MARTINI RACING

Martini Racing is the name under which various motor racing teams race when sponsored by the Italian company Martini & Rossi, a distillery that produces Martini vermouth in Turin. Martini's sponsorship program began in 1958 as Martini International Club, founded by Count Metello Rossi di Montelera of Martini & Rossi. The race cars are marked with the distinctive dark blue, light blue and red stripes on white, red or silver background body cars. The car model which has won the most titles for Martini Racing is the Lancia Delta HF Integrale. 

Martini Racing's association with Formula One began in 1972 with the Italian team Tecno. However, the car was uncompetitive and Martini withdrew after an unsuccessful 1972 and 1973 season. Martini returned full-time in 1975, sponsoring Bernie Ecclestone's Brabham team.[6] The initial colour scheme incorporated the Martini colours on a white background on the Cosworth powered Brabham BT44B in 1975. For the 1979 season, the Martini sponsorship moved to Team Lotus. Williams Grand Prix Engineering announced a partnership with Martini beginning with the 2014 season and finished in 2018.