Williams has declared that new contact with Olympic gold medalist American sprinter Michael Johnson. He won four Olympic gold medals and eight world championship gold medals. The Michael Johnson Performance company logo will appear on 2012 Williams F1 cars, drivers and overall in team.
“I had the privilege of first meeting Michael at the Belgian Grand Prix in the late 1990s,” says Team Principal Sir Frank Williams. “I have always admired the dedication required to be an Olympic Champion. The attention to detail and the commitment required is what sets these extraordinary individuals apart from the rest of us.
“When Michael and I met again recently he explained how he had established a company that specialized in improving athletic performance. I was extremely keen to learn how he could help our team as there seemed to be a lot of areas of common interest.”
“Everyone at Michael Johnson Performance is excited about our partnership with the Williams F1 Team. Williams is known around the world as one of the most successful teams in the history of Formula 1 and has achieved great success over the years; we look forward to helping them continue that winning tradition.”