Originally Posted by chriszeh
no disrespect, but how did he have so much trouble with the car in 1994? was it just that the car was so horrible even he couldnt control it? seemed like in the past he was super fast in the rain a far scarier proposition i would think than a bad set up. rain makes any car with 1200hp uncontrollable.
Active suspension and ride height control was banned for 1994. So, the Williams FW16 had to go without all of it's electronic aids. This left a very unstable car behind. (Think of that jet with the reversed wings that can't fly without computer aids constantly keeping it stable.) Senna reported entering a corner with large amounts of under steer only to exit the corner with large amounts of over steer. This sometimes volatile nature made the car un-drivable.
It's unfortunate that only 1-2 races later Newey and Head were able to correct some of the bigger issues.