In the highly competitive world of Formula 1 image and performance go hand in hand. That’s why PPG has been an Official Partner to the William F1 Team for twelve consecutive years.
Since 2003 PPG and Williams have worked together to find new solutions to find all-important weight savings in the teams Formula One cars, a vital element in lap times. New regulation changes for the 2014 season, including the addition of complex hybrid power units, have seen Formula One cars become heavier than in previous years.
WILLIAMS™ MARTINI® RACING has benefited from PPG’s latest technical paint solutions that have led to an impressive 48% reduction in the weight added to the car during the painting process. By reducing the amount of paint products needed, PPG coatings can provide Williams Martini Racing with a performance advantage whilst maintaining the presentation standards expected of the team’s much talked about 2014 livery.
“We are very proud to see PPG coatings used on the new iconic 2014 Williams Martini Racing livery” explains Danni Aiken, Marketing Communications Manager at PPG Refinish UK & Ireland.
“Formula One demands the best and expects excellence. On every aspect of Formula One cars from the electronics inside, to the exterior paint work, teams are always looking for materials that provide consistency and excel in performance. This is why PPG and Williams Martini Racing have continued the partnership for an impressive twelfth year”
Sir Frank Williams, Founder and Team Principal of Williams, commented; “With the weight of the cars being so important in 2014 in light of the major regulation changes, having PPG’s innovative weight saving paint on the FW36 is more useful than ever. We have worked together for many years now and I’m delighted that our partnership will be continuing for a twelfth consecutive year.”