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Williams reveals new livery for 2019 season

  • Published on 11 Feb 2019 16:19
  • comments 19
  • By: Fergal Walsh

Williams has launched its brand new livery for the 2019 season with telecommunications company Rockit as its new title sponsor. The livery is mainly white with a blue tint surrounding it. 

This year, Williams fields a brand new line-up of Robert Kubica and George Russell. Kubica returns to a full-time seat after he was forced to drop out of the 2011 season following a horrific rally accident that left him with life-threatening injuries.

Last year, Russell dominated the FIA Formula 2 championship and took the title. The Mercedes junior will compete in his maiden F1 season as Williams attempts to revive itself from the lows of 2018. 

"We spent quite a lot of time on this livery,” admitted Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams. It was all done in-house, we have a very good creative team. I wanted a livery that told story about where Williams is and the future we think it has.

“Williams’ traditional colours are navy blue and white. But I wanted to move away from that. I wanted to show the world we are a fresh, revitalised brand.”
 

Team Date Venue
Haas Thursday, February 7th London
Williams Monday, February 11th Online
Toro Rosso Monday, February 11th Online
Renault Tuesday, February 12th Enstone
Mercedes Wednesday, February 13th Silverstone
Red Bull Wednesday, February 13th TBC
Racing Point Wednesday, February 13th Toronto
McLaren Thursday, February 14th Woking
Ferrari Friday, February 15th Maranello
Alfa Romeo Monday, February 18th Barcelona
Photos Williams FW42

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  • And the crowd goes mild......

    • + 3
    • Feb 11 2019 - 16:39
  • maalibu

    Posts: 17

    Eeeeeeeghmmm... Difrent.

    • + 0
    • Feb 11 2019 - 16:51
  • Not sure what to think of it yet. Doesn't feel Williams to me..

    • + 1
    • Feb 11 2019 - 17:27
    • I'm really glad they got a title sponsor. But the livery itself is absolutely dreadful. Worst since Honda's earth car. Maybe I just need to get used to it, but it looked like painfully unimaginative. Like a PowerPoint template

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      • Feb 11 2019 - 23:48
    • I actually liked the Earth Honda livery, so I recon I might be a rare species on this planet. :) And it could be that this livery is prettier in real, but if not, this could potentially look boring at best, hideous at worst. Had they chosen Sky Blue or Williams Blue, it'd have made sense. This weird nuance, in combination with all that black and white, don't fit.

      • + 0
      • Feb 12 2019 - 18:07
    • @calle let's be honest, you like anything with a Honda "H" on it :)

      • + 0
      • Feb 12 2019 - 19:13
    • I do, and I don't hide that, but I did like the Earth livery regardless. I found it to be one of the more interesting liveries to date. :)

      • + 0
      • Feb 12 2019 - 19:25
  • xoya

    Posts: 582

    As far as I can see, it's the same basis as last year just with a different highlights.

    • + 0
    • Feb 11 2019 - 17:37
  • Yeah, no. Not really impressed. I like the bottom half and the black to blue transition, but the top half looks more like the paint job I'd expect to see in a baby or toddlers room. It just kind of looks like two different ideas thrown together to try to make one that works, but it doesn't.

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    • Feb 11 2019 - 18:59
  • blade

    Posts: 341

    Not instantly impressed, its different but u know what if its fast I dont care

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    • Feb 11 2019 - 19:11
  • Kean

    Posts: 692

    Happy they got themselves a title sponsor, not really impressed with the livery. Would have preferred a "Williams-blue" instead of this baby-blue, they should also get rid of the black bottom half.

    • + 1
    • Feb 11 2019 - 20:21
    • Agree on both.

      • + 1
      • Feb 11 2019 - 21:06
    • xoya

      Posts: 582

      I think that the bottom half may actually be worse than the blue highlight. It just doesn't complement too many colors. If it was ferrari red instead of light blue, it would still be bad. :/

      • + 0
      • Feb 12 2019 - 07:27
    • Yeah, this kinda looks like a clown car, doesn't it?

      • + 0
      • Feb 12 2019 - 18:07
  • Not very interesting. Looks incomplete. May be the dull combination of colors.

    • + 0
    • Feb 11 2019 - 20:54
  • juancoont

    Posts: 2

    Early bath, for the paintshop on that one then!

    • + 0
    • Feb 11 2019 - 23:35
  • That's quite poor. ughh

    • + 0
    • Feb 12 2019 - 00:21
  • Let's see it in the light, Who knows, maybe sunlight will bring out the colours better...

    • + 0
    • Feb 12 2019 - 10:02
  • Freguz

    Posts: 160

    Why the total darkness

    • + 0
    • Feb 13 2019 - 11:39

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