We had tomorrow, 22nd January, down as the launch date for the Williams FW37 – but it’s snuck out today, thanks to a cover story in F1 Racing magazine. Unsurprisingly, of course, the brilliant Martini livery from last year survives intact with just a few tweaks.
The Martini branding on the engine cover has expanded in size, which is good as it reduces the amount of plain white on the car and strengthens the overall look. Rexona, meanwhile, join as a new major sponsor on the sidepod, having last been seen over at Lotus. And there’s a tweak to the presentation of the race numbers, too – they now seem to be in a fairly straightforward, uniform font as opposed to last year.
All in all: it’s the Martini Williams yet again, and that’s something to be happy about. As we await the Force India launch at 3pm today, the 2015 launch season has got off to a pleasant start.