ROKiT Williams Barcelona Test 26:02:2020 Day One
The ROKiT Williasm team would complete their first day of testing in week two of the pre-season testing. Both George Russell and Nicholas Latifi would share the driving but it was a day that again oiuld see the team affected by an engine issue that would limit their track time. Despite this the team would come away pleased that they were still able to complete useful work as they continue to understand the FW43.
ROKiT Williams Barcelona Test 21:02:2020 Day Three
In the first week of testing the final day would see the ROKiT Williams Team rookie driver Nicholas Latifi carry out the driving duties. But it was a day that did not entirely go to plan with Nicholas suffering an issue with his power unit that would see the team forced to carry out an engine change thus only seeing Nicholas return late in the day limiting his track time over the day. Despite this the team would allow Nicholas to complete a series of practice pit stops in preparation for the first race in Melbourne. The team will return to Barcelona next week for a further three days of testing.
ROKiT Williams Barcelona Test 20:02:2020 Day Two
The ROKiT Williams Team would complete the second day of their 2020 pre-season testing at the Barcelona circuit. This day would see George Russell carry out the driving duties with the morning focusing on aero assessments with the FW43 running with rakes for quite a large part of the morning session. The afternoon session would see George complete several runs evaluating new tyres. The team tried a range of things during the day some of which according to George were not that positive but he added that this is what winter testing is all about.
ROKiT Williams Barcelona Test 19:02:2020 Day One
The ROKiT Williams Team would complete the first day of their 2020 pre-season testing with George Russell and Nicholas Latifi sharing the driving duties. In what was a packed testing programme for the Williams Team they would come away pleased with the promising start that had been made in comparison to the dramas of 2019. It was very much a case of all the hard work that had gone into the preparations for testing producing some promising results. Both George and Nicholas would come away from the day satisfied that the FW43 was a step forward over last years car.
ROKiT Williams unveils 2020 challenger FW43.
The ROKiT Williams team unveiled their 2020 challenger the FW43. The FW43 is an evolution of the FW42, with much of the development work carried out throughout 2019 feeding in to the design of this year’s car. Speaking ahead of the 2020 season, Claire Williams, Deputy Team Principal, said: “This year marks a fresh start for the team. We have spent time addressing our areas of weakness and have ensured that we have the right people, structures, procedures and resource in place to deliver competitive race cars. We are all committed to re-building Williams and returning the team to competitiveness."
Williams working hard to ensure no repeats
The 2019 Formula One season was one beset with issues for the ROKiT Williams Team ranging from the late arrival of the FW42 to pre-season testing followed by a variety of issues relating to the performance of the car through to the availability of parts and the delays in seeing updates arrive for the car during the season. All these would see the Williams Team forced to closely re-examine the way that the team manages a wide variety of processes within the organisation to ensure that they are not repeated in their preparations for and during the 2020 season.
Russell uncertain over 2020 improvements
ROKiT Williams Racing 2020 lead driver George Russell has been the focus of much media comment regarding the teams prospects for the 2020 Formula One season. After a very difficult 2019 season Russell is still confident that the team will be able to produce a far more competitive 2020 car. But despite his positive comments there has also been an air of uncertainty as to how far these improvementrs will see the Williams Team move forward relative to their midfield competition.
Ticktum joins Williams Racing Driver Academy
ROKiT Williams Racing announced that Dan Ticktum has joined the team’s driver academy in the role of Development Driver. As a Development Driver, Dan will be fully immersed into the team both trackside and at the factory at Grove, where he will use his previous experience to conduct simulator work and help with car development.
ROKiT Williams Abu Dhabi Test 04:12:2019 Day Two
The ROKiT Williams team would complete their final day of the Pirelli Abu Dhabi Test at the Yas Marinia circuit. Present were 2020 driver Nicholas Latifi joined by Roy Nissany. Both drivers would test the 2020 Pirelli tyre in what was a productive day for the team. After a long season this day would see the team complete their 2019 campaign. Now it is the preparations for the 2020 season as well as getting a well earned break during the Christmas period.
ROKiT Williams Abu Dhabi Test 03:12:2019 Day One
The ROKiT Williams team would complete the first day of their post-seaspon testing at the Yas Marina Circuit. The driving duties would be split between George Russelll in the morning and newcomer Roy Nissany in the afternoon. The main focus of the day was tyre evaluations of Pirelli's new 2020 tyre as well as conducting aero assessments. Both drivers would be able to get through the teams programme without any issues.