Arab sponsor for Minardi

Wilux Minardi Cosworth is today pleased to announce that its cars will carry the colours of a brand-new sponsor this weekend at the inaugural Bahrain Grand Prix. The logo of Capital Union E.C.C. will appear on the sidepods of the Wilux ...

Wilux Minardi Cosworth is today pleased to announce that its cars will carry the colours of a brand-new sponsor this weekend at the inaugural Bahrain Grand Prix. The logo of Capital Union E.C.C. will appear on the sidepods of the Wilux Minardi Cosworth PS04Bs of Gianmaria Bruni and Zsolt Baumgartner, as well as that of test and reserve driver, Bas Leinders, who will participate in Friday's official practice sessions.

Capital Union E.C.C. is an investment banking services provider offering high-quality, creative investment solutions to institutions and high net-worth individuals in the Middle East, and recently became the official partner and exclusive banking company of the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC). Capital Union's sponsorship arrangement with Minardi this weekend forms part of its commercial partnership with BIC.

Significantly, this marks Capital Union's initial foray into motor racing sponsorship. Equally importantly, it is also the first occasion on which a Bahraini corporate has chosen to be associated with the Minardi Formula One team.

"It is fitting that one of the Middle East's leading investment banks should choose the occasion of the inaugural round of the Formula One World Championship to be held in the region to launch this significant marketing initiative," says Team Principal, Paul Stoddart. "Minardi is both proud and honoured to carry the logo of Capital Union, and we look forward to welcoming their guests to this weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix in order to introduce them to the excitement of one of the world's most challenging sports."

-minardi-

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Formula 1
Drivers Gianmaria Bruni , Zsolt Baumgartner , Bas Leinders
Teams Minardi