They may not be having a car launch this year, but Williams are still getting in on the livery fun by running six special commemorative liveries during this year’s pre-season testing.
The liveries are to celebrate various milestones that WilliamsF1 will encounter during the 2008 season – including their thirtieth year in the sport, their 500th Grand Prix, and their 50,000th racing lap. Sir Frank himself, meanwhile, will become the longest-serving entrant in the history of the sport with a career – as driver and team owner – spanning some 39 years.
The first livery can be seen above (picture by Sutton, via gpupdate.net), and is reminiscent of the all-blue livery the team ran in winter testing last year; it’s anyone’s guess as to whether the forthcoming design will simply be different combinations of blue and white, or if they’ll refer to classic Williams designs. Expect to see the second design hit the track at Valencia (and this site shortly afterwards!) next week.