Sahara Force India welcomes technical partnership with Motegi

Formula One Testing

Press Release: Sahara Force India is delighted to announce the beginning of a new technical partnership with Motegi Racing, the high performance wheel brand.

The new partnership will see the team’s 2014 car fitted with wheels carrying the iconic Motegi Racing brand. Sahara Force India will also benefit from Motegi Racing’s knowledge in wheel technology to help drive forward performance.

Otmar Szafnauer, Chief Operating Officer: “I’m very happy to announce our partnership with Motegi Racing. 2014 is a landmark year for Formula 1 with so many changes to the regulations and in order to be competitive we have to focus on developing all areas of the car. It gives me great confidence to have the expertise and experience of Motegi Racing supporting us at such an important time. Our technical team will be working very closely with them to enhance the performance of our wheels.”

Jody Groce, President Wheel Pros LLC: “We are very excited about the partnership with Sahara Force India as part of our growth at the highest level of global motorsports. This is a milestone achievement for our company as we prepare to supply our Motegi Racing wheels to compete at the pinnacle of racing technology in F1. It’s an interesting time to be involved in F1 and we are honoured to become Sahara Force India’s technical wheel partner as the sport prepares for one of the most significant technical transformations in its history. This program provides the perfect technical platform to communicate the continuous evolution of the Motegi Racing brand. Motorsport is a proving ground for our technology to hone the performance authenticity of our brand.”


  • Nowhereman

    Oh really?
    How much performance can you get from a wheel?

  • SteveisGreat

    Nowhereman doesn’t know very much about F1 wheels apparently.

    Regardless of his ignorance, one has to wonder what anyone will be able to do with the Pirelli tires. I regularly hope that someone will get the tire war back on.

    Competition fuels developement in case F1 forgot!

  • matthew

    I never knew motegis knowledge in wheel technology went beyond stuffing 18″ wheels onto a 200,000 mile honda!

    Seriously though @nowhereman, you are aware that a f1 wheel is more precisely balanced then any bearing in your cars engine correct? Since your not entirely educated on f1 tech, heres an interesting fact for you. 10 years ago, the heaviest part relative to its size on an f1 car was… its spark plugs! I’m not joking.