WILLIAMS have officially unveiled their FW44 car for the 2022 Formula One campaign… but it’s not up to everyone’s standards.
The F1 team are the sixth outfit to release their new vehicle ahead of the season opener in Bahrain on March 20.
And in a change to last year’s livery, this one is almost entirely blue, punctuated by red trimming.
It’s a striking looking design when compared to last season’s car, which was a lighter shade of blue and mainly white at the front.
However, after finishing eighth out of 10 in the Constructors’ standings in 2021, fans are still doubtful of Williams’ chances this year following the reveal.
One slammed: “It’s like you wanna remain as backmarkers with that livery.”
Another quipped: “I was right, a complete let down. I was wrong, not same livery as last year, it’s worse. Generic and character-less AF.”
Others though were hugely supportive of the new design.
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BT Sport presenter Jake Humphrey led the compliments, writing: “I love it. Always my favourite F1 outfit.”
Meanwhile another impressed supporter added: “It’s such a good looking car wow!”
Williams will be eager to improve on their eighth place finish from last season following back-to-back years at bottom of the pile before that.
Former driver George Russell won’t be behind the wheel though after being called up to partner Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes.
Instead Nicholas Latifi and Alex Albon will be the two men responsible for driving the eye catching FW44.
Elsewhere Mercedes are set to unveil their car on Friday.
And Lewis Hamilton WILL be in attendance after retirement rumours following the dramatic 2021 season were finally quashed last week.
But new boy Russell has already put Merc’s rivals on red alert after claiming it needs ‘a huge amount of improvement’.