Bombardier Business Aircraft announced it becomes a partner to the Williams Formula 1 Team for the 2017 season.

Last fall, Williams signed young Canadian race car driver and reigning European Formula 3 champion, Lance Stroll as one of its two drivers for the 2017 F1 season.

Monday, the F1 team said that Bombardier, a major constructor of business and commercial jets based in Canada was joining its ranks in support of fellow countryman as the youngster and F1 rookie prepares for his debut season in Grand Prix racing. His teammate will be the vastly experienced Felipe Massa. Both will drive Mercedes-powered Williams FW40 cars.

Lance Stroll, Williams FW40
Lance Stroll, Williams F1 Team

As part of the partnership agreement, Bombardier branding will appear on Lance Stroll’s helmet and throughout the garage environment.

Bombardier produces a line of business jets, including Learjet, Challenger and Global aircrafts. In Canada, Bombardier Aerospace directly generates more than 22,000 highly skilled jobs. Headquartered in Dorval, Québec, Bombardier Aerospace operates eight state-of-the-art manufacturing, assembly and completion facilities in Québec and Ontario, and has a network of more than 400 suppliers across the country.

“Bombardier’s engineering commitment is at the forefront of sustainable transport. Its brand is reminiscent of Williams’ engineering ethos and continued drive to push boundaries and achieve excellence through innovative and sustainable technology,” the press release mentions.

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