Williams unveil their 2018 challenger

Williams have unveiled their 2018 challenger during a press event on Thursday night in London.


The FW41 is the first car to be fully credited to technical chief Paddy Lowe after joining the Grove team in 2017 from Mercedes. It is also notable to credit Dirk de Beer. The head of aerodynamics for Williams who also joined in 2017.

“All Formula 1 cars are an evolution of what has gone before to some extent, but the FW41 does involve a number of departures from the directions that have been pursued in the past,” said Paddy Lowe.

Williams are the second F1 team to unveil their car after Haas unexpectedly launched pictures of their 2018 car yesterday.

It also features the “Halo” concept which will be on all cars this year. Unlike Haas, who painted theirs black yesterday, Williams have painted, for now, the halo white along with their colour scheme.

For 2018, Williams have kept Lance Stroll and have signed Russian Sergey Sirotkin to replace Felipe Massa, who retired from F1 last year. With the pairing, they have the least experienced line-up on the grid for 2018.

Further 2018 Car Launches

Red Bull are scheduled to reveal their 2018 challenger, with the RB14 to be launched online on the 19th of February. Renault and Sauber are next up, due to unveiled online on the 20th. Mercedes and Ferrari, have both picked the 22nd as the day they will reveal their respective challengers. McLaren will launch their MCL33 on the 23rd with Toro Rosso on the 26th. Force India to be confirmed.

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