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Canada updates for Williams

ESPNF1 Staff
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The rear of the Williams will be different in Canada due to a new diffuser and rear wing © Sutton Images
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Williams will be testing a host of updates during Friday practice for the Canadian Grand Prix.

Having endured a poor start to the season, Williams finally scored its first points of 2011 in the Monaco Grand Prix when Rubens Barrichello finished ninth, and Pastor Maldonado was running sixth late on until he retired following a collision with Lewis Hamilton.

Like the rest of the teams, Williams is taking a low downforce package to Montreal as it looks to build on its showing in Monaco, but technical director Sam Michael said it would also be bringing a host of other upgrades to test in free practice.

"Set-up [in Canada] is geared towards aero efficiency on the straights and maximising traction out of the slow speed corners," Michael said. "We will have a new front wing, brake ducts, barge boards and modified diffuser to test during practice, as well as the obligatory new rear wing for the lower drag level required in Canada."