Williams announces launch date

Williams is the fourth team to announce a launch date and is currently on schedule to be the first team to unveil its 2004 challenger. The FW26 will be presented on January 5th at Valencia, Spain. The team looks set to continue with drivers Ralf...

Williams is the fourth team to announce a launch date and is currently on schedule to be the first team to unveil its 2004 challenger. The FW26 will be presented on January 5th at Valencia, Spain.

The team looks set to continue with drivers Ralf Schumacher and Juan Pablo Montoya and test driver Marc Gené. There has been speculation that Montoya could leave the team before next season due to his 2005 move to McLaren but Williams insist the Colombian is staying.

Williams starts winter testing tomorrow (November 25th) at Valencia with all three drivers to be on duty this week. The team is also due to test youngsters Nico Rosberg and Nelson Piquet Junior.

Launch dates so far:

Williams - January 5th, Valencia, Spain
Sauber - January 12th, Salzburg, Austria
Jaguar - January 18th, Barcelona, Spain
Renault - January 29th, Palermo, Italy

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Ralf Schumacher , Marc Gene , Nelson Piquet , Nico Rosberg
Teams Sauber , McLaren , Williams