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Spyker MF1 RacingAs reported on autosport.com

The Spyker F1 team have added Trust to their sponsor portfolio for the 2007 Formula One season. Trust returns to Formula One three years after its last F1 partnership with the Jordan team, later renamed Midland before Spyker took over. The Dutch brand, manufacturers of portable peripherals, entered Formula One with Jos Verstappen and the Minardi team in 2003. The company’s logo will appear on the 2007 cars and drivers.

“The comeback of Trust in F1 is a major victory for Spyker F1 Team. I am really proud that the Trust brand name will be on our racecars in the years to come.” said Michiel Mol, Spyker’s director of Formula One.

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As reported on autosport.com

The opening race of the 2007 season will be titled the Formula One ING Australian Grand Prix after organisers announced a three-year naming rights partnership with the financial services company today. ING, which has also recently entered into a three-year deal with the Renault team, will be the principal sponsor for the March 15-18 event at Melbourne’s Albert Park circuit.

With Foster’s pulling out of Formula 1, this was expected.

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McLaren MercedesAs reported on autosport.com

Spain’s Banco Santander has announced it will sponsor the McLaren Mercedes team next season after agreeing to a five-year deal. Although the bank did not reveal any financial details, reports in the Spanish media claim the deal is worth 10 million Euro ($12.7 million) per season.

2 new Spanish sponsors within a week, so McLaren has all the money they need to bring out a winning car next season. And that’s exactly what all the fans of Alonso would be hoping for.

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McLaren MercedesAs reported on F1Racing.net

The McLaren team has signed a long-term partnership with Spanish insurance group Mutua Madrileña. The company follows Fernando Alonso from Renault to the Woking-based team.

Mutua Madrileña branding will be located on the front wing endplates of the team’s 2007 challenger, the MP4-22, on the sleeve of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes drivers as well as their helmets. The Mutua Madrileña branding will be revealed for the first time at the presentation of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team in Valencia, Spain from 14th – 16th January 2007.

So the moves have started at last. We expect few more sponsors to change teams coming next year given the number of drivers changing teams next season.

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Renault signs new title sponsor

Posted: October 16, 2006 by Neeraj in Formula-One, Renault, Sponsors, Teams

RenaultAs reported on F1Racing.net

ING will become Renault F1’s team sponsor for the next three years. The will replace tobacco brand Mild Seven….According to the team, title sponsorship presented a unique opportunity to achieve a high-impact entry into the sport in partnership with a world championship-winning team.

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Flavio BriatoreAs reported on BBC.co.uk

“In 2008, I will delegate my appointment to someone else and I will stay away from the spotlight,” Briatore told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“I was pushed to carry on for two reasons,” he added. “First, the fact that Renault’s new president Carlos Ghosn is fully behind the F1 project. Second, the team will lose Fernando Alonso, so I preferred to give continuity to the work.”

“When Fernando decided last winter, Renault was changing president and there were no guarantees on the future,” he said. Alonso wasn’t feeling valued properly so he accepted a proposal. I don’t step in over the choices of the drivers I manage – I only take care of their contracts and sponsors.”

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WilliamsAs reported on updatesport.com

Sir Frank Williams says he expects to lose at least one of his Grove based team’s sponsors at the end of the season. ”Budweiser I think will go,’ the 64-year-old was quoted as saying by ‘Speed TV’.

He said Budweiser has also pulled out of a soccer deal, and are ‘driven by share price’, but admitted: ”Clearly we’re not setting the world alight.”

Another setback for the Williams since parting way with BMW ! I really hope they get a new sponsor to replace Bud next season.

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