The Caterham F1 team has today announced the arrival of another Russian sponsor, with Russian Helicopters joining the team’s list of corporate partners from the Monaco Grand Prix onwards.
The company’s logos will be displayed on Caterham’s CT01 race cars, the drivers’ overalls and in the team’s race garages.
“Russian Helicopters are delighted to announce the start of our partnership program with Vitaly Petrov’s Caterham F1 Team,” said Dmitry Petrov, General Director of JSC Russian Helicopters.
“It is important for Russian businesses to support projects which positively raise the profile of Russian interests worldwide and as Russian Helicopters is a global high-tech company it is a natural step for us to support Vitaly, as Caterham F1 Team’s Russian driver, in his role in a high-tech sport which is enormously popular all over the world.
“Our helicopters are actively marketed internationally and I am sure that our involvement in Formula 1, a sport that is popular worldwide and is at the pinnacle of modern technology, will help us to strengthen the international image of Russian Helicopters, as well as contribute to the growth of investment in the Russian economy.”
“I am absolutely delighted to welcome Russian Helicopters into Caterham F1 Team,” added Team Principal Tony Fernandes. “It is a sign of the increasingly strong relationships we are growing in Russia that we can attract partners of this calibre and we look forward to repaying their faith in us and Vitaly on and off track.”
Interesting to note that Russian Helicopter’s General Director shares the same surname as Caterham’s well-support driver…