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2019 car launches

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by The_Abyss, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

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    I was just on here to post that!

    Disappointed that they haven't progressed the livery. That was one of the best looking cars last year and the year before, but it looks a little stale now.
     
  2. poosemon

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    Williams announces Rokit as title sponsor.

    **edited as now official image out doesnt look as close to a Merc as i thought it did in the launch vid**
     
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  3. EVH

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    McLaren have announced British American Tobacco as a sponsor
     
  4. pacegod

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    The new Williams livery looks boring, there's an awful lot of bare carbon.
     
  5. The_Abyss

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    That Williams doesn't really look finished. I know it is livery only being revealed, but I reckon the paint is still wet!
     
  6. JRS

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    Have we time-traveled back to the '90s? :p
     
  7. The_Abyss

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    Haha! I imagine that it will be for their vaping products.
     
  8. Shimmy

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    I think it was the right idea for Williams to have a new livery scheme, but they could have made a better effort! Looks like someone's used MS Paint.
     
  9. pacegod

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    Agreed, when I look around the internet and see what the community can produce, but a company like Williams with 600+ employees in a hi tech and design focussed industry like F1 produce this livery I am lost for words.
     
  10. MusicalChris

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  11. JRS

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    Sounds like that's the case from the press release. Going to invite a lot of unflattering memes the next time one of their cars is pulled over to the side of the track with steam and smoke coming out of the exhaust :D
     
  12. SoliD

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    I see the Williams sponsor is also sponsoring nic Hamilton back in btcc this year too.
    Interested to see bat sponsorship on the mclaren now!
     
  13. The_Abyss

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    11.30 for Renault today. Right as I go into a 2 hour meeting... :mad:
     
  14. EVH

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    As part of my role I'm responsible for the environmental compliance for a power station. As such, the latest regulations that are coming in force talk about BAT (best available technology).

    I chuckled when I thought of McLaren and their BAT sponsorship :D
     
  15. pastymuncher

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    Love the Haas and Torro Rosso liveries. Not sure about the Williams though. It would have looked better if they continued all the way down the car. I hope Mercedes are having a laugh with the front wing in camo they revealed. That all over the car will do your eyes in!!
     
  16. The_Abyss

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    Not hugely different but I still love that Renault.
     
  17. Rossi~

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    Yeah not massively different, but the top-down view of the Renault looks awesome.
     
  18. poosemon

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    Not sure how much the image is a represenation of the car we see racing, however got quite a rake on it!

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  19. PooKer

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    That's the first thing I spotted when I saw the Williams.... Not sure who these guys are but based Companies House they only started up in March 2018.....

    Throwing a lot of money into advertising when you can't buy the product seems a little odd to me. And so far they've not tweeted about involvement in the BTCC.
     
  20. Dup

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    http://www.rokglobal.com/en/founders/index.html

    Owned by a billionaire and serial entrepreneur. Still not sure what the IP is all about, something about improving the lives of mankind with technology but it just looks like tat from an un-trusted brand to me.