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Exclusive: Champagne Carbon could be announced as F1's new partner

The change in the champagne supplier was first noticed during the Monaco Grand Prix and has since continued until the last race in Austria.

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The Formula One Management could announce its new partner for the podium celebrations, Champagne Carbon.

The French-based company's bottles were first seen on the podium during the Monaco Grand Prix, and then featured in the subsequent events in Canada, Baku and Austria.

When contacted, the spokesperson declined to share further details on the reported partnership, but added that it is not a 'race by race' agreement.

When asked on if an announcement will be made this weekend in Silverstone, it said: "I do not know if it [announcement] will happen. If yes [it happens], I do not know when [exactly]."

Carbon replaces Chandon, the French sparkling wine company, which had become the F1's podium partner last year, after the long-term association of 15 years with Mumm ended in January 2016.

Chandon last featured on the podium during the Russian Grand Prix, two races before Carbon's debut - with the Spanish Grand Prix having champagne bottles with 'Barcelona 2017' featured on it.

It is believed that one bottle of the Carbon champagne is valued at $3000, with the bottles wrapped in woven carbon fibre - making it quite an expensive buy.

The brand, though, is not new to motor racing as it partners the Amber Lounge parties, while it has also associated itself with endurance racing team Rebellion Racing in the past, for three Le Mans 24 Hours races.

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