Motor Racing - Formula One Testing - Day 4 - Jerez, Spain

Μετά τη Red Bull Racing και πιο πρόσφατα τη McLaren, ήρθε και η σειρά της Sahara Force India να συνεργαστεί με ομάδα μικρότερης κατηγορίας, ώστε να δημιουργήσει τη δική της junior team. Πρόκειται για τη Γερμανική Hilmer Motorsport, του Franz Hilmer, η οποία μετρά μόλις ένα χρόνο ζωής. Αγωνιζόμενη στο GP2, η ομάδα κατάφερε να πάρει 4 νίκες στην παρθενική της χρονιά.

Η Hilmer πλέον θα αποτελεί την επίσημη ομάδα της Force India στο GP2, τρέχοντας με τα διακριτικά χρώματα της ομάδας του Vijay Mallya, και οδηγούς τους Facu Regalia και Daniel Abt. Το πρόγραμμα ανάπτυξης διευρύνει την επιτυχία του προγράμματος reserve drivers της Sahara Force India, η οποία έχει ήδη βοηθήσει την πρόοδο αρκετών οδηγών στη Formula 1. Παράλληλα, βοηθά στην προσπάθεια εύρεσης νέων ταλέντων, που η ομάδα ονομάζει ‘One From A Billion’, με σκοπό την ένταξή τους στην ακαδημία νέων οδηγών της Force India.

Δηλώσεις των οδηγών, καθώς και των ιδιοκτητών των ομάδων, μπορείς να διαβάσεις στο δελτίο τύπου που ακολουθεί.

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Δελτίο Τύπου

Dr Vijay Mallya, Team Principal and Managing Director of Sahara Force India: “As a team we’ve always placed great emphasis on nurturing young drivers so I’m delighted to announce our partnership with a GP2 team. It’s the logical next step as we look to bring through the next generation of drivers and provide them with the opportunity to showcase their talent. Our presence in GP2 moves us closer to having a holistic development programme to school drivers from grassroots karting to the higher echelons of professional motorsport.”

Franz Hilmer, Team Principal and Managing Director of Hilmer Motorsport: “We are very happy about the collaboration between Hilmer Motorsport and Sahara Force India Formula One Team. I’ve had an association with Sahara Force India for ten years and we are looking forward to working together on a sporting level going forward. With Facu Regalia and Daniel Abt we have two very talented young drivers with the potential to progress to Formula One. We will do our best to support them on their way to the pinnacle of motor racing.”

Facu Regalia, Driver #12 Hilmer Motorsport: “It is incredible news for me to be a GP2 driver with Hilmer Motorsport and Sahara Force India’s driver development programme. I appreciate the belief Franz Hilmer showed in my performances last year and the opportunity to race with him in 2014. I am also very proud to be associated with Sahara Force India and will make the most of the opportunities it presents. The chance to drive a Formula One car at the end of the season is also a huge motivation. My focus is to work as hard as I can to make sure we are fighting at the front of the field and getting the best results possible.”

Daniel Abt, Driver #11 Hilmer Motorsport: “I am very happy about the association between Hilmer Motorsport and Sahara Force India Formula One Team. Over the last few years, Sahara Force India has given young and talented drivers the opportunity to race in Formula One so it’s great to have their support this season. I am determined to have a successful year with Hilmer Motorsport in the GP2 Series and I’m sure that we have the right package to achieve our ambitious goals.”