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• Allianz engages in sustainable motor sports with fully electric racing
• Fans can immerse themselves in the latest technologies at the Allianz Explorer Zone
• Partnership also includes “Roborace”, the world’s first driverless electric race series taking place at Formula E city street circuits
The FIA Formula E Championship, the world’s first fully-electric single-seater racing series and Allianz, a world leading insurer, are proud to announce their global partnership.
Alejandro Agag, founder and CEO of Formula E, said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming Allianz to the Formula E family and to see their passion in motorsports continue with the world’s first fully-electric single-seater racing series. Allianz and Formula E are two brands that share a commitment to innovate and inspire, key values that form the basis of our partnership. With the support of Allianz we aim to bring our mutual passion for racing and innovation to our ever growing fan base around the world.”
In addition to joining the all-electric series as an Official Partner, Allianz also hosts the newly named Allianz eVillage, where fans can enjoy a fully immersive and interactive experience during each ePrix event.
The Allianz eVillage wants to tear down the barriers of traditional motorsports: fans can follow live ePrix action on giant screens and meet their favorite drivers at the autograph sessions. They can also get behind the wheel of simulators to compete against the Formula E drivers, as well as witness the raw emotion of the podium ceremony.
“We believe that now is the time to engage in the development of new ecosystems, defining the future of urban mobility in a sustainable way,” explained Jean-Marc Pailhol, Head of Group Market Management and Distribution at Allianz SE. “What better way than to partner with Formula E which not only brings the discussion to metropolitan cities around the globe but also adds the excitement of fully electric racing. We are particularly excited to host the ‘Explorer Zone’ in the Allianz eVillage which allows visitors to experiment the latest digital technology, such as 3D printing, drones and virtual reality.”
Jean-Marc Pailhol (left), Head of Group Market Management and Distribution, Allianz SE with Alejandro Agag (right), founder and CEO, Formula E
Formula E shares many of the core values of Allianz, such as integrity, resilience, and competence. Sponsoring Formula E also aligns well with Allianz’s brand promise to give customers the confidence to dare and the courage to move forward in life and business.
As part of the partnership agreement, the Allianz brand will be displayed on a Formula E show car. In addition the Allianz logo will be visible during "Roborace", the world's first driverless electric race series that takes place on Formula E city street circuits, with branding displayed on the Robocar designed by automotive futurist Daniel Simon.
Claudius Leibfritz, CEO of Allianz Global Automotive, says: “E-Mobility and autonomous driving will fundamentally change the mobility ecosystem. We believe that the partnership with Formula E fits our ambition to be the leading partner of the automotive and mobility industry for innovative insurance and service solutions.”
The next ePrix will be held in Mexico City on April 1. To buy tickets for the remaining races of the 2016/17 season of the FIA Formula E Championship visit: http://info.fiaformulae.com
The Allianz Group serves 86 million retail and corporate customers in more than 70 countries, making it one of the world’s largest insurers and asset managers. In 2016, over 140,000 employees worldwide achieved total revenues of 122.4 billion euros and an operating profit of 10.8 billion euros. Allianz Group managed an investment portfolio of 653 billion euros. Additionally our asset managers AllianzGI and PIMCO managed over 1.3 trillion euros of third-party assets. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. As an investor, Allianz is active in a variety of sectors including debt, equity, infrastructure, real estate and renewable energy. The Group’s long-term value strategies maximize risk-adjusted returns. These assessments are, as always, subject to the disclaimer provided below.
About the FIA Formula E Championship
The FIA Formula E Championship is the world’s first fully-electric single-seater racing series, competing on the streets against the backdrop of some of the most iconic cities - including Hong Kong, Marrakesh, Buenos Aires, Monaco, Paris, New York and Montreal. The championship represents a vision for the future of the motor industry, serving as a platform to showcase the latest innovations in electric vehicle technology and alternative energy solutions. Future seasons will see the regulations open up further allowing manufacturers to focus on the development of motor and battery components, which in turn will filter down to everyday contemporary electric road vehicles.
The 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship sees 10 teams and 20 drivers go wheel-to-wheel in 10 cities spanning five continents in the fight to be crowned Formula E champion. The inaugural season of Formula E sparked into life in September 2014 around the grounds of the Olympic Park in Beijing. The third season of the electric street racing series gets underway on October 9 in Hong Kong, with the season finale double-header in Montreal on July 29 and 30.
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