Williams and Gulf Oil to make major announcement at Monaco Grand Prix

Williams and Gulf Oil to make major announcement at Monaco Grand Prix

Williams Racing has announced a long-term partnership with Gulf, a renowned global brand, ahead of the unveiling of their FW45 car in February. The Gulf logo will prominently feature on the nose and rear wing of the car, marking a significant collaboration for both parties.

Williams chairman Matthew Savage expressed his excitement about the partnership, highlighting the trust placed in Williams Racing by Gulf as a long-term partner. He emphasized the strength of the Williams brand and commercial offerings, considering it a testament to their ongoing transformation. The collaboration between Gulf and Williams Racing brings together two entities with rich motorsport heritage, creating a historic alliance.

Although Williams currently finds themselves at the bottom of the Constructors’ standings after the first five races of the season, the performance of the FW45 has given them reason for optimism. While the team’s results may not have translated into points, driver Alex Albon has demonstrated the ability to compete among the top 10. However, the same level of consistency has not been achieved by his teammate, rookie Logan Sargeant.



Sargeant is yet to score any points, sharing the zero-point tally with fellow rookie Nyck de Vries. Williams team boss James Vowles is eager to see more consistency from Sargeant, emphasizing the importance of clean and controlled driving. Vowles acknowledged Sargeant’s speed and potential, pointing out that he has already reached Q2 in both qualifying sessions in Baku. He believes that consistency is key and that Sargeant needs to capitalize on Q2 to gain more experience.

While Vowles does not expect Sargeant to match Albon’s pace immediately, he anticipates gradual improvement from the young American driver. Acknowledging Sargeant’s limited experience at several circuits, Vowles noted that even in disappointing races like Miami, there was a slim margin of three-tenths of a second separating Sargeant from Albon. This closeness in performance highlights the potential for Sargeant to bridge the gap with more experience and development.

As Williams Racing continues to strengthen their partnership with Gulf and work towards improving their performance on the track, the team hopes to see Sargeant display more consistency and maximize his potential. The upcoming races will provide further opportunities for the rookie driver to showcase his abilities and contribute to the team’s progress.

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