Arrow McLaren SP announced on Friday that they have agreed to a contract extension and expansion of their partnership with Sparco, the manufacturer of fire protective gear which will see the Italian company provide their NTT IndyCar Series drivers and crews with race overalls and fire-proof race boots.
Speaking about the contract extension, Arrow McLaren SP President, Taylor Kiel said:
“We are thrilled to continue with Sparco in our partner line-up as we embark on a promising 2021 season. This partnership will continue to allow us to use Sparco’s leading racing products as a key piece of our on-track performance. Arrow McLaren SP and Sparco are both forward-thinking brands that leverage technology and competition to produce results, so the fit is only natural. We look forward to much success along the way; let’s get started!”
McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown commented on the news saying:
“For a quarter of a century, the McLaren Racing and Sparco partnership has developed cutting-edge racewear. The collaboration has enabled our team and Sparco to advance safety through technology, priorities which are no different in INDYCAR to Formula 1. We are delighted to extend the Sparco partnership to the Arrow McLaren SP team and look forward to working together for many years to come.”
Claudio Pastoris, CEO, Sparco said:
“We are very glad to continue with Arrow McLaren SP. It is great to confirm our partnership in INDYCAR, especially in 2021, the 25th anniversary of our partnership with McLaren Racing. We continue to support Arrow McLaren SP not only due to the quality of the team and its drivers but also because their strategic and ambitious goals align with ours.”
The 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season gets underway with the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park from April 16-18.