Today it has been confirmed that Martini will be the title sponsor of the Williams F1 team in 2014. (Not by the team but via various sources including a leaked image of some team merchandise)
This is great news for the team who also look to be adding Banco do Brasil and Petrobas to the sponsorship roster after announcing a partnership with Genworth yesterday.
Williams certainly look to be on the up with a great driver line-up including the proven race winner and ex Ferrari driver Felipe Massa and his young team mate Bottas who is extremely highly rated in Formula One. They also have a car that looks to be working extremely well if you believe all that is written and includes a car that seems to be beautifully packaged and offers the best cooling figures of any Mercedes team. Of course they have also added lots of new members of staff and lots of very experienced brain power to the team of late including the very experienced ex Bennetton duo of Pat Symonds and Rod Nelson, and Rob Smedley will be joining as soon as his Ferrari contract expires.
A turn up in form will certainly be applauded up and down the paddock as they are such a popular team.
Whilst we wait until the few weeks between the Bahrain test and the first Grand Prix in Melbourne to see the new Martini-liveried Williams, a few Renders have been doing the rounds: