Sauber and DaimlerChrysler extend agreement

Prior to the expiration of the current partnership agreement, signed in 2002, Sauber Petronas and DaimlerChrysler Switzerland have extended their cooperation by another three years. Under the renewed agreement, Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles...

Prior to the expiration of the current partnership agreement, signed in 2002, Sauber Petronas and DaimlerChrysler Switzerland have extended their cooperation by another three years. Under the renewed agreement, Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles will continue to be the Swiss team's official supply partner for Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks until 2007. In return, DaimlerChrysler Switzerland will be receiving various marketing services, including the possibility of using Sauber's new wind tunnel for exclusive events.

Team Principal Peter Sauber commented on the renewal: "Of course, I'm delighted about the extension of this highly successful partnership and, what's more, it's reassuring to know that we'll be able to continue hauling our racing cars and materials to the circuits aboard the exceptionally reliable and safe Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks."

"The excellent reputation of the Sauber Petronas Formula 1 team, marked by the pursuit of perfection and top quality, are important attributes for us, as well, and hence guarantee a fantastic partnership", said Paul Grossenbacher, Director of Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles, DaimlerChrysler Switzerland. "The early renewal of our agreement for another three years will strengthen our collaboration even further, and we're already keeping our fingers crossed for the Hinwil team to have a successful season."

Mercedes-Benz Actros, the top-selling truck in Europe, has been a synonym for quality, comfort and safety for many years. Actros trucks used by Sauber Petronas are equipped with a number of safety features, such as a lane warning system, distance control, anti-roll stability control, airbags, etc. The new Actros received the Truck of the Year 2004 award.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Peter Sauber
Teams Mercedes , Sauber