Comma expands motorsport programmes for 2016
Cosan Lubricants has expanded its Comma motorsports programmes for the 2016 season. Internationally, the company will continue to sponsor the record-breaking 2015 British Formula 4 champion and McLaren 'Autosport' Award winner, Will Palmer, as he embarks on his senior career in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 series, while Comma's successful technical partnership with the Le Mans-based DAMS GP2 and GP3 teams has been renewed for a third year.
DAMS carried Comma-sponsored Jolyon Palmer to the GP2 drivers' championship title in 2014 and launched the Briton on his career with the Renault F1 team.
In the UK, technical partnerships with the BRDC British Formula 3 championship and the internationally-renowned PalmerSport corporate motorsport facility will once again showcase the Comma brand in a climate of high technical excellence and competitive achievement that only motor racing can provide.
Comma has been Technical Partner and exclusive supplier of engine lubricants, coolants and maintenance chemicals to the BRDC Formula 3 championship in association with Duo since the inauguration of the series – originally called Formula 4 - three years ago.
Quickly establishing itself as the world's best 'prep school' for young drivers aiming for a professional career leading to Formula 1, the championship was won in 2015 by Comma-sponsored Will Palmer, younger brother to Jolyon and the son of ex-Formula 1 driver Jonathan.
Palmer Sr launched PalmerSport, the world's best corporate driving experience, 25 years ago. Its fleet of 100 race-prepared PalmerSport track cars is lubricated, cooled and maintained exclusively with Comma products. Collectively, the PalmerSport cars cover around two million miles a year on the outer limits of their performance capabilities, providing Comma with an unrivalled 'real world' test and proving ground for its products.
"We're in motorsport for two compelling reasons," says Comma spokesperson Mike Bewsey. "First, it's the most convincing way to validate and demonstrate the quality and performance of the products we sell to the aftermarket. If they can survive and thrive in that environment, technicians can have complete confidence in specifying them for the vehicles they service. And second, it just so happens that we're all confirmed petrol-heads at Comma. We just love our motorsport."