The 2007 FIA Formula One World Championship is the start of a new era for the Etihad Aldar Spyker Formula One team: its first full season at the highest level of global motorsport.

The team’s journey started in September 2006 at the Italian Grand Prix when Spyker Cars N.V acquired Midland F1 Racing, formerly Jordan Grand Prix, from the Midland Group. At the following Grand Prix in China, the team’s newly designed livery, a bold combination of the Dutch national colour orange and black, was launched on track for the first time. In an exciting new development, the team signed a major new title partnership deal on 15 March 2007 that saw it rebranded the Etihad Aldar Spyker Formula One Team.

The partnership offered a perfect opportunity to combine the desires of the Spyker brand and the vision of Michiel Mol’s consortium of investors to promote their respective values of performance, design, craftmanship and exclusivity on a truly global stage.

Team principal Colin Kolles is now joined at the helm of the team by Victor Muller, CEO of Spyker Cars, and Michiel Mol, a dynamic e-commerce businessman with a history of leading successful website developments. Together, the team now enters a new era of technical innovation and renewed commitment to succeed.

General information: Manfredi Ravetto

Pieter Leeuw
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