ROKiT Williams Racing has revealed its new multi-colour livery for the 2020 F1 season abode the FW43, just days ahead of the first pre-season test.

After an unsuccessful 2019 F1 season, Williams has presented the livery of the car they hope will manage to claw them out of their slump in 2020, and revive their once-dominant team and put them in the mid-field pack, from where they can move up top.

The new car, the FW43, has a similar mix of colors to that of the 2019 car, with their main sponsor ROKiT being showcased in a far bigger manner as the company’s red is prominent along with white and splashes of dark blue.

The driver line-up for the 2020 F1 season is half-new, with the addition of Canadian Nicholas Latifi, who replaces Alfa Romeo Racing-bound Robert Kubica, while Mercedes junior George Russell stays on with Williams for his second season.

Powering the new Williams FW43 is once again a Mercedes power unit, and using that combination the team hope to make ground on their opposition and penetrate to the midfield pack from being back of the grid for last few F1 seasons.

Deputy team principal Claire Williams stated: “This year marks a fresh start for the team. We have spent time addressing our areas of weakness and have ensured that we have the right people, structures, procedures and resource in place to deliver competitive race cars.

“We are all committed to re-building Williams and returning the team to competitiveness. As such, our 2020 campaign is about making progress. The fighting spirit is still very much alive, and this year, everyone will continue that fight until we get back to where we want to be.”

Design Director, Doug McKiernan, added: “The team at the factory have been working incredibly hard on the development of the car for the 2020 season. We have paid significant attention to understanding the problem areas of the FW42 and we have carefully chosen parts of the car to develop, those that would give us the most performance for the resources we have.

“The main concept behind the Williams FW43 is that it is a continuous development of the FW42, with no fundamental concept changes to the layout. The most important indicator that we are on the right path will be the level of correlation we have between the tool kit we use to design the car and what the track data is telling us.

“There has been a healthy development rate in the wind tunnel, and we have found reasonable improvements in the cooling efficiency. The team has addressed the mechanical issues that affected it in 2019, these include the brakes and the overall weight of the car. We have made some good progress across these areas and will continue to focus on them during the season.”

Here’s the shakedown list:

Red Bull Racing

Alfa Romeo Racing


AlphaTauri – Misano run


2020 F1 car/livery launches:

Haas – livery

Mercedes – livery


Red Bull Racing

Renault – renders only

McLaren – special launch

Mercedes – car

Alfa Romeo – shakedown

AlphaTauri – special launch