On the eve of the Las Vegas Grand Prix, Williams Racing have unveiled their special livery for this weekend's Nevada F1 round that will mark the sport’s return to Sin City for the first time in over 40 years.
Ferrari unveiled earlier last week that their cars will sport a special, one-off livery as the sport returns to Las Vegas.
Williams has now announced that they have also created a one-off colour scheme for this weekend. The livery of their FW45 takes inspiration from the famed showmanship of Vegas, featuring the ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas’ sign and the cabochon lights that have brought the desert to life throughout its history. The illuminated Williams lettering is a nod to the iconic Neon Boneyard, completing an homage to the electric energy of Vegas across the engine cover and rear wing endplates.
The Grove-based squad will also celebrate their American ties as it is owned by Dorilton Capital, a New York private investment firm. The team's American driver, Logan Sargeant, who completes his debut season in 2023, will race for the third time on home soil this weekend.
The close-ups 😍 Ready to light up Las Vegas 🔜 pic.twitter.com/Gf3iYtWbld— Oracle Red Bull Racing (@redbullracing) November 15, 2023
Red Bull will also debut a one-off livery at Las Vegas which will be the team's third unique livery of the season, rounding off a hattrick of USA specials. The RB19 will turn purple for Round 22 of the Formula 1 season, with touches of Vegas’ famous culture decorating the bodywork, revealed today.
Team Principal and CEO, Christian Horner said: “It is brilliant to be rounding off our third and final Make Your Mark competition this season here in Nevada for the inaugural Las Vegas GP.
"It is such a unique way to bring fans into the heart of the Team, giving them the opportunity to design and vote for our Las Vegas livery through our free loyalty programme, The Paddock. We have revealed a fan-designed livery at every US race this year and each design has well and truly delivered; it was quite the task picking a winner. Congratulations to Lindsay, who really put Vegas’ iconic stamp on the design, capturing the energy and excitement of both the city and the Team.
"Very much looking forward to seeing it racing around the streets of Las Vegas. From what I have seen on the Sim though, that long straight is an incredibly fast one, so you are going to have to keep a close eye on things as the cars fly past under the bright lights of The Strip. It is going to be a special race made even more special by celebrating with a fan-designed livery as we head into the final US race of the season.”