Spies Hecker congratulates Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport on winning the 2017 FIA Formula OneTM World Constructors’ Championship* – secured after the US Grand Prix on 22 October 2017 - and driver Lewis Hamilton on clinching the 2017 FIA Formula OneTM World Drivers’ Championship* at the Mexican Grand Prix on 29 October 2017.
Spies Hecker®, one of the premium global refinish brands of Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, has been responsible for the paint on the team’s Silver Arrows race cars for more than four years. The weight, quality, and durability of the paintwork are extremely important because the race cars must endure extremely tough track conditions.
“On behalf of everyone at Spies Hecker, I would like to extend huge congratulations to Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport for this outstanding achievement. These two wins can only be accomplished through exceptionally strong team work underpinned by outstanding technology. We are privileged to be a part of this, supplying our robust, efficient refinish paint systems to help the Silver Arrows stand up to the incredibly challenging and difficult environments of today’s international F1 circuits,” says Joachim Hinz, Spies Hecker Brand Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Spies Hecker worked closely with the Paint and Graphics department at Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport in Brackley, Northamptonshire, to identify the best products to create the robust and intricate livery on the 2017 Mercedes-AMG F1 W08 EQ Power+, while adding minimal weight. These include fast drying 2K HS sanding surfacer Permasolid® HS Performance Surfacer 5320, Permahyd® Hi-TEC Base Coat 480 and Permasolid® HS Speed Clear Coat 8800.
Mercedes-Benz is only the fourth constructor to win four consecutive titles, and Lewis Hamilton is just the fifth driver in the sport’s history to become a four-time World Champion. He is also now the most successful British Formula One driver in history. Each of Hamilton’s titles have been won with Mercedes-Benz power, and three of them at the wheel of a Silver Arrow (2014, 2015, 2017).
For more information about Spies Hecker and its relationship with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, please follow the brand on www.facebook.com/spieshecker, visit www.spieshecker.com/F1speed or on Twitter @spieshecker. For more information about Axalta, visit www.axalta.com. To read more about Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport and its recent win, follow www.facebook.com/MercedesAMGF1, www.instagram.com/MercedesAMGF1, www.twitter.com/MERCEDESAMGF1.
* Subject to official confirmation by the FIA of the results of the 2017 FIA Formula OneTM World Championship
About Spies Hecker
Spies Hecker, one of the global refinish coating brands from Axalta Coating Systems, develops optimum and practical paint system solutions that can make bodyshop work easier and more efficient. With 135 years of success behind it, Spies Hecker’s high-quality product systems, customised service and targeted training demonstrate its partnership with the refinish industry. The Cologne paint brand is one of the world’s leading vehicle refinish brands, and is available in over 76 countries worldwide.
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