Cape Town, South Africa – 17 March 2022 — Sports company PUMA will join the Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN as the new official race gear supplier. PUMA will provide the full range of items worn by the team’s drivers, Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu, as they prepare to compete in the first race of the 2022 Formula One season in Bahrain. PUMA will also provide a dedicated training range for the team.
The latest member of the PUMA family, Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN, has a long-lasting legacy in motorsport, combined with an exciting driver pairing in Formula One for 2022. PUMA will support the team with the latest innovation and technology in race gear offering super-light fabrics with the customized fit for the athletes from overalls to boots.
“There is great potential in the cockpit of the Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN and I can’t wait to see them on their chase for the podium. We are really looking forward supporting Zhou Guanyu as the first Chinese Formula One driver. His participation is an important milestone to push the sport in his home country further,” said James Clark, Head of Sports Marketing Motorsport at PUMA. ”Moreover, it is a pleasure to continue working together with Valtteri Bottas, who has been part of the PUMA Family since 2017 already.”
In addition to racewear tailored to the driver’s needs in the cockpit, PUMA will also make sure the Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN crew operates at the highest level both on the track and while preparing for the race weekend, supporting the team with the latest training gear.
To complete the full package, PUMA will provide Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN with footwear: the team will wear the brand’s sneakers trackside as part of their travel gear, as they move around the world during the 2022 season.
“We welcome PUMA to the Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN family with open arms. Like our team, their brand has a long and proud history in sports and has become synonymous with quality and innovation,” said Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN. “They are going to help us deliver performance, not just by enabling our drivers and crew to train and compete with the latest gear, tailored to their needs, but also by pushing their research and development efforts to provide ever better equipment.”