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Williams unveils new title sponsor and striking livery for FW42

13 February 2019

Williams' deputy team principal Claire Williams is delighted to welcome ROKiT to the team as their title sponsor for 2019 and the for the foreseeable future.

Williams has signed a new title partnership deal with telecommunications company ROKiT and unveiled a new livery at its headquarters in Grove, England.

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The team's new-look vehicle, all draped in light blue and white takes on the colors of Williams' new major title sponsor, ROKiT which replaces former title sponsor Martini this year. Martini is replaced by smartphone manufacturer Rokit, which seeks to combine telecom services with healthcare and insurance. The famous British team endured the worst season in its history past year, finishing bottom of the championship, and the 2018 campaign also saw the end of its partnership with iconic drinks brand Martini, which had been a title sponsor since the start of the 2014 season.

The team has a new sponsor for 2019, and Claire Williams said that was the ideal opportunity for a new livery.

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Williams said the new look is "fresh" and "bright", and hopes the performance will get a major lift in 2019 as well.

"We share many similar values and aspirations with ROKiT; primarily putting engineering and innovation at the core of everything we do in our pursuit to be the best - the ideal platform from which to start a partnership".

While the team made the new sponsorship announcement, it is yet to reveal its new vehicle for the 2019 season, with their latest creation the FW42 not expected to make its public debut into the Barcelona test. Jonathan Kendrick said: "Williams Racing is the flawless partner". With them we can bring F1 to audiences in new and pioneering ways.

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Claire Williams is certain their new partnership with ROKiT will help boost both companies.

Williams unveils new title sponsor and striking livery for FW42