Williams Welcomes Alpinestars as new Supplier of Technical Race Apparel
WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING has reached a new agreement with motorsport apparel specialist Alpinestars that will see the company supply its technical performance products to the team for the 2015 Formula One season and beyond.
Founded in Asolo, Italy in 1963, Alpinestars is a global leader in technical, high performance protection for motorcycle and auto racing. The company will supply the suits, under layers, boots and gloves worn by the Williams pit crew and drivers Felipe Massa, Valtteri Bottas, Susie Wolff and Alex Lynn during the 2015 Formula One World Championship.
The company’s race suits are made from advanced, ultra-lightweight fabrics that blend the highest safety standards with breathability and comfort and are designed to give both the drivers and crew a vital performance advantage.
Speaking about the new agreement Alpinestars President/CEO, Gabriele Mazzarolo commented: “Our technology development is based upon testing at the pinnacle of world motorsport; Formula 1, NASCAR, WEC, MotoGP, Motocross and every other form of top-level competition. Forming a technical partnership with Williams is a natural continuation of that philosophy given the team’s long and illustrious record of innovation and success. Our technical support will ensure continuous development of product technology to ensure drivers and crew benefit from the highest level of product performance so critical in Formula 1”.
Claire Williams, Deputy Team Principal and Commercial Director of Williams, added: “Alpinestars are known as one of the leading suppliers of high tech performance wear for top level motorsport and we’re delighted to confirm a new multi-year partnership. We will be working together to make sure that our drivers and pit crew have high performing gear that will give our team the edge next season both in terms of style and technology.”