Full Tilt Poker Embarks on Track with Formula 1

Full Tilt Poker has officially become the sponsor for the new F1 team Virgin Racing with their new logo being displayed on Timo Glock and Lucas di Grassi’s cars.

The Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) announced on the 19th June 2009 that Nick Wirth and his team have been given the green light to join Formula 1 in 2010. Full Tilt Poker has had strong relationships with the British team from the start, but it has only been in recent times that they secured an official sponsorship deal.

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Full Tilt Poker’s logo is set to be displayed not only on the car, but also on the team members’ overalls to give them maximum publicity.

Graeme Lowdon, Virgin Racing’s Chief Executive Officer announced Full Tilt’s signing with this official statement: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Full Tilt Poker.Net™ to Virgin Racing. We are proud to add an industry-leading brand to our healthy partnership portfolio and I am particularly pleased that we have worked hard together with a partner who has seen the team develop from its birth through to our first competitive steps. We look forward to going racing together with effect from this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix, where Full Tilt Poker.Net™ will have a significant presence, and to helping the brand to achieve its marketing and business objectives in the longer term."

"Full Tilt Poker.Net™ partnering with Virgin Racing is a brilliant culmination of a great deal of thought and effort on behalf of both brands. With two leaders in their respective fields coming together, this is sure to be a groundbreaking partnership on the global canvas, providing yet another level of excitement for all fans. We are very excited to be associated with such a stellar brand as Virgin Racing and we look forward to launching this partnership in Spain.” said Team Full Tilt member, Chris Ferguson.

Virgin Racing originally applied for the position under the name ‘Manor GP’ and has changed their title just in recent times. Kimi Räikönnen and Lewis Hamilton, both past members of Manor Motorsports, owe their success to the team, having been thrown into the spotlight with their wins in the British F3 series.