Williams secure new sponsorship from Finnish companies

Valtteri Bottas

Valtteri Bottas

May 9 (GP247) Williams are benefiting from their association with their Finnish reserve driver Valtteri Bottas, as they have announced new sponsorship deals with two companies from Finland.

Wihuri, one of Finland’s most respected business enterprises, and Kemppi, a world-leader in the manufacture of welding equipment, will feature on Bottas’ race suit, helmet and the wing endplates of the Williams FW34.

Team principal Sir Frank Williams was ‘delighted’ to welcome the both companies into the Williams fold, and applauded their ‘strong commitment to motorsport with the support they have provided Valtteri over the past few years’.

Anssi Rantasalo, Chief Executive Officer of Kemppi, commented, “We have been supporting Valtteri Bottas for several years and this agreement is a natural continuation of that collaboration. It is a great honour for us to be associated with the Williams F1 Team, one of the most successful teams in the history of Formula One.

Juha Hellgrén, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wihuri, said, “Wihuri’s heritage in motorsport sponsorship started in the 1970s and this new agreement with one of the sport’s most iconic and legendary teams is very exciting. I am confident that co-operation with the Williams F1 Team will be a success story for both sides.”