Latest post of the previous page:Well, this is turning into a very interesting discussion and I am enjoying it. The current rank is here. We still have two Lotuses to slot in, but we will come back to those.
So, let's look at the FW12 from 1988.
On Rio's 900 metre long straight, the FW12 was 25kph slower than the Lotus and McLaren and although Mansell could qualify it well, especially on the twistier circuits, Williams suffered seven double retirements out of 16 races. Mansell himself could only finish two races all year, though Patrese squeezed a few better results out of it.
So, good chassis, but unreliable, under powered NA engine and it made no impact at the front of the field. This surely deserves a place in the bottom 3, below the 1995 McLaren, especially after such a strong 1987. What do you think?