CNBC Backs Marussia F1 Team for Second Season

LONDON, UK, 15 March 2012 -- CNBC, the leading global broadcaster of business and financial news and information, has re-signed its partnership with the Marussia F1 Team to be the official exclusive global ‘Business Media Partner’ for the 2012 Formula One season, which gets underway 16-18 March in Melbourne, Australia.

The partnership gives CNBC branding on the sides of the new Marussia F1 Team race car, on the driver’s racesuits, in the team’s trackside environment, as well as hospitality. The partnership provides business-to-business opportunities for the Marussia F1 Team and to its commercial partners, through the reach of CNBC’s worldwide TV network and

CNBC’s global audience of affluent and highly influential business leaders, and the team’s fast-growing fan base, can also look forward to Formula One news updates and on air content around a number of marquee Grand Prix events throughout the season.

The first chance to see the CNBC identity as part of the livery of the team’s new MR01 race car will be at the Australian Grand Prix on 18 March.

Andy Webb, CEO, Marussia F1 Team

“We’re delighted that CNBC has continued its commitment to the Marussia F1 Team as our Official Media Partner for the 2012 season. Last year our partnership proved successful, promoting the team to CNBC’s influential audience and helping to expand and add value to our portfolio of commercial partners.

“The anticipation within the team is really building now for the start of the 2012 season this weekend in Melbourne. We enjoyed a very positive track debut with the MR01 at Silverstone last week and whilst we are unable to draw any hard and fast conclusions until we run for the first time on Friday, we are optimistic that we will be able to make a good step forward this year and really start to build towards our ambitious plans for the future.

“We’re looking forward to the season and we are excited to have the global power of the CNBC brand behind us once again.”

Charlotte Westgate, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, EMEA at CNBC said, “CNBC’s partnership with the Marussia F1 Team is an innovative solution that provides marketing and commercial opportunities for both brands. The partnership enables us to put the CNBC brand in front of a massive global audience, which is complementary to our own influential and affluent viewer base around the world. We look forward to working with the Marussia F1 Team and wish them success in the 2012 season.”

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