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Will Williams make a return to fan favourite iconic colours?

Williams become the latest team to reveal their 2023 challenger today. There have been rumours of a sponsorship deal with the iconic Gulf company, which could see the return of an iconic livery.

Williams have been no stranger to producing striking liveries in the last couple of years in Formula 1. With the rumoured sponsorship deal of Gulf set to be announced, will we see the famous light blue and orange colours back on the FW45? When McLaren elected to go for a one-off livery at the 2021 Monaco Grand Prix, fans called for it to be their full-time paint scheme given how iconic the colours are associated with motorsport. But what could this look like for Williams? The team's usual paint scheme is blue and black. Will this fit with the orange Gulf colours? The internet has come up with some concepts for us to peer through ahead of today's launch. View the beautiful concept designs below.

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2023 Williams FW45 F1 Concept Livery @WilliamsRacing #williamsracing #williamsf1 #WeAreWilliams #F12023 #F1 #design pic.twitter.com/99gKc91l5m — Shaurya Nayar (@shauryanayarart) February 4, 2023

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2023 Gulf Williams FW45 F1 Concept Livery @GulfOilIntl @WilliamsRacing #WeAreWilliams #gulfracing #gulflivery #gulfoil #F12023 #F1 #design pic.twitter.com/hRYRJ9mIIy — Shaurya Nayar (@shauryanayarart) February 4, 2023

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2023 Williams Gulf F1 #concept Will we have one of the most iconic liveries in #motorsport back in Formula 1?? #Williams #F1 #F12023 #WilliamsGulf #f1livery pic.twitter.com/sSe4QLW5S4 — MagicRacingDesign (@MagicRacingDes) January 27, 2023

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What better way to start the year than with a concept of what the rumored @GulfOilIntl and @WilliamsRacing partnership could look like for the 2023 #F1 season? Model from @weareunkredible / @ChrisPaulDesig1 #Williams #Gulf pic.twitter.com/eXSA9fF2QR — Adrian (@AH_Designs1) January 25, 2023

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Williams FW44 Concept 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Siguiendo los recientes rumores del patrocinio de Gulf a Williams, traigo el coche de la histórica escudería con los icónicos colores de Gulf. @WilliamsRacing #WilliamsF1 @GulfOil #Gulf @F1 #F12023 #render #rendering #asseto_corsa pic.twitter.com/K1Q0eI8JQd — RG Designs (@RG_Designs51) January 14, 2023

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2023 @WilliamsRacing Concept Sticking with the current design language, but playing with increasing the @Duracell branding. Simplifying the colours helped to give a modern take on Williams’ history. #f1 #f12022 #f12023 #formula1 #liverydesign #livery #design pic.twitter.com/o9OyczMUtU — Stefan Clift Designs (@stefanclift) December 15, 2022

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