Williams will officially unveil its new 2022 Formula One car on Tuesday 15 February 2022.
The racing team overtook itself from its low in 2021 and gave the red lantern to Haas. In the constructors’ championship, Williams finished 23 points ahead of Alfa Romeo and Haas after a solid year.
However, the traditional team will have to do without the services of George Russell next year, who will replace Valtteri Bottas at the top Mercedes racing team. Bottas, on the other hand, will join Alfa Romeo. Williams relies on the services of Nicholas Latifi and Formula 1 returnee Alexander Albon, who recently caused a sensation in the DTM.
The new rules give Williams and new owners Dorilton Capital reason to be optimistic as they continue to climb the Constructors Championship.
The restart with the new set of rules and the budget limit is more suitable for smaller teams like Williams. The presentation of the newly developed car will take place in Barcelona, Spain, and will be broadcast online.
Williams continues to rely on Mercedes drives
Team boss Jost Capito is looking forward to the new Formula 1 era and is satisfied with his driver pairing for the coming season: “Alex and Nicky were already in 2018 [in der Formel 2 bei DAMS] strong teammates. They know each other very well and respect each other. Alex is the perfect addition to the situation the team is in right now.”
Capito is delighted to be able to offer Albon a second chance in the premier class and expects the former Alpha Tauri and Red Bull driver to chime in. He already appreciates the personality of the Briton with Thai roots: “We have a lot of fun with him and he also with us. I am sure that he will perform well.”
In terms of engine suppliers, nothing will change at Williams in the 2022 season. The racing team continues to rely on Mercedes drives. The German manufacturer has been supplying engines to Williams since the start of the turbo-hybrid era in 2014. While the cars are all new, the engine formula hasn’t changed.