FW43B

The Williams FW43 is a Formula One car constructed by Williams to compete in the 2020 Formula One World Championship. The car was driven by Nicholas Latifi and George Russell, who were in their first and second year with the team respectively. Jack Aitken, Roy Nissany, Jamie Chadwick and Dan Ticktum acted as reserve and development drivers for the team.One of these reserve drivers, Jack Aitken, made his Grand Prix debut in the FW43 at the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix, replacing George Russell who was called up by Mercedes for the same event after Mercedes' regular driver, Lewis Hamilton, tested positive for coronavirus and was forced to miss the event as a result. Russell returned to Williams for the season finale in Abu Dhabi after Hamilton was cleared to race for Mercedes in that event with Aitken returning to reserve driver.The car was designed by Doug McKiernan and Dave Wheater with new recruits David Worner and Jonathan Carter acting as Chief Designer and Deputy Chief Designer respectively. The car was planned to make its competitive debut at the 2020 Australian Grand Prix, but this was delayed when several races were postponed or cancelled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The FW43 made its debut at the 2020 Austrian Grand Prix.

The pandemic also prompted the delay of technical regulations that had been planned for introduction in 2021. Under an agreement reached between teams and the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile, 2020-specification cars—including the FW43—saw their lifespan extended to compete in 2021. Williams introduced the FW43B for use in 2021.

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Results

YearRoundCountryDriverGrid PosFinish PosResult
20211Bahrain Grand PrixGeorge Russell1514+1 Lap
20211Bahrain Grand PrixNicholas Latifi1718Retired
20212Emilia Romagna Grand PrixGeorge Russell1219Collision
20212Emilia Romagna Grand PrixNicholas Latifi1420Collision
20213Portuguese Grand PrixGeorge Russell1116+1 Lap
20213Portuguese Grand PrixNicholas Latifi1818+2 Laps
20214Spanish Grand PrixGeorge Russell1514+1 Lap
20214Spanish Grand PrixNicholas Latifi1916+1 Lap
20215Monaco Grand PrixGeorge Russell1514+1 Lap
20215Monaco Grand PrixNicholas Latifi1815+1 Lap
20216Azerbaijan Grand PrixGeorge Russell1517Gearbox
20216Azerbaijan Grand PrixNicholas Latifi1616Finished
20217French Grand PrixGeorge Russell1412+1 Lap
20217French Grand PrixNicholas Latifi1618+1 Lap
20218Styrian Grand PrixGeorge Russell1019Engine
20218Styrian Grand PrixNicholas Latifi1617+3 Laps
20219Austrian Grand PrixGeorge Russell811+1 Lap
20219Austrian Grand PrixNicholas Latifi1816+1 Lap
202110British Grand PrixGeorge Russell1212+1 Lap
202110British Grand PrixNicholas Latifi1714+1 Lap
202111Hungarian Grand PrixGeorge Russell178Finished
202111Hungarian Grand PrixNicholas Latifi187Finished
202112Belgian Grand PrixGeorge Russell22Finished
202112Belgian Grand PrixNicholas Latifi109Finished
202113Dutch Grand PrixGeorge Russell1117Gearbox
202113Dutch Grand PrixNicholas Latifi016+2 Laps
202114Italian Grand PrixGeorge Russell149Finished
202114Italian Grand PrixNicholas Latifi1311Finished
202115Russian Grand PrixGeorge Russell310Finished
202115Russian Grand PrixNicholas Latifi1819Accident
202116Turkish Grand PrixGeorge Russell1315+1 Lap
202116Turkish Grand PrixNicholas Latifi1517+1 Lap