London - The
Financial Times newspaper has linked up with Formula One motor racing
and joined the sponsors of British team Williams Racing, a joint
statement said Thursday.
"The FT logo will appear on the inside of the rear-wing end plate of
the FW42 (Williams car) during the remainder of 2019 FIA Formula One
World Championship," said the statement ahead of Sunday's Azerbaijan
"This is a hugely exciting partnership between two iconic British
brands, both operating globally and at the forefront of their respective
fields," said David Buttle, FT Global Commercial Marketing Director.
Claire Williams, deputy team principal of Williams Racing, said the
deal would help the team handle a new media and marketing landscape.
"The opportunity to collaborate with the FT to embrace these new
forms of media and digital opportunities is hugely exciting for both our
team and our existing partners..." she said.
Williams is one of Formula One's traditional powerhouses. The team
dominated the sport in the 1980s and 90s but is currently struggling.