Scuderia Toro Rosso chooses Willans






Willans, based in Stockbridge in England, have announced that they have been appointed as the Harness Supplier to Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula 1 Team for 2009. Scuderia Toro Rosso have switched to the Lightweight Silverstone Single Seater harness due to its ultra light weight and sound construction citing the significant weight saving as the primary driver. 


The Lightweight Silverstone Single Seater harness was originally developed for use in F1 where weight saving is at a premium. The design and construction of the harness makes use of the lightest available materials, whilst ensuring the strength and integrity of the whole harness is not compromised.  The harness includes titanium tongues and release box components, aircraft specification aluminium, lightened adjusters and specially designed lightweight webbing.  Recent improvements and approvals have made the harness even lighter making it probably the lightest harness is use in Formula 1 today. 


Simon Perkins, Managing Director of Willans, says: “We are extremely pleased to be appointed as the harness supplier to Scuderia Toro Rosso as it is very important for us to showcase our technology at the highest level of the sport.  Since 1967, the company has helped secure 19 Formula 1 World Championships and 249 Grand Prix Wins."