Williams have unveiled their new car and livery for the 2020 season.
Williams have revealed a fresh new look on their 2020 challenger, the FW43. After a difficult 2019 season, Deputy Team Principal Claire Williams says she hopes the team will make progress this season:
“This year marks a fresh start for the team. We have spent time addressing our areas of weakness and have ensured that we have the right people, structures, procedures and resource in place to deliver competitive race cars. We are all committed to re-building Williams and returning the team to competitiveness. As such, our 2020 campaign is about making progress. The fighting spirit is still very much alive, and this year, everyone will continue that fight until we get back to where we want to be.”
British driver George Russell will once again race for the team in 2020, and will be joined this year by Nicholas Latifi. The Canadian is a familiar face in the Formula 2 paddock and battled with Nyck de Vries for last year’s title, ultimately finishing as runner-up. Read more: Nicholas Latifi biography.
Williams suffered their worst year on record in 2019, with Robert Kubica scoring the team’s only point of the season at the rain-hit German Grand Prix. Though Kubica took their only point, it was Russell who was the more impressive of the pairing. The British rookie out-qualified Kubica at every round of the championship. Williams missed the first two days of pre-season testing last year, but it seems that the team are much better prepared in 2020. Read more: Williams’ 2019 Season In Stats.
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After graduating in 2015 with a First Class honours degree in English Language and Literature, Nicky Haldenby, a lifelong fan of Formula 1, founded the Lights Out F1 Blog in 2016. Now in its sixth season, the blog has become a firm fan-favourite, delving deep into the sport’s history books and lifting the cover on unusual F1 statistics. Nicky also writes at F1Destinations and GPDestinations. In 2017 and 2018, he wrote for Badger GP. Nicky is also the host of the F1 Rewind Podcast and can be heard as the resident stats man on the 2 Soft Compounds Podcast.