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KONI new technical partner of Sahara Force India

Oud-Beijerland, 14 March 2014 – On the eve of the new Formula One season, Sahara Force India is delighted to announce the arrival of KONI and Consorcio Aristos as its latest partners ahead of the 2014 campaign.

Shock absorber specialist KONI – equipped with 54 years of F1 experience - joins the team as a technical partner to develop new damper technology with a clear mission to help improve performance in this crucial area of the car. Consorcio Aristos is a Mexican construction company with a long history of engineering excellence dating back to 1956.

Dr Vijay Mallya, Team Principal and Managing Director:
“Announcing two new partners is a great way to kick off the start of the new season. KONI are experts in damper technology and we hope to benefit from a close working relationship to help drive forward our competitiveness. The arrival of Consorcio Aristos confirms the appeal of Sahara Force India to global brands keen to support our efforts in the World Championship. Together with all our partners I thank them for their support and look forward to rewarding them with success on the track.”

Mauro Salini, General Manager KONI Group:
“We are proud to have the opportunity to further extend our 54 years of competing in Formula 1 with Sahara Force India as being one of the most progressing teams. Their focus on suspension perfectly reflects our way forward, for which we will not only develop a new technology, but also further enhance our latest Frequency Selective Damping (FSD) system. We are confident that our mutual goals will result in a fruitful and lasting relationship and are looking forward to many successful years to come.”

About Koni
With more than 150 years' experience in the area of shock absorber solutions, KONI has the know-how to optimise a vehicle's driving feeling and handling. As a part of ITT Motion Technologies KONI develops, manufactures and markets high-class performance shock absorbers for all types of cars and commercial vehicles such as rail vehicles, racing cars, trucks and buses. ITT Motion Technologies is the world leader in the development and production of brake pads and friction materials for the transport and automobile industry. www.koni.com

For any further information please contact:

Keiko Claassen - Marketing & Communications Manager, KONI Group Keiko.claassen(at)itt.com | +31 186 635 650 | +31 6 1498 62 32

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