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Williams unveils striking Gulf livery vote winner

The new design will be used in Singapore, Japan and Qatar later this year.

Williams has revealed the winner of its fan vote to decide which of four Gulf liveries will be used at three F1 races this year. The Grove-based outfit teamed up with its lubricant partner to provide its supporters with the opportunity to choose which design would be run to pay homage to Gulf's motorsport heritage. Using a World Cup-style social media vote, the final came down to the 'Bolder than bold' and ''Heritage', the former took a narrow victory with a 51.9 percent share. Before taking to the track at the Singapore, Japan and Qatar Grands Prix later this year, fans will be able to get a glimpse at Williams' stand at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend.

Extremely proud

“We are extremely proud of our partnership with Williams Racing and this livery is marking an iconic moment in motorsport history," said Gulf Oil International CEO Mike Jones. "The campaign has been a huge success and sparked excitement for both Gulf and Williams fans alike. "Providing the fans with the power to control this competition has hugely influenced the results. "Gulf’s iconic colours have created four incredible liveries with one standout winner chosen by the fans, Bolder than Bold, which will now be inscribed into Gulf’s rich motorsport history.” Williams Team Principal James Vowles added: "This competition was an incredible opportunity for our fans to actively engage and shape the visual identity of our team. "The winning design encapsulates the essence of the Gulf and Williams Racing partnership, reflecting on the past but building on our future. This livery will create a defining moment when it takes to the track later in the season.”

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