Sahara Force India creates GP2 team
Sahara Force India has expanded its driver development programme by teaming up with Hilmer Motorsport to create Sahara Force India’s official GP2 team.
The new partnership will see Daniel Abt (21) and Facundo Regalia (22) on the GP2 grid in the distinctive colours of Sahara Force India in the Hilmer Motorsport GP2 car.
As a team we’ve always placed great emphasis on nurturing young drivers so I’m delighted to announce our partnership with a GP2 team. – said team principal and managing director of Sahara Force India, Vijay Mallya – It’s the logical next step as we look to bring through the next generation of drivers and provide them with the opportunity to showcase their talent. Our presence in GP2 moves us closer to having a holistic development programme to school drivers from grassroots karting to the higher echelons of professional motorsport.
Abt, from Kempten (Germany) will compete in the GP2 Series for the second year. Argentinian Regalia was the 2013 GP3 Series’ runner-up.