Air Asia Airbus in Williams F1 Livery


AirAsia WilliamsF1 livery Airbus A320 - by F1live.com

AirAsia is a sponsor of the Williams F1 team, and has recently extended the 3 year contract. As the 2008 Formula-1 championship was kicked off a week ago in Melbourne, Australia, the second round is arriving to Kuala Lumpur for the coming weekend. To mark the Malaysian Grand Prix and the sponsorship with Williams, AirAsia has painted one of its Airbus A320’s into a special, Williams F1 livery.

The aircraft, whose livery is an exact look-alike of the AT&T Williams racing car, with Williams’ traditional racing colours of blue and white, whilst the ‘nose’ of the aircraft is designed to look like Nico Rosberg’s racing helmet. At the belly of the aircraft you can also find painted Bridgestone tyres in the front and in the aft part as well. The aircraft (new registration number: 9M-AFW) was named ‘Sir Frank Williams’ in tribute to Sir Frank Williams, Team Principal of Williams.

Nico Rosberg said: “It has been incredible to see the AT&T Williams livery on AirAsia’s plane. I’m delighted that the design of my helmet, which I have been racing with all my life, has been used to create a lasting tribute to the team’s partnership with Air Asia.” Kazuki Nakajima has added: “I am very impressed at how well the Williams Toyota FW30’s design has translated to the SFW30 Airbus. I think we would all like to thank AirAsia for this great venture and we are proud to be associated with the Airline of the Year 2007. This is indeed a source of inspiration to both of us going into the Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend.”

A high resolution picture of the plane on airliners.net by Rajesh Changela:

Link to airliners.net for the Large photo

by balint01

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6 Responses to “Air Asia Airbus in Williams F1 Livery”


  1. 1 Co-Op March 26, 2008 at 4:14 am

    When hailing the praises of Air Asia, it might be worth remembering their track record in relation to less glamorous forms of transport ..

    http://airasiaannus.blogspot.com/2007/12/laughter-is-best-medicine.html

    It is pretty sad when the disabled are used to sponsor Williams, no?

  2. 2 Chalry April 4, 2008 at 1:11 am

    Great looking plane! I found yet a nother high resolution picture here on http://all-f1-pictures.blogspot.com/2008/04/williams-puts-its-livery-on-airasias.html if anyone would like to see it..

  3. 3 balint01 April 4, 2008 at 11:10 am

    Chalry, thanks for the link, it is a good picture of both the car and the plane!

  4. 4 ines marques June 17, 2008 at 3:56 am

    missing the simpsons airplane, western pacific airlines 😉

  5. 5 balint01 June 17, 2008 at 11:53 am

    You’re right Ines, here’s the link to a picture of the Simpsons plane you were asking for:


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