Williams FW12 Barclay Edition

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Update of Williams FW12. Completely reworked original skin to HD & DHD quality,  reworked lines, paint, logos etc. for F1 2013 ™ by Codemasters.



The Williams FW12 was a Formula One racing car used by the Williams team for the 1988 season. An updated version, the FW12C, was used for 12 of the 16 races of the 1989 season.[1] The FW12 was Williams' first Naturally aspirated car since the FW08C used in the 1983 season.

In its original guise the FW12 featured a Judd CV 3.5 V8. In 1988 the car was unsuccessful for Williams after two years of domination with the FW12's predecessor, the FW11 and FW11B, through use of the all-powerful V6 Honda turbo engine. Williams actually had an existing contract to continue using the Honda engines in 1988. However, the team's refusal to dump Nigel Mansell (who had won 5 races in 1986) and replace him with Honda's test driver Satoru Nakajima (an F1 rookie) for the 1987 season saw the relationship between Honda and the team sour and the Japanese giant pulled out of the contract, announcing at the Hungarian Grand Prix a three year deal to supply their engines to McLaren from 1988.

Early in the season the FW12 was described by both Nigel Mansell and Riccardo Patrese as being pathetically slow in a straight line. The facts backed up the drivers' claims. In qualifying for the opening race of the season in Brazil, despite Mansell qualifying a surprising second on the grid, the FW12 was only timed at 265 km/h (165 mph) on the Jacarepaguá circuits 900 metre long back straight. This compared to the 290 km/h (180 mph) recorded by McLaren and Lotus with their Honda turbo engines. That speed deficit, along with trouble from the reactive suspension system, saw only one point scored before the mid-season British Grand Prix, when Riccardo Patrese finished 6th in Monaco.

The FW12 proved competitive for Williams in the last few races of the 1988 season. Despite both Mansell and Patrese retiring from the Portuguese Grand Prix (Round 13), better was to come at the next race in Spain with Mansell finishing 2nd behind the McLaren of Alain Prost, while Patrese finished 5th (the race was also Mansell's second and only point scoring race for the season after finishing runner up in both 1986 and 1987). Mansell was then to retire from the last two races of the season in both Japan (accident with the Lotus of Nelson Piquet) and Australia (brake failure), ending his first run with the team after four seasons and 13 wins, while Partese would finish 6th and 4th in both races.

After winning the Formula One Constructors championships in both 1986 and 1987 and the Drivers' Championship with Piquet in 1987, Williams dropped to 7th in the standings in 1988, scoring only 20 points for the season in a year when the Honda powered McLaren MP4/4's of 1988 World Champion Ayrton Senna and his team mate, dual World Champion Alain Prost, won 15 of the season's 16 races in the single most dominating season in Formula One history.<<source>> 

CREDITS

*Williams FW12 Barclay Edition Car Skin Made by ML2166*

DESCRIPTION

Completely reworked original skin. Done in HD (4096x4096)  & DHD (8192x8192) sizes. Files are clearly marked in the download file. Re-worked lines, paint, logos etc.

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INSTALLATION

Make sure, when extracting the files, that you backup your original game files. After you have downloaded a file. Unzip the rar file… choose one size HD(4096) or DHD(8192) and extract/replace the whole folder »cars« in your main directory of F1 2013 under »Drive:\Steam\SteamApps\common\ F1 2013».

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