Williams Unveil Final Livery

About a week late on this, but apologies, I’ve been busy elsewhere! Anyway, it’s not hugely far removed from the livery we got pictures of a little while back (the one that the team denied unconvincingly was the actual design)…

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Interestingly, though, Mappin & Webb – the jewellery company whose logo appeared so prominently on that test livery – are nowhere to be seen. Instead, toy shop Hamley’s have increased their presence, taking over the sidepod, a result of parent company Baugur increasing their investment in the team.

As for the livery itself… well, as I commented when we saw the “test” livery, I like the design generally – the increased amount of blue is good, as is the fact that it’s a bit darker. It makes the car a bit more distinctive (standing out from the other white and blue cars on the grid), and it almost looks black-and-white in certain light. The use of silver in places is a bit nondescript, though – it might look better if that were gold, or a lighter blue. But I do also like the retro-ish race numbers, and all-in-all it’s a very Williams-ish design. Keep an eye on this car – it could well be this year’s “best of the rest”, if testing is anything to go by…

Meanwhile, here on F1 Colours, expect a bit more content again as we build up to the season. The first “Livery History” article – featuring the Jordan team – will be posted at some point over the next month, and I’ll also be featuring some general F1 commentary in both the build-up to, and aftermath of, the Australian GP. Only one week to go, folks!



    March 10, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Possibly the best livery of the year!


    March 10, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    I’m not sure about the white barge boards but it’s definitely one of the best.

    Force India should take a leaf out of the Williams book on the virtue of making all your sponsors fit into the same scheme i.e. just blue and white.

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