British coffee machine manufacturer, Fracino, has struck a deal with motor racing talent, Alex Lynn, who is poised to make the leap to Formula 1.

To set the wheels in motion, family owned business, which is the only British manufacturer of cappuccino and espresso machines, presented 22-year old Lynn with a personal Piccino model, together with a Classico for his GP2 DAMS team’s race truck.

Lynn enjoyed a promising first season in GP2 last year, finishing sixth overall and taking first place in two races, while recently scoring a podium finish at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, in Belgium. As a test driver for the Williams F1 team, he is considered a very good prospect for the top level.

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He said: “In my business, you appreciate fast, reliable, high-performance machines and I’m thoroughly enjoying my great espresso coffee maker. Fracino’s strong track record as a global brand speaks volumes and I look forward to a long and successful partnership with the team.”

Peter Atmore, Fracino’s head of sales and marketing, said: “Alex is a dynamic and talented young driver and it is widely acknowledged that he has the skill, drive and determination to make it to Formula 1. We’re delighted to support him and wish him continued success.”

Fracino has recently launched a number of new products and is aiming to expand its client portfolio at home and overseas. A multi-million pound investment programme, which includes extending the main administration block and creating a Technical Training Centre of Excellence is also part of the brand’s plan for progression.