Press Release: Renault Sport Formula One Team is proud to announce that it has combined forces with Groupe Renault partner ixell, who will become the Official Paint Partner of Renault Sport Formula One Team.
Just like Renault Sport, ixell was created in 1976 and it is the premium automotive paint brand in France, with pole position in the automotive refinish market.
ixell has co-operated with Renault Sport Formula One Team since its inauguration and was instrumental in facilitating the application of the distinctive liveries of the 2016 R.S.16 and this season’s R.S.17.
Cyril Abiteboul, Managing Director, Renault Sport Racing: “Renault Sport Formula One Team has a distinctive look on the grid and this is owed in part to our relationship with ixell, which is now formally entrenched as Official Paint Partner. For Formula 1, we required the best finish possible at the lightest weight. The technology which is applied on the R.S.17 can be applied to road cars. We created a new paint and preparation facility at Enstone and ixell supplied the expertise, knowhow and products to enable us to facilitate this with very short lead times. We look forward to harnessing this relationship for further gains in performance and presentation for the team.”
Guillaume Calvar, ixell Brand Manager, Groupe Renault: “ixell are honoured to have worked on the formulation and the implementation of the paint which gives the R.S.17 its distinctive look. We have been working closely with Renault Sport Racing in our development of new and highly efficient products, which have applications for all automotive bodyshops, and for all car brands. Being the Official Paint Partner of Renault Sport Formula One Team is a great opportunity to increase the synergies within Groupe Renault for a unique goal: enhancing car performance.”
ixell is Groupe Renault’s premium automotive paint brand created in 1976, based in Paris, and now present in 18 countries. The ixell brand has proved its worth as an essential partner of all vehicle repair professionals. ixell offers an integrated system of products and services covering the whole range of bodywork and car repair specialist requirements.