This is probably never happened in the history of F1 that a team reveals the colors of his single seater at the end of… June.
It is, however, the exercise is rendered Friday, Williams, who, following the premature withdrawal of its main sponsor, the us company ROKiT specialized in telephony, there was no choice other than to review the dress of his car.
Despite this new livery, based on the white and the blue as at a time more glorious, Williams, FW43 entrusted this year to the British George Russell and the Canadian Nicholas Latifi has no intention of coming to play spoilsport. The content has not changed.
The last two seasons have been disastrous for this team that has not tasted championship since the conquest of the title with Jacques Villeneuve in 1997.
Once referred to as the third power of the plateau, in 2014 and in 2005, Williams has sunk from mediocrity. She has not recorded a single point in the world Championship last year when his driver Robert Kubica was ranked at the tenth place in the Grand Prix of Germany.
Another canadian investor ?
After having taken over from his father (and founder) Frank Williams, daughter Claire has been served, a few weeks ago, that the team is currently in search of a buyer to the bank account well-stocked.
If Michael Latifi has come to the rescue of a company on the brink of bankruptcy by injecting tens of millions of dollars not only to meet the debts, but also to allow his son to find a wheel in F1, another billionaire would be on the ranks, it seems, to revive this organization badly in need of cash.
His name is Sylvan Adams, business man, also canadian, which, as Lawrence Stroll and Latifi, fears over the end of the world as the end of the month. And as these two compatriots wealthy, he seems willing to inject huge sums of money to get involved in F1.
According to the site Fortune.fr Adams would be ready to invest a little over us $ 200 million over the next three years to take control of Williams.
Adams wants to take advantage of the visibility of the F1 to do the promotion of his adopted country, Israel, which he joined in 2016 after having left Toronto at the age of 57 years.
He also wants to allow a young driver franco-israeli, Roy Nissary, 25 years old, hired this year as a test driver at Williams with a cheque for ten million dollars, access to the discipline-queen of the motor sport in the short term.
Sofina well visible
ROKit party, it is rather Sofina, which is now clearly visible on the FW43. This canadian company, specialized in the processing of food products was founded by Michael Latifi.
The rear spoiler emphasizes the name Williams, but this listing could possibly disappear if another sponsor is manifested in the course of the road.
Originally scheduled for march 15 in Melbourne, Australia, the beginning of the season 2020 is now expected next week on the occasion of the Grand Prix of Austria (behind closed doors), after the postponement or the cancellation of the first ten stages of the calendar due to the pandemic.