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NEC and Sahara Force India extend partnership for the 2016 F1 season

NEC remains the team's Premium ICT Partner for the 2016 season

Mexico City, Mexico, Tokyo, Japan & Silverstone, UK, March 18, 2016 - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701), a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies, NEC Mexico and the Sahara Force India Formula One Team announced today the extension of their partnership for the 2016 season. NEC will continue as the team's Premium ICT Partner with the relationship focused on opportunities that include the installation of NEC technologies at Sahara Force India's headquarters in the United Kingdom as well as the use of the NEC logo on the engine cover of the team's VJM09 car, the drivers' suits, helmets and team clothing.

Team Drivers
Sergio Perez (Left)/
Nico Hulkenberg (Right)

2016 Team Car - VJM09

NEC's involvement in the pinnacle of motorsports remains a natural fit with the ties between technology and Formula One growing ever closer. Advanced technology solutions power the sport at all levels, whether it's a supercomputer perfecting the car's aerodynamic efficiency, or a complex IT solution underpinning the trackside operation. Technology truly is a cornerstone of the sport and an essential ingredient for success on and off the track.

Dr. Vijay Mallya, Team Principal and Managing Director of Sahara Force India: "It's a pleasure to have NEC continue as our Premium ICT Partner. The Formula One environment is full of high technology and we share NEC's passion for pushing the boundaries with innovative technology solutions. Extending this partnership reinforces NEC's commitment to these values and further demonstrates NEC's position as a global player supporting all areas of business. We look forward to working together throughout 2016 as we build on the success of the partnership so far."

Takayuki Morita, Executive Vice President of NEC Corporation: "NEC is excited to build an even stronger relationship with Sahara Force India this season. We are eager to further contribute to the prestigious events that Formula One offers globally."

Yukio Hioki, General Director of NEC Mexico: "NEC is pleased to continue participating in Formula One, as our brands mutually base their success on leadership, precision, technology and the power of innovation. We are honored to support the team alongside powerful partners such as TELMEX, TELCEL, America Movil, Inter, and Banamex."


About Sahara Force India F1 Team
Sahara Force India Formula One Team has risen to become one of the sport's most prominent success stories. Founded in 2008 by Dr Vijay Mallya, the team's global appeal has risen thanks to its strong on-track performance and the arrival of world-class drivers such as Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez, who reinforced Sahara Force India's commitment to excellence in the highly competitive environment of Formula One.

About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society.  For more information, visit NEC at

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