The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Inks Long Term Deal With Crypto Exchange FTX

Following a number of partnerships this year, FTX Trading Limited announced on Thursday that the company has partnered with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team. According to FTX, the relationship will “span multiple race seasons” and the FTX logo will be “featured prominently” by both cars and drivers.

FTX Teams up With Mercedes F1 in Long Term Partnership for Several Race Seasons

Well known car brands and world-famous race teams have been entering the blockchain and cryptocurrency space in great numbers this year. Whether it be through advertising crypto platforms or NFTs, popular brands and racing teams want to get in on the blockchain industry.

At the end of August, Ferruccio Lamborghini Museum launched NFTs, Porsche jumped into the non-fungible token industry, and Motor Team McLaren stepped into the NFT fray. NASCAR drivers have been sporting crypto advertising and have been asked to be paid in digital currencies as well.

On Thursday, FTX revealed it is collaborating with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team and the partnership aims to be long-term. While we know that the FTX logo will be displayed by both Mercedes F1 drivers and cars, other types of FTX branding will be unveiled during the upcoming Russian Grand Prix. The Russian Grand Prix Formula One race featuring Mercedes F1 is slated to happen on Sunday, September 26th.

“FTX is thrilled to partner with the reigning Formula One World Champions and current team point leaders, Mercedes-AMG Petronas, to continue amplifying our position as the leading global cryptocurrency exchange,” Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO & Founder of FTX, said in a statement sent to News. Bankman-Fried added:

Under Toto’s leadership the entire Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One team has been focused on excellence and they have leveraged innovation to help them become seven-time Constructors’ Champions. We look forward to watching Lewis Hamilton continue to challenge for his potential eighth Formula One World Drivers Championship title across the remainder of the 2021 season.

FTX Is Knee-Deep in Sports, Crypto Exchange Logo to Be Featured on the F1 Team’s fleet of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Garage

FTX has made numerous moves in 2021 and raised $900 million in a recent Series B financing round. The firm has been knee-deep in the sports industry and recently launched a commercial with Super Bowl star Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen.

FTX also became the MLB’s official cryptocurrency exchange in a long-term deal with the professional baseball outfit. In addition to the logos the Mercedes-AMG Petronas team will sport, FTX logos will be displayed on the team’s fleet of Mercedes-Benz trucks.

“FTX will also have access to Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One team members,” the announcement explains. “Including drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas to further expand the reach of the FTX brand to Formula One’s global fan base through marketing initiatives.”

The company says Mercedes F1 and FTX will also reveal other initiatives in the future which may include an NFT collection, FTX Pay integration, and other concepts.

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