The Williams car release was abandoned after hackers targeted the VR app


On Friday, illiams abandoned a planned virtual reality launch of its new Formula 1 vehicle after it was targeted by hackers.

The F1 team had to launch their 2021 machine via an app, which would allow fans to showcase the new device at home.

But an hour before the pretend launch, Williams had to break up.

The British team said: “Williams Racing plans to reveal its 2021 competitor, FW43B, via an augmented reality app later today (March 5).

Unfortunately, however, since the app was hacked prior to launch, this won’t be possible anymore.

We later removed the app from the Apple App Store and Android Google Play Store.

“We were very excited to share this experience with our fans, especially during this difficult time when it is unfortunately not possible to introduce the experiences in person to our fans.”

British driver George Russell prepared for his third season with Williams, writing on Twitter: “A huge shame. I’ve seen the app and it will be a great experience for you guys. Whoever did that, it’s not really cool.”

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Williams ended roots at the foot of the constructors’ championships for the past three seasons.

Founder Sir Frank Williams sold the F1 operation to the US investment firm Dorilton Capital last summer, with his daughter Claire Williams stepping down as de facto manager of the team.

Additional reports from the Palestinian Authority.

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