The Spyker F1 team has announced the arrival of Dutch shoe and apparel manufacturer Ferrini BV, a licensee of Quick Sports International BV, as an official sponsor for the 2007 Formula One season.

The close co-operation between the two organisations will lead to the development of a stylish 'Spyker by Quick' merchandise range as well as race boots and team shoes under the Q-Label. As part of this working partnership, Quick Sports International BV will also hold strategic Q-branding on the Spyker F1 Team race car and race overalls during the 2007 Formula One World

"Another milestone achieved, subsequent to acquiring the trademarks six years ago and revitalising the old brand,? director of Quick Sports International BV Rini van Trigt said. ?We are exceptionally pleased to team up with Spyker in the Formula One world championship.

?With our Dutch heritage and international ambitions, Spyker and Quick Sports International BV share roots and aspirations to let this co-operation accelerate our internationalisation. It enables a stretched product offering and provides us with a global platform, hence new opportunities and new markets not yet explored. It underwrites our mutual dedication to challenge the establishment, perform by innovation and being rebelliously surprising whilst ensuring quality, durability and reliability."

Colin Kolles, team principal of the Spyker outfit, was equally pleased to see the deal signed.

"Ensuring the team have the best equipment and materials is central to Spyker F1 team's vision,? he said. ?This partnership will allow the team to develop footwear to suit the vast range of activities undertaken by our staff. I am extremely happy to partner an organisation with so much experience and heritage as Quick Sports International BV. Spyker F1 Team will arrive on the 2007 grid with a fresh, dynamic and cutting-edge image so it is important for the team to partner organisations that share these characteristics."