Williams has confirmed it will launch its 2020 F1 car online on February 17th, as revealed by RaceFans last week.
[smr2020test]The FW43 will be presented on the team’s social media presences at 8am GMT.
Williams is seeking to bounce back from a disappointing 2019 campaign, which began badly as its FW42 was not completed in time for the start of testing. They lagged well off the pace of the competition and scored only one point all year.
The team has made several changes to its technical staff for the upcoming season. Former chief technical officer Paddy Lowe stood down in March last year, following which the team confirmed he would not return.
Earlier this week Williams announced the forthcoming appointments of David Worner and Jonathan Carter to its technical team.
Williams is the ninth team to officially confirm its launch plans for the upcoming season, leaving only Red Bull to announced when its new car will be revealed. Rumours indicate the RB16 will run for the first time on February 12th, one day after Ferrari becomes the first team to present its new car for the 2020 F1 season.
2020 F1 season
- Pictures: Wrecked chassis from Grosjean’s Bahrain fireball crash to go on display
- Bottas vs Rosberg: Hamilton’s Mercedes team mates compared after 78 races each
- F1 revenues fell by $877 million in Covid-struck 2020 season
- Hamilton and Mercedes finally announce new deal for 2021 season
- F1 audience figures “strong” in 2020 despite dip in television viewers
9 comments on “Williams confirms online launch for 2020 car”
31st January 2020, 9:52
And they will be at the testing also online……..
31st January 2020, 10:58
Paddy Lowe left the chat…
31st January 2020, 11:17
Combined COTD right here!
31st January 2020, 12:40
I am intrigued to find out if this will an unveiling of the car itself or just a rendering. If it is the latter then that would not be a good sign at all.
Rick D. (@partsguy20)
31st January 2020, 13:57
If it’s the latter it would render their season pointless.
Sloppy Shades (@sloppysmusic)
31st January 2020, 15:00
Could just be an artist sketch, in charcoal maybe?
31st January 2020, 15:01
They’ve been doing that for years though…
Stephen Crowsen (@drycrust)
2nd February 2020, 4:06
However Williams do their launch, it would have to show the real car, e.g. a video of the real car being unveiled by Frank or the drivers. Not showing a “ready to race” car at the launch would indicate Williams are in serious strife.
14th February 2020, 13:02
Really not 3rd day of tests?
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