Martini To End Williams Sponsorship Deal

Martini To End Williams Sponsorship Deal

There'll be no Martini stripes on the Williams in 2019 as the sponsor will leave F1 at the end of the season

Many F1 fans weren’t best pleased with Williams running exactly the same Martini livery this year, well no matter because it appears that next year they won’t even have a Martini livery at all.

The iconic blue and red stripes first adorned the Williams car in 2014 but won’t be continuing into 2019.

Deputy team principal, Claire Williams told Motorsport.com,

“While we would both like to do so, the Bacardi Group have told us that they will step away entirely from Formula 1 when our contract expires at the end of this year.

“They have many brands to support and obviously their strategic priorities evolve over time.”

No more after work Martini's for Williams (C) Williams
No more after work Martini's for Williams (C) Williams

It’s a big hit for Williams to lose a big money title sponsor but with two young drivers who we all know bring in plenty of cash, hopefully it won’t affect the independent team too harshly.

And hey, at least fans will get that livery change they’ve been desperate for.