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#1 cbbcisace

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Posted 08 February 2022 - 13:04

https://twitter.com/...7249667073?s=21 next Wednesday @ 1pm

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#2 Francesc

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Posted 09 February 2022 - 19:27

Williams will have a new livery this season. According to Albon is "more Williams". And more simple in terms of colour scheme.
https://www.racefans...oming-for-2022/

I would love a livery like their iconic testing one.

#3 Burai

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Posted 09 February 2022 - 19:32

I certainly won’t miss the Coastliner livery.

 

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#4 Disgrace

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Posted 09 February 2022 - 19:59

An homage to Winfield red, perhaps?  :p



#5 cbbcisace

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Posted 09 February 2022 - 20:00

An homage to Winfield red, perhaps? :p


I believe red is in yes

#6 pacificquay

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Posted 09 February 2022 - 20:04

Both the Thai and Canadian flags have red…



#7 Beri

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Posted 09 February 2022 - 20:16

Red isn't "more Williams".

#8 cbbcisace

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Posted 09 February 2022 - 20:24

Red isn't "more Williams".


No but I believe they mean “more Williams” because of the dark blue…

#9 Beri

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Posted 09 February 2022 - 20:30

I hope so. Because I loved the FW30 testing livery.

#10 William Hunt

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Posted 09 February 2022 - 20:32

I certainly won’t miss the Coastliner livery.

 

At least it was unique compared to many of the boring (corporate) liveries these days.

 

I loved the '80s liveries of Williams (well most teams had more simple but much more iconic liveries back then). The Fly Saudi / Leyland livery was iconic, so was the Fly Saudia / Ici / Denim levery from '84 but I think I like their '86 livery the most: it's so recognisible as a Williams livery:

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Here the 1990 livery with Thierry Boutsen in the car. Again: that iconic Williams livery from that era.
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I did like the toothpaste livery that they used in the winter of 2020 quite a bit though. It had a typical '90s flavour.


Edited by William Hunt, 09 February 2022 - 20:40.


#11 Anuity

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Posted 09 February 2022 - 20:39

I liked last years livery. It was unique and very different to others with some 90s vibe to it.

certainly much better than 2019-2020.



#12 Francesc

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Posted 09 February 2022 - 20:51

I find this very interesting:
https://mobile.twitt...502256037969929

Shade of blue matches with Williams. And Sam says this won't be the last time we will be seeing this livery...

So Zoom to sponsor Williams? If not, why a change of livery again now?

#13 Anja

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Posted 09 February 2022 - 20:54

And Sam says this won't be the last time we will be seeing this livery...

 

Could be just that this showcar will be travelling to more events  :p



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Posted 09 February 2022 - 21:12

At least it was unique compared to many of the boring (corporate) liveries these days.

I loved the '80s liveries of Williams (well most teams had more simple but much more iconic liveries back then). The Fly Saudi / Leyland livery was iconic, so was the Fly Saudia / Ici / Denim levery from '84 but I think I like their '86 livery the most: it's so recognisible as a Williams livery:
williams-fw11.jpg

Here the 1990 livery with Thierry Boutsen in the car. Again: that iconic Williams livery from that era.
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I did like the toothpaste livery that they used in the winter of 2020 quite a bit though. It had a typical '90s flavour.

I found the 2021 livery extremely corporate, looked like an ad for generic tech startup #36547.

Anything is better than the 2019 livery though, which might be the worst in F1 history being the epitome of blandness while still being one of the ugliest I've ever seen. The garish FI BWT liveries were at least distinctive (as are most ugly liveries).

My favorites are the 93 and 94 liveries, which certainly has nothing to do with me first watching F1 in 1993.

Edited by A.Fant, 09 February 2022 - 21:13.


#15 JordanIreland

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Posted 09 February 2022 - 21:28

The 2009 testing livery had a classic look about it:
https://www.google.i...iams-fw31/4828/

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Posted 10 February 2022 - 04:56

I really believe in Jost Capito. I think he is the right person to help Williams team. It was a shame Jost didn't get the chance to start his job at McLaren and they parted ways so early.

 

Talking of livery, not long ago ...

 

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#17 BRG

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Posted 10 February 2022 - 09:52

I certainly won’t miss the Coastliner livery.

 

 

Excellent bus route though.  Very frequent, and some lovely sea views on the way.  



#18 WilliamsF1Fan

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Posted 10 February 2022 - 10:46

Last year's livery grew on me as the year went on.  I think the fact that the car saw a slight upturn in Williams favour did it no harm either.  Unlike that monstrosity in my profile picture.



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Posted 10 February 2022 - 12:07

Last year's livery grew on me as the year went on. I think the fact that the car saw a slight upturn in Williams favour did it no harm either. Unlike that monstrosity in my profile picture.


I liked last year's livery from the first time I saw it on track. I thought it looked smart.

Then again, one of my favourite Williams liveries was 1999, so maybe my opinion doesn't count.

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#20 Beri

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Posted 10 February 2022 - 12:18

I liked last year's livery from the first time I saw it on track. I thought it looked smart.

Then again, one of my favourite Williams liveries was 1999, so maybe my opinion doesn't count.


Don't you worry, mine is too.except for last year, which was not pretty at all. In my opinion.

#21 taran

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Posted 10 February 2022 - 14:50

So what is the fan-favourite Williams livery?

 

While I love the Rothmans livery, they aren't really unique to Williams. Ram-March ran them in the early 1980s and arguably Porsche made them more famous.

 

My pick would be the Saudia/TAG/Leyland livery which established Williams as winners and is unique.


Edited by taran, 10 February 2022 - 14:57.


#22 JordanIreland

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Posted 10 February 2022 - 16:24

I really believe in Jost Capito. I think he is the right person to help Williams team. It was a shame Jost didn't get the chance to start his job at McLaren and they parted ways so early.

Talking of livery, not long ago ...

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Jost does seem to bring a lot of confidence and experience from other motorsport categories. He also seems to have steadied the ship from a team structure perspective.

Really love that dark blue livery, it’s a classic.

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Posted 10 February 2022 - 18:48

So what is the fan-favourite Williams livery?

 

While I love the Rothmans livery, they aren't really unique to Williams. Ram-March ran them in the early 1980s and arguably Porsche made them more famous.

 

My pick would be the Saudia/TAG/Leyland livery which established Williams as winners and is unique.

The Rothmans ones are probably my favourite, and at least the Williams versions were different to the RAM and Porsche ones to make them distinctive in their own right.

 

The Canon ones are my second favourite, encompassing 1985-1993. For me they’re the most identifiable Williams liveries. The blue, white and yellow combination is very unique and distinctive.

 

I also have a soft spot for the Compaq/HP ones.



#24 DeKnyff

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Posted 10 February 2022 - 18:52

My pick would be the Saudia/TAG/Leyland livery which established Williams as winners and is unique.

 

Me too.



#25 PayasYouRace

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Posted 10 February 2022 - 18:55

So what is the fan-favourite Williams livery?

 

While I love the Rothmans livery, they aren't really unique to Williams. Ram-March ran them in the early 1980s and arguably Porsche made them more famous.

 

My pick would be the Saudia/TAG/Leyland livery which established Williams as winners and is unique.

I’d just add, I don’t see the logic of discounting a livery because other teams have used the same sponsors. Imagine saying Marlboro couldn’t be the fan favourite McLaren livery because it was identical to Alfa Romeo, Penske, and countless others.



#26 Francesc

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Posted 10 February 2022 - 19:21

It will probably be based on the fly saudia white and green livery as a tribute to Sir Frank. As Albon mentions a new colour, and last year's livery already had navy blue, light blue, black, gold and white.

#27 WilliamsF1Fan

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Posted 10 February 2022 - 20:59

So what is the fan-favourite Williams livery?

 

While I love the Rothmans livery, they aren't really unique to Williams. Ram-March ran them in the early 1980s and arguably Porsche made them more famous.

 

My pick would be the Saudia/TAG/Leyland livery which established Williams as winners and is unique.

 

That of the FW14B, beautiful car with a livery that just pops.  



#28 Anderis

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Posted 10 February 2022 - 21:38

So what is the fan-favourite Williams livery?

I strongly suspect my opinion is not representative of the majority but I loved every single one between 2006 and 2013. Dark blue + white is just like magic for me.
 



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Posted 10 February 2022 - 21:48

I strongly suspect my opinion is not representative of the majority but I loved every single one between 2006 and 2013. Dark blue + white is just like magic for me.
 

 

The Cosworth, Toyota and Renault Returns years, they were pretty nice cars to look at, I liked them as well.  



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Posted 10 February 2022 - 21:48

I liked last years livery. It was unique and very different to others with some 90s vibe to it.

certainly much better than 2019-2020.

 

It was almost universally hated at first, and I'm sure I was among those not liking it, but seeing it on track i'd say it was the most distinctive of the lot.  People adored the Aston livery, but on track TV footage just showed it as black.



#31 Beri

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Posted 10 February 2022 - 22:09

So what is the fan-favourite Williams livery?

While I love the Rothmans livery, they aren't really unique to Williams. Ram-March ran them in the early 1980s and arguably Porsche made them more famous.

My pick would be the Saudia/TAG/Leyland livery which established Williams as winners and is unique.


1st) I'd pick that one too. Simply because it also was a sleek and good livery.l in terms of color usage. Something that cannot be said about the clownesque liveries of the late 80s/early 90s. Even tho the Canon Williamses were the ones that made me a Williams fan, I can never say that they are pretty (albeit my profile picture might say otherwise).
2nd) The Rothmans ones.
3rd) I am cursing in a church right now, but the Winfield ones were actually not bad liveries. I liked them.

#32 Hellow

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Posted 11 February 2022 - 07:10

So what is the fan-favourite Williams livery?

 

While I love the Rothmans livery, they aren't really unique to Williams. Ram-March ran them in the early 1980s and arguably Porsche made them more famous.

 

My pick would be the Saudia/TAG/Leyland livery which established Williams as winners and is unique.

I do like a lot of Rothmans & Canon liveries but my favourite is the Martini livery.



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Posted 11 February 2022 - 09:50

Always had a soft spot for the 2007 livery.

 

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Primarily the dark Williams blue, with the softer light blue accents transitioning into the white airbox and nose. Most of their liveries post-BMW seemed to be almost fighting with the contours of the car, but this one was very well done.



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Posted 11 February 2022 - 10:21

I’d just add, I don’t see the logic of discounting a livery because other teams have used the same sponsors. Imagine saying Marlboro couldn’t be the fan favourite McLaren livery because it was identical to Alfa Romeo, Penske, and countless others.

It's all subjective and obviously there is no wrong answer but for me, I do prefer a livery that is unique to the team. Rothmans and Martini for example are beautiful liveries but they are just as iconic for Porsche and Lancia or even Brabham, perhaps even more. The green and white livery was unique to Williams.

 

I never really cared for the Canon/ICI/Denim livery. It just seemed like a mishmash of colours/sponsors, especially when they added Barclay. It just looked like a clown car, especially with the hideous outfits the mechanics wore around it. Despite being their most successful years, it just didn't compare to JPS and Parmalat/Olivetti liveries that shared the grid to name two.

 

 

 

Arghh, edited for spelling...


Edited by taran, 11 February 2022 - 10:23.


#35 SenorSjon

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Posted 11 February 2022 - 11:36

That of the FW14B, beautiful car with a livery that just pops.  

 

I couldn't agree more. We don't need more blue and dark cars. Very easy to spot and it worked very well in the colorful grids of those days.

 

It was almost universally hated at first, and I'm sure I was among those not liking it, but seeing it on track i'd say it was the most distinctive of the lot.  People adored the Aston livery, but on track TV footage just showed it as black.

 

The 2021 livery looks like something you could pick yourself in MyTeam in F1 202x as some generic livery. 



#36 Beri

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Posted 11 February 2022 - 12:41

It's all subjective and obviously there is no wrong answer but for me, I do prefer a livery that is unique to the team. Rothmans and Martini for example are beautiful liveries but they are just as iconic for Porsche and Lancia or even Brabham, perhaps even more. The green and white livery was unique to Williams.

I never really cared for the Canon/ICI/Denim livery. It just seemed like a mishmash of colours/sponsors, especially when they added Barclay. It just looked like a clown car, especially with the hideous outfits the mechanics wore around it. Despite being their most successful years, it just didn't compare to JPS and Parmalat/Olivetti liveries that shared the grid to name two.



Arghh, edited for spelling...

I couldn't agree more.

#37 A.Fant

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Posted 11 February 2022 - 17:38

Always had a soft spot for the 2007 livery.

 

1920px-Nico_Rosberg_2007_Britain.jpg

 

 

Primarily the dark Williams blue, with the softer light blue accents transitioning into the white airbox and nose. Most of their liveries post-BMW seemed to be almost fighting with the contours of the car, but this one was very well done.

 

I liked the colors, but I didn't like the execution where the car looked white most of the time. Much preferred the 06 and 08 liveries, though I agree with Anderis that the entire stretch from 06-13 had very good liveries. 2006 is probably my favorite from that era, but unfortunately the car itself was a dud.



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Posted 13 February 2022 - 05:06

https://twitter.com/...559375864676358

 

A teaser of the car for the 15th!



#39 tomazy

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Posted 13 February 2022 - 10:32

Car shown is most likely not FW44 but the show car from Fia, I mean the RB18 :rotfl:



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#40 Francesc

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Posted 13 February 2022 - 10:46

True, the camera pods on the airbox sides look the same, as the wing mirrors and front suspension. And the brake ducts too.

 

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#41 grandmastashi

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Posted 13 February 2022 - 21:33

Anything will be better than last years' livery - it looked like it was fired at the car from a cannon. 

 

Williams' best liveries always feel more elegant than exciting to me; personal favourites being the 86, 93, 94, 96 and 03 cars. 


Edited by grandmastashi, 13 February 2022 - 21:33.


#42 PayasYouRace

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 10:40

Last year’s livery was great. I never mind a bit of variation,  but they could do a lot worse than that.



#43 Anderis

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 14:56

Major*, multi-year partnership with Duracell, great news!
https://www.williams...2022-and-beyond

 

*- I conclude so based on this bit:

 

The Duracell logo will feature prominently on both cars throughout the season


Edited by Anderis, 14 February 2022 - 14:57.


#44 PayasYouRace

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 14:57

I hope the bunny makes regular appearances.



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Posted 14 February 2022 - 15:04

Major*, multi-year partnership with Duracell, great news!
https://www.williams...2022-and-beyond

 

*- I conclude so based on this bit:

 

I wonder if that means that the car will have a Black and Gold livery then.



#46 Anderis

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 15:07

I wonder if that means that the car will have a Black and Gold livery then.

I doubt.

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#47 Beri

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 15:17

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#48 Anderis

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 15:17

I doubt.

On a second thought- I don't think it's impossible.



#49 Beri

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 15:24

I doubt that a lot of colors will be dedicated to Duracell. Since the photo you've posted, is a detail of the side of the tub. Suspension elements are clearly visible.

Edited by Beri, 14 February 2022 - 15:25.


#50 Christophe77

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Posted 14 February 2022 - 15:36

car will be very blue :)