The agreement commenced on March 20 at the Bahrain Grand Prix and saw Puma provide racewear and footwear for Alfa Romeo drivers Valtteri Bottas and Guanyu Zhou.
The new collaboration also witnessed the brand launch a dedicated apparel and footwear range for the team’s crew to wear on track and while travelling between venues.
Puma already has a long-standing relationship as Mercedes‘ official kit supplier, as well as a broad agreement with the all-female W Series.
James Clark, Head of Sports Marketing Motorsport at Puma, said, “There is great potential in the cockpit of the Alfa Romeo F1 Team Orlen and I can’t wait to see them on their chase for the podium. We are really looking forward to supporting Zhou Guanyu as the first Chinese Formula One driver. His participation is an important milestone to push the sport in his home country further.
“Moreover, it is a pleasure to continue working together with Valtteri Bottas, who has been part of the Puma family since 2017 already.”
Frédéric Vasseur, Alfa Romeo Orlen’s Team Principal, commented, “We welcome Puma to the Alfa Romeo F1 Team Orlen family with open arms. Like our team, their brand has a long and proud history in sports and has become synonymous with quality and innovation.
“They are going to help us deliver performance, not just by enabling our drivers and crew to train and compete with the latest gear, tailored to their needs, but also by pushing their research and development efforts to provide ever better equipment.”