As an Official Team Supplier, Spies Hecker, one of the global refinish brands of Axalta Coating Systems is responsible for the paint of the high-impact, instantly-recognizable livery on the most recent Silver Arrow – the Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid car.
“Massive congratulations to the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team for being crowned FIA Formula OneTM World Constructors’ Champions for the third year in a row. Achieving #TheTriple is quite an achievement and a real testament to teamwork,” says Joachim Hinz, Spies Hecker Brand Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa. “We are delighted to have contributed by helping to make the cars look as fantastic as they perform. The paintwork on the Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid car was designed to look stunning and formulated to withstand the tough conditions on the race track, while adding minimal weight.”
This is the fourth year that the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team has chosen Spies Hecker as its paint supplier. The refinish brand not only provides the team with a variety of highly durable, VOC-compliant paint products including Permahyd Hi-TEC Base Coat 480, but also works closely alongside the paint and graphics team with on-site technical support and training.
“Winning the FIA Formula One World Constructors’ Championship is the collective achievement of all our team partners and suppliers, and a credit to the support and expertise that they provide to our team. We are absolutely delighted to have achieved this result,” says Andrew Moody, Head of Paint and Graphics, Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team.