exceptionally hard throughout the year to make sure that we had a faster car at each race, and I look forward to a similarly impressive car this year. I am excited to be continuing to work with Valtteri (Bottas), a driver with so much talent who has so much to offer both the team and me as his teammate."

Bottas echoed much of Massa's optimism as the team looks to take the fight to Mercedes in 2015.

"Coming into a season after third position in the Constructors' Championship carries the weight of a lot of expectation,"said Bottas. "Other teams and our fans are expecting a performance like last year, and all the personnel at Williams have been working tirelessly to make sure this is not only achievable but the benchmark for improvement. For much of last year we had the second fastest car, and this year we plan to take every opportunity to challenge at the front. After my first podium in 2014 I hope to continue developing as a driver as I aim for my first win. I look forward to working closely with Felipe again this year as we strengthen our relationship to extract the most from the car."

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