PPG and Williams continue long standing Partnership for a twelfth year


Williams (Ticker: WGF1) is pleased to announce that its long standing partnership with PPG Industries, the world leader in coatings and specialty products, will be continuing for a twelfth consecutive year.

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.

 “Formula One demands the best and expects excellence,” explains Patricia Phountoucos, European Communications Manager of PPG. “On every aspect of the car from the electronics inside, to the exterior paint work on the outside, teams are always looking for materials that provide consistency and excel in performance. This is why PPG and Williams 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.”

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