Williams has become the ninth team to confirm its launch plans for its 2020 Formula 1 car, confirming a digital-only launch next month ahead of the start of pre-season testing.

Williams will release images of its new FW43 car on February 17, two days before the start of winter running in Barcelona.

The images will be published at 8am on the morning of February 17.

The updated Williams car is expected to sport a revised livery design to better reflect its partnership with title sponsor ROKiT, whose primary colours are red and white.

Following Williams' announcement, Red Bull is now the only team yet to confirm the launch plans for its 2020 car.

Williams will unveil its new car on the same day as Racing Point, which is holding a larger-scale launch event in Austria later in the day.

Williams will enter the 2020 winter testing period eager to avoid the errors of last year that saw it miss the first two-and-a-half days of running at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, having struggled to complete its car build on time.

The team will run a revised line-up following the exit of Robert Kubica at the end of last season. Kubica will be replaced by Formula 2 runner-up Nicholas Latifi, who makes his F1 debut this year after a season in a development and test role with Williams.

Williams scored just one point in 2019 as it remained grounded to the foot of the F1 constructors' standings, recording its only top-10 finish via Kubica at the German Grand Prix.

 

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