Method 1 2021: Hackers thwart Williams’ progressive ‘augmented actuality’ automobile launch

Method 1 2021: Hackers thwart Williams’ progressive ‘augmented actuality’ automobile launch

The British staff, below new American possession, as an alternative deliberate to unveil its automobile with a extra conventional launch later within the day.

Formula 1 2021: Hackers thwart Williams' innovative 'augmented reality' car launch

File picture of Method 1 staff Williams’ automobile from final season. AP

Method One staff Williams scrapped an “augmented actuality” launch of its new automobile on Friday after its smartphone app was hacked.

The British staff, below new American possession, as an alternative deliberate to unveil its automobile with a extra conventional launch later within the day.

“Williams Racing deliberate to disclose its 2021 challenger, the FW43B, through an augmented actuality app later immediately,” it stated in a press release. “Nonetheless, sadly, as a result of the app was hacked previous to launch, it will now not be doable. We’ve got subsequently eliminated the app from each the Apple App Retailer and Android Google Playstore.”

The staff had hoped to let followers expertise an progressive launch “throughout this tough time when having the ability to deliver in-person experiences on to our followers is unfortunately not doable. We are able to solely apologise that this has not been doable.”

Williams hopes to revive its fortunes below new possession. In August, it was purchased by American-based funding agency Dorilton Capital. The staff completed all-time low within the constructors’ standings up to now two seasons, scoring just one level from Robert Kubica’s Tenth-place end in 2019.

The season-opening GP in Bahrain is on 28 March.

Subscribe to Moneycontrol Professional at ₹499 for the primary 12 months. Use code PRO499. Restricted interval supply. *T&C apply

#Method #Hackers #thwart #Williams #progressive #augmented #actuality #automobile #launch

Leave a Comment