F1: Williams Set to Celebrate 800th Grand Prix Milestone with One-Off Livery at Silverstone

The Formula 1 community is preparing a moving memorial to honour the life and legacy of Sir Frank Williams. During the Silverstone Grand Prix, the Williams Racing team will wear a one-time-only livery in his memory.

By Divyam Dubey | on June 28, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

Williams has organised an array of celebrations and activities to celebrate the 800th Grand Prix during the next races in Britain and Hungary. Williams has announced preparations to celebrate its historic milestone spanning both the Silverstone and Hungaroring weekends so as not to disappoint its British supporters, whose support has been crucial throughout the team's existence. Williams has revealed that both Alex Albon and Logan Sargeant's vehicles will have special liveries for the British Grand Prix. After entering Formula 1 in 1977 as a team and in 1978 as a constructor, Williams has gone on to win more than 100 races, as well as seven driver championships and nine team championships. The Grove team was supposed to reach a new benchmark of races completed at Silverstone, however due to the cancellation of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix weekend, that landmark will instead be reached at Budapest.

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F1: Williams to Run Special Livery

Williams FW145

To mark the occasion, Williams’ current F1 car, the FW45, will run a “striking” livery exclusively designed for their home race in Britain, paying homage to the squad’s British heritage and late founder Sir Frank Williams, before showcasing a special emblem in Hungary.

In honour of the team's British roots and its late founder Sir Frank Williams, Williams will debut a "striking" new livery for their current Formula 1 vehicle, the FW45, in their home race in Britain, followed by a unique emblem in Hungary.

Jenson Button, 2009 world champion and Williams Brand Ambassador, plans to get in the cockpit for several demonstration laps on race day at the British Grand Prix to show off Williams' 1992 double championship-winning FW14B. In addition to these events at Silverstone, Williams will also host a fan zone at 48 Regent Street, Piccadilly, in the heart of London, from Monday through Sunday of British GP week, where current drivers Alex Albon and Logan Sargeant, as well as Team Principal James Vowles, will make appearances.

The fanzone is going to feature historic racecars like Alain Prost's 1993 world champion vehicle, cutting-edge simulators, a fan shop, and a STEM teaching zone to encourage the next generation of engineers and inventors.

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F1: Williams’ to Pay Tribute to Sir Frank Williams’ Legacy

Sir Frank Williams

Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, died in Noverber 2021 at the age of 79. When it came to racing, he was unstoppable. One of the most beloved individuals in Formula 1 history, thanks to his passion, devotion, and unyielding commitment to greatness. 

The Williams Racing team flourished under his direction. They won nine constructors' titles and seven drivers' titles thanks to the efforts of legends like Alan Jones, Nelson Piquet, Nigel Mansell, and Damon Hill. Under Williams' leadership, they solidified their position as a dominant force in the sport.

The goal of the unique design was to bring back fond memories of the team's prior successes. For those who have followed Williams Racing over the years, through both their successes and failures, this will definitely bring back happy memories. This one-of-a-kind design is an excellent way to honour Sir Frank Williams for the incredible effect he had on the sport.

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