Willi Weber welcomes historical partnership between A1GP World Cup of Motorsport and Ferrari A1 Team Germany franchise holder Willi Weber welcomes the announcement of a long-term cooperation between the A1 GP World Cup of Motorsport and Ferrari.
Willi Weber welcomes historical partnership between A1GP World Cup of Motorsport and Ferrari
A1 Team Germany franchise holder Willi Weber welcomes the announcement of a long-term cooperation between the A1 GP World Cup of Motorsport and Ferrari. The Italian sportscar manufacturer has signed a six-year agreement scheduling the production and supply of all A1 GP engines. It also includes the design of a chassis to be used from the 2008/2009 season onwards and also consultancy services during manufacture of the chassis.
The cooperation with Ferrari includes an exclusive licensing agreement allowing the use of the brand name "Ferrari" and the claim "Powered by Ferrari" on all A1 GP Merchandising articles from 2008 onwards.
"This partnership is a genuine coup -- idealistically but also from the technical and economical stand point," says a delighted Willi Weber. "Already on an entirely emotional, subjective level there is not a better decision. Does a brand name exist that better embodies motorsport worldwide? I don't think so. Ferrari is a name that ties generations of fans to it, that represents a unique environment and that continues to enthral me after decades in motorsport. The combination of two names provoked an enormous boom in motorsport over the last decade in Germany: Michael Schumacher and Ferrari. It's absolutely fantastic to have won this sportscar brand for the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport. The partnership will also see the series rise to a new technical level. Furthermore, the commercial aspect in the field of merchandising is extremely promising. I consider the cooperation between A1GP and Ferrari to be a ground breaking decision for motorsport."
Willi Weber has held the A1 Team Germany ownership since the first season (2005/2006) of the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport, the only globally run race series for nations. Only nations and not individual drivers fight for the title. The team won the championship in the 2006/2007 season after nominated race driver Nico Hulkenberg scored nine wins. Now, the team relies on the services of the 18-year old "star of tomorrow" Christian Vietoris from Gonnersdorf during the current 2007/2008 season.