Monza was the last of the European races before the cars head off on their seven-race round the world trip, beginning with Singapore in September. With the highest average speed of any circuit in the Formula One Championship, the Italian GP proved to be a real challenge for both driver and car, as the drivers spend 75% of the lap at full throttle.
Originally built in 1922, Monza was only the third permanent motor sport circuit in the world and is known and loved by Italian fans as ‘La Pista Magica’ – the magic circuit. The Italian Grand Prix was one of the inaugural Formula One championship races in 1950 and has since seen some of the finest races of all time. After many alterations and upgrades, today’s modern circuit with its long straights and fast corners, provides one of the world’s most exciting and atmospheric arenas for motorsport.
As an Official Partner of Williams Martini Racing, PPG has been supplying paint finishes for the team's cars and support vehicles since 2003. This long-term partnership has seen PPG develop technologically advanced and innovative paint systems designed to reduce weight, lower costs and provide the highest possible definition finish for all-important identification on the track.
The weight of the FW37 race car is essential in determining lap times, and PPG’s coatings are a vital element in the car's overall performance. PPG's long history of innovation has enabled them to provide Williams Martini Racing coating solutions that ensure the team stays at the forefront of Formula One.
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