Williams to show Martini livery a week before Melbourne 21 February, 2014 Williams’ new Martini 2014 livery will be unveiled on 6 March, a week before the Formula 1 circus gathers in Melbourne for the season opener. Initially, it was believed that the Grove team would pull the official wraps off its highly-anticipated new title sponsorship deal during Bahrain testing. But that theory was dismissed on the basis that alcohol advertising is not allowed in Arab countries. Media reports claim that Williams’ deal with the iconic Italian vermouth label would be announced on the Wednesday or Thursday of Australian Grand Prix week. But according to Auto Hebdo, the British team has finally confirmed the real launch date – March 6, exactly a week before the paddock bursts to life in Melbourne. (GMM) Subbed by AJN.