NEC has signed as a new sponsor of Sauber

Keen eyes may have spotted another new patch on the overalls of the Sauber drivers when they were presented for drivers’ photos media call at the Albert Park paddock today: none other than stickers from IT company NEC Mexico.

The company – a subsidiary of NEC Corporation – is the latest in a string of Mexican organisations to have followed the Sauber’s newly-signed driver Sergio Pérez, as he becomes the first Mexican driver in the sport in close to 30 years.

The company’s logos will also be shown on the monocoque of the team’s Ferrari-powered C30 challenger.

“The internationalism of NEC, its high technical standards and striving for innovation perfectly match the values of Formula 1,” team boss Peter Sauber is quoted as saying. “We look forward to an intensive collaboration.”

[Original image via Sutton Images]

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