British team have a new driver line-up, colour scheme and title sponsor

One-Minute Read

Monday, February 11, 2019 – 3:31pm

Williams FW42 livery launch
  • Full team name: ROKiT Williams Racing 
  • 2019 car: the FW42 
  • 2019 drivers: #88 Robert Kubica and #63 George Russell 
  • 2018 results: tenth in the constructors’ championship with seven points

After finishing rock bottom in the 2018 Formula 1 constructors’ championship Williams Racing will hope that their new car, the FW42, can drive them to better results this season.

Launched with its livery unveiling on 11 February in Grove, their Oxfordshire base, the new FW42 will take to the track at next week’s first pre-season test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain.

Since the end of the last campaign Lance Stroll and Brendon Hartley have moved on which means Williams have a new driver partnership in Robert Kubica and George Russell.

This season will mark a fairytale return to F1 for 34-year-old Polish driver Kubica. He was left with severe arm injuries in a rally crash nearly eight years ago.

It is also a huge year for British rookie Russell as the 20-year-old will make his F1 race debut at the Australian Grand Prix on 17 March.

New title partners

It’s not just a new livery colour scheme and driver partnership that Williams will have in 2019, but also new title partners, phone company ROKiT. The team will be officially known as ROKiT Williams Racing.

Pictures: Williams FW42 livery launch 

Featured Articles

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This