Williams reveals 2021 F1 car


Williams reveals its new 2021 F1 car for the first F1 season that the team will start without a member of the Williams family at the helm

Williams FW43B 2021 F1 Car

Williams Racing

Williams has unveiled its new 2021 F1 car, the FW43B.

The car was originally intended to be launched in augmented reality via a bespoke app, but this had to be cancelled after the app was hacked and images were leaked.

Williams will be hoping to build on its 2020 championship performance. Though it finished last in the constructor standings for the second year running, the car’s pace was actually much improved as they closed up to the midfield pack.

This year will see the team start its first full season without the Williams family at the helm.

It announced at last year’s Italian Grand Prix that the founder Frank Williams, his daughter Claire, the deputy team principal, and the family were selling the team to American investment firm Dorilton Capital, ending the family’s five-decade involvement in motor sport.

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New Williams CEO Jost Capito said: “Williams Racing is a sporting icon, and a team that has forged a reputation of success through sheer determination and grit intertwined with innovation, passionate and skilful race-craft and an absolute desire to win. Highs and lows are typical in any long-established sporting brand’s journey and historic success can be a strong motivator, but it cannot be relied upon to define future success in the modern era of Formula 1.

“Therefore, we have created a fresh new livery for the 2021 car; one that acknowledges our incredible past and retains the spirit, drive and motivation that remains at the core of Williams’ DNA yet looks to the future and signposts our long-term ambition to return to the front of the grid. Whilst we are just starting out on this journey and there is still a lot of work to do, we are happy to see momentum in the right direction and look forward to continuing that progress on track this season.”