Rothmans rumoured to be leaving Williams

According to a source close to the marketing department of Rothmans, Rothmans is to end its relationship with the Williams team at the latest when its current deal ends. The company is "very unhappy" with the way that they were not consulted ...

According to a source close to the marketing department of Rothmans, Rothmans is to end its relationship with the Williams team at the latest when its current deal ends. The company is "very unhappy" with the way that they were not consulted about driver choice for 1997, and they wanted a British driver to fit in with their marketing strategy.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Tiff Needell
Teams Williams