Williams to unveil its 2019 F1 livery on Monday

Williams has confirmed that it will unveil its 2019 Formula 1 livery on Monday.

The team finished at the foot of last year’s Constructors’ Championship, amassing only seven points, marking the worst campaign of its four-decade spell in Formula 1.

It has kept a similar livery through Formula 1’s hybrid era but that five-year partnership with Martini has now come to a close, with a replacement anticipated.

Williams has recruited Robert Kubica and George Russell to pilot its FW42, marking a refreshed line-up, with Lance Stroll switching to Racing Point and Sergey Sirotkin leaving the series.

Kubica last raced in Formula 1 in 2010, having spent the last eight years out of a race seat following his serious rally crash, while Mercedes-backed Russell won last season’s Formula 2 title.

Confirmation of Williams’ 2019 livery launch all-but-completes the respective plans for Formula 1 teams ahead of pre-season testing.

Toro Rosso will unveil its STR14 on Monday, followed by Renault on Tuesday, while Mercedes, Red Bull and Racing Point will launch their campaigns on Wednesday.

McLaren (Thursday) and Ferrari (Friday) will continue a busy week while the rebranded Alfa Romeo team will take the wraps off its car the following Monday, shortly before the start of the first test day.

Haas, meanwhile, took the covers off its 2019 livery during an event in London on Thursday.