Nissan already has a great relationship with Red Bull F1 Racing tam thanks to Infiniti’s sponsorship deal. Now they are expanding this fruitful partnership as Nissan extends its contract as the official van supplier to the team for 2012. Proper logistics is vital in Formula 1, which is why Nissan will supply a fleet of over 30 vehicles, including the award-winning Nissan NV200 and the Nissan NV400.
This part of the relationship might not be as fancy as what’s going on between Red Bull and Infiniti, as they get to do whatever they want with Sebastian Vettel! Once they put him in a kung fu film, and some other time they made him purple. But Nissan is getting a piece of this big cake, and that should be enough for them.
Christian Horner, Team Principal, Red Bull Racing, commented: “Within such a highly pressured and challenging environment as Formula One, we need reliable partners taking care of all our versatile transportation needs all over the world. With the long standing relationship we have had with Infiniti and Nissan we looked to Nissan for its support with supplying our light commercial vehicle fleet and we are looking forward to working with them.”
Christian continues: “Extensive travel is part and parcel of Formula One, and our material, staff and guest transportation are an essential part of our successful operations. The Nissan NV200 and NV400 will be the perfect vehicles for us and will be vital in supporting the team.”
James Douglas, corporate sales director, Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd commented: “It is a great honour to be chosen as an official supplier for the F1 Red Bull team. We are looking forward to providing a helping hand to the team throughout the 2012 season.”