Oracle Red Bull Racing is pleased to announce that legendary racewear manufacturer Sparco is to join the Team as a supplier of Technical Racewear, providing Formula One World Champion Max Verstappen, multiple Grand Prix winner Sergio Pérez and Oracle Red Bull Racing’s trackside crew with a full range of cutting-edge products that meet the highest safety FIA standards.
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Founded in Turin in 1977, the Sparco name has become synonymous with motorsport safety and performance. The new Superleggera suit, homologated to the FIA 8856-2018 standard, was created as a natural evolution of Sparco’s historic Superleggera suit, which in the early 2000s offered a compound that not only complied with the FIA 8856-2000 standard but stood as the lightest suit of its time, weighing some 20 per cent less than comparable suits.
Max and Checo’s new Superleggera suits will be complemented with X-Light+ shoes, Arrow Biotech gloves and Sparco underwear, all in the Team’s distinctive design and featuring iconic Oracle Red Bull Racing branding – offering performance gains through industry-leading weight reduction technology.
The Race Team members will be equipped with a dedicated line of products derived from Sparco’s Competition overalls and Tide Meca gloves in order to meet all the comfort and safety requirements according to the Team’s specific design and performance requirements.
Christian Horner, Oracle Red Bull Racing Team Principal and CEO, said:
Our first priority is ensuring our drivers and Race Team are kept as safe as possible. Sparco has been at the forefront of racewear safety for more than four decades, and we’re delighted to welcome them to the Team. The fact that their dedication to safety is matched by the pursuit of performance and lightness, critical considerations in racing, makes the collaboration even more exciting.
Aldino Bellazzini, Sparco President and CEO added:
Sparco is a technologically driven corporation characterized by continuous research and development to meet all the best performance, safety and quality standards. We look at this partnership as an opportunity to challenge ourselves further. This is the reason behind the long-term collaborations and partnerships we have already developed with several different players in motorsport. We strongly believe that Oracle Red Bull Racing will represent a huge opportunity for Sparco to continue progressing on this path. We are honoured they chose Sparco for the upcoming season and beyond.