New Delhi: Formula One team Williams has tied up with Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson's company - Michael Johnson Performance Inc - to train top level athletes and get expertise in areas common to F1 and athletics.
In a release on Wednesday, Williams announced the signing and said that the MJP logo will be displayed on the sleeves of driver and team overalls, personnel uniform and across the team. The F1 team added that through the partnership, it seeks to ensure performance at the highest level.
"I was extremely keen to learn how he (Johnson) could help our team as there seemed to be a lot of areas of common interest. Michael's sporting achievements speak for themselves, and the principles he used to become the fastest man in the world are certainly transferable into our own hugely competitive field, said Frank Williams, Team Principal of the Williams F1 Team.
Johnson was also excited about the partnership. "I have been a huge Formula One fan since I first attended the Grand Prix at Spa in 1990. . I am confident that the experience and biomechanics expertise of the MJP staff that has benefited numerous American football athletes, Premier League football teams, and Olympic federations, can also benefit the Williams F1 Team pit crew," he said.
The MJP Center was opened by Michael Johnson in 2007 to train youth and professional athletes in all categories of sports.