The Williams team has finally taken the wraps off its 2011 colour scheme, having so far run its FW33 challenger in an all-navy interim livery.
The new sponsor adorning the car’s rear wing is from Venezuela’s state-owned PDVSA petroleum company, which is the major backer for the newly-signed Pastor Maldonado.
The car’s sidepods and most of the engine cover remain bare of sponsorship stickers, indicating that the outfit would most certainly welcome more investment.
Continuing with its use of navy blue and white as the predominant colours, the FW33 bears sponsorship from its long-time partners, AT&T, Randstad, ORIS watches, Thomson Reuters – all of whom remained with the team, which also lost five major sponsors during the off-season.
The livery launch was headed by the team’s CEO, Adam Parr, who was also joined by the team’s technical director Sam Michael and Maldonado. The Venezuelan’s team-mate, Rubens Barrichello, was not present for the livery launch, having been given the green light to remain in Brazil for his wedding anniversary.