The Sauber team has announced that DEKRA will be joining the team as a sponsor, with the German company following Nico Hülkenberg as he moves across to the Swiss outfit after two seasons with Force India.
The deal means that the company’s logo will continue to appear on Hülkenberg’s cap, continuing the sponsorship deal with its star driver since the beginning of his motorsport career.
“It’s gratifying to be able to combine the interests of all three parties in this way,” Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn said.
“In DEKRA the Sauber F1 Team welcomes a partner that has been a firm fixture of the Formula One scene for many years. We keenly anticipate this new partnership and look forward to a successful season.”
“We are delighted to have entered into partnership with the Sauber F1 Team for the coming Formula One season and thus build on our longstanding association with Nico Hülkenberg as well,” added DEKRA executive Clemens Klinke.
“A long shared history already unites us and we are fully committed to continuing this from 2013. Nico’s success has already been followed with great enthusiasm by DEKRA management and staff all over the world since his rookie season in 2010. And we are convinced that he will cause even more of a sensation having switched to the Sauber F1 team.”
Hülkenberg is one half of an all-new driver line-up for Sauber, with the former Williams and Force India driver set to team up with the Hinwil outfit’s former reserve driver Esteban Manuel Gutiérrez.