A closer inspection of the Williams FW44 livery

Jamie Woodhouse
Williams FW44 livery front. February 2022.

A view of the Williams FW44 livery from the front. February 2022.

The livery of the all-new Williams FW44 has been revealed, though the team have chosen to shield the design innovations of the FW44.

Williams are an iconic name of the Formula 1 grid very much on a recovery mission, with the 2021 campaign serving as a strong base to stage a comeback.

Aided by a mid-season performance spike, Williams were able to put 23 points on the board in 2021, securing themselves P8 in the Constructors’ Championship, having scored only eight points across the three previous campaigns.

Of course, Williams along with the other nine teams now head into a new regulatory era in Formula 1, which could prove a boost or a setback to their ambitions.

The first major step then is producing a challenger which extracts the most performance possible from these new regulations, with Williams hoping that their FW44 is capable of doing exactly that.

Like Haas and Red Bull, Williams chose to display their 2022 livery on a show car, rather than reveal the FW44 in all its glory. That being said, the real FW44 is set to hit the track at Silverstone later in the day for its first shakedown run.

So, let’s take a closer look at the livery which they have gone with…

After their bold 2021 livery featuring blue, white and yellow, Williams have doubled-down on the blue for their 2022 livery, returning to a deeper base shade, featuring flashes of lighter blue.

Red also appears around the FW44, with the team explaining that this is a reference to their identity as a British team.

Williams FW44 livery. February 2022.
The livery of the Williams FW44 car. February 2022.

Down the side of the front wing we see the Duracell branding clearly visible, following the agreement of a multi-year sponsorship deal.

Williams will hope then that their FW44 will be powered up the grid nicely in 2022.

We also see the branding of Lavazza on the side of the air box, a team partner for Williams and sponsor for one of their drivers Nicholas Latifi.

Dorilton, the owner of the Williams team, also get their branding in down the side of the FW44, as do Acronis.

Williams FW44 livery side. February 2022.
A side shot of the Williams FW44 livery. February 2022.

Towards the rear of the FW44 we see those different tones on blue really start to pop along with the red, while Versa get their branding placed on the side plate of the rear wing.

Williams FW44 from above. February 2022.
A view of the Williams FW44 livery from above. February 2022.

On the front nose cone Acronis and Lavazza again have their branding visible, along with Sofina Foods, a long-term backer of the team owned by Nicholas’ father Michael Latifi.

Another team partner in Honibe take their place on the nose cone also.

Williams FW44 livery nose cone. February 2022.
The nose cone on the Williams FW44 livery. February 2022.

 

Williams are sporting a new driver line-up for 2022, with Alex Albon drafted in to replace his friend George Russell, who departed Williams after three seasons to take up a seat with his parent team Mercedes.

Albon will reunite with his former Formula 2 team-mate Latifi, who is entering his third season as a Williams driver.

 

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