JCB Generators In Pole Position For Grand Prix Support

JCB’s high powered generators and other machines are in pole position to support Williams Martini Racing, as the team tours the top European Formula One circuits.

A convoy of JCB machinery has left Staffordshire on a 9,000-mile summer road trip to help the JCB-sponsored team in the build-up to race days and, this weekend, it sets up camp at the historic Monaco Grand Prix.

Four JCB machines will have key parts to play in ensuring the team is ready to race at every European circuit this summer.

Two JCB G150RS generators will provide power for the exclusive Williams Martini motorhome which is the main base for drivers, engineers and support staff at the racetrack during the three-day Grand Prix. The motorhome, made up of nine 20-foot containers, is kitted out with meeting rooms, rest facilities and an exclusive rooftop hospitality suite.

A JCB Teletruk telescopic forklift will also have a key part to play – offloading race components, including vital engine elements and garage kit before each race, as well as aiding with the post-race pack up.

In addition, a S1930E scissor lift will also help with the safe construction of the motorhome as well as offering a safe platform for teams to work at height throughout the duration of the event.

JCB Head of Sponsorship, Edd Hood, said: “Behind every great racing team is a great back-up crew. JCB has the perfect range of equipment to support Williams Martini Racing; machines provide the muscle to build the team’s temporary home and generators power it once constructed. There is real synergy between Williams Martini Racing and JCB, each offering engineering excellence on and off the track.”

Claire Williams, Deputy Team Principal, Williams Martini Racing, added: “It’s great to further strengthen our relationship with JCB by using more equipment for our 2018 European race programme. The quality of these machines signifies an understanding of the highest levels of professionalism needed to support all aspects of Formula One. Knowing JCB has the coverage to support us from Silverstone to Speilberg, Monaco to Milan is fantastic.”

Further stops for the JCB branded lorry and equipment on its European tour include France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Silverstone, Italy and Belgium.

This is the second year of JCBs partnership with Williams Martini Racing. F1 fans can see JCB branding on the Williams Mercedes FW41 chassis and rear wing end plate throughout the 2018 racing season. JCB also features on drivers Lance Stroll, Sergey Sirotkin and Robert Kubica’s race suits and helmets, and all trackside personnel team kit.