Not long after Williams confirmed the departure of another major sponsor, Unilever announced that it would move to McLarn with its Rexon brand next season.
After his personal patron, Polish oil company PKN Orlen, went along with Robert Kubica to Alfie Romeo, Williams is leaving Unilever at the beginning of the new year. One of Williams' most prominent sponsors in recent years, meanwhile, has already confirmed that he has signed a sponsorship deal with McLarn.
Unilever is expected to contribute 15 millions of dollars a year to the Williams box office, making the personal care product maker the second largest sponsor of Williams' F1 team.
Williams also recently left Symantec, Omnitude and Tata, and the Grove team will seek to cover the losses with billionaire Michael Latifi, the father of new racer Nicholas Latifi.