ROKiT Williams Racing announces new tech appointments and online launch date

The ROKiT Williams Racing team, partnered by Acronis, has announced that its challenger for the 2020 Formula One season will launch on February 17, digitally at 8am GMT.

Only two days before the critical pre-season Barcelona test, Williams share the launch date with another Acronis partnered team in the shape of SportPesa Racing Point, to be rebranded as Aston Martin from 2021 onwards.

During the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend, Williams announced that young Canadian driver Nicholas Latifi will join George Russell as first team driver this season, replacing Robert Kubica.

And on Tuesday, the famous British team has also strengthened its technical team by appointing former Red Bull Deputy Chief Designer David Worner as Chief Designer, and adding former Renault Head of Composite Design Jonathan Carter, who will take on the important role of Chief Engineer and Deputy Chief Designer & Head of Design concurrently.

“Dave and Jonathan bring enormous experience, knowledge and skills to the Williams team, and we are delighted that they are joining us in the near future,” commented Deputy Team Principal Claire Williams.

“They will strengthen our design capabilities and work closely with Adam Carter, our Chief Engineer, and the other senior members of the Engineering team on the design and development of the next generation of Williams F1 cars.”

Motorsport Technology