A little preview: This week you should make a note of Tuesday and Saturday in particular. Why? Because then two more launches are on the agenda. Already tomorrow we will continue with Alfa Romeo. Here is the full list of open teams:
February 7: Alfa Romeo
11 February: AlphaTauri
February 13: McLaren
13. February: Aston Martin
February 14: Ferrari
February 15: Mercedes
February 16: Alpine
Why Verstappen can now be seen on Netflix
Of course we don’t just want to look at Williams today, but also include a few other topics in our ticker. In the past, for example, Max Verstappen boycotted the Netflix series “Drive to Survive”.
In the new season he will now be there! How come? “I always wanted to take part,” the world champion clarifies. “But I’ve always said it has to be realistic.” And that’s exactly what bothered him so far.
In his opinion, the makers of the series exaggerated certain situations. “It has to be a realistic picture of who I am,” he clarifies. That’s why he sat down with Netflix and the makers understood his point of view.
“We’ll see, […] what they made of it,” said Verstappen, whose assessment this time was “positive”. The new season will be released on February 24.
Williams in the financial check
My colleague Kevin Hermann took a close look at the Williams team for today’s launch. What is the estimated budget? How many employees does the traditional racing team have? And how much do the drivers earn?
All the answers are here!
All the best!
Speaking of new faces: congratulations go out to Nyck de Vries. The new AlphaTauri pilot is celebrating his 28th birthday today. He only made his debut in the premier class last September – for Williams, which closes the circle again.
Very unusual that a driver at the age of 27 still makes it into Formula 1 these days. But we don’t begrudge him!
Where can I see the launch?
The presentation will be today broadcast exclusively on the team’s Williams website and app. The team advertises that there will be voices from drivers Alexander Albon and Logan Sargeant – and of course the new design.
As usual, the first pictures of the new livery and the most important voices from the launch will be available here in the ticker. As usual, it will be later on the Formel1.de YouTube channel Of course, there will also be a video with all the important information.
As always, you won’t miss anything with us!
Williams is one of the oldest teams still active in Formula 1. As a result, the list of previous cars is quite long! To set the mood, we look back at the past Formula 1 cars from Williams.
“More and more,” would say a well-known former German soccer goalkeeper. After Haas and Red Bull, the third launch ahead of the 2023 Formula 1 season is expected today, and with that, hello and a warm welcome to a new edition of our Formula 1 news ticker!
First things first: We won’t be seeing any new cars today either. Williams has already announced that they will only present the livery for the FW45. The actual car remains a secret for now. It starts at 3:00 p.m. our time.
Ruben Zimmermann accompanies you again through the launch day. If you have any questions, suggestions or complaints, you can use our contact form. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, and if you have any questions, you can also use our Twitter hashtag #FragMST. Here we go!