Mercedes and Hugo Boss become partners
The Mercedes F1 team and Hugo Boss have announced an extended partnership from 2015 onwards, including team wear and car branding on the 2015 Silver Arrows.
Hugo Boss, formerly a long term partner of the McLaren team further extends its existing partnership to become the team's "Official Supplier of Lifestyle and Formal Wear Clothing".
Hugo Boss will create high-performance teamwear for Mercedes AMG Petronas for use at the Formula One race tracks and the team's headquarters, with Hugo Boss branding to feature on the 2015 Silver Arrows cars and trackside collateral. HUGO BOSS will also develop a 'BOSS for Mercedes-Benz Collection', inspired by the Formula One team, which will be available twice a year featuring high-end menswear fashion.
Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport, Toto Wolff, commented: "We are delighted to welcome Hugo Boss to our family of team partners, and to further extend the existing partnership with Mercedes-Benz. The synergies between our two companies are both striking and extensive; we operate to the highest levels of precision and quality in our pursuit of perfection, with both brands targeting the premium and luxury market. As a team, we are very pleased to have attracted another brand of the stature of Hugo Boss to add to our already extensive and impressive suite of partners. Everyone at the team is excited about the prospect of being 'kitted out' by Hugo Boss at the race tracks next season."
Gerd von Podewils, Senior Vice President Global Communications, Hugo Boss, said: "Mercedes AMG Petronas and Hugo Boss are a perfect fit in terms of their brand values, and both can look back on long success stories. We are pleased to join forces with such a strong partner and look forward to the synergies our partnership will generate down the road."