Williams FW42

Williams unveils new title sponsor and striking livery for FW42

The Williams F1 team became the third team to unveil images of its 2019 challenger, a car the team hopes will rectify the problems encountered during a testing 2018 season and start on path to getting the historic name back to where it belongs.

With the striking Martini livery now gone, the eagerly-anticipated color scheme now features flowing white and sky-blue colors and new title partner ROKiT joining Rexona in the prominent advertising placements.

Williams FW42 F1 2019

Along with the online car launch, the new telecom title sponsor announcement was made at the Williams factory on Monday afternoon and attended by team principal Claire Williams and new driver pairing of George Russell and Robert Kubica.

Motor Racing - Williams Racing Livery Unveil - Grove, England
Robert Kubica with teammate George Russell during the Williams Racing Livery Unveil. Monday 11th February 2019.

“We are delighted to welcome ROKiT to our team as our title partner for the 2019 season and beyond,” said Williams. “We share many similar values and aspirations with ROKiT; primarily putting engineering and innovation at the core of everything we do in our pursuit to be the best – the perfect platform from which to start a partnership.

“ROKiT is on an exciting journey in their world of telecommunications, as we are at Williams as we build the team for a successful future. Taking that path together will make us both stronger in our endeavors and so I can’t wait to get started.”

The new car chassis will be named the Williams Mercedes FW42 and with such an exciting driver pairing, new partner ROKiT will join existing partners including Acronis in wishing the team all the best for 2019.

Fraser Masefield

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