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Coca-Cola joins McLaren as sponsor

  • Published on 18 Oct 2018 17:02
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

McLaren has announced that Coca-Cola has joined the team as a sponsor for the remainder of the 2018 season.  It will mark the first time a Coca-Cola logo has been on an F1 car, however the company has used some of its products previously in the sport.

In 2012 and 2013, Lotus ran Burn logos on its car, with the energy drink distributed by Coca-Cola. Coca-Cola, and offshoots Dasani Sparkling and SmartWater, will appear on the MCL33 in the US, Brazil and Abu Dhabi. The logo will also feature on the driver's overalls. 

"Coca-Cola has a rich history of sponsorship and a record of innovative activations and we are honoured the company has chosen to partner with McLaren to explore opportunities in Formula 1,” said McLaren CEO Zak Brown.

“Formula 1 as a sport is changing, as are we as a team, and we’re looking forward to introducing Coca-Cola to the potential that our team and fantastic, global sport represents.”

Ricardo Fort, Vice President, Sports Partnerships, Coca-Cola added: "We are looking forward to this activation with McLaren, both our companies are innovators, and we are both looking to further connect with youth. This partnership will guide us to what our customers, markets and consumers are craving from this high octane passion."

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  • Nice job bringing that one in, Brown. Thats the kinda sponsor you need.

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    • Oct 18 2018 - 17:27
    • blade

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      Wonder if the car will now have to be red and white? :}

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      • Oct 18 2018 - 17:33
    • Or if they'll have to revert to black and red for Cola Zero. ;)

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      • Oct 18 2018 - 19:41
    • I would love those colors! But that's more of a title sponsor thing, this seems more like a smaller sponsorship.

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      • Oct 19 2018 - 10:37
    • It is, but I have a dream. ;)

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      • Oct 19 2018 - 12:45
  • blade

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    Yep - top drawer sponsor and hopefully a test period ahead of a multi-yr deal '19 onwards.

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    • Oct 18 2018 - 17:33
    • Strongly think so. Wonder what might be the target set for McLaren by Coca-Cola to finish in 2019. Obviously their driver line-up has no merit to its marketing.

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      • Oct 18 2018 - 18:28

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