Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport is pleased to announce a renewal of their Team Supplier agreement with OMP Racing ahead of the 2019 Formula One season.
OMP, a world leading Italian company in the design and production of motorsport safety equipment, will again provide their latest generation safety harnesses for the team’s Formula One cars, driven by Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.
Recognisable by their unique black and white design, the next generation safety harnesses are the result of years of design and development expertise at OMP. The harnesses feature ultra-light fibre and ultra-light materials such as titanium and ergal. The high-quality fibre increases performance, making them extremely light (45% less weight compared to carbon fibre) and more resistant (50% improvement on resistance/weight ratio). In addition, there is a special-patented design, which make the harnesses more comfortable for the driver.
“We are pleased to continue our partnership with OMP Racing,” said James Allison, Technical Director of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. “For the past two seasons, we have benefitted from OMP’s expertise and the continuous development of their safety harnesses. The safety of our drivers remains our highest priority and we are confident in OMP’s products and technologies to provide this in our cars for 2019 and beyond.”
“The partnership between OMP Racing and Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport has been successful so far, and we are thrilled to continue it,” said Paolo Delprato, CEO of OMP Racing. “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport and OMP Racing share the philosophy of constant research and development, in order to work on a world-top level.”
About OMP Racing
Based near Genoa in Italy, OMP began its exciting adventure in 1973, manufacturing roll-bars and safety devices for rally cars. In a few years, the company achieved an increasing leadership worldwide extending its range of products to race wear and covering every need in racecar driving.
OMP products became a presence in every motorsport competition, from major world championships to the grass roots of racecar driving, as well as karting. Technology, performance, safety, comfort and lightness are key goals for OMP.
Constant research and product development has led the company to be one of the few in the world that is able to offer a complete range of safety equipment for racing cars and drivers, including the new generation safety harnesses now used by Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport.