Williams goes for London launch date for FW41

Williams looks set to become the first of Formula 1’s teams to reveal its 2018 charger, having chosen London as the venue and February 15 as its launch date.

The team’s FW41 will be the Grove-based outfit’s first car to have been designed under the guidance of Williams tech boss and partner Paddy Lowe.

Since his departure from Mercedes last year and his arrival at Williams, Lowe initiated changes and a new approach to its design efforts in a bid to iron out the team’s inconsistent performance and move up the grid.

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The February 15 presentation which also provide Williams with an opportunity to publicly introduce its 2018 line-up, the youngest ever in the team’s history and the second least experienced pairing on the grid behind Toro Rosso.

Rookie and 22-year-old Sergey Sirotkin joins 19-year-old Lance Stroll, while Robert Kubica will fulfill the role of reserve driver this season.

Pre-season testing for the 2018 campaign begins for all teams in Barcelona on February 26.

Check the 2018 calendar with the teams’ official launch dates.

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