The RoKit Williams F1 team have become the latest team to unveil its 2020 Formula One challenger. With the departure of PKN Orlen, the livery has been tweaked even further, to showcase a red, white and blue paint job. All on all, the car itself looks quite stunning, and is probably one of the best-looking cars on the current grid.
On the other hand, one can only hope that the 2019 debacle has been banished from memory. The Grove-based outfit desperately need a change of fortune, after they propped up the back of the pack last year. This year, the British outfit is fielding Nicholas Latifi alongside George Russell, with Robert Kubica departing for Alfa Romeo.
In an Instagram video, the Williams F1 team put on a dramatic reveal, with the sound of the Mercedes engine revving in the background.
Will 2020 be a repeat of 2019 for Williams F1?
Last year, the home-grown team was mired in numerous delays. The team missed two days of pre-season testing as the car was not ready to hit the track. Of course, since this is an online reveal of the FW43, there may be fears that the team will suffer the same fate.
On the bright side, the car features a revised livery, with more prominent branding for their title sponsor ROKiT. The team also assured that the FW43 is is an “evolution” of its predecessor, which could set off alarm bells among the fans. With the FW42 being such a poor car, the bar has already been set very low.
Deaign Director Doug McKiernan told the Official Formula One website, “We have paid significant attention to understanding the problem areas of the FW42. We have carefully chosen parts of the car to develop, those that would give us the most performance for the resources we have.”
“The main concept behind the FW43 is that it is a continuous development of the FW42, with no fundamental concept changes to the layout. The most important indicator that we are on the right path will be the level of correlation we have between the tool kit we use to design the car and what the track data is telling us.”