Williams have officially revealed their new livery, with which it will compete in this year’s Formula 1 world championship.
The team unveiled their fourth car under the ownership of Dorilton Capital and their first car constructed under the leadership of team principal James Vowles in a launch event in New York City, streamed online.
The FW46 features a predominantly blue livery, similar to its two previous predecessors. However, Williams say the new car will run in an new shade of blue called ‘new era Williams’.
The car features a red and white pinstripe detail, which the team say reflects their British heritage. Williams also announced a new major sponsor in Japanese construction equipment company Komatsu, which will appear on the car’s sidepods. Komatsu are a returning sponsor to the team, following their sponsorship of Williams in the eighties and nineties.
Drivers Alexander Albon and Logan Sargeant will return to race for the team in 2024. The pair secured seventh place in the constructors’ championship last year – the team’s best finish since 2017.
Vowles said he believes the team are building on the momentum from last season as their look to move further up the grid in the future.
“Since joining Williams Racing a year ago, I’ve seen this team pull together to overcome a number of challenges and claim seventh in the constructors’ championship, which meant a great deal for everyone involved,” Vowles said. “We’ve also shown the world that we’re building the foundations for moving forward.
“Of course, there’s still a long way to go on this journey together but I know our fans, partners and everyone at Grove is pushing as one to create new history for this iconic team. It will take time, but everyone’s support is integral to help drive us towards success in the years to come. I’m looking forward to seeing what this season holds for us.”
Pictures: 2024 Williams F1 launch
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