GRANDPRIX247 Formula 1 News Website Title Partner BCGAME

Photos: Five decades of Williams liveries in Formula 1

Williams are set to reveal an all-new livery on Monday, 11 February as they part ways with title sponsor Martini and are set to welcome a new title sponsor for 2019, ahead of this we take a look at the team’s paint-jobs over time.

The above slideshow of Williams liveries tell the tale of their illustrious history, beginning with the iconic Iso-Marlboro of the mid-seventies, through to the FW06 which marked the ‘second coming’ of Frank Williams and the one that made the difference.

The FW06 triggered the upward spiral with backing from Saudi Arabian businesses, but it was the splendid Fw07 that bagged the team their first two titles in 1980 and the rest (as they say) is history.

For the record, Williams skipped on the FW39 and opted for FW40 in 2017. This season’s car for Robert Kubica and George Russell will be designated FW42.

Williams have competed in 710 Grand Prix races as a team, of which 698 of those starts were as a Formula 1 constructor.

Since then the team has won nine Constructors’ Championships (1980, 1981, 1986, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996 and 1997) while notching up seven Drivers’ Championships (1980, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1996 and 1997).

The team and their drivers have celebrated 312 podiums, 114 times as winners.