Spyker F1 Team is pleased to announce another important addition to their 2007 Formula One World Championship sponsor portfolio. Trust International will make a calculated return to the team three years since their last F1 partnership with Jordan Grand Prix. As part of long-term relationship the familiar and distinctive Trust logo will appear on the 2007 Spyker F1 cars and drivers.
This is a welcome return to partnering Trust International for Spyker F1 driver Christijan Albers who enjoyed tremendous success with the Dutch company whilst driving in DTM. Christijan Albers will carry Trust branding on his helmet and race cap throughout the 2007 Formula One World Championship.
Trust International is an independent Dutch company with 20 years of experience in manufacturing affordable products with advanced technology aimed to the consumer IT and portable peripheral markets. The Dutch brand entered Formula One with Jos Verstappen and the Minardi Team in 2003.
Michel Perridon, Chairman of Supervisory Board Trust International: "We are very happy to have closed this sponsorship deal with the Spyker F1 Team. Trust has a long history in sponsoring Formula 1 teams. In 2003 Trust became official sponsor of Jos Verstappen racing for the Minardi F1 team. As this turned out to be very positive for our company, Trust continued it's presence in Formula 1 by sponsoring the Jordan Grand Prix Team in 2004."
"In that same year, Trust also became sponsor of the Mercedes-AMG DTM team, with Dutchman Christijan Albers as one of the successful drivers. When Chris joined the new Dutch-owned Formula 1 team of Spyker in September this year, the decision to return into Formula 1 was easily taken; Trust always supported Dutch drivers in F1 and continues to do this. And with the new Ferrari V8 engines and tremendous motivation of the Spyker F1 team, we have very high expectations for 2007!"
Colin Kolles, Team Principal Spyker F1 Team: "The fact that Trust International have decided to return to F1 with the Spyker F1 Team is extremely indicative of the optimism that everybody involved with the team is beginning to feel. As a technical organization we adopt a great deal of electronic innovation so partnering a company so well known for the manufacture of quality products will be beneficial throughout all levels of Spyker F1. Work on the new car at the factory in Silverstone is intense and progressing well. Announcing our partnership with Trust International will spur on all of our personnel and fans as we look towards 2007."
Michiel Mol, Director of Formula One, Spyker Cars NV: "Trust is an important name in Dutch and international autosport. Every young talent dreams of getting the support of Trust as a sponsor. Outside this Trust is a very successful IT-company selling computer products in more than 35 countries. This fits our new positioning very well. We look forward to teaming up with Trust as a sponsor and we will do everything to make the brand even more well known and successful than it already is. The comeback of Trust in F1 is a major victory for Spyker F1 Team. I am really proud that the Trust brand name will be on our racecars in the years to come."
Christijan Albers, race driver Spyker F1 Team: "I'm really happy to have Trust back as my sponsor. They've sponsored me in DTM and it was great working together. I really like the people and their products and I'm very proud and thankful to have their support".