The Williams F1 Team has joined together with Chelsea exhibitors King and Co to put on a display at this year's Chelsea Flower Show. The display will feature a life-size topiary model of a Formula One car and pit crew which will tell the story of the team's existence from 1977 through to the present day.
The topiary car will have a strong Williams theme with decorative features intended to enhance the viewers' interest and understanding of the team's history. It will be shown on stand number GP1 throughout the show which runs from May 22nd-26th.
Founder and Team Principal, Sir Frank Williams, is honoured for his team to be a part of the long-running event and expects King and Co to create a fascinating exhibit.
“The Chelsea Flower Show is a uniquely British occasion that has stood the test of time and an event which continues to develop and improve every year. To be taking part in an exhibit in such an iconic show is a great honour and King and Co are putting together a fabulous display to tell our story. I hope the public find our contribution both unique and entertaining. I'm looking forward to the event enormously.”
King and Co owner, Paul King, admits he has a passion for motorsport and his support for Williams was a key factor in joining forces with nine-time Constructors Champions.
“Apart from my family, I have two other loves; horticulture and motor racing. I was therefore delighted when Williams F1 agreed to show with us in creating 'The Williams Story', our topiary pit scene at Chelsea 2012. Although other teams showed interest, I have been a Williams fan since the Alan Jones years right through to this season and like many other UK fans Sir Frank Williams represents everything that I admire in British motor racing. Williams were therefore the natural choice for this collaboration. I am looking forward to meeting lots of other Williams fans at The Chelsea Flower Show and I am sure they will be equally delighted by our full sized topiary pit scene.”