It’s a shame Martini is such a horrible, horrible drink – because it really does make for a fantastic racing livery.
Okay, so this isn’t as good as some of the mockups that have been kicking around – but it was probably never going to be. It’s also a heck of a sight better than that faked photoshop that was purported a few weeks back, so that’s something.
Certainly, in another year that’s been less-than-vintage livery-wise, this is the outstanding contender by a country margin. And if pre-season testing is right and it goes like the clappers on the track, too, then that’ll be even better.
An intriguing tweet from journo Will Buxton, meanwhile, suggests it won’t be the only livery the team use this year, either:
Williams will have three or more separate liveries this season. Martini lines considered part of brand, so livery will change per country.
— The Buxton Blog (@thebuxtonblog) March 6, 2014
Let’s just hope they do something more imaginative in the alcohol-dry countries than simply taking the stripes off, though…