DuPont Refinish has joined Lotus Racing’s growing list of backers, jumping on board as an Official Technical Supplier to the Malaysian owned team with immediate effect. DuPont Refinish is the corporate aftermarket paint brand of DuPont, the American chemical giant that developed materials such as Nylon, Kevlar, Lycra, Teflon and Nomex, among other household names.
The agreement, signed at the German GP last weekend, sees the paint manufacturer provide full technical support to Lotus Racing. In return, DuPont Refinish’s liquid logo will appear on the team’s T127 race cars, transporter trucks, motorhome and garage.
The main criteria for paint in F1 are low weight, combined with optimum thickness, thermal stability, resistance to mechanical stresses such as stone chips and debris, and colour brilliance to ensure the cars look their best for our TV sets and live spectators.
The T127s and the trucks that transport them have all been painted in the famous green and yellow livery with the highly productive DuPont Refinish paint systems. The fast drying properties of the paint is well suited to the sport, where it is crucial to get the cars back on track as quickly as possible after body damage.