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Force India and NEC extend partnership

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18/03/2016

NEC Corporation, a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies, NEC Mexico and the Sahara Force India Formula One Team announced today the extension of their partnership for the 2016 season.

NEC will continue as the team's Premium ICT Partner with the relationship focused on opportunities that include the installation of NEC technologies at Sahara Force India's headquarters in the United Kingdom as well as the use of the NEC logo on the engine cover of the team's VJM09 car, the drivers' suits, helmets and team clothing.

NEC's involvement in the pinnacle of motorsports remains a natural fit with the ties between technology and Formula One growing ever closer. Advanced technology solutions power the sport at all levels, whether it's a supercomputer perfecting the car's aerodynamic efficiency, or a complex IT solution underpinning the trackside operation. Technology truly is a cornerstone of the sport and an essential ingredient for success on and off the track.

"It's a pleasure to have NEC continue as our Premium ICT Partner," said Dr. Vijay Mallya, Team Principal and Managing Director. "The Formula One environment is full of high technology and we share NEC's passion for pushing the boundaries with innovative technology solutions. Extending this partnership reinforces NEC's commitment to these values and further demonstrates NEC's position as a global player supporting all areas of business. We look forward to working together throughout 2016 as we build on the success of the partnership so far."

"NEC is excited to build an even stronger relationship with Sahara Force India this season," added Takayuki Morita, Executive Vice President of NEC Corporation. "We are eager to further contribute to the prestigious events that Formula One offers globally."

"NEC is pleased to continue participating in Formula One, as our brands mutually base their success on leadership, precision, technology and the power of innovation," said Yukio Hioki, General Director of NEC Mexico. "We are honoured to support the team alongside powerful partners such as TELMEX, TELCEL, América Móvil, Inter and Banamex."

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