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.”
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.