Williams and Gulf launch livery fan vote for FW45


Williams and sponsor Gulf Oil have launched a livery fan vote that will give the team's supporters a chance to choose a special one-off livery design that will feature on the British outfit's FW45 at three races this season.

Fans will choose between four liveries inspired by Gulf's iconic powder-blue and orange colors with the winning design adorning the Williams FW45s of Alex Albon and Logan Sargeant at the Singapore, Japanese and Qatar Grands Prix later this year.

Themed around the Gulf x Williams Racing partnership, each livery reflects a specific style: Bolder than Bold, Contemporary, Visionary and Heritage.

Williams says there will be three rounds of voting, with round 1 opening today, May 26.

After the final vote, the winning livery will be announced on Wednesday 12 July and displayed on a showcar at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on the Williams Racing stand where fans will be able see the livery up close.

"I’m excited to announce the livery vote as part of our partnership between Gulf and Williams Racing," commented Williams team boss James Vowles.

"The winning livery will showcase two iconic motorsport brands coming together. Our fans have the opportunity to create motorsport history with their livery decision, bringing this partnership to life.

"I can’t wait to see the winning design and watch the Williams Racing fans cheering the team on."

"Gulf’s iconic colours have created stunning liveries throughout motorsport history, and this year is set to be no different," added Gulf Oil CEO Mike Jones.

"This project is all about giving fans control and placing them at the centre of our partnership with Williams Racing.

"We feel strongly that each theme and livery will go down extremely well and look forward to seeing which one the fans choose.

"We hope that Gulf and Williams Racing fans alike love this vote and get excited about their role in choosing the latest Gulf livery."

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