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The new Stig! F1 star in character rebrand as fans love latest look

The new Stig! F1 star in character rebrand as fans love latest look

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The new Stig! F1 star in character rebrand as fans love latest look

The new Stig! F1 star in character rebrand as fans love latest look

Alex Albon has revealed a new look ahead of the 2024 Formula 1 season as Williams revealed their new FW46 to the world in New York.

The team’s new all white overalls have drawn comparisons to the Stig – a popular character on the BBC show Top Gear for over 20 years.

The clean look includes shades of blue – the main colour of this year’s car livery which pays homage to decades of Williams’ racing heritage.

Albon finished 13th place in the drivers’ championship last year and will be hoping that Williams upward trajectory can continue this season as they look to permanently settle in Formula 1’s midfield.

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Alex Albon enters his second season alongside Logan Sargeant in 2024
Alex Albon talks with Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz before the 2023 Brazilian Grand Prix

Fan reaction to Albon's new look

Fans on social media are delighted with the new look, which is a major change from the all-blue overalls of the previous two seasons.

Comparisons to the Stig were drawn on the social media platform X, where many have taken to share their opinions on the unveiling.

While he may not be racing around the Top Gear test track this season, Albon will be in Bahrain in just a few weeks’ time with testing set to begin for the 2024 season on February 21.

Williams will be hoping to show early pace in their bid to retain Albon's talents beyond 2024, or risk losing him to a rival team.

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