The Manor Marussia F1 Team will run with a revised livery for the rest of the season after securing a prominent new sponsor ahead of this weekend’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone, the team’s home race.

Hong Kong-based Flex Box has joined the team as a major sponsor, with the team marking the occasion with a revised livery, sporting blue sidepods in deference to its new partner.

A leading manufacturer in storage and shipping containers, Flex Box moves in excess of 25,000 containers of all types worldwide every year, with inventory in China, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Americas.

“We are very pleased to welcome Flex Box to the Manor Marussia F1 Team. We are two very ambitious businesses, aspiring to dramatic growth on the international stage and making a major impact in our respective industries,” said John Booth, Team Principal.

“This is our second partnership announcement in just a few weeks [following a minor sponsorship deal with the Airbnb], so these are exciting times in our team’s development. It is very rewarding for us to be able to welcome likeminded brands to join us on that journey and assist them in achieving their own global objectives.”

The British squad is also bringing its first major upgrade package to its car, a revised version of its 2014 car, to run at its home race. The upgrade package features a new bodywork package, which is “the product of a lot of hard work over the past few months to help develop our current car and ensure we continue to reduce the gap to the teams ahead,” Booth added.

The team currently sits in last place in the Constructors’ Championship standings, with Roberto Merhi’s fourteenth-placed finish at the previous Grand Prix in Austria as the team’s best result of the season to-date.

Image via Manor Marussia F1 Team

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