“We’re extremely proud of our long partnership with McLaren, which is built on collaboration, a shared passion for innovation and a commitment to performance,” explains Patrick Bourguignon, Managing Director of AkzoNobel’s Automotive and Specialty Coatings business. “The car looks fantastic – both on top and underneath – and we’re especially looking forward to seeing it in action at Zandvoort when the F1 Grand Prix returns to the Netherlands this year.”
The McLaren Racing team will be looking to build on a positive 2019 season, when they finished fourth in the Constructors’ Championship.
Says Zak Brown, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Racing: “Once again our new Formula 1 car, the MCL35, looks fantastic. We’ve pushed the technical boundaries this year with our livery, and we’re grateful that AkzoNobel – a trusted partner of ours for over ten years – has collaborated with us. We thank them for their continued support”
Scientists and technicians at McLaren and AkzoNobel have been collaborating for more than a decade, with the partnership being extended in 2012 to include McLaren road cars. Working together, they’ve accelerated coatings technology and color development, paving the way for future exploration of new opportunities.
“Working with inspiring partners like McLaren enables us to broaden our expertise as we endeavor to deliver more cutting-edge innovation for our customers,” adds Bourguignon. “We both have an interest in the ongoing pursuit of high performance and this will remain a constant driving force as our collaboration continues to flourish.”
The first Grand Prix of the new season will take place in Melbourne, Australia, on March 15.
AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We’re experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 33,000 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect.