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Williams Racing confirms Umbro as Official Team Kit Supplier


By Williams Racing
August 7 2020

 
 Williams Racing confirms Umbro UK as Official Team Kit Supplier
 
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Williams Racing is pleased to announce a new long-term partnership with Umbro UK. The English sports brand will be the Official Team Kit Supplier from the start of the 2021 season, when the double-diamond of Umbro will be worn by the team.

This announcement comes ahead of the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone this weekend. Silverstone
is a track familiar to Umbro, having been with the team for the 1987 British Grand Prix which saw Nigel Mansell hunt down his Williams teammate Nelson Piquet to take a famous victory at the iconic circuit. As homage to this, the Umbro logo will feature on the front wing end plate of the FW43 this weekend.

Umbro will join Williams Racing with nearly a hundred years of experience in developing performance products for elite teams. The brand’s extensive experience, its pioneering approach to developing kit and rigorous testing methods mean Umbro is ready to support Williams and the unique demands the team will face at each stage of the season from 2021 onwards.

Tim Hunt, Commercial and Marketing Director of Williams Racing commented: “We are delighted to be
welcoming Umbro back to the Williams commercial family. It’s been a long time since our association in 1987 but in that time, Umbro have established themselves as a globally recognised brand in sport. Both Williams and Umbro have a rich history and proudly sit as iconic British brands who share the same fighting spirit and I am excited by the opportunity that this new partnership brings.”

Sam Lucas, Head of Sports Sponsorship – Umbro UK, commented: “We are extremely excited to be back in
partnership with Williams Racing. The demands of Formula One go way beyond the cars on track, with
performance at the heart of everything. As a brand, Umbro prides itself on producing the best kit to meet the demands of elite sport. With our experience in this area, we are excited to bring this to Williams Racing and play a part in the teams’ pursuit of success.”

“Umbro’s approach has always been a pioneering one, when it comes to the kit we develop. We have a proven
track record in performance sports apparel and aim to achieve the same with our recent rugby partnership.
This is no different to Williams Racing and their innovation on and off track, so we are looking forward to working together as of next season.”

 

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Williams Racing confirms Umbro as Official Team Kit Supplier
Discussion started by Williams F1 , 07/08/2020 09:14
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07/08/2020 09:14
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boro1986willliamsf1
07/08/2020 12:40
Umbro were taken over by NIKE so unless it's a different section

100% Williams
WILL SUPPORT WILLIAMS AS LONG AS THEY HAVE A TEAM

Stu69
07/08/2020 19:41
That’s quite positive!

AlanJones
08/08/2020 05:38
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boro1986willliamsf1
Umbro were taken over by NIKE so unless it's a different section

No they weren't.


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Albi-Quin
08/08/2020 08:32
If they weren’t taken over, then they’ve become part of Nike’s family

boro1986willliamsf1
08/08/2020 09:21
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AlanJones
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boro1986willliamsf1
Umbro were taken over by NIKE so unless it's a different section

No they weren't.

Yes they are apart of Nike if you do a company search you will find Nike own Umbro as I did just to check after I posted it that is why England football team is now Nike they bought Umbro just after the last Umbro/FA contract to supply the England kit

100% Williams
WILL SUPPORT WILLIAMS AS LONG AS THEY HAVE A TEAM

AlanJones
08/08/2020 09:44
Umbro isn't a Nike brand. Umbro is owned by the Iconix group. Not even remotely tied to Nike. Anymore.
Iconix acquired Umbro in 2012 from Nike.


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boro1986willliamsf1
08/08/2020 10:19
I stand corrected Alan it is also 9% owned by Sports Direct or the parent company is

100% Williams
WILL SUPPORT WILLIAMS AS LONG AS THEY HAVE A TEAM

AlanJones
08/08/2020 14:50
No problem. Fact the matter is that Umbro is a widely known brand. Which is a good thing that Williams has snatched them up.


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Albi-Quin
09/08/2020 16:18
Just hope the stash is more Rugby style than football.

AlanJones
09/08/2020 18:49
Hope the merch is more Williams than Rugby or Football..


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