Aston Martin F1 team have kept BWT on board as a sponsor despite the major rebrand of the team.
BWT have sponsored Team Silverstone since 2017 when they became the title sponsor of Force India and stayed with the team as it transitioned to Racing Point.
Rumours have been circulating that because of the Aston rebrand, BWT had parted was with the team and were looking at either Haas or Williams to continue their F1 title sponsorship.
However, today it was announced that they would stay with Aston Martin, albeit just as a sponsor, with Cognizant as the title sponsor of the team.
A team statement said that the livery would be different but would still feature BWT’s input: “While the look and feel of the new team, to be launched on Wednesday 3rd March, will be very different, featuring an all-new base colour, today’s news ensures that subtle BWT brand accents, as well as BWT brand logos, will remain a feature of the all-new Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team livery.”
Otmar Szafnauer, CEO and Team Principal of Aston Martin F1 Team said: “Our friends at BWT have been loyal supporters of this team and I am delighted they have chosen to be a partner of Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team.
“BWT will support our efforts to become more sustainable in all areas of the business, but especially in our trackside operations – a goal that marries up with Formula One’s own sustainability objectives.
“This is a strong and historic partnership entering an important new era, and we are all excited to see what we can achieve together.”
Andreas Weißenbacher CEO of BWT said: “I am proud to continue supporting this wonderful team of people and to start a new chapter with Aston Martin’s return to Formula One. Having seen the team enjoy such a strong 2020 season, we believe the years ahead are full of great promise and we want to continue supporting this team’s journey towards the front of the grid.
“As well as success on the track, we will work with Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team to achieve its objectives away from the track by becoming more sustainable. It means continuing the work from last year to cut down the use of disposable bottles at the track, minimise plastic waste and facilitate the local treatment and consumption of water.
“Additionally, we are looking forward to starting cooperation with more people in the F1 community who are also convinced of our mission to fight for a plastic-free planet and who are ready to spread this mission to people around the globe.”
The new car will be launched in a week on the 3rd March with Sebastian Vettel and Lance Stroll driving for the team.