Glasurit® official paint supplier to the Honda Racing F1 Team
Brake and you lose: quick (paint) solutions for race cars
Münster. When the start lights go out, the engines start to scream and millions of people worldwide are glued to their seats in front of the TV every other Sunday between March and October, you know it’s Formula One time. Paints from BASF Coatings are in the thick of the racing action. BASF Coatings’ Automotive Refinish / Commercial Transport Coatings Solutions strategic business unit is again supplying a Formula One team with Glasurit® brand paints in the 2006 season. A contract has been agreed with the Honda Racing F1 Team until March 2007. This is an agreement with a track record as the team has been supplied with Glasurit® brand paints since 2003.
The RA106 race car embodies extreme speed, technical precision, high tech and passion. This is something that BASF Coatings with its Glasurit® brand paints shares with Formula One. The team’s two race drivers, Rubens Barrichello (Brazilian, World Championship runner-up 2002 and 2004) and Jenson Button (British, World Championship 3rd 2004) with their race cars decked out in white, red, olive and black, also embody the same qualities.
Anyone involved in Formula One has to be at the top of their game. That goes for the drivers, the engineers, all the staff at the Honda Racing F1 Team and their suppliers. Solutions have to be jointly developed and quickly implemented. For the paints, this means that they have to be reliable, dry quickly, be flexible and also have excellent gloss properties. These are crucial factors in the very demanding world of Formula One. Other benefits of Glasurit® are short drying times, the possibility of overcoating and the light overall weight of the surfacer and clearcoat. And, of course, the excellent technical collaboration between the Honda Racing F1 Team and Glasurit®.
Glasurit Automotive Refinish
Under the Glasurit brand, BASF markets a comprehensive range of automotive refinishing paint systems, focusing on eco-efficient waterborne basecoats and high-solids paints. By using these systems all legal solvent-reduction requirements can be complied with anywhere in the world, and with regard to appearance and resistance, the products meet the same quality standards as solvent-borne paints. In this area, the company offers a wide variety of services to support its customers. Glasurit Automotive Refinish is approved by most of the leading car manufacturers for aftermarket repair worldwide and chosen by them for its color expertise. Internet: www.glasurit.com
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