What can we expect from Williams' FW43-B presentation?

05-03-2021 05:45
by GPblog.com
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What can we expect from Williams' FW43-B presentation?

On Friday, Williams will be the penultimate team to present their car for 2021. Only Ferrari (Wednesday 10 March) will wait longer than the British team. But what can we actually expect from the presentation of the new Williams this afternoon?

New livery Williams

At 14:00 hours [UK time] the FW43B will reportedly be shown to the outside world. Just like Red Bull Racing Williams opt for a B-version in the name of the car. How exactly the livery will look like is a surprise. 

Williams are going to make something spectacular out of their presentation because the team does it differently from its competitors. With augmented reality, Formula 1 fans can project the new car in their own living room. All you need to do is download the Williams Racing AR Launch 2021 app onto your mobile phone.

Using tokens

Exactly what the team of George Russell and Nicholas Latifi has used its development tokens for is still unclear. The number ten team in the 2020 Constructors' Championship is keeping tight-lipped. Competitor Haas F1 said yesterday it had not used any tokens at all to focus on 2022 when new regulations will enter the pinnacle of motorsport. Is Williams planning the same?

Williams enters the 2021 season with Simon Roberts at the helm and Dorilton Capital as the new owner. The Grove-based outfit will be hoping to move up a few places on the grid compared to previous years, but as the regulations have remained fairly stable it is unclear whether Williams can succeed in this mission. 

Aitken as a test driver

Whereas Alpine surprised by also presenting Daniil Kvyat as its reserve driver during the presentation of the 2021 car, Williams will not come up with a similar surprise. Jack Aitken was confirmed as a test and reserve driver on Thursday.

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