“Williams Racing planned to reveal its 2021 challenger, the FW43B, via an augmented reality app later today (5th March),” a team statement said.
“However, sadly, because the app was hacked prior to launch, this will no longer be possible. We have subsequently removed the app from both the Apple App Store and Android Google Play store.
“We were very much looking forward to sharing this experience with our fans, particularly during this difficult time when being able to bring in-person experiences directly to our fans is sadly not possible. We can only apologise that this has not been possible.
“Numerous other launch assets are available today however, including rendered photography of the FW43B and interview b-roll packages of CEO Jost Capito, Team Principal Simon Roberts, and race drivers George Russell and Nicholas Latifi.”
According to Apple, the app was developed by Brandwidth, a digital innovation agency. Motor Sport has contacted the company for comment.
The FW43B is still set to be revealed at 2pm and will be the first car of the post-Williams family ownership era for the Dorilton Capital-owned team.