The Sauber F1 team has signed up Mexican-owned multinational insurance company Interproteccion as a sponsor for the 2011 season.

Established over 30 years ago, Interproteccion has joined the line-up in the wake of Sergio Pérez’s debut season with the team for 2011, whose appointment coincided with the arrival of Mexican telco giant Telmex as the team’s title sponsor.

The company’s logos will be displayed on the rear wing endplates of the cars driven by Pérez and team-mate Kamui Kobayashi.

The team also boasts a second Mexican pilot in the form of Esteban Gutiérrez, the GP3 title winner who joins the team as its test and reserve driver.

“We met the key people from Interproteccion for the first time at the Brazilian Grand Prix … and are very pleased that we’ve been able to come to an agreement so quickly,” team owner Peter Sauber said.

“Interproteccion is present in over 100 countries and the international nature of Formula 1 offers correspondingly broad potential … We’re particularly happy, of course, that in Interproteccion we’ve now added a second Mexican company to our list of partners,” he added.

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