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Williams reveal 2009 race livery 27 Feb 2009

Williams reveal their 2009 race livery for the FW31. Williams Factory, Grove, Oxfordshire, UK 26th February 2008. © WilliamsF1 / LAT Williams reveal their 2009 race livery for the FW31. Williams Factory, Grove, Oxfordshire, UK 26th February 2008. © WilliamsF1 / LAT

Having spent the winter testing in a dark blue livery, Williams have unveiled the blue and white colour scheme in which their cars will contest the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship.

The latest version of Williams’ FW31 machine also boasts unusual looking fins on either side of the cockpit. Dubbed ‘skate fins’ because of their resemblance to the flat fish, they are designed to improve airflow to the car’s narrower and taller 2009-spec rear wing.

Williams have not won a race since the 2004 Brazilian Grand Prix, but hope the significant changes to this season’s regulations will help them improve on the eighth place they achieved in last year’s constructors’ standings.

The team’s driver line-up for 2009 remains unchanged, with Germany’s Nico Rosberg again joined by rising Japanese star Kazuki Nakajima.