DEKRA to be Official Partner of the Sauber F1 Team
The DEKRA logo will appear on the side of Nico Hülkenberg’s cap with immediate effect. The partnership between the DEKRA Group and the German Formula One driver goes back to the beginnings of his racing career.
“It’s gratifying to be able to combine the interests of all three parties in this way,” notes Monisha Kaltenborn, CEO of the Sauber F1 Team. “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.”
Clemens Klinke, Member of the Executive Board at DEKRA SE with responsibility for the Automotive Business Unit, comments: “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. 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.”
DEKRA is one of the world’s leading expert organisations. The company operates in more than 50 countries today. Roughly 30,000 employees are committed to ensuring safety, quality and environmental protection. DEKRA SE is a 100 percent subsidiary of DEKRA e.V. and manages the Group’s operative business. The DEKRA business divisions “Automotive”, “Industrial” and “Personnel” stand for professional and innovative services for everything to do with vehicle testing, expertise, international claims services, consulting, industrial testing, product testing, certification, environmental protection, training and temp work. DEKRA achieved a turnover of approximately 2.15 billion euro in 2012.