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AkzoNobel to Feature Its High-performance Coatings in McLaren’s 2021 Formula 1 Car

Published on 2021-03-10. Edited By : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Automotive Coatings    

AkzoNobel-McLaren-Racing-PartnershipAkzoNobel announces the extension of the long-standing partnership with McLaren Racing ahead of new F1 season. McLaren Racing’s 2021 Formula 1 car will again feature AkzoNobel’s high-performance coatings.

Provides Sikkens Vehicle Refinish Products

AkzoNobel, as official paints and coatings partner, is providing its Sikkens vehicle refinish products for all painted parts of the MCL35M, as well as the team’s transport, garage and accessories.

The company's marine and protective coatings business is also supplying Intertherm 50 heat-shielding from its International product range for critical components surrounding the engine and exhaust.

We are very proud to extend our successful partnership with McLaren Racing, which is driven by collaboration, innovation and the pursuit of high performance,” said Patrick Bourguignon, director of AkzoNobel’s Automotive and Specialty Coatings business. “The McLaren F1 team’s spirit and dedication to success inspires us in our endeavor to continue delivering the best products and services to all our customers.”

Accelerate Innovation in Coatings Technology

The McLaren F1 team will be looking to build on a remarkable 2020 campaign, when they finished third in the constructor standings. Meanwhile, a dynamic new driver line-up sees Daniel Ricciardo (who came fifth in the 2020 driver standings) join Lando Norris (who finished ninth).

A partnership that has spanned over a decade, AkzoNobel’s passion to continue to explore and innovate aligns directly with our team. We are delighted to continue our partnership and the development of outstanding innovation through AkzoNobel’s paint and coating products to help further our race cars performance on track,” added Mark Waller, chief commercial officer, McLaren Racing.

Scientists and technicians at McLaren Racing and AkzoNobel have been working together for well over a decade now, with the partnership having been extended in 2012 to include McLaren Automotive. As well as helping to accelerate innovation in coatings technology and color development, the collaboration has also paved the way for future exploration of new opportunities.

We are all extremely enthusiastic to see our Sikkens and International coatings in action on the MCL35M this season and cannot wait for the scheduled return of F1 racing to the Netherlands in September,” said Bourguignon.

Source: AkzoNobel
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