Sparco, one of the McLaren Formula 1 team’s longest-standing partners, has extended its agreement with the team.
Building on more than two decades of collaboration, the agreement will see Sparco partner McLaren until at least 2021. Having formed the original partnership in 1996, this agreement will see McLaren and Sparco celebrate 25 years together.
McLaren driver Stoffel Vandoorne will also become an ambassador for the Italian racewear provider, wearing Sparco racing gloves and boots for the first time and aiding in future research and development. Sparco continues to innovate and develop racewear products fit for the latest demands of the sport, providing technology, quality and experience developed in Italy.
In addition to McLaren’s Formula 1 operation, Sparco will also continue to support McLaren’s 2018 esports programme. Sparco offers a full range of racing-derived esports kit that improves the in-home and in-competition experience of gamers, providing quality products with an authentic racing feel.
Zak Brown, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Racing, said:
“I’m delighted to announce the extension of our partnership with Sparco. Sparco has supplied McLaren with superior racewear for more than 20 years, and we look forward to celebrating our 25th anniversary in 2021. Sparco’s continued innovation and development has enabled it to stay at the top of the racing equipment market and we are excited to continue aiding that process in the future.”
Aldino Bellazzini, Chairman of Sparco, said:
“We are so proud to have worked side by side with McLaren drivers in Formula 1 for more than 20 years. We are extremely pleased to have extended and enhanced this cooperation for a further four years with such a prestigious team, who have always been at the pinnacle of motorsport.”
Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren Driver, said:
“I’m honoured to become Sparco’s new ambassador following their partnership extension with McLaren. I’ll work with Sparco on research and development, providing my experience to help create the racewear of the future. Sparco’s technology is the best in the business and I’m looking forward to using it in the car.”