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'Sir Frank Williams' takes to the skies - in Rosberg's helmet 20 Mar 2008

Nico Rosberg (GER) Williams at the Williams Air Asia Airbus unveiling. Malaysian Grand Prix, Rd 2, Preparations, Sepang, Malaysia, Thursday 20 March 2008. World © Bumstead/Sutton The Williams liveried Air Asia Airbus A320 unveiling. Malaysian Grand Prix, Rd 2, Preparations, Sepang, Malaysia, Thursday 20 March 2008. World © Bumstead/Sutton

The FW30 isn’t the only machine carrying the Williams livery in Malaysia this weekend. Thursday saw the unveiling of an AirAsia commercial jet - named ‘Sir Frank Williams’ - carrying the team’s familiar blue and white colours.

Not only that, the nose of the plane is designed to resemble the helmet of Williams driver Nico Rosberg, who was on hand, along with team mate Kazuki Nakajima, to see the aircraft presented to assembled spectators and media.

As part of the launch ceremony - held to mark the renewal of Williams’ commercial partnership with AirAsia - Rosberg and Nakajima also participated in a meet-and-greet session with fans and received a tour of the A320 aircraft.