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AT&T end relationship with Williams

The Williams Team are looking for a new title sponsor for the first time since 2007.

The Williams Team have been sponsored by AT&T for the past five years, but after the teams worst ever season in Formula One, that partnership has now expired.

The United States telecommunications company's branding has already been removed from the teams website after the current contract ended at the end of 2011.

'I can confirm that the team's contract with AT&T reached its conclusion on 31st December 2011 and will not be renewed for the 2012 season,' a team spokesperson told Autosport Magazine.

It is rumoured that Williams are however already in advanced negotiations with another telecommunications company for a sponsorship deal for the 2012 season.

The Williams team are hoping for an improved season in 2012, the team have had a shake-up throughout the design and management structure, while they have also not announced their driver line-up for next season.

Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado, probably in part due to the amount of money he brings the team through sponsorship will continue driving for the team, however Rubens Barrichello has yet to be confirmed as his team-mate for a second season with Bruno Senna and Adrian Sutil being heavily linked with a switch to Williams after Senna was released by Lotus [Renault] and Sutil replaced at Force India.








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Writer: Red5 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 6 2012

Time: 12:00PM

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To loose a main sponsor is bad news for Williams. Hope Frank can line up a new one soon, otherwise racing will be over for them.
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