Williams to hold ‘season launch’ event on February 6th · RaceFans

Williams have announced the earliest date yet for a 2023 launch event, though it remains to be seen when their new car will be presented.

The team will hold a pre-season presentation, which is expected to included a livery launch, on February 6th.

Having been the last-placed team in the constructors’ standings four times in the last five years, Williams are in the process of making several changes ahead of the 2023 season in an attempt to improve their form.

Among those to have left are team principal Jost Capito and technical director Francois-Xavier Demaison, whose replacements are yet to be announced. Driver Nicholas Latifi has also lost his seat after three seasons.

Latifi’s place has been taken by race-winning Formula 2 graduate Logan Sargeant. The 22-year-old, who is a product of Williams’ Racing Driver Academy, will be the United States’ first full-time F1 racer since 2006.

Sargeant will partner Alex Albon, who is embarking on his second season with Williams – and fourth season in F1 – having scored half of the team’s points last year.

The 2023 season will mark the 10th season that Williams have used Mercedes engines, and the partnership has resulted in 16 podiums so far. Williams have now gone 216 grands prix without a victory, the longest losing run in their 46-year history.

Testing for the new season will begin on February 23rd.

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