Force India announces GP2 partnership with Hilmer

By on Friday, February 7, 2014
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Force India has teamed up with Hilmer Motorsport in GP2, Formula 1's feeder series.

Hilmer joined the GP2 grid in 2013 and for this season their two cars will race in Force India's livery.

GP3 runner-up Facu Regalia and Daniel Abt will race for the team in 2014.

"As a team we’ve always placed great emphasis on nurturing young drivers so I’m delighted to announce our partnership with a GP2 team," said Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya.

"It’s the logical next step as we look to bring through the next generation of drivers and provide them with the opportunity to showcase their talent."

"Our presence in GP2 moves us closer to having a holistic development programme to school drivers from grassroots karting to the higher echelons of professional motorsport."

Franz Hilmer, team principal of his eponymous outfit, says he is happy about the partnership.

"We are very happy about the collaboration between Hilmer Motorsport and Force India.

"I’ve had an association with Force India for 10 years and we are looking forward to working together on a sporting level going forward."

"With Facu Regalia and Daniel Abt we have two very talented young drivers with the potential to progress to Formula One. We will do our best to support them on their way to the pinnacle of motor racing."

Both of Force India's 2014 race drivers, Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez, raced in GP2. Hulkenberg won the title in his rookie campaign in 2009 while Perez finished as runner-up to Pastor Maldonado a year later.

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