Arden international has announced that it will partner up with Austria water specialists and Force India backing partners BWT to form BWT Arden International for the 2018 Formula 2 Season.
The partnership is BWT’s first appearance in the FIA Formula 2 Championship. The team, which will compete under the new name of BWT Arden, and will be driven by 2017 European Formula 3 title contender Maximilian Günther and 2017 GP3 front runner and Honda junior driver Nirei Fukuzumi.
However this isn’t the first time BWT has been involved in motorsport, BWT now boasts an impressive sponsorship programme of motorsport all around the globe featuring GT Programmes, DTM, Formula 3, Formula 4 and mainly Formula 1.
They now add Formula 2 to that already impressive list.
Arden Team Principal Garry Horner stated: “We are delighted to announce our new and exciting collaboration with BWT, which will see the Arden team sporting the striking BWT colour scheme in FIA Formula 2 this year. BWT are committed supporters of motorsport and I am particularly proud that they have chosen Arden to expand their brand into Formula 2 from this season.” in a statement on FIA Formula 2’s website.
BWT Marketing Manager Lutz Hübner said: “In addition to our existing involvement in Formula 1, Formula 3 and Formula 4, BWT is now joining forces with British team Arden International and will compete under the new name BWT Arden. We are delighted that one of the Formula 2 cars will be piloted by the German/Austrian driver, Maximilian Günther, who made a successful start in Formula 3 in our own BWT colours in 2017.”
So another pink panther appears in motorsport, Will they carry the flamboyant car to victory?
Formula 2 testing is currently underway at the Circuit Paul Ricard with Lando Norris topping the morning session with Maximilian Günther sitting in sixth place.