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Williams looks set for Martini sponsorship

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Brabham ran with Martini title sponsorship in the 1970s © Sutton Images

Williams looks set revive one of motorsport's classic liveries this year as part of a new sponsorship deal with Martini.

The Martini brand has sponsored various teams in different forms of motorsport over the years, including a deal with Brabham in Formula One during the 1970s (pictured). The team was not willing to comment on speculation surrounding its future sponsorship deals when contacted by ESPN, but confirmed a new livery would be revealed for Australia.

At the Jerez test the team ran an all-blue livery, but a Martini deal could see the the famous blue and red stripes of the drinks brand on the car in time for Melbourne. Earlier this week a merchandise website promoted an image of a white Williams Martini team shirt on its homepage, which was quickly removed once it started appearing on social media.

Williams recently announced a new sponsorship deal with US insurance company Genworth and it is rumoured to be close to a deal with Brazilian oil company Petrobras.

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