Sparco becomes official Sauber partner

Sauber have confirmed well-known motorsport equipment supplier Sparco to their list of official partners ahead of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship season.

Press Release:

The Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team is delighted to announce that Sparco has become an Official Partner of the team.

Sparco was founded in 1977 and ever since has been producing some of the most advanced motorsport equipment and accessories for various series in the racing industry.

The Italian company will supply the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team drivers and the pit crew with safety gear and equipment, also providing the safety belts which will be integrated into the team’s single-seaters starting from the 2019 Formula One season.

The Sparco logo will be featured on the sidepod floor of both cars.

Frédéric Vasseur, CEO Sauber Motorsport and Team Principal Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team: “We are pleased to announce our partnership with Sparco as a new Official Partner. Sparco has been setting standards in the design and production of equipment and accessories in motorsport for decades. By supplying our drivers and pit crew with their products, together we will ensure that our team is provided with items that will meet the highest demands in terms of safety and comfort as we fight for ambitious results in the championship. We look forward to the collaboration.”

Claudio Pastoris, CEO Sparco: “We are proud of this new partnership based on two assets of great importance for the company I represent – our experience in motorsports, more than 40 years serving the most competitive teams and drivers in Formula One; and our long-term relationship with Alfa Romeo and the FCA Group, putting us in the front lines of production of OEM seats and accessories for the brand’s highest performing vehicles. Being able to contribute to safety in the development of the new single-seater and outfit two great racing drivers like Kimi Räikkönen and Antonio Giovinazzi is an honour and a great responsibility for us.”