Sports company PUMA has announced a long-term partnership with Formula 1 to become the exclusive merchandise retail partner from the start of the 2019 season. This year, PUMA stands and superstores will be present in 17 out of the 21 Grands Prix in the calendar.
Adding to the company’s impressive motorsport credentials, PUMA has gained the rights to design, produce and sell Formula 1-branded products trackside. Visitors to Formula 1 races across the globe will be able to purchase F1 and Grands Prix related products as well as all 10 teams’ merchandise from on-site PUMA stands and superstores during race weekends. PUMA and its fully-owned subsidiary Branded will also retail official merchandise and accessories from Formula 1’s growing portfolio of consumer products licensees, such as Codemasters and BAPE.
“PUMA has a long and proud history in motorsport, and we are very happy to take this a step further today. Our agreement with Formula 1 will allow us to connect with the fans directly at the races by offering them the best motorsport merchandise experience possible,” said PUMA CEO Bjørn Gulden.<>