Sherwin-Williams and Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team Kick Off New Partnership
A New Partnership Driven by Technical Innovation and Next-Level Performance
CLEVELAND – February 09, 2023 – The Sherwin-Williams Company, the leading paint and coatings manufacturer, and the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team have announced a new partnership.
As an Official Team Partner of the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team, Sherwin-Williams has become the approved supplier of automotive paint and coatings to the team’s F1 cars. Building on the successful partnership with the two-time world champion Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team, Sherwin-Williams is continuing to deliver the technology and product application innovation to the automotive industry, focusing on helping the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team and other customers around the world reach next-level performance.
“We are thrilled to support the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team in this new partnership, and are confident that our 155+ year history of quality and innovation will continue to be an asset to its car performance on and off the track,” said Brian Gallagher, President and General Manager, Automotive Finishes Division, Sherwin-Williams. “Both organizations have a proven track record of delivering excellence in all aspects of their operations, pushing the technological boundaries of product performance, innovation and sustainability to propel our industry forward.”
We are thrilled to support the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team in this new partnership, and are confident that our 155+ year history of quality and innovation will continue to be an asset to its car performance on and off the track
“We’re excited to welcome Sherwin-Williams into our partner ecosystem as an official provider of automotive paint for our cars,” said Richard Sanders, Chief Commercial Officer of the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team. “We have a shared commitment to innovation, performance and sustainability which makes for a natural partnership. Their reputation for excellence in the global automotive finishes industry is second to none and we look forward to working together in 2023 and beyond.”
“Competing at the highest level of motorsport, we are always striving to find performance in all aspects of our work,” Andrew Moody, Head of Paint and Graphics at the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team added. “Balancing the aerodynamic and weight requirements of painting a Formula One car, whilst creating a perfect finish and applying a stunning livery that excites and engages our fans and partners, is a challenge we relish each year. Working with Sherwin-Williams and utilizing their vast expertise to tackle this challenge is something we are looking forward to.“
About Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes, a division of the Sherwin-Williams Performance Coatings Group, manufactures and distributes a complete line of advanced technology paint and coating systems for automotive and commercial refinishing, aerospace and fleet refinishing industries. From Ultra 9K™ Waterborne Basecoat System to GENESIS® and Fastline®, Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes specializes in providing high performance interior and exterior coatings, and collision repair products to its customer base including automotive jobber distributors, collision repair facilities, dealerships, fleet owners and refinishers, production shops, and original equipment manufacturers. Today with more than 170 company-owned stores in the U.S., Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes is dedicated to providing customers with superior products and services, as well as technical training and business consulting ranging from collision repair design services to innovative technologies for shops to drive in-process quality and manage inventory and production. For more information, 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.