Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport is pleased to announce a new Team Supplier agreement with OMP Racing ahead of the 2017 Formula 1 season. Starting with the 2017 season, OMP, a world leading Italian company in the design and production of motorsport safety equipment, will provide Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas with their new generation safety harnesses for the team’s Silver Arrows race cars.
Recognisable by their unique black and white design, the next generation safety harnesses are the result of years of design and development expertise at OMP, and have recently been improved in line with the new FIA safety regulations for 2017, increasing the minimum impact resistance required. The high-quality fibre increases performance, making them lighter (45% less weight compared to carbon fibre) and more resistant (50% improvement on resistance/weight ratio).
“We are delighted to be working with OMP Racing and to have the opportunity to use their class-leading safety harnesses in our Silver Arrows cars,” said Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula 1 Team executive director Toto Wolff. “It goes without saying that the safety of our drivers is our highest priority and the level of expertise and attention to detail which OMP put into their products is extremely reassuring. We look forward to working closely with them and to further developing their products and technologies. ”
“OMP is delighted to add another highlight to our prestigious partnerships, joining forces with the top team in the top motorsport championship,” said OMP Racing chief executive officer Paolo Delprato. “We are very proud to be the choice of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport which acknowledges the hard work that goes into the design and development our innovative safety harnesses with the new FIA standards. Of course, the satisfaction for this new adventure with the Formula 1 World Champions won’t stop us from pushing the limits further. OMP is hungry for great success, working together with a top partner.”
About OMP Racing
OMP is a world leader in the design and production of motorsport safety equipment. Based near Genoa in Italy, OMP began its exciting adventure in 1973, manufacturing roll-bars and safety devices for rally cars. In a few years, the company achieved an increasing leadership worldwide extending its range of products to race wear and covering every need in racecar driving. OMP products became a presence in every motorsport competition, from major world championships to the grass roots of racecar driving, as well as karting. Technology, performance, safety, comfort and lightness are key goals for OMP. Constant research and product development has led the company to be one of the few in the world that is able to offer a complete range of safety equipment for racing cars and drivers, including the new generation safety harnesses now used by Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. For more information, visit ompracing.com or mercedesamgf1.com.
Courtesy AMG Petronas Motorsport