Williams Martini Racing have announced a new partnership with Polish fuel and energy provider PKN Orlen from the 2019 Formula One season.

As part of the agreement, PKN branding will appear on the rear wing, nose, intake and mirrors of the FW42.

Speaking about the news, Williams Martini Racing Deputy Team Principal Claire Williams said:

We are pleased to announce that PKN ORLEN will partner Williams Martini Racing for the 2019 season. Williams stands for technology, innovation and top-class engineering, and these synergies with PKN ORLEN will help drive our partnership forward.”

Daniel Obajtek, President and CEO of the board of management with PKN Orlen commented saying:

Cooperation between PKN ORLEN and Williams Martini Racing starts a new era for motorsports in Poland, as well as building the global reach of our brand. It is worth remembering that ORLEN Group has assets in five countries in Europe and North America today. Our products are available in over 90 countries around the world. This means that we are looking for global communication channels to establish an international position. Involvement in Formula One racing is one of the most effective ways to promote our brand through sports sponsorship, and we are delighted to be entering the sport with Williams. With the team having just announced Robert Kubica as a race driver for 2019, the only Pole to have participated in Formula One, we want to accompany him on his journey back to the top.”

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