Pasukan Formula 1 Sauber F1 Team yang berpangkalan di Hinwill Switzerland hari ini mengumumkan jalinan kerjasama antara pasukan berkenaan dengan pasukan bola sepak Liga Premier English; Chelsea FC. Logo Chelsea FC akan mula kelihatan pada jentera C31 Sauber bermula pada GP Spanish yang dijadualkan berlangsung pada 11hb hingga 13hb May depan
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A partnership like this between Formula One and Football has never existed before in this form, yet there are numerous commonalities and possible synergies. In either case we are talking about team sport at the highest – and international – level. The Sauber F1 Team and Chelsea FC are dealing with many of the same sporting and commercial topics and we want to strengthen each other in these areas. We are looking forward to exploiting these opportunities, and we congratulate Chelsea on making it to the final of the Champions League – Monisha Kaltenborn | Sauber F1 Team CEO
This is an innovative partnership that will see a football club link up with a Formula 1 team like never before, bringing together two of the world’s biggest sports and uniting our fans. We felt that this Swiss team, the fourth oldest of the existing teams, reflects our own ideals perfectly.
In a year when Chelsea celebrates 20 seasons as a Premier League team, Sauber does so as a Formula 1 team. We share many philosophies when it comes to how the respective organisations are run, from the development of young talent to constantly striving for success. Sauber’s philosophy towards grassroots development has produced some of the best drivers in F1, which mirrors our dedication to develop promising young football talent through our Academy.
This partnership will benefit us both greatly, with the potential to create unique commercial opportunities. It is a shared vision to unite the two most attractive sports in the world. We look forward to working closely with the Sauber F1 Team and wish them the very best of luck for the remainder of the Formula 1 season – Ron Gourlay | Chelsea FC CEO
Pada GP China dan GP Bahrain yang lepas; tindakan pasukan Sauber F1 yang meletakkan perkataan “Out of the Blue” dan “True Blue” yang dipamerkan pada penutup enjin jentera C31 telah menimbulkan tanda tanya dari peminat F1 dan hari ini segalanya terjawap dengan pengumuman jalinan kerjasama antara Sauber F1 dan Chelsea FC.