Williams FW31 livery – official pictures

The 2009 colour scheme for the Williams FW31 has been revealed by the team

The 2009 colour scheme for the Williams FW31 has been revealed by the team

We’ve had sneak peeks of the Williams FW31’s final livery twice already but now the team have published official photographs of the final design. See below for more pictures.

More pictures of the Williams FW31

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33 comments on Williams FW31 livery – official pictures

  1. That really is a bare looking car isn’t it.

    I don’t mind it, I think there’s either too much white on the top of the sidepods or too little (they needed to go one way or another, at the moment its kind of in between and it just makes it look a little clunky), but other than that I like it.

  2. ajokay said on 27th February 2009, 14:08

    Wow, that’s a bright blue, wasn’t expecting that. It’s almost circa ’94-’98 livery, without the gold and red stripes.

  3. mattclinch said on 27th February 2009, 14:09

    woah. not seen those flow regulator ‘fins’ either side of the cockpit before. interesting take. i assume they are set just inside of the inner limit of non-aero device zone. interesting take.

    livery is…. particularly uninspiring, yet clean and simple. quite like it actually.

  4. ajokay said on 27th February 2009, 14:11

    Having looked closer and seen those shark fin things on the sides of the cockpit, I’ve decided I hate it.

    Seriously… re-write the rulebook again and this time do it properly, no sticky-out bits ANYWHERE between the front and rear wings.

  5. Has any other team tried out those skate fins (as the team calls them according to Autosport), next to the cockpit, I thought those would have been banned this year, but then I thought the fins Ferrari are mounting their mirrors on would also have been banned this year. They defiantly don’t add to the cars looks.

    I would have liked them to stick with the low and wide nose seen in some testing pictures as that was the best 2009 nose in my opinion, hopefully they will switch back to it later on.

    I agree with the previous comments, the car does look a bit bare and in these pictures the shade of blue is brighter than I would have expected.

  6. Adrian said on 27th February 2009, 14:50

    Could be the lighting making the blue look lighter…

    Don’t like the ear things behind the cockpit…got I hope they don’t catch on…

    Didn’t like the preview pics we saw with the older nose in this livery, but this revised nose does look a lot better with it…

  7. Arthur954 said on 27th February 2009, 15:04

    Quite good looking, although I would have preferred a darker blue. The front wheel covers are very elegant.
    It has turned out to be just about exactly what the national U.S. racing colours are : blue with 2 white stripes !
    Cheers to Williams and god luck !

    • Arthur954 said on 27th February 2009, 16:31

      The more I look at it, the more I like it … there is a strong geometric theme in dark and light colours – this is what you see from a distance and it looks very good.
      I hope the blues and whites are metallics. I would have perhaps exagerated the differences in colurs, making the blue darker and the wheels chromed.
      I would love to see a new logo soon like Virgin or some other big one. Any brand will enhance its status by being shown on this elegant car.

  8. Fer no.65 said on 27th February 2009, 15:08

    surely the best looking car we’ll see this year :)

  9. I like it a lot. The bright blue is something different. Good!

  10. Not a McLaren, but a beautiful car.

  11. 1. Livery = decent, there should’ve been more thought put into where the white stripes go
    2. Bright blue = nice, reminds me of 1994-1997
    3. High(er) nose = bad
    4. pinguin fins = BAN THEM ALL ALREADY!!

  12. ChickenMcNuggets said on 27th February 2009, 16:26

    Personally I love it. You know what they mean when they say, “if it’s as fast as it looks…”

    I think the high nose suits it a lot, and it looks very cleanly styled and liveried. I agree, it did put me in mind as well of an FW19 or something…

  13. ajokay said on 27th February 2009, 16:36

    The front wing doesn’t do too much to draw attention to itself, therefore making it appear smaller.

  14. Fantastic. Finally looking like they are getting away from the similarities to BMW’s livery.

  15. Not a fan of the lighter blue. The deep navy that was on the interim car hid some of the ugliness of the 2009 regs. Now I am waffling between this and the Macca car for beauty of this season.

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