Williams Racing unveils 2022 challenger – the FW44

The Williams Racing F1 team, partnered by Acronis, has unveiled the car that it hopes will continue the push to move further up the grid in 2022 – the FW44.

Last season saw the team continue its progression under the investment of new owners Dorilton Capital, the highlight being George Russell’s incredible qualifying and subsequent pole position in Spa-Francorchamps that led to an eighth-place finish in the constructors’ standings.

And with the radical new set of technical rules and regulations set to shake up the pecking order more than ever before, the team hopes the FW44, which features aerodynamic modifications including over-wheel winglets and wheel covers as well as changes to the front and rear wings, will further that progression in 2022 and beyond.

“As we move into the new era of our sport, the FW44 highlights the transition to the future, as well as acknowledging the timeless qualities that make us who we are,” commented Jost Capito, CEO & Team Principal. “Last season we were thrilled and proud to make such strong advancements as a team, with a number of well-earned points-scoring results in addition to a podium.

“Looking forward, we want to build on this success, and the FW44 perfectly embodies these ambitions to return to the front of the grid. I look forward to witnessing this progression with Nicholas and Alex at the helm.”

Always one of the most popular teams on the grid not only due to its winning history but also some of the most memorable livery designs, the team has again pushed the boat out with a striking new design that features a ‘contrasting diamond shape and flashes of red and blue’, once again making it one of the prettiest cars on the grid.

“The FW44 livery is clean and simple,” commented new Williams driver Alexander Albon. “I like that we’ve gone for more blue with the dynamic diamond finish and a little bit of red; it looks really good and I’m looking forward to seeing it out on track. The upcoming Barcelona track session will be about making sure we’re efficient with our time to best ensure we have a competitive package heading into the season.”

Prominent once again on the nose of the car and on the front wing endplates are the team’s official cyber protection partner Acronis. Williams Racing uses Acronis technology to add extra layers of protection to its IT infrastructure, protecting hundreds of servers and endpoint devices.

During the 2021 season, Acronis opened up an exciting #TeamUp Program, giving new and existing service providers the opportunity to support sports partnerships, join the sports ecosystem, attend races and enjoy amazing sports marketing benefits. To find out more, please visit https://www.acronis.com/en-us/lp/msp-sports/



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