The nine-time Formula One design champions unveiled their new livery for the 2022 season on Tuesday, but initially the new color scheme was featured on the show as the team wanted to “improve” the livery.
Team boss Yost Capito explained that he decided not to show his new colors on his real 2022 car because: we were working on a livery and we wanted it to be perfect, so we could only do it on the show – because it required so far to do.
“We just wanted to show something proper on the livery.”
The real FW44 looks significantly different than the car presented during the digital launch, with a front end, side panels and bonnet similar to those seen in 2022. McLaren a car that was unveiled last week.
The team finished eighth in the 2021 Designers Championship, scoring 23 points George Russell and Latifi.
Capito admitted that it is very difficult for Williams to set goals for 2022, given that all teams start from scratch thanks to completely new rules.
“It’s very difficult to say, isn’t it? I think that compared to the best teams, we still didn’t have enough investment in recent years,” said Capito.
“And now we’re from last year, we’ve been limited by investment and the cost limit.
“But you know, it all started from scratch with a new car, and it’s very hard to say where it all starts.
“So for us, progress will depend on how we can improve compared to the competition during the season, wherever we start the season.”