AT&T Williams is among the most successful Formula One teams in history. Under the overall leadership of AT&T Williams technical director Sam Michael, the car?s design was spearheaded by chief designer Ed Wood. The car’s nucleus is a carbon-aramid and honeycomb composite monocoque. The front suspension features carbon fiber, double wishbones with pushrod activated springs and zero keel geometry. Similarly, the rear suspension is a double wishbone, pushrod design. The AT&T Williams FW31 is powered by a naturally aspirated, longtitudinally mounted 2.4 liter, 90° V8 Toyota RVX-09 with revs limited to 18,000 RPM and estimated output of 740 horsepower. Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a Williams, seven-speed, electro-hydraulically actuated, semi-automatic, seamless shift transmission.
• Constructor: Williams-Toyota
• Designer(s): Sam Michael (Technical Director) Ed Wood (Chief Designer) Jon Tomlinson (Chief Aerodynamicist)
• Chassis: Carbon-aramid and honeycomb composite monocoque
• Suspension(front): Carbon fiber double wishbone, with pushrod activated springs. Zero keel geometry.
• Suspension (rear): Double wishbone, with pushrod activated springs.
• Wheelbase: 3,100 mm (122.0 in)
• Weight (including driver): 605 kg (1,334 lb.)
• Engine: Toyota RVX-09 2.4 L (146 cubic inch) 90° V8, limited to 18,000 RPM Naturally aspirated, longitudinally mounted
• Power: 740 horsepower (approx)
• Transmission: Williams 7-speed electro-hydraulically actuated, semi-automatic, seamless shift