TE CONNECTIVITY TEAMS UP WITH ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT FOR INDYCAR RACING
Global Tech Company Becomes Sponsor of Championship-Winning Racing Team
INDIANAPOLIS (March 17, 2015) – Connectivity and sensor solutions leader TE Connectivity has announced a new venture for the global technology company as they partner with Andretti Autosport for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season.
“We’re proud to be an associate sponsor and the Official Connectivity and Sensor Solutions Sponsor to Andretti Autosport,” said Amy Shah, chief marketing officer, TE Connectivity. “TE’s high-performance technologies including our connectors, sensors and cables are in every Andretti Autosport Indy car and are trusted technology solutions in the exciting sport of racing throughout the world. Our commitment to innovation, particularly in high-performance and extreme applications, is revealed in Andretti’s pursuit of racing excellence.”
The Indianapolis-based team, the reigning Indianapolis 500 champions, welcomes TE Connectivity as an official sponsor of its IndyCar program.
“We are really excited to announce this new partnership and welcome TE Connectivity to our family of corporate sponsors,” said Michael Andretti, Chairman, President and CEO, Andretti Autosport. “The relationship provides a unique opportunity to showcase the reliability and high-performance capabilities of TE Connectivity’s innovative products and technologies in the very demanding environment of the Verizon IndyCar Series. Our engineers rely extensively on the TE connectors, cables and sensors integrated throughout each of our Indy cars to capture, monitor and download critical performance and safety-related data anytime our race cars are on track. That data and wireless telemetry are used to make key decisions on car set up, race strategy and driver safety. TE Connectivity plays a direct role in our on-track success and we are proud to have them on our team.”
The Verizon IndyCar Series heads to the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla. for the season opener on March 29 which will broadcast live on ABC at 3:00 p.m. ET. Stay connected to both organizations via Twitter, @FollowAndretti and @TEConnectivity.
ABOUT ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT
Based in Indianapolis and led by racing legend Michael Andretti, Andretti Autosport boasts a wide racing portfolio rooted in tradition and designed for success. Together with Andretti Formula E and Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross, Andretti Autosport fields multiple entries in the IndyCar Series, Indy Lights and the Pro Mazda Championship, along with entries in the FIA Formula E Championship and Global Rallycross. The company boasts four IndyCar Series championships (2004, 2005, 2007, 2012), two Indy Lights titles (2008, 2009), one Pro Mazda championship (2013) and one USF2000 championship (2010) and has captured victory at the famed Indianapolis 500 three times (2005, 2007, 2014). To share in the Andretti story, please visit online at AndrettiAutosport.com or AndrettiTV.com and follow along on Twitter via @FollowAndretti and @AndrettiFE.
ABOUT TE CONNECTIVITY
TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $14 billion global technology leader. Our connectivity and sensor solutions are essential in today’s increasingly connected world. We collaborate with engineers to transform their concepts into creations – redefining what’s possible using intelligent, efficient and high-performing TE products and solutions proven in harsh environments. Our 80,000 people, including 7,500 design engineers, partner with customers in over 150 countries across a wide range of industries. We believe EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS – www.TE.com.