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Sponsor Würth returns to F1 with Toyota UPDATE (GMM)  Germany's Würth Group will in 2008 return to formula one as a sponsor.

Four years after linking up with BMW-powered Williams, the tool and screw maker has now inked a deal to become an official supplier to Cologne based Toyota.

The Würth logo will feature on the Japanese team's pit garage, trucks and official communications this year, starting with the launch of the TF108 on 10 January.

Würth had previously sponsored the German touring car series DTM, and formula one in the 80s.

A curve at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya, meanwhile, is known as Würth corner.

01/02/08 Toyota Motorsport GmbH is pleased to welcome global fixings and assembly specialists Würth as a new Official Supplier to the Panasonic Toyota Racing team.

Würth is the largest trading company of fasteners and assembly technology in the world, with over 100,000 products, and the Würth Group is represented by 30,000 sales representatives in 386 companies in 86 countries.

For the 2008 season, Würth will supply tools and fasteners to Panasonic Toyota Racing and the company's logo will feature in the pit garage, on team trucks and on all official communication. The partnership with Würth will be showcased in public for the first time at the team's pre-season event on 10 January in Cologne.

Throughout the season, Würth will bring their expert knowledge of fixings and assembly to Panasonic Toyota Racing's Formula 1 challenge, providing the team with high performance fixings for use on the TF108 car as well as in the pits and at the factory.

Toyota Motorsport GmbH President John Howett said: "I am very pleased to welcome Würth as an Official Supplier. Würth is the perfect partner for Panasonic Toyota Racing because we are both world-class companies based in Germany who are ready and willing to take on a global challenge. As a company we are proud to add Würth to our roster of valued partners and we are working as hard as possible to make 2008 a memorable year for everyone connected with Panasonic Toyota Racing."

Würth Head of Marketing and Advertising Dieter Münch said: "Würth is delighted to become an Official Supplier of Panasonic Toyota Racing for the 2008 season and we very much look forward to working together and strengthening our cooperation. Würth's corporate culture is defined by team work, challenge and determination. These are shared by Panasonic Toyota Racing and they are also vital elements of success in Formula 1."

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