New sponsors for ING Renault 

Written by David on January 31st, 2008 at 4:33 pmLast Update: January 31st, 2008 at 4:33 pm

R28 Back ViewThe ING Renault F1 Team is delighted to welcome a range of new partners to the team, ahead of the 2008 FIA Formula 1 World Championship. Pepe Jeans, Universia and Sanho Human Services will join the team as partners, Avus has joined the roster of official suppliers, while a range of leading technology firms (APC, Appro, CD adapco and NetApp) will make a decisive contribution to the brand new CFD Centre, which is due to come on-stream at Enstone in 2008.

Pepe Jeans, Universia and Sanho Human Service will all join the team as official partners for the new season. Pepe Jeans and Sanho Human Service will enjoy on-car branding, while Universia will be present on the driver overalls.

The team’s roster of official suppliers has been boosted by the arrival of Avus as the team’s supplier of wheel rims. This area of the car has been the subject of intensive technical development in recent seasons, and the new relationship with Avus will allow the team to make further advances in this domain.

Renault R28

The team is also pleased to announce a range of CFD Partners, who will all play integral roles in the successful commissioning of the new CFD centre of excellence currently under construction in Enstone. APC will provide racking, including cooling and power supply, for the servers that will equip the centre; APC’s energy-efficient solutions have already been used successfully in the team’s data centre, which provides storage for 121 million MB of data on 112 servers. Appro is a leading developer of innovative, high-performance servers, cluster-solutions and workstations; their solutions will be critical in providing the computing power that will drive the CFD Centre. CD-adapco’s leading CFD code – STAR-CD – plays a critical role in the team’s aerodynamic development, and NetApp will provide customised data storage solutions for the Centre, allowing the team to manage and access the large amounts of data that will be generated during the development process.

Flavio Briatore, Nelson Piquet Jr and Fernando Alonso

ING Renault F1 Team Managing Director Flavio Briatore commented: “The team’s commercial outlook is healthier than ever for 2008. Renault has demonstrated its commitment to the sport with the new CFD Centre, and we have a range of cutting-edge partners eager to collaborate on this exciting project. We are also delighted to welcome our new partners, Pepe Jeans, Universia and Sanho Human Service.”

“They will join a committed collection of team partners, whose support and commitment were unwavering throughout last year; we thank them for renewing their confidence in the team, and I am sure we will enjoy a competitive season together. Our title partner ING successfully demonstrated the value of Formula 1 for any major global corporation during 2007, and we are excited to continue working with them in the years ahead.”

source and images: ING Renault

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