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PPG renews Williams Martini Racing partnership

PPG Industries’ long-standing relationship with Williams Martini Racing continues into the 2015 Formula One season as the company has once again been selected as the official paint and coatings supplier to Frank Williams’ resurgent team.

Lifted by a set of impressive results that saw Williams Martini Racing achieve nine podium places and third place in the Constructors’ Championship in 2014, the team has made further improvements to the car and is positive that progress will continue in 2015.

“PPG’s advice and input on the paint and coatings we use on our Formula One cars has never been more important” commented Founder and Team Principal Sir Frank Williams.“ They’ve managed to reduce the weight of the paint we use on the cars and every gram saved gives us the possibility of faster lap times”.

Williams Martini Racing demand the very highest quality and most exceptional coatings available. To ensure that the team’s requirements are continuously met, PPG’s paint technicians work closely with those of Williams Martini Racing throughout testing to design, apply and monitor coatings that can provide a competitive edge.

With the 2015 racing season opening at Melbourne, Australia on March 15th, Williams Martini Racing has recently unveiled the first images of the new Mercedes FW37 car and it’s clear that the benefits of PPG’s premium quality paint have been utilised to the fore in the new distinctive white, blue and red livery.

“We’re very proud to continue our association with Williams Martini Racing” commented Danni Aiken, Marketing Communications Manager PPG Refinish UK & Ireland. “The paint system we have devised for the team is testament to our continued investments in product development and to the feedback we gain from the many thousands of painters in bodyshops who use our products on a daily basis. We look forward to supporting Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas in their endeavours during the next twelve months”.