Williams Racing announced on Monday that OMP Racing has become an official supplier of technical performance products for the 2021 Formula 1 season and beyond.
OMP Racing is a world leader in the design and manufacture of safety components for race cars and technical racing apparel, present in all world racing championships.
They will be supplying performance racing items to Williams’ drivers, George Russell and Nicholas Latifi, as well as the Williams pit crew. This includes the supply of performance racing overalls, boots, gloves and underwear; all products deriving from the work of research and development in the company’s manufacturing facility located near Genoa, Italy.
In addition, OMP Racing will provide their latest generation safety harnesses for the team’s Formula One cars. The harnesses feature ultra-light fibre and ultra-light materials such as titanium and ergal. The high-quality fibre increases performance, making them extremely light (45% less weight compared to carbon fibre) and more resistant (50% improvement on resistance/weight ratio).
As an official supplier, OMP Racing will also provide the team with driver kit bags, branded luggage for the race team, and will have prominent branding visible on performance racewear, seatbelts and on the drivers’ headrests.
Williams commercial and marketing director Tim Hunt said: “OMP Racing is one of the leading suppliers of high-tech performance wear for top-level motorsport and we are delighted to have agreed a new multi-year partnership with them. In Formula One, every detail matters and we know that OMP’s technology, whether it is being worn by our race drivers and pit crew, or fitted in our car, will help our team perform to the highest level.”
OMP President and CEO Paolo Delprato added: “For OMP, partnering with Williams Racing means resuming a chapter of our history. We first had the honour to work with the team in the nineties, so it is particularly special to be working with Williams once again, a team that is so historic in motorsport and Formula One. Looking forwards, this partnership is focused on research, technology, attention to detail with an overarching hunger to compete and succeed. All of these values are shared with Williams Racing and we look forward to working together this season and the next.”