Sir Frank Williams is confident his team are “ready and strong for the fight” as their latest challenger for the new Formula 1 season was unveiled.

The Grove-based Williams Formula 1 outfit did nothing more than push the FW34 out of the garage at the Circuito de Jerez in southern Spain, wait for a few minutes as photographs were taken, and roll it back in again.

It was extremely low key, but then after the worst season in their history last year, Will-iams are eager to keep things understated.

But as team principal Will-iams said: “The team has had a good winter at the factory and we feel ready and strong for the fight.”

Sir Frank added: “One could say looking at the Williams F1 Team we are off to a truly fresh start.

“We have a new car, new driver line-up, new engine and new senior personnel. We also have a number of new partners who have joined the team in the past few months.

The new car carries over from last year just five per cent of the parts, while the team now has a new engine-supplier in Renault, reuniting with the French manufacturer who were pivotal to their success throughout the 1990s.

Williams also have a new technical director in Mike Coughlan, as well as a new driver in Bruno Senna, the Brazilian replacing Rubens Barrichello.

Senna, who drove for Hispania in 2010 and competed in eight grand prix for Renault last year, scoring two points, is now up for a fresh challenge.

He said: “I’m really motivated and looking forward to working hard.”

Senna will have to wait, for his first run in the car, with teammate Pastor Maldonado.

The Venezuelan endured a tough rookie campaign, scoring only a point from the 19 races, with many believing he was lucky to be retained.

The financial backing Maldonado brings with him, however, will have been a mitigating factor in the decision to retain the 26 -year-old’s services.

Maldonado said: “Now I have a year’s experience, I can help in that area more now.”