The Grove-based Williams Racing team has presented the livery of its new F1 car, the FW43B with which the team is set to compete in the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship.
Williams has become the penultimate team to unveil its 2021 car ahead of the new F1 season. In fact, the team has only revealed the livery of its new car which features a revised colour scheme consisting of blue, white and yellow, reminiscent of Nigel Mansell's iconic FW14B from 1992.
The team intended to reveal its 2021 challenger, the FW43B, via an augmented reality app. However, the app was hacked prior to launch, making it impossible for Williams to provide its fans with the innovative platform.
The team is facing the upcoming season on the back of key changes. The founder family, Williams left the team after the American investment firm Dorilton Capital had taken over the company. After former Deputy Team Principal Claire Williams departed from the team, Simon Roberts was appointed as Acting Team Principal with his position having been made permanent since.
Former McLaren CEO Jost Capito has been named CEO of the Williams company. The team, which has collected nine Constructors' and seven Drivers' Championship titles, is set to field an unchanged driver line-up with George Russell and Nicholas Latifi both staying with the outfit for a second season together. Williams has also confirmed Jack Aitken as the Reserve Driver after the Korean-British driver joined the outfit last year.
Speaking for the first time as CEO of Williams Racing, Jost Capito said: “Williams Racing is a sporting icon, and a team that has forged a reputation of success through sheer determination and grit intertwined with innovation, passionate and skilful race-craft and an absolute desire to win. Highs and lows are typical in any long-established sporting brand’s journey and historic success can be a strong motivator, but it cannot be relied upon to define future success in the modern era of Formula One.
“Therefore, we have created a fresh new livery for the 2021 car; one that acknowledges our incredible past and retains the spirit, drive and motivation that remains at the core of Williams’ DNA yet looks to the future and signposts our long-term ambition to return to the front of the grid.
"Whilst we are just starting out on this journey and there is still a lot of work to do, we are happy to see momentum in the right direction and look forward to continuing that progress on track this season," Capito said.
"We don't forget our history, our heritage, but we are moving on to a bright future." pic.twitter.com/3rzXdLiSir— Williams Racing (@WilliamsRacing) March 5, 2021