Tried-and-tested partnership continues
DEKRA remains represented in Formula 1 for 2017. The internationally leading expert organisation is continuing its long-term partnership with Nico Hülkenberg. DEKRA remains the Official Partner of the 29-year-old, who, starting this season, drives for the Renault factory team. His official driver cap bears the green DEKRA logo this year as well.
“I am very pleased that I can count on my proven partner DEKRA in this new step as well,” says Nico Hülkenberg. “Worldwide, the DEKRA brand stands for safety and for neutrality. I am very happy to wear the logo on my cap – especially because we have developed a friendly partnership over the many years.”
Last year, DEKRA completed the dozen. “Starting in kart racing, this is now the 13th year in which we have accompanied Nico’s career and we are convinced that, in this case, this number is a lucky number,” says Clemens Klinke, a member of the Board of Management of DEKRA SE who is responsible for the Automotive business unit. “This year, too, tens of thousands of DEKRA employees on all five continents will be keeping their fingers crossed for Nico.”
With the switch to Renault, Hülkenberg is a Formula 1 factory driver for the first time in his career. “I prepared more intensively than ever before this winter,” he says. “The new cars will be much faster than last year, the braking distances will be shorter and the loads will be greater. Therefore, I did significantly more than usual in training, especially for my neck.”