Spies Hecker – top of the world

Spies Hecker has congratulated MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS driver Nico Rosberg on winning his first FIA Formula One World Drivers’ Championship.

As an Official Team Supplier, Spies Hecker, has been responsible for the paint of the liveries on the team’s Silver Arrows for three years, including the Championship-winning 2016 Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid car.

‘It’s important, of course, that the race cars look great on the track and that our partners’ logos are displayed clearly. But what is exceptionally critical for us is the weight of the paint, the speed of its application and the reliability of the entire system. And by that I mean, being used over and over again, all season, season after season, with the same great results. Spies Hecker delivers that for us,’ said Andrew Moody, head of paint and graphics, MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team.

Rosberg clinched the 2016 FIA Formula One World Drivers’ Championship at the last race of the season at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday 27 November 2016, securing 385 points and nine wins throughout the season. He subsequently announced his retirement from Formula One on 2 December 2016.

Spies Hecker products were used to paint more than 1,200 race car body work panels throughout the season.