Williams launches FW43 with track debut ahead of testing


Williams has launched its 2020 car ahead of testing, with George Russell giving the FW43 its track debut


Williams has revealed the FW43 ahead of winter testing later this week, with the team calling the new 2020 car an “evolution” of its predecessor.

Last season, Williams found itself rooted to the back of the grid all year long and the team has tempered expectations before testing takes place.

Deputy team principal Claire Williams said that the team had focused in on weaknesses over the winter break in the hopes of returning to the sharp end of the grid.

“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.”

George Russell turned the first laps in the new car after the online reveal.

He will also be in the car during the first winter test, set to commence later this week on the 19th.