Williams removes Senna logo from 2022 car in 'move to the future'


Williams has confirmed it will no longer have a Senna 'S' logo on its cars

Williams FW44

The new FW44 doesn't feature the Senna logo

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Williams’ Formula 1 cars will no longer feature the Ayrton Senna ‘S’ on the nosecone for the first time since 1995 the team has confirmed.

The tradition will come to an end in order for the team to “move into the future” according to team principal Jost Capito, who explained the decision following the team’s ’22 car launch.

A show car was revealed with the team’s new livery though the ‘S’ logo was conspicuously missing from the nose of the car.

“The decision was that we want to move on in the future,” Capito said of its removal. “We have a new era, we have a new car. And we refurbished also our museum, and where we have a special area to celebrate Ayrton.”

Capito added that the decision was reached without a meeting with the Senna family and that he hoped the move would prevent the team’s drivers – Alexander Albon and Nicholas Latifi – from being reminded of the fatal crash.

Williams Senna Logo

All Williams cars have carried the logos since 1995

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Williams Senna Logo

2022 will be the first year it hasn't featured on the car in some form

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“I think we had to look now in the future and not showing the drivers the ‘S’ all the time they get in the car and being reminded of what happened.

“Now it’s time for the team to move on and be very honourable to Senna and having a very dedicated space in the museum and honour him there.

“We didn’t have a consultation with the family but we are working with the foundation and we will increase our effort with the foundation and work on how we can to support the Senna foundation more,” Capito explained.

“I think more people benefit from this. If we can help people, especially through the foundation, I think that’s a very good programme. But it has to be still finally defined.”