A convoy of JCB machinery has left Staffordshire on a 9,000-mile summer road trip to help the JCB-sponsored Williams Martini Racing team in the build-up to European Formula One race days, which this weekend has set up camp in Monaco, France.
Four JCB machines will provide the muscle to build the team’s temporary home and ensure it is ready to race at every European circuit this summer. A Teletruk telescopic forklift will offload race components, including engine elements and garage kit before each race, as well as aid with the post-race pack up.
An S1930E scissor lift will help with the construction of a three-story ‘motorhome’ - made up of nine 20-foot containers - that is the drivers’, engineers’ and support staff base at the European circuits.Two G150RS generators will power the motorhome which is kitted out with meeting rooms, rest facilities, a rooftop hospitality suite and a fully operational kitchen where breakfast, lunch and dinner is made each day for hundreds of people.
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 the company's 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), on drivers race suits and helmets, and all trackside personnel team kit.