24 Jun 2021
WILLIAMS RACING ANNOUNCES EXTENSION TO PPG PARTNERSHIP
Williams Racing is pleased to announce that PPG, a leading global manufacturer of paints, coatings and speciality materials, will continue as the team’s long-standing Official Supplier.
The partnership marks its 18th consecutive year, as PPG’s paints and coatings continue to ensure that Williams Racing cars achieve minimum weight and high definition. This synchronised focus on performance and appearance is a hallmark of PPG’s innovative paint system, which allows for an increase in paint application speed, in addition to reducing the total volume of the high-finish coatings. The custom approach contributes to vital weight reductions, translating to all-important time savings on the racetrack, while simultaneously achieving the highest possible presentation standards for Formula One race car – the Williams FW43B.
“Williams Racing is delighted to continue our relationship with PPG, which began in 2003,” said Al Peasland, Williams Racing Head of Technical and Innovation Partnerships. “We have benefited enormously from the constant innovation and quality that PPG has been able to deliver. Through dedication and creativity, the company has consistently provided a custom approach to help meet our demands in a fast-paced and challenging industry. We look forward to continuing our partnership with PPG for many years to come.”
PPG will supply paint finishes for Williams Racing cars and for use within the team’s headquarters at Grove. PPG will also have prominent branding on the team’s race trucks, within the garage and in the hospitality areas at Grands Prix.
“PPG has been in the paints and coatings industry for more than 135 years, and we understand the importance of heritage – something that is equally important to Williams Racing,” said Juan Navarro, PPG Marketing Director, Automotive Refinish, Europe, Middle East and Africa. “We share similar ethos, as we both partner with our customers to create mutual value. This is perfectly exemplified through our collaboration to improve the overall performance of the Williams Racing Formula One car. We are excited to see what the team has in store for the 2021 season and beyond.”
Notes to Editors
PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™
At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and specialty materials that our customers have trusted for more than 135 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $13.8 billion in 2020. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.
About Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited
Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited's core competencies are the design and development of racing cars to compete in the Formula One World Championship. As one of the world's leading Formula One teams, the company has secured 16 FIA Formula One World Championship titles since its foundation in 1977. Nine of these titles have been won in the Constructors' Championship in association with Cosworth, Honda and Renault. The remaining seven titles were won in the Drivers' Championship with Alan Jones, Keke Rosberg, Nelson Piquet, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Damon Hill and Jacques Villeneuve.