Pre-season testing it nearly upon us, which for fans of Williams means one thing – the dark blue testing livery. It's been a mainstay for the past few seasons, but the most interesting one was in preparation for the 2008 season.

2008 was Williams 30th year in the sport,  Turkey was the team's 500th race entry, while they also completed their 50,000th lap. That winter, the Grove team ran 6 different variations, including one with all the team members on the nose cone, and all the drivers ever to have raced on another. A third variation had all the teams accomplishments in prominent positions.

Here's just a small gallery of dark blue goodness – including a few shots of the 2008 specials.

Photos courtesy of Williams/LAT Photographic