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Haas F1 gears up for Formula One debut with Alpinestars

Haas F1 has signed a partnership with protective apparel manufacturer Alpinestars ahead of the team’s entry into the Formula One motor racing championship this season.

Haas F1 has named Alpinestars as an official supplier, with the company providing all of the team’s technical wear. Haas F1 is gearing up for its F1 debut at the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne next month, where it will become the first American-led Formula One team in 30 years.

Haas F1’s drivers – Romain Grosjean and Esteban Gutiérrez – have considerable history with Alpinestars. The company began working with Grosjean in 2011 when he was in the GP2 Series and with Gutiérrez in 2008 when he was in Formula BMW Europe.

“Forming a partnership with Haas F1 Team is a natural extension of Alpinestars’ deep involvement in F1,” Gabriele Mazzarolo, president of Alpinestars, said. “With our strong presence in US auto racing and major research and development facilities in Los Angeles alongside our racing and product development centres in Italy, Alpinestars is well aware of the engineering strength and racing culture at Haas F1 Team.

“We look forward to working with the team as they enter Formula One and, going forward, know that we will share a strong and mutually beneficial technical collaboration.”

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.