The Spyker MF1 Team is pleased to announce the arrival of LeasePlan as an Official Sponsor for the 2007 Formula 1 World Championship and beyond. As part of the same 3-year partnership LeasePlan will also become an Official Supplier to the Spyker MF1 Team.
The LeasePlan logo will appear on all of the team’s race cars and drivers’ overalls together with branding on all other official partner locations. During this time Spyker’s factory race team, Spyker Squadron, will also carry LeasePlan branding throughout all of their races, tests and events. LeasePlan branding will first be seen on the Spyker MF1 Team’s cars at the 2006 Brazilian Grand Prix.
LeasePlan Netherlands, established in 1963, is a market leader in operational car leasing in the Netherlands with a total fleet of approximately 130,000 vehicles.
Colin Kolles (Team Principal, Spyker MF1 Team) said “This is a great partnership for the team, not only will LeasePlan be with us from the start, but as an official supplier they will be actively involved in the achievements of the team. LeasePlan has recognised our vision and shares the determination needed to make Spyker MF1 Team a success in 2007 and beyond.
Edward Vis (Commercial Director, LeasePlan NL) “With the arrival of Spyker MF1 Team The Netherlands will finally have their own team in the Formula 1 World Championship. This is a fantastic venture and we are very proud to become an Official Sponsor of Spyker MF1 Team. I have listened to the ambitions of Victor Muller, Michiel Mol and Colin Kolles and have no doubt that what they are planning to achieve will be both exciting and hugely beneficial to LeasePlan Netherlands.”
Victor Muller (CEO Spyker Cars NV and Spyker MF1 Team) said: “I am very proud to have this Dutch sponsor join our Dutch team and having them on board as our official supplier underlines our mutual commitment to success. I`m convinced that we will meet LeasePlan Netherlands` expectations of this wonderful partnership.”
The sponsorship between LeasePlan and Spyker MF1 Team was facilitated by Gr8industries, brand and marketing agency in the Benelux region (Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg).