Williams Racing is feeling a little blue for the 2024 Formula 1 season.
Make that a lot blue.
The team revealed renderings of its FW46 (FW pays homage to team founder the late Frank Williams) today as part of a day of press gatherings in New York City. The car will once again be driven by American Logan Sargeant and Alex Albon.
Williams finished seventh in the 2023 F1 Constructors' Championship.
Williams has a long and storied history in the sport with nine F1 Constructors' titles, seven F1 Drivers Championships and 114 wins. It's most recent Constructors Championship came in 1997 when Nigel Mansell and Keke Rosberg drove the car.
The FW46 is in effect the first car of a new era for the team, as it comes fully under the direction of the team's newest team principal James Vowles, who was named team boss in February, 2023.
The car will make its first public on-track appearance at a filming day in Bahrain on Feb. 20 and then at Formula 1's first official preseason test sessions on Feb. 21, also in Bahrain.
"It is a significant milestone to unveil the 2024 livery at an iconic location in New York City," Vowles said. "The FW46 has been the focus of the team for many months and there is still a tremendous effort going in from everyone at Grove to deliver our challenger for this year. As we look to build on the momentum from last season, we have a driver line-up in Alex and Logan that is capable of consistently fighting for points while helping lead our development for the future.
“Since joining Williams Racing a year ago, I’ve seen this team pull together to overcome a number of challenges and claim seventh in the Constructors’ Championship, which meant a great deal for everyone involved. We’ve also shown the world that we’re building the foundations for moving forward."