2024 Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 Team Car Coated with Sherwin-Williams Ultra 9K® Paint

Global Coatings Manufacturer Continues Partnership with the Iconic Automotive Brand

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CLEVELAND – March 22, 2024 The Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 team unveiled its 2024 W15 car on February 14, featuring Sherwin-Williams Ultra 9K paint.

Ultra 9K is an innovative, original equipment manufacturer-approved waterborne basecoat system that includes 63 pigment-rich toners and is supported by high-performing undercoats and clears in the Ultra System™.

“We’re proud to continue supporting the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 team with our exceptional product,” says Anthony D’Acquisto, Global Vice President of Marketing for the Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Division. “Both companies share an unwavering commitment to achieving ultimate performance, whether that be with our coatings or on the track.”

“The choice of our partners reflects our shared values: integrity, humility, inclusivity and commitment to world-class performance,” says Toto Wolff, Principal and CEO, Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 Team. “Working with Sherwin-Williams and taking advantage of their vast expertise has been a great experience.”

We’re proud to continue supporting the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula 1 team with our exceptional product. Both companies share an unwavering commitment to achieving ultimate performance, whether that be with our coatings or on the track.

Anthony D’Acquisto

Global Vice President of Marketing, Automotive Finishes Division, Sherwin-Williams

The W15 represents the Formula 1 team’s newest car design, building and improving on the previous W14 driven in 2023. It was also important to the team that the chosen colors come across in real life and on camera, which can make colors appear lighter or darker depending on lighting and screens. Ultra 9K helps achieve the desired stability and vibrancy across mediums.

“Key benefits of the Sherwin-Williams 9K include great base coat coverage with minimum weight gain,” says Andrew Moody, Head of the Paint and Graphics Department for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team.

This latest car iteration includes a new chassis and gearbox casing. With the W15, the F1 team focused on efficiency and finding more downforce with less drag. Specifically, the team focused on improving rear axle performance and the aerodynamics of the underside floor.

For more information on Sherwin-Williams Ultra 9K, visit https://bit.ly/3uDXBU1.

About Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes

The Automotive Finishes division of Sherwin-Williams® manufactures and distributes a complete line of advanced technology paint and coating systems for automotive, aerospace and fleet refinishing industries and includes Sherwin-Williams® and Valspar® brands, as well as FASTLINE®, U.S. Chemical & Plastics® (USC) and House of Kolor®. Providing high performance interior and exterior coatings, along with collision repair products to authorized jobber and warehouse distributors, collision repair facilities, dealerships, fleet owners and refinishers, production shops, and original equipment manufacturers, the Automotive Finishes division of Sherwin-Williams is committed to providing its customers with not only superior products and services, but world class color tools, technical training and business consulting ranging from collision repair design services to innovative technologies for shops to drive in-process quality and production. The Automotive Finishes division is a part of the Sherwin-Williams Performance Coatings Group, which supplies a broad range of highly engineered solutions in more than 120 countries around the world. Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers. For more information about repair and refinish products by Sherwin-Williams, visit www.sherwin-automotive.com.

About Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team
Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team is the works team of Mercedes-AMG, competing at the pinnacle of motorsport – the FIA Formula One™ World Championship.
Formula One is a sport like no other. Combining elite teamwork, cutting-edge technologies and innovation, high-performance management and exceptional driving skill, teams develop race cars capable of competing against their rivals in a high-octane environment that spans upwards of 20 races across five continents throughout each season.  

The Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team, based across Technology Centres at Brackley and Brixworth in the United Kingdom, brings together over 1,000 dedicated and determined people that design, develop, manufacture and race the cars driven by seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton and Grand Prix winner, George Russell.  
Winning seven consecutive double Drivers’ and Constructors’ World Championships from 2014 to 2020 and securing a record-breaking eighth consecutive Constructors’ Championship success in 2021, the Team is one of the most successful in the sport’s history.

Between returning as a Constructor in 2010 and the end of the 2022 season, the Mercedes-AMG works team has scored 116 wins, 264 podium finishes, 12 pole positions, 91 fastest laps and 54 one-two finishes from 259 race starts.

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