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Silverstone to Showcase Williams F1's Tribute Livery

Williams F1 Honours 1005 Staff with Special Livery

04/07/2024

Williams F1 unveils a unique livery at Silverstone, honouring its 1005 employees with their names displayed on the Union Jack.

Williams F1 is going big for its home Grand Prix at Silverstone this weekend. The team has designed a special livery, featuring the colours of the UK flag, the Union Jack. A closer look reveals the names of the 1005 members of the Williams F1 team also affixed and displayed on the livery and the national flag.

On the occasion of this special Grand Prix, Jenson Button will drive his first career F1 car, a Williams FW22 from 2000, around the Silverstone track.

The only downside to this very British tableau: the third Williams F1 driver in FP1 will not be Zak O’Sullivan but… Argentine Franco Colapinto!

Williams F1 will also entertain the general public, with activities starting on Thursday for families and children (garage tours, etc.). Not to mention special activities planned in the fan zone in London at Piccadilly Circus.

James Vowles, the team principal, is proud to pay tribute to his team and country through this special livery—even though the weekend looks challenging on track for Williams F1 at Silverstone…

“Silverstone is always one of the highlights of the year and I’m thrilled that we are thanking our staff by making them the centrepiece of our home race celebrations. Williams is undergoing a transformation to fight for the forefront, and our staff and culture will be key to this success.”

“It takes extraordinary efforts from everyone at the factory and on the circuit to race in Formula 1, and I am particularly proud of the resilience under pressure that we have shown since the start of the year.”

Alex Albon, whose second country, after Thailand, is the UK, is also eager to pay tribute to his fans and those who look after his car every day.

“I’m looking forward to being back in the UK for the team’s home race. I’m eager not just because of the fans, but also because Silverstone for me represents the real sense of racing and where I first fell in love with the sport. It’s one of the best races on the calendar, attracting passionate fans from everywhere to enjoy such a special Grand Prix, and it’s the perfect place to celebrate the massive team effort that goes into races around the world.”

“This year’s ‘Fan Zone’ is in an iconic location (Piccadilly Circus), to share with those who can’t make it to Silverstone what makes Williams so special.”

Finally, Logan Sargeant may be racing his last F1 Grand Prix with Williams at Silverstone, a circuit he knows well and enjoys.

“I’ve always loved racing at Silverstone. The circuit has everything a driver could want with its fast sequences of corners. I have fond memories of this place throughout my career, and I’ve always performed well here.”

“Racing with the names of all team members on the car is the perfect way to highlight everyone’s hard work. The fans are what make Silverstone so special as they are among the most passionate in the world and you can really feel their support for the team. Being able to bring Williams into the heart of London through our Fan Zone is a great way to connect with fans, both old and new.”

Silverstone to Showcase Williams F1's Tribute Livery

Silverstone to Showcase Williams F1’s Tribute Livery. Silverstone to Showcase Williams F1’s Tribute Livery

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