The Williams team has revealed their new livery for the 2023 Formula 1 season after announcing a new partnership with Gulf Oil.
This marks the third team to kick off its campaign with a launch, giving fans a glimpse at the Williams machinery that will feature on the grid in Bahrain.
Williams showcased an updated blue and red livery with many new sponsors featured. Their FW45 car will debt on track next Monday.
The most notable addition to the livery is the Gulf logo on the nose of the car, with the oil company joining forces with another F1 team. This comes after its partnership with McLaren ended in 2022.
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Speaking about the new look car, Matthew Savage, Chairman of the Board at Williams, said: “This signifies the strength of our brand and commercial offerings as we continue our transformation.
“Gulf and Williams Racing share an illustrious motorsport heritage and, together, we are making history with this partnership”.
Williams has been going through a “transformation” period since Dorilton Capital acquired the team from the legendary Sir Frank Williams in 2020 – they will be hoping to transform their performance on track this year too.
Alex Albon returns for his second year with the team and will be partnered with rookie teammate Logan Sargeant – who is F1’s first American driver since 2016.
Williams will also have a new team principal in James Vowles – who was previously Mercedes’s strategy chief – who starts in his role on February 20.
The FW45 will head out on track at Silverstone on Monday, February 13, before pre-season testing begins the following week at the Sakhir Circuit in Bahrain.
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