The Grove-based outfit, coming into its second full season underneath the possession of Dorilton Capital following the crew’s sale by the Williams household in August 2020, will unveil its new branding at its 15 February launch occasion.
Forward of that event, its drivers Alex Albon and Nicholas Latifi have been filmed getting their first take a look at the colors – and their shock at what they noticed hints at a giant departure from final 12 months.
Williams posted a video of the pair’s response at being proven the 2022 automobile and livery on social media on Wednesday.
Latifi responded to it: “That is totally different….Contemporary. I feel I used that phrase final 12 months, however I feel it applies extra to this 12 months.
“This can be a actually cool, really. I feel it should look good underneath the lights, good in images.”
Former Purple Bull driver Albon was equally impressed. His feedback about which new color could be on the automobile, past Williams’ conventional blue and white, have been edited out.
“I prefer it. I might say it is extra Williams,” mentioned the Thai driver.
“It’s extra easy when it comes to the color scheme. There’s a bit of little bit of **** in it. I just like the **** in it.”
Latifi added: “There is a new color concerned right here, which I am a fan of.
“I feel it highlights some very cool options on the automobile. A little bit of a distinct sample as effectively, from what we have usually used.”
Williams has historically raced with blue and white colors, however final 12 months’s design featured hints of yellow – and totally different tones of blue on the engine cowl.
It famously departed from its standard color scheme in 1998 and 1999, when it carried Winfield branding and ran a red livery.
Williams loved an encouraging 2021 marketing campaign, the place it moved off the underside of the constructors’ championship and completed eighth within the standings due to points-scoring finishes from each Latifi and George Russell.
Russell has left to affix Mercedes for 2022 as Lewis Hamilton’s team-mate, with Albon taking his place after holding down reserve duties at Purple Bull final season.
It marks the second time that Albon and Latifi have been paired collectively, having been team-mates on the DAMS System 2 crew in 2018.