By Matt Morlidge
Last update: 02/15/22 1:28 p.m.
Williams has unveiled an updated color scheme for its 2022 Formula 1 car, with the British team kicking off a new era with a nod to its past with a predominantly blue look.
The Grove team, one of F1’s most famous and historic constructors, is looking to maximize the much-changed rules to leap forward this year after an improved eighth place in 2021, and start the new season with a new driver. to Alex Albon after George Russell moved to Mercedes.
Albon and team-mate Nicholas Latifi were both on hand as the sport’s 16-time world champions became the sixth team to kick off their season with a first look at a new car on Tuesday.
The team say this was just a “livery reveal” and so their FW44 – which, as always, takes the initials of their legendary founder Sir Frank Williams – should look different at the start of pre-testing. season next week.
Their new colors, however, are here to stay. After mostly mixing blue and white in previous years, Williams has unveiled a 2022 car with varying shades of blue, as well as accents of red to highlight their British history.
After three seasons bottom of the F1 standings in 10th – in which they scored eight points combined – Williams bounced back to eighth place last year.
Their final tally of 23 points was helped hugely by back-to-back double points in Hungary and Belgium, and it was at Spa where they clinched their first podium in six years as Russell was placed second in a Grand Prix that took been abandoned. because of the rain.