Manor Marussia F1 Team has announced a new partnership with shipping and storage container manufacturer and supplier Flex Box ahead of this weekend’s British Grand Prix.
After collapsing as Marussia F1 Team at the end of 2014 before being saved thanks to fresh investment and revived under the Manor name, the British team has made considerable strides in its bid to move up the field.
June brought the announcement of a sponsorship deal with Airbnb and the arrival of a number of key staff including Bob Bell, Luca Rabatto, Gianluca Pisanello and Fabio Leimer.
As part of its on-going rebuilding and growth, Manor has today confirmed a partnership with Flex Box that will see the Hong Kong-based company’s logos appear on the sidepods of the team’s cars, turning them blue for the remainder of the season.
“We are very pleased to welcome Flex Box to the Manor Marussia F1 Team,” team principal John Booth said. “We are two very ambitious businesses, aspiring to dramatic growth on the international stage and making a major impact in our respective industries.
“This is our second partnership announcement in just a few weeks, so these are exciting times in our team’s development. It is very rewarding for us to be able to welcome likeminded brands to join us on that journey and assist them in achieving their own global objectives.”
In a rather nice coincidence, the arrival of Flex Box’s blue branding means that the Manor cars are now red, white and blue ahead of the British Grand Prix weekend – the colors of the national Union Jack flag.
Manor driver Will Stevens will be racing at home for the first time in his F1 career this weekend, and he is looking forward to what he expects to be a race to remember.
“I’m really looking forward to this race,” he said. “I have been for a long time.
“Clearly for us, growing up we watch this race and have come to it for many years. So, to be here for my first home grand prix is really exciting. Can’t wait to get out there on Friday and see everybody around the circuit.”