Williams reveal profitable Gulf livery for 3 flyaway rounds in F1 2023
Following a hard-fought fan vote, Williams have revealed the profitable F1 Gulf-themed livery which the staff will run on the Singapore, Japanese and Qatar Grands Prix later this yr.
Williams organized a Fan Livery Vote that supplied followers worldwide the chance to pick out their favorite livery design from a line-up of 4 themes: Heritage, Bolder than Daring, Visionary, and Up to date. An infinite 180,000 votes have been forged throughout the intently fought three rounds with the ‘Bolder than Daring’ design receiving the best variety of votes.
It implies that the Bolder than Daring color scheme can be showcased on the FW45’s of Alex Albon and Logan Sargeant on the Singapore, Japan and Qatar Grands Prix this yr.
The journey started in Could with a knockout system that pitted the ‘Bolder than Daring’ design in opposition to the ‘Up to date’ theme in spherical 1. Spherical 2 noticed the basic ‘Heritage’ design conquer the ‘Visionary’ idea, securing a spot within the final showdown in opposition to ‘Bolder than Daring’. Followers throughout the globe participated within the last vote, with the profitable Gulf livery emerged as ‘Bolder than Daring’, intently beating ‘Heritage’ by securing 51.9% of the votes.
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Earlier than making its thrilling debut later this season, the profitable livery can be showcased on the famend Goodwood Pageant of Velocity. From 13-16 July 2023, the Williams Racing stand at Goodwood will proudly exhibit the FW45 present automotive adorned in ‘Bolder than Daring’, granting followers and motorsport lovers an up-close encounter.
“The fan-centric journey will proceed as Gulf and Williams Racing will unveil unique behind-the-scenes content material, showcasing the craftsmanship that may deliver the design to life. Put together for an unforgettable expertise as ‘Bolder than Daring’ roars to life underneath the evening lights of Singapore and past.
Crew Principal James Vowles commented: “This competitors was an unimaginable alternative for our followers to actively interact and form the visible identification of our staff. The profitable design encapsulates the essence of the Gulf and Williams Racing partnership, reflecting on the previous however constructing on our future. This livery will create a defining second when it takes to the observe later within the season.”
Gulf Oil CEO Mike Jones added: “We’re extraordinarily happy with our partnership with Williams Racing and this livery is marking an iconic second in motorsport historical past.
“The marketing campaign has been an enormous success and sparked pleasure for each Gulf and Williams followers alike. Offering the followers with the facility to manage this competitors has vastly influenced the outcomes. Gulf’s iconic colors have created 4 unimaginable liveries with one standout winner chosen by the followers, Bolder than Daring, which can now be inscribed into Gulf’s wealthy motorsport historical past.”