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Manor announces partnership with Airbnb

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04/06/2015

Manor has announced a new partnership with Airbnb, the world's leading community driven hospitality company.

The British team, which this week announced a number of impressive signings to its technical team, and the recruitment of Fabio Leimer as reserve driver, has ended the week with the confirmation of a new partner.

During this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix and for the remainder of the 2015 season, Airbnb branding will be displayed on the team's MR03B cars and on the drivers' race suits and across other team media.

"The Manor Marussia F1 Team is effectively a start-up. Of course, Formula 1 is an unusual start-up environment to operate in, but our challenges are the same as many other early stage technology companies. Airbnb is a phenomenal success story of a company that has completely reinvented an industry," said team owner Stephen Fitzpatrick. "We are delighted to announce this partnership with the world's leading community driven hospitality company. We are two likeminded brands who are committed to innovation and discovery and have ambitions to positively and proactively impact our respective industries."

"We're thrilled to be partnering with the Manor Marussia F1 Team and we'll be cheering them on as they compete in F1 races across six continents," said Jonathan Mildenhall, Airbnb's Chief Marketing Officer. "Just as we're excited to have the team be part of our community, we know our hosts will look forward to welcoming race fans from all over the world into their homes."

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1. Posted by Paul C, 05/06/2015 1:36

"Hey - it's a way to reduce the team budget and meet the fans."

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