Williams Racing’s multi-year partnership with Komatsu is a statement moment for the team as it continues to strengthen on and off the track.
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This partnership proudly reignites a long-standing relationship forged in the 1980s and 90s during one of Williams Racing’s most successful eras in Formula 1.
Over that period, Komatsu provided expertise and technology to Williams, including gearbox parts for the Championship-winning FW18 and FW19 cars. Both Williams and Komatsu will rekindle their legacy at a pivotal time in the sport to build a new era of success together in 2024 and beyond.
The Japanese manufacturing giant is renowned as a world-leading company that manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, utility equipment (compact machines), forest machines, industrial machinery and others. Komatsu and Williams Racing share deep-rooted values of collaboration, resilience, excellence and authenticity through their cutting-edge technology innovation to drive performance and results.
Komatsu’s logo will feature prominently on the FW46 driven by Alex Albon and Logan Sargeant, as well as driver overalls and Williams Racing team kit.
Hiroyuki Ogawa, CEO and President, Komatsu:
Komatsu and Williams Racing have shared values around innovation and the development of our people, and through our partnership, we look forward to Creating Value Together, both on and off the track. Our partnership with Williams Racing is aligned with Komatsu’s mission to create value through manufacturing and technology innovations to empower a sustainable future where people, businesses and our planet can thrive together.
Komatsu is the latest partner to join the team’s long-term mission to return to the front of the grid. Recently, the team welcomed data platform provider VAST Data as an Official Partner as Williams continues to build momentum heading into 2024.
Understanding the wealth of data F1 cars produce is critical to on-track success, and VAST Data’s expertise in managing and processing large datasets can help optimise the team’s performance. These new partners follow a series of significant additions announced in the second half of 2023, including THG – through its Myprotein and Ingenuity brands – and PUMA. January also announced an extended power unit relationship with Mercedes-Benz, which will continue to supply engines to the team for 2026…