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Why Williams have removed the Senna logo from their F1 car

Williams have confirmed that the Senna 'S' will no longer feature on their F1 car from the 2022 season, but still plan to be "very honourable" to the late Brazilian.

Williams will no longer run a dedicated Ayrton Senna logo on their F1 car, after detailing plans to "move on" in 2022. Williams have carried a tribute to Senna ever since the three-time World Champion was killed in an accident at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, just a few races after he switched to the team from McLaren. At the launch of Williams' 2022 car on Tuesday, which was described as a "new beginning" for the Grove-based outfit, the traditional Senna logo could not be seen on an overhauled livery design. Asked about the apparent logo removal, team boss Jost Capito confirmed the move and stated a desire to "look into the future". However, the team have opened an area to remember Senna at their museum and intend to remain "very honourable" going forward.

Williams remove Senna logo but still want to honour him

Discussing the reasons behind the move with media, including RacingNews365.com , Capito said: "The decision was that we want to move on in the future. "We have a new era, we have a new car and we have refurbished also our museum, where we have a special area to celebrate Ayrton. "I think we have to look now into the future and not show the drivers the 'S' all the time they get in the car and be reminded of what happened. "I think it's time for the team to move on and be very honourable to Senna and have a very dedicated space in the museum to honour him there." Williams rose from the bottom of the standings to eighth in 2021, having been bought by US-based investment firm Dorilton Capital the previous year.

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