R-M paint signs a partnership agreement with Alfa Romeo F1 Team

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Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake has partnered with R-M, the premium refinish paint brand of BASF Group. Based on a common aim for efficiency and sustainability, the partnership will see R-M becoming the exclusive technical paint supplier of the team.

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As the pinnacle of motorsport, Formula One has often been the testing ground for new technologies that have become the standard in the automotive industry. Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake will rely on R-M’s paint expertise to apply its products on high-tech materials such as titanium and carbon fibre, reducing the weight of paint on its cars and surpassing all eco-effectiveness standards in the industry.

The Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake C43 will be painted using R-M’s eco-friendly, lightweight, innovative line AGILIS, whose logo will be sported on the floor line of the team’s 2023 Formula One World Championship challenger.

Alessandro Alunni Bravi, Managing Director of Sauber Group and Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake Representative:

We welcome R-M to Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake as our exclusive technical paint supplier. With high expertise, commitment, and a common goal towards efficiency and sustainability, R-M is the ideal partner for our Formula One operation. Their top-quality products, which will be employed on our 2023 cars, have set a new standard in paint weight reduction and will be instrumental for us to gain further speed on the track. I look forward to working with R-M and achieving outstanding results together.

Chris Titmarsh, Senior Vice President Automotive Refinish Coatings Solutions EMEA:

We are extremely proud to join forces with Sauber Group and Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake and share our pioneering solutions’ know-how and expertise. Our waterborne paint line AGILIS is the most advanced lightweight paint technology: it ensures faster process times and less overall consumption of paint materials while protecting the environment by reducing CO2 emissions and saving energy. We are honoured for our products to be employed by a team carrying such an important Formula One legacy, and cannot wait to get started.

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