McLaren announce partnership extension with AkzoNobel

Lando Norris, McLaren MCL35M

McLaren Racing have today announced the extension of their long-term partnership with paint and coatings partner, AkzoNobel.

Since 2008, McLaren and AkzoNobel’s partnership has created and developed advanced paint technology, not only contributing to the performance of the McLaren Formula 1 car but using F1 technologies to drive innovation in other industries. The team at AkzoNobel have worked closely with McLaren to actively save weight through the use of new products and techniques.

As well as helping to accelerate innovation in coatings technology and colour development, the collaboration has also paved the way for future exploration in new opportunities, while ensuring both AkzoNobel and McLaren’s commitment to sustainability is advanced.

For the 2021 F1 season and as the Official Paint and Coatings Partner, AkzoNobel is providing its Sikkens vehicle refinish products for all painted parts of the MCL35M, as well as the team’s transport, garage and accessories.

Mark Waller, Chief Commercial Officer, McLaren Racing said: “A partnership that has spanned over a decade, AkzoNobel’s passion to continue to explore and innovate aligns directly with our team. We are delighted to continue our partnership and the development of outstanding innovation through AkzoNobel’s paints and coatings products to help further our race cars’ performance on track.”

Patrick Bourguignon, Director of AkzoNobel’s Automotive and Specialty Coatings said: “We’re very proud to extend our successful partnership with McLaren Racing, which is driven by collaboration, innovation and the pursuit of high performance. The McLaren F1 team’s spirit and dedication to success inspires us in our endeavour to continue delivering the best products and services to all our customers. We’re all extremely enthusiastic to see our Sikkens and International coatings in action on the MCL35M this season and can’t wait for the scheduled return of F1 racing to the Netherlands in September.”